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Nat / strict

Hi my problem is that when i test my xbox live connection, the NAT comes up as strict. i have contacted my service provider [ 3 broadband - USB modem ] they said there is no firewall from them and that they cannot open the ports suggested by xbox technical support! Neither technical suppports have been very helpfull! I have tried myself to open these ports but am not sure if i have done it correctly. The worst thing is that on Saturday and Sunday the NAT was open and i experienced no gaming problems but then yesterday it came back up as strict. Im connecting my xbox 360 to my laptop via an ethernet cable. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated as i am completely stuck!! Thanks and kind regards

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  • WOLFMAN645 Jul 22, 2008


    1. NAT/MODERATE NEED MY PORTS OPEN HOW I DO THAT ON MY ON WESTELL 7500

  • ceecil Nov 14, 2008

    im having the nat problem as well, strict! im using a netopia router some one help me please do i change settings on the netopia router settings? or on the regular fire wall settingsim like completly lost where and what do i do sincerly cyril the idiot

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First, why are you connecting to your laptop? Second, reset your modem and router. I doubt you need to open ports that are not normally open...but if you think you need to do more, access the router and open the ports manually.

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This site has good information relating to connecting your xbox 360 to xbox live wirelessly with laptop or modified router and improving xbox live NAT rating:
How to connect to xbox live wirelessly

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Xbox live NAT


Simple Rules

-if your NAt is strict and cannot connect
try turning your hub off for 30 seconds then turning it back on
if that didnt work.
-try resetting your IP address.
if that didnt work
-take addaptor from xbox to pc out for 30 seconds, then put it back in
if that didnt work
- try opening thies ports

TCP 53
UDP 53
TCP 80
UDP 88
UDP 3074
TCP 3074


Helpfull Info

Sometimes depending on the router brand, it's not possible to open your NAT, this simpily becuase some are not specificly designed for Xbox Live purposes. A good example of this is Belkin routers. These brands are most commonly made for Buissness connection servers. If you are experiencing a STRICT/MODERATE Nat with a Belkin router, the chances are you are going to have to deal with it, but that is not 100% of the time. If you've have attempted several techniques to open your Nat and the changes arnt happening, i'd recommend a 'N' powerd Belkin router, the most majority of these routers work 100% perect for Xbox Live, I myself oned one but changed due to a broadband switch.

How do I change the NAT firewall protection? (Open/Moderate/Strict)

Find your IP address number then type it in on your web browser, this will bring up all your switchable options where several options can be changed to your approval. The NAT firewall is one of these options which can be changed. (like I mentioned before, if you own a Belkin router, the chances are even after changing the fireall level, it will turn back to moderate or strict)

on Feb 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I do not know how to change my NAT setting to open on Xbox Live


First of all I would just like to cover the basics of strict and moderate NAT settings. For those interested, NAT stands for Network Address Translation and is used to prevent problems with information being sent over a shared network.
With the XBOX 360, Microsoft have defined three categories of NAT. These are:

1. Strict
2. Moderate
3. Open

You can see the NAT level for your XBOX Live connection by going into your
1. System blade
2. Network Settings
3. Test Xbox Live Connection


For you question on how to open your NAT setting follow the steps below:


1. Type the IP address of your router in a web browser.
2. It will prompt you for a user name and password once connected
3. After logging in you will have a control panel of setting up different settings in your router.
4. The IP address, and default user name/password are different on every route
Note: 192.168.1.1 is a pretty common address for most routers.
5. Check the manual that came with your router for that info.

I also provided a few links below of password lists of different routers.

Click Here
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I hope this information will be helpful. Thank you for using FixYa!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Switching from moderate NAT connection to an open NAT connection


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Feb 10, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Change NAT to open


You need to open all the ports for the xbox live. The NAT of that router model cannot be configured to open. Its just a simple NAT for internet connection.

Feb 09, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Open NAT with Thomson (Speedtouch) TG585 v7 Router


First, try adding a wireless card to the Xbox, run the wireless off of the router OR if you have multiple connections (broadband, should be an "In" port, and several "Out" ports) Try connecting your PC and you Xbox through the "Out" ports, with the cable modem cord hooked into the "In" port...

Feb 02, 2009 | Gateway Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable...

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How to fix nat on xbox live


type "msconfig" in run
then startup then disable all.
then aply ok
then restrt .
thats it.

Nov 15, 2008 | Zyxel P660HW-D1 Router

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Halo 3


make sure your NAT is open, you can check this by running a connection test on your console. there are 3 types of NAT connection. Open, Moderate & Strict.

Open being the ideal option, strict meaning lots of problems connecting with talking and finding other players on xbox LIVE.

NAT settings can usually be found on your routers setup / settings page (usually http://192.168.1.1 ) but some routers may not have setttings for your NAT.

hope that helps

Anthony Kinson

Apr 21, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Change NAT to open


Ok kids... all you hve to do is log in to your belkin 54g at http://192.168.2.1

Find out what ip address your xbox is using and then Click on the DMZportion of your settings on the left hand side of the page.

Enter the xbox's ip address and click the enable box.
Click apply.


Your NAT will now be OPEN!

Cheers!

Mar 24, 2008 | Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G 54Mbps...

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