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Topic # 51242 27-Nov-2009 17:11
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My NAT is set to strict and I cannot change it.  I'm using a Netgear WNDR3300 router with Windstream service provider.

Earlier, when I changed my NAT in my router to Open, I ran the Xbox LIVE test and it said my NAT was open.  I started playing games, but noticed that I was still having trouble connecting to some games.  I re-tested LIVE and it said I had a Strict NAT.  Now when I perform the LIVE test, it will say I have an Open NAT the first one or two times, but if I keep testing a 3rd time it will always say Strict.  How does this happen when I don't change anything on my router?

Here's what I've done so far:

-Gave my computer a static IP address and forwarded ports (88 and 3074) to my X360
-Changed NAT settings in my router to open

I have no idea what to do and am extremely frustrated!  Also I am connecting to the Dualband-N network, but I get the same results if I connect to G, also.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 277026 27-Nov-2009 17:42
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What type of broadband internet connection do you have? ADSL?
If it is ADSL then you will need to open the ports on your ADSL router as well or set the Netgears WAN IP in the DMZ of the ADSL router to open all ports to it.




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  Reply # 277034 27-Nov-2009 18:12
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This site is pretty reliable and has instructions about setting up port forwrding on your Netgear Router:
http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Netgear/WNDR3300/WNDR3300index.htm
Hope it helps.



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  Reply # 277436 29-Nov-2009 12:04
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*UPDATE*

After talking to my friend, he told me to port forward on my modem in addition to my router. This worked and immediately I noticed a difference (From getting 2/50 matches to 25/50 matches). It worked last night and today. After I logged off XBOX I got on my computer with the static IP address and found that my browser wasn't working. I changed the static IP to a different number, and then BACK TO THE SAME number I had before.

Browser was working again, so I hop back on XBOX only to find that I HAVE A STRICT NAT AGAIN. I changed nothing in my modem or router settings and am sure I changed back to the right IP address. Also, now when I log in to my router it says that there is no internet connection while checking for firmware, but this is not true because I have wireless connection on all my peripherals. Can someone tell me what is going on? I already called customer service and they were no help.



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  Reply # 277800 30-Nov-2009 12:43
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Can anybody help?

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  Reply # 277995 30-Nov-2009 18:04
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Sounds like you have a double NAT setup with your modem doing NAT and your wireless router also doing NAT... that will always cause a lot problems with gaming, p2p, file transfers via instant messaging etc.

What you want to do is bridge your modem to your router so the modem isn't doing NAT anymore, should be possible.. depends on the options in your modem.

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  Reply # 281447 11-Dec-2009 11:24
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Wish your Xbox, put it on a static IP and put the XBOX IP in the DMZ filter, I have a netgear too and only after I put it in the DMZ did my PS3 work as Open Nat.

Whoops and sorry for the late reply, I only got my new netgear a few days ago :)




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