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Strict NAT? I play on my Xbox through and whenever i play xbox live tells me that i have a strict NAT and that i should switch it to open for optimal gaming experience. I believe that the strict NAT is also the reason why I lag out of many of my games. How do I change my NAT to open?

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    cannot connect to certain friends on X-Box Live

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    i can't play with my friends less uncompladbal



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If you call microsoft, and tell them that your NAT is strict, they will tell you specific ports you will need to forward. (For Free). If you arent sure how to forward ports, call up your routers manuafturer, or send me another message. I have forwarded my ports as well.

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