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  1. Well, I finally got the router set up to where my PS4 will connect to BO4. That is the good news. The not-so-good news is that I show a moderate NAT. Go figure! But at least I am connecting. And GeoFilter seems to be working. I'm not sure what did the trick - I disabled uPnP and port forwarded all TCP and UDP ports to my PS4. I also put my R1 on the same subnet as my ATT gateway (ATT gateway internal IP address is 192.168.2.xxx and now R1 is 192.168.2.xxx). Or maybe it was just that the gremlin inside my R1 fell asleep or moved on. Now I just need to figure out how to get open NAT. I have Type 2 on my PS4 console screen, but BO4 shows Moderate. That is odd because my R1 is in the DMZ and all the ports are forwarded for PS4. Might BO4 just be flashing an incorrect result?
  2. Tried spectator mode as well as just deleting the console. Same problem.
  3. How do I establish a DMZ for the R1? I can't find the firewall menu at all in Duma OS.
  4. PS4 is attached to R1, but not in an R1 DMZ. Just a regular uPnP device.
  5. Well, just a few hours later, the problem is cropping up again. Can't connect. PS4 is not in DMZ, but NetDuma is. I can't make the initial connection to COD servers. The network screen of BO4 shows my External IP address is, which is odd. Usually I am assigned an external IP address in the ATT range of 104.xxx.xxx.xxx. So that might be the problem. But, if I connect my PS4 directly to the ATT router, no problem connecting to COD servers. So for some reason I am not getting an external IP address. I tried disabling uPnP and port forwarding all TCP and UDP ports - no luck. Any advice?
  6. Thanks. Actually, the R1 was set up on my ATT router for port forwarding of the BO4 TCP and UDP ports, even though it was behind by R1 which was DMZed. That was a remnant setting from before I had my R1 to allow open NAT. When I changed my ATT router settings to remove port forwarding to PS4 and just apply regular firewall that allowed it to connect. Not sure why opening all the Bo4 ports would matter or affect ability to connect, but apparently it did. All is good now.
  7. I am currently unable to connect via my R1 running latest firmware. I have my R1 behind a Pace 5268AC router for AT&T Uverse service. I get very stable internet service, 100Mbs +. But a few weeks ago, I could not connect to the B04 servers at game boot up. My PS4 Pro shows it has a DHCP IP address within the R1 address range and it has internet connectivity just fine. But, upon launching B04, it will not complete the initial server authentication/registration, so B04 thinks its offline. No multiplayer or Blackout. I am on a wired ethernet connection behind my AT&T gateway router. I have my PS4 set up within DMZ-plus mode. Every time I get a Negative 345 Silver Wolf error message from B04. Here is Activision's error code list: https://support.activision.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/Error-Codes-in-Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-4/?l=en_US&c=Game_Title%3AAll&fs=Search&pn=1 Apparently this is related to not having the proper ports open. If I plug my PS4 Pro directly into my AT&T gateway/router, bypassing no problem getting a connection to BO4. The problem is all the ports are open and the R1 is a DMZ plus device on my ATT router - so it actually has an externally visible IP address. I used it this way previously for a few months and it worked just fine and something abruptly happened a couple weeks ago. No idea what because I didn't change anything. I did a factory reset, flushed the cloud, latest firmware, but nothing helps. It won't even connect if I put my PS4 in spectating mode on GeoFilter, which should give you an idea of how bad the problem is. Any advice?
  8. What version is that, and can you send me a link to where I can download it?
  9. Look back up at the early posts from this thread. Ping Assist is way more important for me than pure Geo Filter. There are some servers/peers in my vicinity with crappy pings. That is why Ping Assist is important.
  10. The problem is that strict mode doesn't really work on my device -- I did that and was still connecting to servers all over the country. Even with Ping Assist set to 2 ms, I was (and still am) connecting to servers all over the country with pings in the 40 ms range. As an experiment I put my Geo Filter at 100 mile radius in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean witgh 2 ms Ping Assist, and am still connecting to Blackout games all over the country at 40 ms pings. I still have it set that way and have been playing for two weeks in that mode. Sometimes I get a good server, othertimes I don't. Really no point in even having a NetDuma router as my old Linksys would give the same results.
  11. My issue is a bit different - I get connected to servers all over the country, even with my location set in the middle of the ocean and strict mode on, as if the numeric value I input into the Ping Assist isn't doing anything at all. I don't seem to connect to any really bad servers, but I do connect to servers in the 40 ms range. But I know there are several nearby servers to me with literally sub-10 pings that I would like to force a connection to but Ping Assist just won't do it.
  12. Has my issue fallen through the cracks?
  13. Disabled IPv6 from both and no change. Geo Filtering still not working.
  14. So I decided to do a bit of an experiment to see if Geo Filtering w Ping Assist works at all. Disappointing results (below). Geo Filtering w Ping Assist does not seem to do anything whatsoever. See below screen shot for verification. I put my location in the middle of the Atlantic w a 112 mile radius. Strict mode on, Auto Ping Host on, Fast Search unchecked, and then I started reducing the Ping Assist value and connecting to games. Went to 12, then 8, then 4, then I got it all the way down to 2. Closed and re-launched BO4 each time between changes. Each time the game connected to a server with a ping between 20 and 36, and there was no noticeable delay in connecting to a game/finding a lobby. The screen shot below is representative. It has happened a dozen times with similar settings - I just uploaded one screen shot. If Geo Filtering w Ping assist actually works as represented, I should not have even been able to connect to anything with Ping Assist set to 2 ms and strict mode enabled. A ping of 2 in this network is non-existent. I am in Texas and was connecting to servers in Florida, Georgia, Calif. The one in the screen shot below is in Calif and no way in the world would there be a ping of 2 ms from Texas to Calif, even on a short, one-time, transient basis, which was suggested in the prior post by Fraser quoted above is the reason the games are allowed. Don't get me wrong - I am not bitching about a 32 ms ping. That is a pretty decent game. But, now I am wondering whether the Geo Filtering is even operable at all for Net Duma OS. Why did I buy this router if I could have gotten the same connection results without spending the money? Can you explain this?!
  15. Assuming you meant to say 15 ms is too short . . . When I have a 30 ms ping on NetDuma, that translates to about a 60 ms ping in Blackout on the Network Monitor. I am assuming that is because there are additional intervening hops that Net Duma is not counting but that the Blackout app does count. I will frequently get pings of 7-12 ms on Net Duma and those are the servers I am targeting. Those equate to an 18-23 ping on Blackout network monitor. That 40 ms improvement is actually a big difference in close quarters gunfights when there is a lot of strafing. If the Geo Filter accepts a server that is consistently in the 30 ms ping range because it dips below 15 for a quick millisecond, then that seems like a bad algorithm choice. There should be an averaging over several pings which would smooth the data set. I am confident that If the Net Duma OS could really enforce the ping limit via averaging, I would be consistently connecting to better servers with a short delay because there are a bunch of them in good proximity to me. The odd thing is that I do keep an eye on the ping values via the auto ping in the Geo Filter screen, and many times that does not drop even close to low enough to get below the threshold but the Net Duma OS still allows the game to connect. If it is really because any given server might give a quick return ping a small percentage of the time, you guys ought to fix that.
  16. I have Net Duma OS and am trying to force a connection to some low ping Blackout servers in my area (Texas). There are a few really good dedicated nearby servers with pings less than 15ms. I started with the Geo Filter ring, but for some reason the NetDuma OS kept connecting me to dedicated servers or peers that were 30-40 ms ping far away -- occasionally I would get a good low ping server, but it was one out of five tries. So, I took your suggestion from the web to put my location in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, I reduced my Geo radius to 100 miles or so (in the middle of the ocean!), verified that Geo Filtering for my PS4 is enabled (not spectator), I am using strict mode on, Auto Ping on, Ping Assist is 15 ms or less, and Fast Search is unchecked. By theory this should have me connecting only to servers with a sub-15 ms ping. Not true. I still connect to servers in the 30-40 ms ping range consistently, without much time searching. Its not a bad game, but I am starting to wonder why I bothered to get a NetDuma at all because the Geo Filter seems to be doing absolutely nothing whatsoever. What gives? PS - don't tell me to reboot PS4 and restart game. I've done that 5 times - every time I change settings.
  17. What's the hold up on sending the hotfix? Can't imagine it takes more than a couple of minutes per user.
  18. Please upgrade my router, which is on 1.03.4, to the latest OS. Thanks.
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