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Nintendo Issues with Nat

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We have a couple of Nintendos in our district.  I have a NAT Policy setup which is allowing them to get to the internet. Right now it show NAT B.  This is after rebooting them.  I have two separate NAT policies because two nintendos on seperate IP address.  Looking for other ideas get the NAT A.  This is on a PA-3220.




Thanks in advance.


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Hi @tnewton ,


Are you currently unable to access the Internet from the Nintendos? What is the issue that you are experiencing? 

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We are able to access the internet.  We need to be able to be Nat A to access games from other schools, since this is a egaming consoles.  The students can't play other schools due to the NAT restriction.  I have thought about putting both consoles in a DMZ zone but don't know how to setup that on the switch.


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You're going to need to have a static IP in place for these two devices along with bi-directional enabled to actually get Type A on the switch. I would personally run these devices in a DMZ outside of your trust zone and isolated as much as possible; these things have to be pretty exposed to actually function correctly for peer-to-peer games which the switch in particular pretty much requires for anything you're playing rather than relaying through a dedicated server. 

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