I am trying to change my NAT settings from strict to open so that I can play Xbox Live more efficiently, but I only want to change this on my xbox and not on my computer. Help?
I am trying to play xbox live but my nat settings is on strict i am wondering how to change it to open.
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Re: Change NAT to open
I don't have your Internet connection details or OS so we'll start from the beginning:
1.Log into the router and under the Setup tab click on "Setup
Wizard" then on the next page click on "Launch Internet Connection
Setup Wizard" In step 1 leave the password unchanged and click next. On
step 2 select your time zone. On step 3 this is important; select your Internet
connection type. On the 4th step leave the Address Mode in Dynamic and enter
the username and password supplied to you.
Once you have configured your Router to work with your Internet connection type, you
should now get a Moderate reading when you do the Network test in the Xbox dashboard.
3. After setting up a static IP address on your computer, go here http://www.portforward.com/english/r...x_Live_360.htm
and follow the instructions. Something you should keep in mind which isn't mentioned
on this page is, for each port you forward under the box that says "IP Address",
don’t put the IP address of your computer, you put in the new IP address of the
Xbox 360 which was one of the 5 that was
generated from that link in step 2. What you are doing is giving the Xbox 360 a new IP address and that new IP address needs
to forward these port numbers to the Router.
4. Go into the Xbox dashboard and edit the
Network settings. Under Basic Settings click on IP address and set it to
manual. Now enter in the new IP address you chose for
the Xbox 360. The subnet mask and the gateway is
the same as your computer. (You can find these by clicking start> run>
type in ‘cmd’ then when the box comes up type in ipconfig/all
Under the DNS Settings it should be set to automatic and under Additional
Settings leave them empty. Run the test in the dashboard and it should now be
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In these situations, its almost always a firewall setting that is issue. Here's what I'd do:
Read instructions and find out which 'ports' are needed to be open on your firewall. A port will be a numerical designation like '4567'.
Find the instruction manual, and learn how to visit the Modem's configuration page. You will likely need to get the administrators password or re-set it. Each modem is different, you'll have to read the instructions on how to do that.
Find the configuration page that mentions 'firewall' and 'port numbers' and 'open' that port which you found in step one.
Save the configuration and try your game again.
Remember, each game could have its own set of port numbers in addition to any 'standard' X-Box port numbers are required. I would NOT recommend disabling the firewall entirely - just open up those port numbers that are need and nothing more. Good Luck!! Mark
trying moving the xbox closer to the router for a better signal. its also possible the NAT type for your router is too strict to allow good online play. Check your router to see if you have a DMZ or demilitarized zone which would allow you unfiltered access toy our xbox and hopefully make your connection better.
First i need to know more of your network infrastructure to help NAT (Network Adress Translater) problems can depend on lots of things
it could be a QOS (Quality Of Service) setting in the router, it could be RF noise generating from the XBOX causing loss of wireless performance, it could be a firewall ruel in the router, it could be some bad DNS settings
try connecting the XBOX with a wired connection, if all is OK then concentrate on the wireless part of the router
O I Fixed This Its Easy Okay Step 1 Unpluge Ur Modem And Router
For 5 minutes
Now Turn On Ur Xbox 360 Go To System Network Then Go to Test Xbox Live Connection If It Says Nothing Like Moderate Nat U have Open Nat Which Means U Can Surf The Market Place And Add ons Have Fun
When i try to play halo3 with my friends i get the same problem. I cant connect to them and sometimes i also cant hear some people talk. Some problems might be that your NAT is set to STRICT or MODERATE you will want it to be open to play with your friends. I dont really have an answer but you will need to get in your apartments router to change the settings to get the NAT to become open. If you type in on the google search bar: Cant connect to friends on xbox live there will be some answers for this problem.