When you come across network issues, clearing the cache on Xbox One will not give you a hand all the time. Sometimes the connectivity problem in your Xbox One gaming console might be due to the NAT type you are using. Upon using the wrong NAT type, the users will encounter problems like lagging, slow speed, unable to join multiplayer games, cannot party chat, etc. At any time, if you come across such issues, then it’s time to change the NAT type of your Xbox One console. Since NAT is the primary thing that lets you connect with other players or limits with whom you can play the game, using the right NAT type is vital. Find more about NAT, its types, and how to find and change the NAT type on the Xbox One.
What is NAT?
NAT, referred to as Network Address Translation, is a technology the router uses to connect multiple devices. With NAT, the number of public IP addresses will be minimized. i.e., NAT encloses the number of IP addresses to one IP address. It is the router’s technology to identify the devices and send the incoming data to the desired devices.
There are three types of NAT, and they are 1. Open NAT, 2. Moderate NAT, Strict NAT.
- Open NAT: This is the best NAT type, and it works with no connectivity issues.
- Moderate NAT: In the name it describes, it is the Moderate NAT type. It has some connectivity issues, and games will lag sometimes.
- Strict NAT: It is a terrible NAT type that connects with other Open NAT players. You will get many interruptions while playing online or chatting with other gamers.
How to Check your NAT Type on Xbox One
It is easy to determine the NAT type on Xbox One while playing online games. You could see the NAT type displayed on the in-game network menu. If you cant find the NAT type on Xbox One, follow the steps given below.
#1. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
#2. Go to the Profile & System tab at the top right corner of the screen.
#3. Tap Settings from the list and then select the General or Network option.
#4. Tap Network Settings.
#5. Now, you can find the NAT Type under Current Network Status.
How to Change the NAT Type on Xbox One
You can change your NAT type on Xbox One by enabling UPnP (Universal Plug and Play). Before enabling the UPnP, don’t use the combination of UPnP, port forwarding, or DMZ when configuring your Xbox One. Ensure that all the port forwarding applications are disabled.
To enable UPnP on Xbox One:
. Go to your Routers login page. (The login process may differ between the model of the router).
. Sign in to your router using the login credentials.
. Go to the UPnP menu on your router.
. Enable UPnP.
. Save the changes.
. Launch the Settings app on your Xbox One.
. Select the Network tab >> Network Settings.
. Choose the Test NAT type tile [ It must be Open NAT on your Xbox One] and tao Continue.
. Once the process is completed, Reboot your console.
That was how to change your NAT Type on Xbox One. Now, check if the network-related problem is solved. If Xbox One is working fine, then make the Open NAT as your default NAT type. But there is no surety that the problem will not occur in the future. If you come across it, you shall reboot your router as well as your console and try the process mentioned above to change the NAT type on your Xbox One. If the game you are involved in isn’t working as expected, you shall refund a game on Xbox.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your NAT type is unavailable on your Xbox One. Try to reboot the Console and your router. Then check if the problem has been solved.
Connect your Xbox One console to your Modem directly and then restart both of the devices. Now, check the issue is fixed.
If it shows Strict on NAT Type, then your router may not forward the incoming connections request to your console. And you cannot communicate with other online gamers. You can change NAT Type from Strict to Open by following the process given above.
Yes, it is possible to change the NAT type on Xbox One by enabling UPnP.
As NAT type unavailable will occur when the network is blocked, the users should try changing the hardware configuration to fix up this issue.