Reply

RAX70 strict xbox Nat and low Ps5 speed

Krometheus
Aspirant

RAX70 strict xbox Nat and low Ps5 speed

I'm trying to decide on keeping either my RAX70 or RT88u from asus. I have ATT where I receive 1 GBPS. The issue is my asus router gives me no issues and gives me faster speeds on PS5. And on xbox for some reason it gives me a strict nat type which could be from some setting or software on the router. Any suggestions or help? Or should I just return the netgear and keep the asus one?
Message 1 of 5
plemans
Guru

Re: RAX70 strict xbox Nat and low Ps5 speed

You're right in the nat issue. its because most att services use att's own gateway which has an integrated router with it. 

It causes a double nat. 

https://kb.netgear.com/30186/What-is-Double-NAT

 

Options?
1. put the att device in passthrough mode. sadly, att devices sometimes struggle with it or have poor implementation

2. put the netgears/asus's ip address into the att gateway's DMZ

3. put the netgear/asus in access point mode and let the att gateway manage the routing functions. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->
Message 2 of 5
Krometheus
Aspirant

Re: RAX70 strict xbox Nat and low Ps5 speed

1. I did bridge mode on the router since I'll be using the xbox through that.

2. The asus router doesn't give me any issues whatsoever. But I'll try this with netgear.

3. But if I use access point it disables the routing features I paid for with these routers.

4. Why is it on metgear I'm having the nat issues AND the lower download and upload speeds as compared to asus?
Message 3 of 5
plemans
Guru

Re: RAX70 strict xbox Nat and low Ps5 speed

Maybe the asus has an auto-detection setup for double nat. Not sure as I don't have an asus to compare how they handle double nat issues. 

How are you testing speeds? 

Have you tried testing on a hardwired pc/laptop? Xbox/PS5 speed tests aren't reliable as they don't always pick the best server. Even the pc/laptop we usually recommend trying several servers. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->
Message 4 of 5
Krometheus
Aspirant

Re: RAX70 strict xbox Nat and low Ps5 speed

Yes I tested on a pc and got 900+ on both upload and download

connected asus to ps 5
> speed >>> 750Mbps
> connected modem directly to PS 5
> speed >>> DL: 923Mbps UL: 133Mbps
> connected netgear to ps 5
> speed >>> DL: 889.6 Mbps UL: 129Mbps
> connected netgear router directly to computer
> speed >>> DL: 924Mbps UL: 932Mbps
> connected that ethernet cable to connect with PS-5
> speed >>> DL: 448Mbps UL: 120Mbps
> no issue with ethernet cable
> tried to run speed test through XBOX from netgear
> XBOX >>> strict NAT type
> speed >>> DL: 984Mbps UL: 773Mbps
> speed from asus over computer
> speed >>> DL: 926Mbps UL: 906Mbps
> speed from asus over PS-5
> speed trail1>>> DL: 753Mbps UL: 204Mbps
> speed trail2>>> DL: 911Mbps UL: 201Mbps
> speed trail3>>> DL: 924Mbps UL: 207Mbps
> ran speed test through XBOX from asus
> XBOX >>> open NAT type
> speed >>> DL: 994Mbps UL: 784Mbps
> connected netgear router to modem
> reset them to default ones in WAN settings
> NAT filtering >>> open
> enabled dmz server for PS-5 with ps-5 IP
> before speed on netgear router >>> DL: 516Mbps UL: 92Mbps
> speed trail1 >>> DL: 476Mbps UL: 115Mbps
> speed trail2 >>> DL: 509Mbps UL: 117Mbps
> changed MTU size: 1492
> speed trail1 >>> DL: 501Mbps UL: 90Mbps
> speed trail2 >>> DL: 458Mbps UL: 89Mbps
> did hard reset on netgear router
> still same issue
Message 5 of 5
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 4 replies
  • 300 views
  • 0 kudos
  • 2 in conversation
Announcements

Orbi WiFi 6E