How To Change Nat Settings On Xbox Live
Your NAT settings on Xbox Live sometimes affect whether or not you are able to connect to the Xbox Live service, so learning how to change NAT settings on Xbox Live can greatly affect your online gaming experience. Your NAT settings are controlled through your router, so you'll need to have at least a passing familiarity for the way you change settings on your router. The basic concept is that Xbox Live traffic may need to have specific ports forwarded on the router so the console does not have a problem with sending the online gaming traffic through. If your ports are not configured properly, you may drop data packets or have other issues that will make your online gaming experience not as good.
Things you need to change NAT settings on Xbox Live:
- Router IP
- Xbox 360 IP
- Router login and password
- Open up the System Blade on your Xbox 360 and enter the Network Settings section if you don't know what your Xbox 360 IP address is. Write this address down for easy reference.
- Go to a desktop computer that is connected to the same router your Xbox 360 is. Enter your router's IP address in an internet browser. Use your username and password for the router to enter the configuration page for the router.
- Click on the section called DMZ. This is where you can adjust all of your NAT settings for the Xbox 360.
- Enable DMZ and provide the router with your Xbox 360's IP address. Save these changes.
- Find the Port Forwarding Configuration section for your router. Enable port forwarding for ports 87 through 89 on UDP and 3073 through 3075 for TCP and UDP. Save these changes and click the router's reset button.