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Wireless XBOX Behind a Sonicwall Router - NAT ISSUE

Last Modified: 2012-08-20
Hello Experts,

Help me out will you.

I'm using a TZ 100 Sonicwall Router, and have a Xbox connecting to it wirelessly. I lost A DAY to reading every sonicwall guide, online solution, nothing works.

When I run the Xbox diagnostic I'm getting STRICT NAT. How do I open it?

I've created a static IP for the console, and created a group of services according to the appropriate ports needed, and set the NAT policy and firewall allow rule from WAN to WLAN, and nothing. Is this the best way to achieve this, or is there a more straightforward way?

The ONLY thing which makes any difference is ticking on CONSISTENT NAT under the VOIP settings. Interestingly, NAT goes from strict to moderate with that.

I know this can be done, other questioners here have had success, just couldn't understand how.

Please solve this for me will you experts.

Many Thanks
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