I have just got xbox live on my xbox 360 and when i try to join a game it works fine,but when i try to join a game on gears of war it sais:connection to the host has been lost (this happens after the game has actually loaded!) this happens every time i try to join a game on gears of war,what does it mean and how can i fix it???thanks in advance. ~~ps:it only happens on gears of war,other games work fine~~
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If you have a Private IP address from the Modem like 192.168.1.65. 10.10.10.254, 192.168.2.45, etc.... the the NAT will be an issue, for games like Dawn of Death 2 which need more Bandwidth when joining the Game Server the WAN IP address which is from your Modem need to Public like 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, etc... if you have a WAN IP address then check the Firmware of your router and if possible get the specific port number from the Game Administrator and open it on your router so that you wont have NAT issues.
Is your Xbox hard wired or wireless? If its wireless, try changing the broadcast channel (to like 11) your are probably getting interference. If its hard wired, you probably need to forward the port on that IP address for the Xbox
If the problem has something to do with NAT firewall in your router, then you may need to open certain application ports for your XBOX in the router. You may check this link from Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908874 that talks about NAT firewall and XBOX live.
I was having troubles with a belkin router as well. i called belkin tech support and they never helped as they would not accept that the router was the problem. i found i could connect the xbox directly to a modem and it would work fine but when i connected it through the router it would always disconnect from games or not allow me to join a game, only host them, with no one else joining. no matter if i forwarded the appropriate ports, put the specific ip address into the dmz or even turn upnp on (i've tried different combos of each, all on at same time, to even setting up manually) and nothing would change. I found that the router had an option to turn off NAT which belkin told me would render the router useless. I decided to go against them, turned it off and set the ip and dns to go with the modem. Now everything works fine as the router just acts as an expensive multi plug and wireless system. all the computers in the house can connect to the internet at the same time and access eachothers hard drives and i can access xbox live fine with no problems. there is also no lag when playing gtaIV multiplayer with 15 other players. i hate belkin tech support and i will not pay for another expensive multi plug connector from belkin... ever.
You would think that Xbox 360 would be perfectly compatible with UPnP. They should be communicating with each other just fine, (UPnP talks to NATPMP to automatically open and forward appropriate ports), and the game's datastream is probably entirely connectionless aside from the initial handshake (UDP).
To log into your router console, type "http://192.168.0.1" into your browser, for the username enter "admin" and do not put in a password. To enabled Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), click ADVANCED and on the left side click DMZ.
You will need to know the internal IP address to the XBOX360, which can be found on the "CABLE TEST" or "LAN" page in the router console.
If you find that you cannot log into the router console with the supplied information, you need to press the little reset button with a pen for like 10 seconds.
If you cannot reach the router console at 192.168.0.1 then you need to go to Network Connections in windows and find out the "Default Gateway IP" which is the router's internal IP.
The XBOX360's internal IP address will be in the same format as your computer's (if you only have one computer, the XBOX360's IP will probably be 192.168.0.101 and your computer's should be 192.168.0.100). All of these are default values. You can change them in the router console as you please.
Netopia's Modem my also act as a Router protecting your system from internet traffic! You need to check your model to insure what you have. If it is a Router you will have to Contact Netopia in regards to configuring Pin Hole on the Router to open the gaming ports on the Router.
allright do not worry about it seems some ports has to be forwaded in the router, normally 88- udp and other ports has to be forwarded in the router, get in touch with x.box and the port numbers , that will fix your problem