06-02-2013 03:05:02 PM
I recently bought the AT&T Unite because it stated i could connect gaming consoles to it to play online. Well i got home and decided to give it a try on my ps3. It would connect but it would set my NAT to type 3 strict! After i went through about 3-4 techs the one finally tells me even though it says i can connect gaming consoles to it their network does not support this function.... Basically said all the ports i needed to be opened were blocked and there was no way to unblock them. Now isnt that considered false advertising if it says you can do something but in reality you cannot?
I just dont understand why it blocks the ports even tho it has port forwarding and such. This is definately a carrier related issue not the device manufacturer like the one tech was trying to shove off on me. Anyone have any ideas of how to work around it? I know if i try to connect my xbox to it i wont even be able t see any online content or download anything, i would be able to log in but if the gme required an update i would not be able to download it to play it. It also conects me to people in other countries that i have absolutely no idea what they are saying.
So if someone else has any ideas on how to get around this it would be much appreicated, if not i guess im stuk just playing PC games since thats the only thing that seems to work right.
06-02-2013 10:59:42 PM
06-04-2013 04:48:20 PM
From what the one tech told me there was no way to unblock the ports needed to play online. Now yesterday after making the complaints we got a call from a tech but didnt answer it because we didnt hear the phone ring, he left a message stating he may have a solution to our problems with playing on the consoles. Somehow i doubt they can fix it since the one tech already told me about the ports being blocked.
I did read something about having a static IP which would unblock the ports needed but that they only did it for business'. seriously? if your going to unblock it for one, why not unblock it for everyone? Im going to take a wild guess and say that was their solution, switch to a business style account(I.E probably pay more) to unblock the ports that we need opened.
I also did the DMZ and port forwarding and still encountered the dreaded NAT 3, It seemed somewhat better online as i was connecting to other people on Killzone 3 that were actually speaking english but still connecting with people speaking spanish or some other language i couldnt understand. Just completely frustrates me because i know if i tried to do it on my xbox i wouldnt be able to connect and play at all. I originally had the momentum and set up a router to put out a wireless signal and got the NAT 3 with that no matter what settings i messed with.
The xbox would sign me in but i could not see any of the content or download anything at all. If i put in a game that needed updated i was screwed because it would not download the update needed. Same if i needed to update the xbox. I even chatted with Xbox support trying to figure out the issue and it was not on their end.
So word to the wise, if you want the hotspot devices to play online (other than with your PC) dont waste your money because you will be sorely disappointed just like me.