Can't get rid of NAT Type 3 - Strict

I got PlayStation 4 last time and I have a problem - I have a router TP-LINK TL-WR542G (no DD-WRT) and I plugged Ethernet cable into the PS4. Everything is working fine, download and upload speed is average (faster than Wi-Fi), but there's one major problem here. And that's NAT TYPE 3 - STRICT. I Googled literally for hours, tried EVERY solution possible (Port Forwarding, DMZ, UPnP, Wi-Fi and wired connect,... everything!) and I still can't get rid of it. Even on PC in every game I have Strict NAT. I realized that I don't have PUBLIC IP (I've got Private) and some people told me that I can't do anything without public IP. I tried to call my ISP and they said that unfortunately they don't offer public IPs and there's no another ISP in my local area. I am REALLY frustrated, because voice chat, Share Play, online games etc. don't work properly and I want to play with my friends.

I've read some articles and I know about VPN connections. Not that it's secured and nobody can see what am I doing, but I will get even Public IP (as one of the personnel told me) and MAYBE it might help me with this. Is there ANY other solution? To be honest, I've tried really everything. I am living in Czech Republic and my ISP isn't bad, just doesn't offer this option. Will VPN help me? Is there any way to get rid of this? I've read almost every thread, every article, every solution and saw every video about NAT Types and how to improve it. I spent hours configuring and playing with my router's settings, nothing.

Thanks for help and I hope there's someone who can save me a headache and sleepless nights. See you and I am looking forward to any reasonable answer!

Discussion is locked

Reply to: Can't get rid of NAT Type 3 - Strict
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Can't get rid of NAT Type 3 - Strict
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
- Collapse -

And will a good free VPN help me through this? Do you think it will be better after this?

- Collapse -
(NT) Maybe. Only know by trying.
- Collapse -
Public IP

Yeah, true. And do you ANY free, reliable VPN? If it will work, I will officially subscribe, but now I need some free VPN.

- Collapse -

The free ones often can't give you what you seek. Some had trial periods. As this area changes every few weeks with companies that want to try free and then close due to no income, you see why free won't stay around long.

- Collapse -

Okay, thanks.

CNET Forums

Forum Info