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Sonicwall TZ 210 wireless-N  and using XBox 360. Also, the SSID is not found on scanning but I see it on my iphone and laptops

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I have 3 Xbox 360's and all work ok but I am having a problem with a STRICT NAT.
I want to open up all ports on the router for all of my 360s.  I know their MAC addresses.
How can I setup a rule that would allow ALL devices with the following MAC addresses be wide open? MAC 1, MAC 2, etc

Also, for some reason my Xbox 360s do not find the SSID of my Sonicwall TZ210 Wireless N.  When I use my iphone or laptop they all see the SSID without any problems.. Any ideas?

FYI: I  am still a little slow with the Sonicwall so any walk throughs or step by step instructions would be appreciated.
Thank you
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Normally you should obtain your ip (xbox) via DHCP. So you could configure one ANY-ANY ALLOW rule to that one ip...
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what OS are you running on the sonicwall, enhanced or standard?  you can create MAC address objects just as you would for an IP address.  then, you create an address group and add the address objects representing the MACs to the group.  You can find the address objects/groups under Network > Address Objects.

regarding ports, sonicwall calls ports services.  you can find the existing services under Firewall > Services.  if you want to allow all services to the MACs you've specificed, then you go to Firewall > Access Rules.  when creating a access rule, you do it by zone.  so, if you are using the default WLAN zone for the wireless LAN, then you'd configure a rule WLAN > LAN and LAN > WLAN.
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Won't the IP change if it is set to DHCP?  Unfortunately, 2 of the 3 are constantly used for LAN parties so they need to be DHCP instead of static.
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i'm not sure what to make of the missing SSID.  you should have a/b/g/n on the sonicpoint-n device.  did you create a sonicpoint virtual access point?
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Ahh my good friend digitap :)

I am running SonicOS Enhanced 5.5.1.0-5o
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I thought I had one called SonicJAM and I see it on my iphone and laptops but I don't see in the file I uploaded, should I?
SonicPoint->SonicPoints
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You may set DHCP lease to any time you want...
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I found the SonicPoint SSID under WIRELESS->Settings
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hello...hope you're doing well!

you don't have to create a virtual access point to use a sonicwall.  those can be helpful if you are creating a virtual guest and virtual corporate wireless network.  you created a sonicpoint provisioning profile called SonicJAM.  go to sonicpoint > sonicpoints and you should see two provisioning profiles.  one for N and one for a/g.  i don't know if your xbox has access to N, so make sure the a/g radio is turned on and transmitting.
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Tks digitap you too!!

I imagine the xbox's do have access to N. They hall have built in N cards.
I manually changed the channel from auto to 1 and now it and others show up (but it could also be the rules.
Any idea how to change the NAT type to "open"? After the changes I made it still says "strict"
On a linksys/belkin you just turn on upnp but I cannot do this, correct?
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OK...i understand.  you want to enable upnp from WLAN (xbox) to WAN, correct?  sonicwall doesn't support upnp.  however, you CAN "open" everything from WAN > WLAN (xbox).  is that what you want to do?
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Yes everything open in the group that has all my xbox's but I think I need WLAN > WAN correct?

All of a sudden my iphone won't connect to the SonicJAM, is there something I messed up in these changes?
Can I create a 2nd SSID that would allow guest access as well as having the SonicJAM (xboxs)?
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if you want to create a guest network, then you'll need to create virtual access points.  i have a link to a KB below stepping you through how to do that.

Corporate:

https://www.fuzeqna.com/sonicwallkb/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=5801

Guest:

https://www.fuzeqna.com/sonicwallkb/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=5798

I don't know if you've changed anything.  You might give your sonicpoint a restart and see if that helps.

anything WLAN > WAN will be allowed.  It's WAN > WLAN that's the real problem.  if you create your address object for one MAC, then you can run the public server wizard to allow some bogus service into your WLAN host.  then, go back and modify the NAT and access rules to include the address group that contains all the MACs and then allow Any service.
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At the Sonicwall appliance create a network object with ip of your xbox (see dhcp which address your x box uses). Then apply one more entry at your firewall rules (WAN -> WLAN) with ANY to ANY (services) and the destination host with the network object created.
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thanks for the points!  did you get things working properly?
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Yes all is working. The ssid wasn't being seen when the channel was set to auto. I did a scan and found an available one and set it. Now no problems.
Tks for your sonicwall help. I will have many more soon.
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well, i'll be here!
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