I have a Motorola Netopia 3347-02 DSL business modem from AT&T. I keep getting an error on my PS3, and found that the only solution is that I need to set my PS3 to a static IP and forward specific ports. The guide on this website was helpful, and I followed all of the steps precisely, but my NAT type has not changed.
I set my PS3 to a static IP, keeping it's IP out of my routers DHCP range, and double checked to make sure I didn't screw that up. I then followed the steps to forward the specified ports for the PS3's IP using the 'Pinholes' feature on the router, and all of that was set.
At that point I tested my PS3, and found that there was no change at all. The NAT type was still NAT3. I've searched high and low all over the internet, and picked through the forums here to try and find something helpful, because I know that I'm not the only one with this problem. It just seems that my router is being a pain in the ass. Any ideas?
EDIT: I set up an Ethernet Bridge with my PS3, which set it to NAT type 1, and that seemed to give me a perfect connection. The only problem with that was that I continued to receive a connection error '80130504'. Playstation doesn't have much help on their website for this error code, but from what I've found from digging around, it seems that I need to have my PS3 set to NAT type 2, not 1 or 3. So, Ethernet Bridge is a no-go, since the error disconnects me every 10 minutes or so.
My DCHP range is from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.200, and my IP is set at 192.168.1.230. Here's a pic of all of the port forwarding; I had to cut and paste the pages together, as only was is displayed at a time on my router.
Tried resetting my router to it's factory default settings, cleared all saved information from my PS3's saved network info, and tried all the steps over again, checking and rechecking to make sure I followed all of the information correctly. When I finish, the PS3 is still showing Nat3. I'm at a complete loss. :-/
I posted a screen shot above of my Port Forward page. It's all the details of the ports I tried to open. As far as DMZ or Static NAT, I don't see anything on any of the settings for those.
Question though. There's an option for IP Static ARP and IP Static Routes. Would either of those be the same as Static NAT?
EDIT: I need to also add something that I forgot from the above post. I said that the peer address Octets were 75.125, but the local address is the same as well. Wasn't sure if that was important or not.
Tried inputting my PS3's IP and Mac address into the Static ARP settings, reset the modem and PS3, no change.
Not sure what to do for the IP Static Routes. Here's a screenshot of the page.
Nothing about Static DMZ, but I did find IP Passthrough.
I set the NAT Default Type to IP Passthrough, but that's where I'm stuck now. In Basic Mode, the IP Passthrough option gives a list of PC's to choose from, but the PS3 doesn't show up. There's a selection for User Configured PC, and it gives this explanation:
If "User Configured PC" is selected, a local PC must be manually configured to have the public IP address.
I tried setting my PS3's IP to the local router's IP, the local WAN address, and even the gateway address, but none of those work.