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Fri, Oct 12, 2018 5:55 PM

Open NAT Type & Mobile Hotspots - A Solution From AT&T

 

Nighthawk.jpgOpen NAT Type - How to Open UPnP

 

If you are here, you are wondering how to open the NAT on your Hotspot. Unfortunately, most mobile Hotspots do not have the ability to open the NAT due to software limitations.

 

Not to worry, we have a solution! The AT&T Nighthawk Hotspot Router does allow you to open the NAT. Check out the instructions below to access UPnP settings.

 

Want to get one? Order the AT&T Nighthawk Hotspot Router today.

 

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.

Note: At this time, the Nighthawk is the only Hotspot that allows NAT configuring. If you have another HotSpot, there are no settings, or updates, AT&T can perform to change this at it is a limitation with the HotSpot itself. AT&T is unable to swap out a HotSpot for the Nighthawk.  

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

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Need to open the NAT to game? Check out the article above for more information. 

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

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Need help with an account specific question?  Post a new question here on the forums by clicking the "Ask a Question" button.
For additional support, please visit us at our AT&T services hub.

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.

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2 years ago

I have an Explore Unite which also has the option to "turn on UPnp", but it does nothing to change my STRICT NAT type. Why would the Nighthawk be an different?  

New Member

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I'm in the same boat. UPnP is enabled but my NAT type still says strict and won't allow me to play online games.

New Member

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2 Messages

2 months ago

Weird how no one who actually owns one can verify open nat. The settings are there but they don't seem to actually do anything. Sucks because i bought the thing for gaming based on this article. Not thrilled.

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New Member

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7 Messages

25 days ago

I don’t understand what “most mobile Hotspots do not have the ability to open the NAT due to software limitations” means?  Are you trying to say at&t has software limitations?  Because I know for a fact you can get an open NAT on most phones. I had an open NAT on my LG G3 (June 2014), LG G6 (February 2017) and various iphones through Verizon. However, I switched to at&t and now have the LG V60 and can NOT get open NAT. Whereas my Verizon V60 DID have an open NAT?

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14 days ago

I have an ATT MF279 Router currently with LTE service and can only get Nat 3 on my PS4. If I purchase this router Nighthawk M1, I CAN reconfigure to get Nat 2? Is this correct. Just wanting to clarify, because I've still seen comments that they were unable to do it.

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