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Network address translation [nat]

I need to change my [nat] settings from moderate to open so i can play online games on my xbox 360 can you tell me how i do it please?.

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    John Cook May 11, 2010

    what exact model of router do you have? and is there a DMZ option within the router's settings page



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Depending on your router, you will need to go to its setup. Go to the link where you can forward ports. (Port range forwarding). Then you will enter the information that you recieved when you called Xbox Customer Support. (Call them for it, it is free) Enter the information and you will be good to go.

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For most devices that use NAT, port forwarding is not required to connect to Xbox Live. This is especially true if you use an Xbox Live certified device. Sometimes, you may have to configure port settings on a non Xbox Live certified router or gateway.

If there is a firewall device between the Xbox console and the network device, you may have to configure the firewall to enable communication on specific network ports. If the NAT status in the Network Status area of the Dashboard is "moderate" or "strict," you may have to configure port settings.

The following ports must be available for Xbox Live to operate correctly:
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To open the ports on your router see this handy website here,

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Before opening the ports you must give your Xbox 360 a static IP address (manual) be sure to use an IP address that no other item on your network is using and is fairly high up in your range, for example if your router's address is 192.168.0.1 then you should use something like 192.168.10 for your Xbox 360.

You can also enable DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) on your router, which will open up all the ports to your Xbox 360, however NEVER use this on a PC's IP, see your router's manual on how to do this.

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If your router IS on the list, make sure you have a compatible firmware version (usually the firmware version is written on the router somewhere). If you do not have the proper firmware, you will need to downgrade your firmware (reply to me for instructions on this).

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