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Can not access my ip address in order to change NAT settings

I need to change my nat from strict to open for xbox live, but when i try to access my ip to change it it says not responding, example-- i type in (my ip) to my browser and it says not responding, any help?

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Re: Can not access my ip address in order to change NAT...

Hi Brengolfter3,

My guess is, the IP to your router is still 192.168.x.x. Only way you are going to be able to get to the router, is to set your machine to a static IP, and then try to get to the router.
This site tells you how set it to static,

The IP you listed is assigned to Easton Utilites, so I have asume it is your internet IP. You might want to check the Xbox troubleshooting for the Xbox, so you don't have to disable your Nat, which is a firewall, by default. Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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Re: Can not access my ip address in order to change NAT...

Assign your xbox a static IP address and then create the following forwarding rules to the statice ip address of your xbox.

The following ports must be available to your Xbox 360 console for Xbox LIVE to operate correctly: • TCP 80 • UDP 88 • UDP 3074 • TCP 3074 • UDP 53 • TCP 53

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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Re: Can not access my ip address in order to change NAT...

I had the same prob, i just did a factory reset and it worked fine again, but i hadn't put many settings on it so it was easy to remember

Posted on May 17, 2009

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1- Using your Browser, Log on to your router (by normally typing in the address check your router's manual to see what the default gateway address)

2- If you already know how to log in to your router, then skip this step. If you have never logged on to your router then more than likely you still have the default initial log in credentials (username: admin - Password:1234 ..... Again check your router's manual to be sure). The minute you log in you need to change that password immediately, most network-savvy folks know that 90% of the people out there never reset their router's initial password and they can log on and make any changes to suit their needs, including locking you out of your own router.

3- Once you are logged in, you should be able to find two advance settings (One if for NAT - and the other is for Upnp)

4- Let's start with the NAT setting changes, and we will move on the Upnp at the end. I have personally tried the NAT setting changes and it didn't fix anything, I still had a "Strict" NAT setting on my xbox360, Only when I checked for the Upnp "allow authorized incoming traffic" options when the NAT settings on my XBOX finally came back as "Open" and not "Strict". But I will still explain what I did anyways with the NAT table cause I know it may work for some other routers.

5- So what I did with the NAT setting is this. I located the NAT advanced setting on my router, I click on the NAT (Edit List setting) or whichever link/button you have on your router advanced NAT settings to access the table needed to open certain ports (TCP and UDP - 88 & 3074) .

6- You will need to find out what the static/dynamic (preferably Static) IP address you xbox360 has. To do so, go to the Dashboard, go to the Console settings page, and click on the network settings to see the IP address (should be something like 192.168.1.x). You will need that IP address to enter into your NAT table on your router.

7- Once you got your XBOX's IP address enter it in the NAT Port Forwarding table (From - To - IP address: those are the 3 fields you should have on the table if you are using SUA NAT)

8 - In the first line enter 88 under both "From" and To" fields, then enter the IP address of the xbox in the field where you are to enter an IP address. (this is for UDP port)

9 - Repeat the same step for port TCP (which is 3074)

10- If these changes do not help open your NAT settings, then try the Upnp option. Click on your Upnp Advances settings and click on the "Allow Traffic" option, this is mostly secure because you are only accepting the incoming traffic that matches your outgoing traffic.

Mar 02, 2011 | Belkin Basic Wireless Router

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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: 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
Click Here

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

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Feb 24, 2011 | NetGear WNR2000 Wireless Router

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Have opened up the ports and dmz but when playing xbox live the NAT settings go back to strict, and i have to test the xbox internet settings for it to OPEN?


You can open the NAT settings of you router by accessing the router page. And by following the steps below.

1. Connect Modem - Router - Computer (Wired)
2. Open Router Setup by typing on the address bar of your browser
3. Leave the Password blank and click submit
4. Scan and connect in the Xbox
5. Get the IP Address of the Xbox
6. On the left under Firewall Click DMZ
7. Enable the IP Address of the Xbox
8. On the left Under Utilities click System settings
9 Enable UPnP then check the connection.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Jan 27, 2011 | Belkin (F5D9230-4) Wireless Router...

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How can I play with two xbox at the same time? Right now when both are on xbox live one has a strict NAT and the other is open how do I set up my router so both can play with open NAT?

NAT (Network Address Translation) allows your router to use one IP address with your ISP, but assign internal IP addresses to your devices using DHCP. When you refer to "strict NAT" I have to assume you mean that the device has a static (set) IP. If you want them both to work at the same time, you'll have to set each xbox to accept DHCP addressing (ie., dynamic IP addresses) and make sure your router is set to perform as a DHCP server (which it probably is...that's the default).

Dec 29, 2010 | Arris WR850G Router (DHWR850G)

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Change NAT from strict to open

You need to do port forwarding on your router. First, you must setup a static IP address on your XBOX. Then You must open these ports on your router setup page using Port Forwarding feature. 80 TCP and UDP, 53 TCP and UDP, 3074 TCP and UDP.

Jun 01, 2009 | Zyxel P660HW-D1 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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N.A.T Settings

So you want the public IP address that your Netopia router is getting to do a 1 to 1 NAT to the private IP address Basically you want to bypass any of the firewall restrictions of the router?

The caveat with this configuration is that if you don't have any other public IP addresses for the actual Netopia router to use then all other devices on your network will now longer be able to access the internet through the router. Only if you have a public IP address that you can assign the router will it be able provide NAT and internet access to the rest of your network.

The network is not routable on the public network. You need your entire network to NAT through your router using a public IP address.

You configuration will work if the Netopia router will allow a 1 to 1 NAT to another node on the network and allow NAT'ing for the rest of your private network concurrently. Of course you need at least (2) public IP addresses in the same subnet as well.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need better clarification.


May 24, 2008 | Netopia ADSL 2+ MODEM 10/100 EN AND USB...

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Change NAT to open

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

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!


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

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Strict NAT

Ok this is how its done. Open your DMZ on your router interface click enable. The IP address you'll have to enter the last digit. This IP address digit is found on your xbox, look under your xbox network setting an get the last digit of IP address an this will only set your xbox to open. bang thats how u fix it. Very simple. any Q's am @

Nov 30, 2007 | Belkin (F5D8231-4) Wireless Router...

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Change NAT to open

I have this router and have just enabled the NAT settings from Strict to Open:-

1. Log into router's IP address ( and enter password. Select "Advanced Setup".

2. Click on Advanced on left hand menu and select UPnP

3. Check all three boxes in window and click on Apply

4. Close router configuration window and run XBox test again. Worked for me!

Oct 08, 2007 | Zyxel P660HW-D1 Router

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