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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 10:22 AM

Hotspot connection to ps4

I am unable to use my hotspot to hook up my PS4 to the internet using my unlimited data plan

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2 years ago

You have come to the right place, @Timm1039! Let us help you get your Playstation4 connected to your Hotspot router so that you can start gaming right away.


First, we want to advise that you will need an AT&T Data-Only Plan to get started. Scroll to the table Prepaid data plans at a glance and take a look at the Data Plans for Mobile Hotspots. You will find that we offer the following:

  • 15GB: $35 per month (add 5GB for $10).
  • 20GB: $25 per month - when you pay $300 in advance for 12 months (add 5GB for $10).
  • 100GB: $55 per month (add 5GB for $10).

The Unlimited Plan that you are currently subscribed to is specifically for Hotspots on your phone. Also, and if you are subscribed to one of the relevant plans, you will want to check that you are in an LTE Coverage area!


What's more, visit Open NAT Type & Mobile Hotspots - A Solution From AT&T. There, you will find exactly what's needed to game on your wireless internet device (Hotspot router).


View the section Open NAT Type - How to Open UPnP. You will learn what a NAT (network address translation) is and how to open it.


How to open UPnP

  1. From a computer that is connected to the Nighthawk router, launch a web browser.
  2. To view the mobile router Wi-Fi network name, press the router Power button to navigate through screens until the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) displays.
  3. Enter http://attwifimanager in the web browser.
  4. A login page displays; enter the administrator login password.
  5. The dashboard displays; select Settings > Router > Basic.
  6. Turn on UPnP.
  7. Open ports for your game (You may need to search for them online)

Note: At this time, the Nighthawk LTE Mobile Hotspot Router (MR1100) and NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot (MR5000) are the only Hotspots that allows NAT configuring. If you have another HotSpot, there are no settings or updates AT&T can perform to change this as it is a limitation with the HotSpot itself. AT&T is unable to swap out a HotSpot for the Nighthawk.


Give this a try and let us know how this works for you.


Lar, AT&T Community Specialist

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