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Opt Out of Carrier Grade NAT (CG-NAT)

AliciaT_7340 Posts: 1 Newcomer


We have just moved into an apartment complex and have noticed that this complex uses CG-NAT. This is unfortunate since I frequently host a small local server for me and my friends to connect and play games on. This extra translation makes it impossible for port forwarding and outside connections to route to my computer.

I am wondering if I could opt out of the CG-NAT and just have a public IP to my home network instead. I do NOT need a static IP, nor do I want to move to a business account. I can't use IPv6 as its rollout has been horrendous in the gaming industry so far and everything still uses IPv4.

I do not want to resort to VPN or tunneling.

Is this a possibility?


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  • James_M
    James_M Posts: 4,777 ✅ Verified Employee Moderator
    Answer ✓

    Hi & welcome!

    Unfortunately, no. There is no way to opt out. As you pointed out, your options would be either a static IP (available only on Business Accounts) or a VPN.

    Thanks for the question!

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