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Nat help i play xbox live but its hard for me to find games because my NAT is on strict i want to open it but last time i did my internet on my pc's went down to????

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Hi jman92592,


Here are some options with that router. Some online games and videoconferencing applications are incompatible with NAT. The WGR614 router is programmed to recognize some of these applications and to work properly with them, but there are other applications that may not function well. In some cases, one local PC can run the application properly if that PC’s IP address is entered as the default in the PORTS Menu. If one local PC acts as a game or videoconferencing host, enter its IP address as the default


To set up an additional computer to play games like Half Life, KALI or Quake III:
1.Click the button of an unused port in the table.
2.Select the game again from the Service Name list.
3.Change the beginning port number in the Start Port box. For these games, use the supplied number in the default listing and add +1 for each additional computer. For example, if you've already configured one computer to play Hexen II (using port 26900), the second computer's port number would be 26901, and the third computer would be 26902.
4.Type the same port number in the End Port box that you typed in the Start Port box.
5.Type the IP address of the additional computer in the Server IP Address box.
6.Click Apply



The WAN Setup options let you configure a DMZ server, change the MTU size and enable the router to respond to a Ping on the WAN port.

Connect Automatically, as Required

  • Normally, this option should be Enabled, so that an Internet connection will be made automatically, whenever Internet-bound traffic is detected. In locations where Internet access is billed by the minute, if this causes high connection costs, you can disable this setting.
  • If disabled, you must connect manually, using the sub-screen accessed from the Router Status menu "Show WAN Status" screen.

•Disable SPI Firewall

  • Normally, this option should be Enabled, so that your local network will be protected by the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall included in the WGR614. However, certain communications functions like VPN may require turning off the SPI feature.
Setting Up a Default DMZ Server

  • The default DMZ server feature is helpful when using some online games and videoconferencing applications that are incompatible with NAT. The router is programmed to recognize some of these applications and to work properly with them, but there are other applications that may not function well. In some cases, one local PC can run the application properly if that PC’s IP address is entered as the default DMZ server.
Note: DMZ servers pose a security risk. A computer designated as the default DMZ server loses much of the protection of the firewall, and is exposed to exploits from the Internet. If compromised, the DMZ server can be used to attack your network.

The WAN Setup menu, shown below lets you configure a Default DMZ Server.

  • To assign a computer or server to be a Default DMZ server, follow these steps:
1.Click WAN Setup link on the Advanced section of the main menu.
2.Type the IP address for that server. To remove the default DMZ server, replace the IP address numbers with all zeros.
3.Click Apply.

Good Luck and don't forget to leave a rating.

Thanks Mark


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