Wierd issue with my Laptop connecting in P2P games ?

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    Wierd issue with my Laptop connecting in P2P games ?

    I will try to keep it as organized as I can and mention as much info as I can.
    First off, I'm neither a tech expert, nor am I a caveman. So bear with me.

    So the issue is that I can't join sessions / matches in P2P games. I can play fine with my PS3
    but not on my Laptop. I will use GTA Online as an example because it's the one that I've done the most research about.

    - I tried using a wired connection instead of wireless, and my static IP is on the wired connection.
    - I went through many forums and the Rockstar support articles and forwarded all the ports that GTA needs but to no avail.
    - I allowed the ports through my firewall as well, adding both inbound and outbound rules for each port.
    - I tried disabling windows defender completely. ( I have no other antivirus software )
    - I tried resetting my router and adding all the ports again.
    - I tried the IPconfig commands [ Release, Renew ... etc ] and the flush DNS command as well.
    - I also tried many other small fixes that I cant even remember.

    I went on to GTA online today on my PS3 and pulled this info, maybe it helps :

    IP Address : ( I didn't adjust any IP settings on my ps3 before so it should have a dynamic IP, not a static one ... right ? )

    Subnet mask :

    Default router ( gateway ), Primary DNS, and Secondary DNS are all the same [ ]

    UPnP : Not available

    NAT Type : Type 2

    Also my router's model is Huawei HG531 V1. It's a cheap router and it I don't think it has this DMZ / Bridge mode option that many people recommended trying. I also don't have a modem, I think. It's just a wire coming out of a socket in the wall that connects to a cable filter and from that filter comes out 2 wires, one for my router and one for my telephone. If there's a modem, I don't know where it is.
    Back on topic.
    Just to be clear, my problem with GTA Online isn't entering the game itself, but joining other people.
    So for example I can join public sessions, invite only sessions .. etc, but I can't join any jobs with other people or any sessions with other people.
    This does not only happen with GTA Online, but also on other P2P online games. I join the match then 1 or 2 seconds after, all the players freeze and I'm kicked out.

    I think I can rule out some possible causes of the problem ?
    1) My router, since my ps3 works fine on the same exact cable that I use for my laptop.
    2) My internet speed. Same reason as above.

    Sorry if the post is confusing or boring, I tried my best. Let me know if I need to run any more tests or gather any more info to help someone help me.
    Last edited by DoTheStrut; 09 Apr 2017 at 12:53.
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