What are NAT Types and How They Impact Online Gaming Experience for Consoles (Switch/PS4)

  • Console with NAT Open can be connected by any other NAT type.
  • Console with NAT Moderate can be connected by NAT Open and Moderate.
  • Console with NAT Strict can only connect to other console with NAT Open. Why is it possible? It is because in that case, the other console will become the host and will open port. The strict console will be the passive one and only need the outgoing connection.

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