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    Hosting XBox 360 games behind NAT router

    OK...haven't piddled with XBox 360 much. Girlfriends son has XBox 360...with the wireless bridge.

    She got a Netgear router (not by my advice)....I set it up with WPA security....and got his XBox up and running quickly.

    Next..he wanted to host games like GOW. I read up online..found that you need ports open/forwarded...so I setup his XBox adapter on a static LAN IP..and forwarded the ports to it. I even tried to DMZ the XBox. But..when he fires up his GOW server...gives a message something like "Firewall on strict"

    Netgear wgr614
    Latest firmware
    UPnP enabled
    From what I read online...the port forwarding..I have all the ports done..but DMZ would make that moot anyways when trying it.

    What do XBox 360rs have for input here...
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    i have never had an issue with port on my router(s) a befsr41 and wrtg or whatever, and there daisychained lol, upnp isnt enabled on either. can he sign into live at all? on the system tab there is a network diag option. that might give you an idea on what part its hanging up on.

    did ya try it wired? maybe its a wireless thing. my brother is on the wireless adapter running to a cheap d-link and ive played him in GOW. best of luck to ya

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    Wired isn't an option...his room is a couple of rooms across the house. Signal should still be strong however.

    Gotta literally walk me through the steps on stuff like "Network Diag" option. I'll try a few things this weekend.

    He can sign into Live. It just seems when he goes to host a game...gives that strict firewall warning..and nobody can join his game.

    They're on cable...it's a pure cable modem..not some combo modem/router that has its own NAT.

    I'll try my own wrt54 with DD-WRT firmware this weekend..just to see if the Netgear has issues with it..I have found on a few XBox forums that quite a few peeps haven't had good luck with the Netgears.



    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    i have never had an issue with port on my router(s) a befsr41 and wrtg or whatever, and there daisychained lol, upnp isnt enabled on either. can he sign into live at all? on the system tab there is a network diag option. that might give you an idea on what part its hanging up on.

    did ya try it wired? maybe its a wireless thing. my brother is on the wireless adapter running to a cheap d-link and ive played him in GOW. best of luck to ya
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    I had exactly same problem on the Linksys router.
    No matter what I tryed people couldnt connect or I failed connect to LIVE.

    When I did DMZ 40% of the people could connect and the rest couldnt.

    "Every" (not all of them) game is using different ports, search GOW and enable the ports.

    In my case I made it simple, I unplugged wan1/or wan2 and connected it directly to 360 ...after I was done playing I plugged it back in.

    Also I found out every time before I go on LIVE I reset my modem and it helps with lag.With routers, yes routers not router no matter which brand it is you can expect 5-15% lag increase.


    EDIT: You are not wired, I'm wired ..hmm ...I'm going to ask one of the experts who designed firmware for 360 he will know for sure, expect my answer this evening.
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    I port fowarded ports 53, 88, and 3074
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    Issue solved..apparently the latest firmware isn't fully...XBox certified and compatible..had to revert back to an old version, 1.1.11

    He's psyched now..I remotely "downgraded" it all..and he was online.

    Here's one of those rare cases where the latest firmware isn't always the best option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    I port fowarded ports 53, 88, and 3074

    He gave me this and this

    Let me know if it helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Issue solved..apparently the latest firmware isn't fully...XBox certified and compatible..had to revert back to an old version, 1.1.11

    He's psyched now..I remotely "downgraded" it all..and he was online.

    Here's one of those rare cases where the latest firmware isn't always the best option.
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    I was thinking it was firmware related but I was to late. Good job Cat! Now lets see you on there!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace View Post
    I was thinking it was firmware related but I was to late. Good job Cat! Now lets see you on there!!!
    Me? Maybe one day when I'm over their house....haven't even picked up a 360...just the original XBox a few years ago with my ex wifes kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Me? Maybe one day when I'm over their house....haven't even picked up a 360...just the original XBox a few years ago with my ex wifes kid.
    come on join the club
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    glad to hear it worked out for ya/him cat. not a big GOW fan. But if you jump on ill play with all ya guys some night. well get PWND together XD ( i suck horribly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    glad to hear it worked out for ya/him cat. not a big GOW fan. But if you jump on ill play with all ya guys some night. well get PWND together XD ( i suck horribly)
    because you dont play at all.
    Playing Halo ... what are you from the past ?
    Friday and saturday are our killing nights, you can join anytime
    You will be on Darkie team he is the best of us, usually 31 kills on 9 rounds.
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    i love my halo

    ijj join ya guys this weekend. just need to get it back. let a buddy borrow it

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    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    i love my halo

    ijj join ya guys this weekend. just need to get it back. let a buddy borrow it
    HALO ......errrrrrrrrrrrrr
    HATE IT, seriously
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