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Nat type I use my linksys wrt300n router to hook my xbox 360 up to xbox live. when I test the connection, it reads that the nat type is moderate, when ideally it should be open. is there a way I can change the nat type on this router, or do I have to get another router?

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I have the same router (WRT300N) and this is what I did. I don't know if it will work for more than one Xbox360.

- Go to the Setting of the router.

- Applications & Gaming

- DMZ 
. Enable the DMZ
. Choice the Mac Adress under the Destination.
. If you don't know the Mac Adress of your Xbox360 click on the tab: DHCP CLIENT TABLE
.Now from there choice your Xbox360 ( the Xbox360 won't have a Client Name but hopefully you only have your Xbox360 and your computer)
and now save your setting and restart your Xbox360 and there you go NAT open. This also help if you get any kind of  LAG while someone is on the computer using the internet, your Xbox360 will be high priorty to the router.
HOPE THAT HELP

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Your router is perfectly fine. The NAT isnt a big concern at all, it wouldnt matter if you has strict, you would still play just fine. The router is a good one so keep it. Your NAT was only moderate because it was a momentary thing. Dont worry about it.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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