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Router setup for xbox 360

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Hi
Have Netgear Router DG834 with cat5 to server, running SBS 2003.  This is connected to switch. Off the switch I have an Access point Linksys WAP54G. Laptops, xbox live and PS3 run of this.
Xbox live (Wireless) has NAT issue - NAT type is moderate. Playing online is inconsistant. Can't hear other players or join with other players etc
Can anyone provide me with an idiots guide to ports, IP addresses, static or dynamic etc. I have contacted xbox helpline and looked through forum after forum......  lots of views!!!
My son (honest!!) would be very grateful!

Cheers Jon
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Here is the article that I used:

Network ports used by Xbox LIVE <-- excellent resource
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908874?sd=xbox

and this one helped also (search on your configuration):

http://www.7readygames.com/

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Hi,

Sometimes the mos easy way to configure the router for XBOX Live usage is to enable UPnP feature. It seems that this resource is disabled on your router.

In the case of your router model, I think it is:

1) connect to your router's admin interface
2) Click on UPnP on the main menu
3) Make sure the 'Turn UPnP On' checkbox is checked.
4) Click on 'Apply' and you should be set.

The manual for your Router is here: http://kbserver.netgear.com/

If this not works, you'll need to make a NAT (port forwarding) to your XBOX's IP address of the following ports:
UDP 88
UDP 3074
TCP 3074

The method about performing port forwarding on your router can be found on the manual too. I think it is a little long to describe here

Please verify this procedures, and post the results sucessfull or not. I will appreciate to help you!

Cya!
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Universal Plug n Play (uPnP) will normally fix this but it depends on how the rest of your network is configured.
It'll do no harm to set up port forwarding as thiagotietze mentions, this is the long version of the step-by-step guide on how to do that::
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Netgear/DG834/Xbox_Live_360.htmTo do this you should look at setting fixed IP addresses for all your devices but at least the xbox.



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Hi

All required ports open.  Went through the 'port forwarding' from Xbox live. Upnp open.   All settings exactly the same before I posted question.
Could it be the server is just not quick enough?  Starting to run out of options and it would be a good excuse to buy a new one!!!
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Can you move the xbox for 30 minutes or so so that it has a wired connection to the router?
If that works perfectly you have the makings of the excuse you want (although it might still be fixable!)
Which version of the router  do you have?  I think NetGear made 4 different upgrades?  Same question about the access point too.
(It should say on the labels - if there's no version number it's v1)
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Netgear Router DG834 v4
Linksys WAP54G v3 (thats on the setup software, on the box it looks like 2.1 or 3.1, eyesight not too good!!)
Both are relatively new.

Will try the wired link to xbox tonight.  Have tried that before I changed all the settings with limited success.
Cheers
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Not the solution, but helped me narrow down the problem.
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