Static IP Address for PS4

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July 18, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 9 minutes

You may need to assign a permanent IP address to your PlayStation 4 in order to get a NAT Type 2 connection. Assigning a permanent IP address to your PlayStation 4 ensures that your console always has the same internal IP address even after it is rebooted. Some routers allow you to manually assign an IP address, so you should check to see if that is an option in your router. If your router does not allow manual assignments, you can set up a static IP address in your PlayStation 4 console.

This guide is divided in to two parts. You should follow it from top to bottom.

How to Manually Assign a Static IP Address to Your PS4 in Your Router

In your router, look for a way to manually assign an IP address. Not all routers support this. This process will differ depending on the specific router that you have. If you find this feature in your router, simply assign a permanent IP address to your PlayStation 4 (in your router) and no changes are required in your PS4 console. Your router will take care of always assigning your PS4 the same internal IP address which will function the same as a static IP.

If you have a router that does not allow you to manually assign IP addresses, you will need to set up a static IP address within your PS4 console.

Follow these steps to assign an IP address in your router:

1. You can try to permanently assign your PS4 to the IP address that it is currently using. To find the IP address, power up your PS4 console and follow these steps:

playstation 4 settings menu

PlayStation 4 network menu

PlayStation 4 menu view connection status

PlayStation 4 connection status ip address with circle

2. Login to your router (through your computer) and permanently assign your PlayStation 4 to the IP address you found in step 1. For help logging in to your router visit our login guides.

Here is an example of a router that allows you to manually assign IP addresses.

ASUS IP manually assign

In this Asus router, there is a box to type the IP address into and then a drop down menu for the MAC address. Use the numbers that you wrote down in step 1 of this guide. In this example, after typing in the addresses there is an "Add" button to click.

Some routers do not allow you to assign IP addresses within the DHCP range of the router (the range of addresses that your router automatically assigns to devices on your network.) If this is the case with your router, you will need to choose an IP address to assign that is outside the DHCP range of your router. See steps 2 through 4 of the following guide ("How to set-up a static IP address in your PlayStation 4 console") for help with choosing an IP address that is outside your router's DHCP range.

3. After you have assigned your PlayStation 4 to a specific IP address, test the connection from your PS4 console to make sure it is working. To test the connection:

PlayStation 4 test connection successful

4. Forwarding ports, or opening ports, in your router points all traffic coming in on certain ports to a specific internal IP address. To get a connection with NAT Type 2, you will want to forward the following ports to the IP address of your PS4:

For help with forwarding ports you can visit these port forwarding guides.

5. After you have assigned a permanent IP address to your PS4 console and forwarded the correct ports in your router, you can test your internet connection. To test the connection from the PS4 console:

This a common networking problem that can be quite difficult to solve. Your connection should now be set at NAT Type 2. Good job making it through the guide and optimizing your network.

If you are not able to get a NAT Type 2 connection, check to see that you have entered in the correct information. Double check the data that you entered for the IP address and MAC address.

If you are still having difficulty getting a NAT Type 2 connection, check to see that your network is set up properly. You may have more than one router on your network. To determine if there is more than one router on your network you can run our free Router Detector software. It is important to only have one router on your network otherwise it is difficult to configure your network without running into problems.

How to Setup a Static IP Address in Your PS4

If you have a router that does not allow you to manually assign internal IP addresses, follow these instructions to set up a static IP address in your PlayStation 4 console:

1. Find out what IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings your PS4 console is currently using. To find this info:

PlayStation 4 settings menu

PlayStation 4 network settings menu

PlayStation 4 view connection status

PlayStation 4 view connection status ip address subnet mask gateway, DNS settings

2. Next, login to your router (through your computer).

Here is a screenshot of a Linksys router. The DHCP range is circled in red.

linksys dhcp range with circle

3. You will need to pick a number between 2 and 254 that is outside of your router's DHCP range to assign to your PS4.

In the example above, this Linksys router uses the range 100-149 to assign IP addresses to devices on the internal network. I chose to assign my PS4 to 31. The IP address that I assigned to my PS4 is 192.168.0.31. (Be sure to use the first three numbers that are in your router's IP address, also known as gateway.) Here are a few more examples for you:

4. To find out if this number is available ping the address using the Windows Command Prompt.

To open the Command Prompt:

start menu dialog box with circle

start menu cmd.exe with circle

To check whether or not the IP address is available for you to assign:

cmd prompt ping ip address available

If you ping an address and do not receive a reply, then the IP address is available for you to assign. (See example above.) If you do receive a reply then that IP address is in use and you will have to try a different one. Below is an example showing an address that is already in use.

cmd ip ping busy with circle

5. Next, go to your PS4 console to set the internal IP address to the number you have chosen.

PlayStation 4 set up internet connection

PlayStation 4 LAN

PlayStation 4 custom internet connection

PlayStation 4 manual ip address

PlayStation 4 ip address manual settings

PlayStation 4 ip address num pad

PlayStation 4 ip address next

PlayStation 4 mtu settings automatic

PlayStation 4 proxy server do not use

playstation 4 test internet connection

6. Forwarding ports, or opening ports, in your router points all traffic coming in on certain ports to a specific internal IP address. To get a connection with NAT Type 2, you will want to forward the following ports (in your router) to the IP address of your PS4:

For help with port forwarding you can visit our port forwarding guides.

7. After you have assigned a permanent IP address to your PS4 console and forwarded the correct ports in your router, you can test your network connection. To test the connection from the PS4:

PlayStation 4 test connection successful NAT Type 2

Your console should now have a NAT Type 2 connection. This a common networking problem that can be quite difficult to solve. Good job making it through the guide and optimizing your network.

If you are not able to get a connection with NAT Type 2, check to see that you have entered in the correct information. Double check the data that you entered for the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS addresses.

If you are still having difficulty getting a NAT Type 2 connection, check to see that your network is set up properly. You may have more than one router on your network. To determine if there is more than one router on your network you can run our free Router Detector software. It is important to only have one router on your network otherwise it is difficult to configure your network without running into problems.

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