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Wannabe Geek

# 143619 21-Apr-2014 12:29
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I'm contemplating swapping to Flip.  Can anyone tell me if XBox Live works ok?  Specifically I'm interested in any issues with match-making and or establishing parties of three or more people.  I've read that CGNat (Carrier Grade NAT) like Flip uses can interfere with this.

Or maybe I'm kidding my self and my current ISP (Orcon) already use cgnat?

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Master Geek


  # 1029027 22-Apr-2014 11:02
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Never had a problem with my account. 

I've used both Xbox 360 and Xbox One with Live.

I fix stuff!
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Uber Geek


  # 1029062 22-Apr-2014 12:05
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Orcon doesn't use CGNAT. We currently give customers a dynamic public IP address


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Wannabe Geek

  # 1029405 22-Apr-2014 20:46
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Do you use XBox Live in parties with two or more other people and in multi-player games with them?  This is one of the articles I've read that references issues in those situations with CGNAT.

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Master Geek


  # 1030447 24-Apr-2014 10:37
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KingdomM: Scott,

Do you use XBox Live in parties with two or more other people and in multi-player games with them?  This is one of the articles I've read that references issues in those situations with CGNAT.

Sorry - I haven't done that specifically. 

In regards to CGNAT and gaming, the rule of thumb is that if you're hosting a server/game via your connection then you'll run into trouble.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 1030935 25-Apr-2014 09:43
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Some of the games I'm using through Live definitely use one of the player's Xbox to act as a host server.  Some have dedicated servers but I can't predict what individual games will need in the future.

Flip looks pretty appealing from a price point of view but I don't want to take the risk of connection issues with the way I use XBox Live.

Thanks to both of you for the replies.  

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