Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 84570 2-Jun-2011 15:08
Send private message

Thanks for taking your time and consideration reading this.

I have a Zyxel P-660HW D1 V2 DSL Router

This router is wired to a computer in my living area.

I have an computer in my office. Attached to it is a wireless adapter receiving a signal from the router.
In my office I have an Xbox 360. I went with the cheapest method of being able to connect to Xbox Live.

 I have a Cat 5 (Ethernet Cable) running from the console into my desktop in my office.

The two connections are bridged.

I can connect to Live just fine, however. I seem to have a Strict Nat. Thus leading to connection issues, as well as a slower connection.

Apparently I need to open some ports on my routers settings. Though I've opened them. I've restarted the router. I've done everything I know. And still I end up with a Strict Nat.

I'm open to all different solutions. If it comes down to it. Team Viewer (Remote Desktop Control) is an option as well.


Thank you again-

Create new topic
415 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76

Subscriber

  Reply # 477224 2-Jun-2011 21:44
Send private message

If you have UPnP on your router, and it's working properly, then your Xbox 360 should be able to open the necessary ports and give you an open NAT, without you having to do anything else. Is UPnP turned on in your router's configuration?

The other thing to check would be to plug the xbox 360 straight into your router and see if you get an open NAT. If so, then there's something going wrong with your bridging setup. 



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 477234 2-Jun-2011 22:01
Send private message

Yeah, I've got a UPnP. Everything it asks for is checked. It's on. If it's sort of hard for me to connect there Xbox 360 to the router directly is there anything else it could be? If not. Give me a few and I'll go unhook it and try that. Thanks for the help so far. I hope I can get this fixed :)

 
 
 
 


415 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76

Subscriber

  Reply # 477241 2-Jun-2011 22:17
Send private message

Unfortunately on some routers, UPnP just doesn't seem to work that well. You should be able to get open NAT to work with manual port forwarding though. Have you tried some of the guides off google for port forwarding on this model e.g. [http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/27815-42-zyxel-660hw-port-fowarding] or [http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/ZyXEL/P-660HW-D1/Xbox_Live_360.htm]? If you've already tried that, and it's still not working, I would suggest as a next step testing the xbox 360 when it's plugged directly into your router. 



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 477243 2-Jun-2011 22:24
Send private message

After I plug it into the router what then? I've had it plugged in directly before and I had an Open Nat I believe. What would be the issue and hopefully the fix?

Edit : I've tried to manually open the ports and still no go.

415 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76

Subscriber

  Reply # 477245 2-Jun-2011 22:34
Send private message

Maybe you'll need to change your setup so you don't need the bridge? You could pick up a Linksys WRT54GL off TradeMe and use it that as your wireless bridge. Or you could get a separate wireless adapter for your xbox 360. Having said that, I've been able to connect my xbox 360 through a wireless bridge on my laptop using windows xp without any problems before.



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 477247 2-Jun-2011 22:41
Send private message

Hmm perhaps. Though buying another router ATM is out of the question. I know I've used Internet Sharing Before. Though when I try it on Windows 7 I can't connect to Xbox Live period. With the bridge I can connect but have a Strict Nat.

415 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76

Subscriber

  Reply # 477253 2-Jun-2011 22:50
Send private message

I'm not using windows 7, but internet sharing usually adds another layer of NAT, so is no good for xbox live. Bridging the connections should work- not sure what the problem is there. Sorry I couldn't offer any more help.

1952 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted

  Reply # 477740 4-Jun-2011 14:34
Send private message

I presume you are connecting the Xbox this way because you need distractions in your office and there is no way to run a cable out to the office. Did the Xbox work ok when wired directly to the router? It does sound like trouble with the windows bridge, because thats the only non-standard part of the link.




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 477773 4-Jun-2011 15:52
Send private message

It's still Strict NATdirectly pluged into the router. :\

415 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76

Subscriber

  Reply # 477937 5-Jun-2011 10:06
Send private message

Next step would be to follow the (fairly complicated) instructions in this guide, if you haven't already [http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/27815-42-zyxel-660hw-port-fowarding]. You'll need to set up a static IP for your xbox 360, and remember to power cycle your router once you've made all your settings changes. Once you've got open NAT working with the xbox 360 connected directly, then move it back to where you had it and see if it works with the bridge setup as well.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.