Home Xbox Forum I have a moderate NAT on Xbox Live, how do I get...

I have a moderate NAT on Xbox Live, how do I get it to Open Nat?


I’ve tried a lot of things and went through many tutorials, switched UPnP off and on, switched DMZ off and on, used a static IP, forwarded a bunch of ports (although I’m not sure I named the rules the right thing; ie “XboxLive3601”) and I’ve tested my connection everywhere in between and it’s still moderate. I have a Verizon/Actiontec GT704WG router. Does anyone know of any solutions?

You May Also Like =)


  1. The application name doesnt matter

    anyway i copied this info from a youtube video that is a verizon fios.

    [url is not allowed]

    Read the *UPDATES* in the comment section below or in the video description (this box). They contain VERY important info you may need to be successful in Opening your NAT. Plz and ty

    *UPDATE* 6/5/08

    in the list of default usernames and passwords, i forgot to mention the 4th default passoword:


    *UPDATE* 6/2/08

    incase you’re either:

    a. trying to follow along, but the DMZ host thing just won’t work for you. or

    b. trying to follow along with another internet service provider, but the DMZ host just isn’t working for you. or

    c. you just don’t wanna mess with the DMZ host all together.

    i have provided 2 alternative methods that MAY open your NAT in the video description. The instructions to go along with them, are, as stated before, for the Verizon Fios layout I have.


    AIM: supers0ak

    MSN: [email is not allowed]

    Gamertag: supers0ak FTW


    The Three Basic Options for Opening Your NAT

    (The following instructions are for Verizon Fios SPECIFICALLY, and even more specifically the MI424WR Actiontec Router. But if you have enough computer know-how to follow along with a different internet provider, be my guest)

    The first thing you need to do for any of these, is to login to your router’s settings page by using your default gateway/IP Address as the url in your internet broswer.

    (common defaults)

    User Name: admin

    Password: admin, password, password1, p@ssword, or p@ssword1

    Option 1: DMZ (Exposed) Host (This Video)

    Firewall Settings►DMZ Host►enter your Xbox’s IP Address in the spaces available, check off the box next to “DMZ Host IP Address” and hit apply.

    Option 2: UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)

    Advanced►Universal Plug and Play►check off the box next to “Enable Automatic Cleanup of Old Unused UPnP Services” and hit apply.

    If your router doesn’t already have this option, you might be able to install a newer version of your router’s firmware that has the Universal Plug and Play feature.

    Advanced►Firmware Upgrade►Force Upgrade

    Option 3: Port Forwarding

    Firewall Settings►Port Forwarding►set three port forwarding rules for the following three ports, using your Xbox’s IP Address –

    UDP 88

    UDP 3074

    TCP 3074

    (see http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm for more info on how to do this)


    SIMPLIFIED DIRECTIONS (in 3 easy steps!):

    1. Put your default gateway/IP address into your internet browser, then login to the site.

    (common defaults)

    User Name: admin

    Password: password, p@ssword, or p@ssword1

    2. Navigate your way to the DMZ Host and input your xbox 360’s specific IP address there.

    Firewall Settings►DMZ Host►enter the xbox’s IP Address

    3. Check off the little box next to “DMZ Host IP Address” and hit apply. Now do an Xbox LIVE Connection Test, and your NAT should be open.

    if you don’t understand these simplified directions, then just watch/skim the video until you find what you’re looking for.


    This is SPECIFICALLY for the Verizon Fios layout.

    If you have Verizon Fios, then this is garunteed to help point you in the right direction.

    good luck 🙂

  2. I would explain it to ya but just google or even youtube “port forward xbox live” and there should be some tutorials that’ll explain how to do it.

    Though I do use a d-link router and the menu interface is much easier to follow than most other router menus

Comments are closed.