06-19-2010 02:59 PM
I just purchased the Linksys e2000 router and when I go to play anything on xbox live it has NAT problems. What can I do to get an open NAT, also there are two xbox 360's hooked up on this same router.
I need to get an open NAT?
Do I need to port forward/trigger anything?
06-19-2010 03:43 PM - edited 06-19-2010 04:01 PM
The first thing to try is port forwarding for your XBOX 360's, which can be done in the router’s applications and gaming - single port forwarding area ...
The ports that Microsoft recommends to be open are:
You can follow the instructions on this post here - these are very good as well ...
The worse case scenario ... will only work for one of the XBOX's ... and I've seen it done with no issue, but it makes my skin crawl. The XBOX 360 network settings allow you to give your console a static ip address. In this case, select something within your IP range. There is a feature called “DMZ” listed under applications and gaming usually. It is here that it will allow you to select one local ip address to be placed outside of the NAT settings of the rest of the network. Please note that I only recommend this feature for your XBOX 360, never use it for a PC IP address unless you want to be left open to hacking attacks. Once you have applied these changes, I recommend that you restart your router (and possibly your XBOX 360) before testing your connection again.
Hope that helps,
06-19-2010 05:06 PM
Hmmm .. I did find this - maybe there is something in here that we didn't cover ... let us know if you have tried this or if it fixes everything.
06-19-2010 05:24 PM
I have been talking to linksys chat support and they have fixed the NAT problem for my xbox, I had to disable UPnP, set the MTU to 1365, and port range trigger 88 and 3074
the problem is, is only one xbox can have an open nat and the other has either strict or moderate
how can i fix this?
06-19-2010 05:36 PM
I noticed I told you to turn that UPnP to on ... whooppsss ... I'm sorry for that. The only thing that comes to mind is to open the same range for the IP address that is the other XBox. Here is a pretty good tutorial on YouTube that I thought was pretty cool.
What works for one should be the same for the other I would assume.
06-19-2010 06:17 PM
Another thing that I thought of - have you tried using your Linksys as a switch instead of a router. Put the internet connection into output port 1 and the rest of the devices into 2-4. Can give that a try maybe.