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Strict NAt problem

I think that I mayhave to set up a static Ip for that x-box but I don't know how to do it. I have many computers and gaming sdystems hooked up in the house. the router is a UStec TP-IPR8.1

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Re: strict NAt problem

Findout which port is going to the xbox, then go into your router via and login. from there, asign the IP for the port that you designated to the xbox, and always use that port for the xbox. any questions, comment back

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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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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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Unable to connect to xbox live mssg says strict NAT Type . ALready disconnected and restarted everything more than once

Alright Try hese steps:

1 - Assign a Static IP address in the Xbox:
- Go To Network Settings - Configure Network
- Change IP settings to Manual
- IP Address: Subnet Mask: Gateway:
- DNS settings to Manual
- Primary DNS: Secondary DNS:

2 - with any of the Wired Computers
- open IE - type - - u'll get the Router Interface
- left hand side in the list of options
- click Firewall - leave password blank - disable and apply changes
- click Virtual Servers;
- under enable place a checkmark
- description : Xbox, Inbound Pot : 80(if there are two boxes here duplicate in both the boxes), Type: TCP, Private IP: 45, Private Port: 80
- So Similarly fill up the table for these following Ports
TCP: 80, UDP: 88 Both(TCP&UDP): 53, 3074

Additional Note:

If u've a DSL connection, call ur ISP and make sure ur modem is bridged and the NAT is disabled

Jan 17, 2010 | Belkin Routers

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NAT type is strict

easy. get the IP addy for your xbox, goto your router set up page and put that IP in the DMZ zone.

Aug 19, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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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

Open an Internet Explorer browser page.In the address bar type -
Leave username blank & in password use admin in lower case...

Click on "Applications and Gaming" tab and then click on "Port Range Forwarding" subtab...

1) On the first line in Application box type in ABC, in the start box type in 88 and End box type in 88, leave the protocol as both and under ip address type in and check the enable box...

2) On the second line in Application box type in PQR, in the start box type in 3074 and End box type in 3074, leave the protocol as both and under ip address type in and check the enable box...

3) On the third line in Application box type in XYZ, in the start box type in 53 and End box type in 53, leave the protocol as both and under ip address type in and check the enable box and click on Save Settings...

3) Once you return to the set up page click on the Security tab and uncheck Block Anonymous Internet Requests and click on Save Settings...

4) Click on set-up and change the MTU Size to 1452 and click Save Settings...

5) Goto the XBox Network Settings and IP Address Settings and select manual IP Settings and assign the following on your Xbox

IP Address :-, Subnet Mask :-, Default Gateway :-

6) Also assign the DNS Addresses on the Xbox

Primary dns :- dns :-

7) Turn off your modem, router, and Xbox...Wait for a minute...

8) Plug the modem power first, wait for another minute and plug the router power cable, wait another minute and turn on the Xbox and test will connect... Kudos! Thanks! If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

May 05, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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Netopia router to strict

you need to open ports on your router so that it will give you proper connection to your ps3. you also need to set static ip address on your ps3.

here are the steps...

- go to a working computer that is wired to the router and open command prompt (for windows, click on start, then run, then type cmd or command, whichever will work, or click here if you are using mac)
- then you will be prompted with a black screen, on the blinking cursor type ipconfig/all
- take note of the subnet mask, default gateway, dns1 and dns2
- now go to your ps3 to set static ip adddress
* go to network settings and click network settings
* go to wireless or wired (whichever connection you are using for your ps3)
* then custom
* enter security settings
* now for your ip info click manual
* where it says ip address enter a static ip address (by default the ip address of your router is so you can use any ip address that is on the same segment and was not being used by your other devices like or
* subnet mask is normally
* put your default gateway number (the one that you have seen and listed from the command prompt) on the default router field
* enter the dns1 and dns2 also
* click next
* don't enable proxy server
* you can enable upnp if you can also enable it in your router

- now go bak to the computer and open a web browser, on the address bar of your web browser type the default gateway number (usually it's
- you will be prompted with the netopia page, click expert modem on the left hand column, click yes, enter expert mode
- double click the word configure, go down and click on NAT, click static NAT, click the dropdown icon, see if your ip address (static ip address of your ps3) is there, if so click it, click on done, if this works, ignore the paragraph in brackets. (note: if it's asking for the default router ip address, you need to select/enter the default gateway number)
- click define custom service, click o port forwarding, select next , type anything in the service name, something that you will know its related to the ps3
- for global port range, if it's only one port that's being entered, enter the same port in the left and right hand boxes, in every case , enter the lower port in the box below saying base port even if there's only one port, and chage the TCP/UDP settings according to every port.
* here are the ports (note: repeat the same process for each one, after that window, select the static ip address you made in the drop-down list so it gets forwarded only for the ps3)
TCP port 80
TCP port 443
TCP port 5223
UDP port 3478-3479
UDP port 3658-3659

- when your done, click NAT on the left hand side, click the dropdown menu that has age of empires written on it and scroll to the bottom, click on the ports you made with the asterix beside them (*) and click enable , then enter the ps3 ip address in the bar , to enable them just for the ps3
- now click configure on the left and then click connection and tick the box that says upnp (note: you should have, when you click NAT on the left hand column, a static NAT address, enabled, it should be the same ip that you have used on your ps3, 7 ps3 ports, all enabled to the host device of your ps3's ip
- now , enter basic mode, click firewall, and set to low, this isn't dangerous as long as you have a desktop firewall such as windows or mcafee etc...
- save changes, and restart your router

hope this'll help you


Aug 26, 2008 | Netopia 2247NWG-VGx Wireless Router...

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I need help

You can try opening ports on the router to set it from strict to moderate. You need to be get the port numbers from the application or game provider then access the router's setup page and set it there. You need to set a static IP address on the computer / device that needs the port opened.

If you have any other questions or difficulty, just click on the ask me button. :)

Apr 18, 2008 | 2wire HomePortal 1000HW DSL Modem and...

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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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NAT Options

is teh ip assigned static on teh pc or in the router

if its in teh router then login to the router and home and click on wan and change it to Dynamic IP Address and click on apply and reboot thats it if its working rate me solved

Oct 03, 2007 | D-Link AirPlus DI-614+ Wireless Router

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