I have a google nest wifi router with two additional wifi nest points. It has been running smoothly for two years as a mesh network. There are cabels between the points to allow 1000/1000 internal connection speed.
My son would like to play minecraft with his friends from his ps4. Everything has been set up, using a Microsoft account to allow cross platform play. He can see his friends being online, but when he tries to connect is says "unable to connect".
The issue seems to be my network setup. I both had a router from my internet provider, which is connected with cabel to google nest router. So I had a risk or more than one NAT (I learned) . Today the router functionality in the modem was disabled. So my network it is now "pure" google nest.
I tried activating uPnP in the home app but that does not help. The ps4 still says NAT type 3 (I do not know if the NAT type would change but I would expect the uPnP to provide the needed opening of ports for Minecraft) .
I have tried using the ps4 with both cabel and wifi, which connects to the one of the nest points (not the main router one) .
Any ideas? I guess I can try fixed IP for the ps4 and set up port forwarding rules. But I would appreciate an advice before I go for that.
Both the google network and ps4 have been restarted (more than once).
It does sound like you had a Double NAT situation and per this Support page the error points to the same.
A few things here to check:
Hi PatrickP_Viking, thanks for the advices 😀
I went through them all. I does still not work, but I had a good talk with my ISP (called Norlys here in Denmark).
My modem is configured as bridge, but I had to do a manuel reset to be sure it read the bridge configuration from the ISP.
Futhermore, I was told by my ISP that there is yet another router between my home and the ISP central. If I add static IP to my subscription the problem should be solved. So fingers crossed, I will ask them for that on Monday.
Again thank you for the inputs.
Still not working.
I now have (and verified) static IP from my ISP. I talked to them to make sure, everything is OK from their side - and it is. There is nothing more they can/should do. On the PS4 I now see NAT type 2 (not 3 anymore). NAT 2 is what my ISP provides.
So, to wrap it up; both my ISP and the Google Nest have succeeded with this many times before, so I expect my error is related to settings in my network/Google Home app.
Both my modem, all three Nest units and PS4 has been unplugged to reboot completely.
In the Google Home app I have
- UPnP activated
- IPv6 disabled
- DNS is automatic
- WAN IP is achieved by DHCP (not static setting). This is recommended by my ISP, who gives me the same IP every time.
- Router LAN IP is 192.168.1.1
- Router LAN IP range is .20 - .250
- PS4 is reserved to be 192.168.1.250 so port forwarding is to the same PS4 IP every time
- Port management to allow Minecraft for PS4 at PS4 IP:
1935 --> 1935 tcp
3478-3480 --> 3478-3480 tcp
3478-3479 --> 3478-3479 udp
19132-19133 --> 19132-19133 udp
3074--> 3074 udp
- NAT/Network mode for Nest Router is standard and Bridge for Nest point 2+3. I can not change those.
I use the PS4 browser to go to "canyouseeme.org" where I can test, if a port is open. They are not.
Anyone got an idea? (sorry in advance if my error is very obvious)
Thanks for the update.
Give these steps a try:
Let us know how it goes.
I am still stuck here.
So many things have been tried, also the things you recommended a few days ago.
- The modem is bridge.
- There are cables between everything (modem - google router - google points - PS4). So the problem is not related to weak signals or wifi connections.
- I tried the 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 DNS, but still no go.
- The reset to factory settings was a pain to carry out. I came to remember that when I bought the Google mesh two years ago, the setup was through another app (Google wifi or something like that). It was easy to migrate to Google Home app when I did that. But when I made the factory reset, I had serious troubles in detecting my internet. I could see others have had that problem, and that I should just continue to try after doing a manuel reset of the Google router unit after every time out. It made it after 4-5 times.
- I just tried adding port forwarding to a PC in my network (again using cable, not wifi) to a random port (8888), but there is no answer when I try to verify the port opening using canyouseeme.org.
I think of trying with an old fashioned router to see if that works (just to evaluate that the problem is in fact related to the google mesh). Right now I just need a break from what seemed to be a minor issue.
I finally got a break through here 😀😀
After a factory reset of the Google mesh units and a reinstallation of Minecraft at the PS4 my son can now join servers.
Thanks to everyone who took their time to help me on this crazy journey.
What I did (long version short);
- Talked to my ISP, as I had NAT type 3 (indicating double NAT), when I did a network test at the PS4. My ISP changed the modem from router to bridge mode (I could not do that myself). Furthermore, I had to add static IP to my subscription. When bridge mode and static IP was added, I had NAT type 2 and always had the same WAN IP in the Gogle Home app, no matter if I restartet the network or unplugged the google units completely.
- Factory reset of the Google mesh network. Both through the Google Home app and as a manuel reset of the Google wifi units (see earlier post for further details). After this my daughters iPad was able to join servers in Minecraft, but my sons PS4 still could not. So the rest of the problem was now "isolated" to the PS4.
- Reinstallation of Minecraft at the PS4. This solved the remaining problem, so now the PS4 can join servers. YEARH.