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D-Link+Xbox360 Live=STRICT NAT???

Hey guys, I am attempting to play halo 3 online but my NAT is ALWAYS STRICT!!!!!

It never used to be a few months ago....but then it started to go to STRICT all the time now!

I have a DI-524, it is on the second floor of my house in my parents room connected to all the wires and such.... my xbox is located on the floor below it.

Every day, I will have a strict nat, and about once every 7 games or so, I get disconnected from XBL.

I have tried to open ports but it doesnt seem to work...


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  • Brett Duxbury
    Brett Duxbury Apr 18, 2017

    Hi cheech92007, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    what length are the dhcp leases . If using ADSL you need access to ports as that is how nat is done in ADSL same IP address at Router to I
    SP with different port numbers to differentiate each computer..



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SOURCE: Change NAT to open

The ports should be opened only in the router not in the, go to a working pc..

To allow traffic from the internet to enter your local network, you will need to open up ports or the router will block the request.

Because our routers use NAT (Network Address Translation), you can only open a specific port or ports to one computer at a time. For example: If you have 2 web servers on your network, you cannot open port 80 to both computers. You will need to configure 1 of the web servers to use port 81. Now you can open port 80 to the first computer and then open port 81 to the other computer.

  • Step 1 Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router ( Enter username (admin) and your password (blank by default).

    Step 2 Click on the Advanced tab at the top and then click Virtual Server on the left side.

    Step 3 Check Enabled to activate entry.

    Step 4 Enter a name for your virtual server entry.

    Step 5 Next to Private IP, enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to.
  • to check ip in your pc.. go to start menu click run.. type cmd and hit ok
  • in the black window enter ipconfig and hit enter, you will find the ip address

    Step 6 Choose Protocol Type - either TCP, UDP, or both. If you are not sure, select both.

    Step 7 Enter the port information next to Private Port and Public Port. The private and public ports are usually the same. The public port is the port seen from the WAN side, and the private port is the port being used by the application on the computer within your local network.

    Step 8 Enter the Schedule information.

    Step 9 Click Apply and then click Continue.
  • This would fix your problem..

    Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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    SOURCE: Strict NAT

    Here is what I believe the correct solutions are:

    1. You can set the xbox with a assigned IP and place it in the DMZ for the router.

    2. Or you can edit the port forwarding on your router. There are notes on the xbox live forum. In short. port 3074 TCP & UDP forwarded to your xbox IP address.

    Rerun your Xbox network tests and see if you get the OPEN instead of STRICT. This will resolve any Xbox Live connection issues.

    Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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    redu8ce the MTU settings on the router to 1365.
    you will also need to open some ports for PS3 on the router.
    For this you will need to access the router set up page.
    connect a computer to the router. check the IP address on the computer.
    according to the default gateway open the router set up page.

    Click Here for more information about the routers and network

    Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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    SOURCE: dlink dir-615 change nat from strict to open

    you will need to change some settings on the router.
    reduce the MTU. if the MTU settings on the router is 1500 then change 1365 also you will need to open the some ports on the router.
    Click Here for more info

    Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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    SOURCE: Strict NAT type on xbox live...eircom is provider, there router

    Follow this link and it'll tell you exactly what to do if the router your using is an eicom netopia

    I had the same problem when i started 3 years ago. now i recently bought the new wireless adaptor and have one of the new routers from eircom and after 20 minutes during gameplay it disconnects me from xbox is really startin 2 annoy me now. does anyone know what could be causing this to happen??

    Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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