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Cant have private chat or play games with friends

Can play online with every one esle on the net for exp. call of duty 4, can play death match all nite, get an invet from a friend for chat or game, press the xbox button and accept the req. chat does nothing, joining games comes up on the sceen cant connect please help,

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  • lil-b_07 Jan 31, 2009

    i have the same problem on gears of war 2 every time i get a invite to a game or a private chat from a mate it comes up can not connect to host and wen you go on test connection it say you got a strict internet setting i have bin told by xbox you have to open all your ports on your router the UDP ports and the TCP ports i have a sky net gear router can anyone help me please

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This should solve your problem

For most devices that use NAT, port forwarding is not required to connect to Xbox Live. This is especially true if you use an Xbox Live certified device. Sometimes, you may have to configure port settings on a non Xbox Live certified router or gateway.

If there is a firewall device between the Xbox console and the network device, you may have to configure the firewall to enable communication on specific network ports. If the NAT status in the Network Status area of the Dashboard is "moderate" or "strict," you may have to configure port settings.

The following ports must be available for Xbox Live to operate correctly:
� UDP 88
� UDP 3074
� TCP 3074

To open the ports on your router see this handy website here,

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

which gives you a step by step guide.

Before opening the ports you must give your Xbox 360 a static IP address (manual) be sure to use an IP address that no other item on your network is using and is fairly high up in your range, for example if your router's address is 192.168.0.1 then you should use something like 192.168.10 for your Xbox 360.

You can also enable DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) on your router, which will open up all the ports to your Xbox 360, however NEVER use this on a PC's IP, see your router's manual on how to do this.

Once the correct ports are open for your Xbox 360, then your NAT should say open.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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