Submitted by HAMM3RofBUDDHA 528d ago | article

How To Get an Open NAT on the Xbox One for Better Connections

The Xbox One is just over a day old, and for the most part it’s a solid next-gen gaming console. One of its many facets that makes it a worthy addition to your gaming lineup is its robust Xbox Live network, which has been refined for years on the Xbox 360. Chatting with friends, or joining multiplayer and co-op matches efficiently is what made the 360 stand out during the last gen, so one would think that the same environment would be present on the Xbox One. For the most part it is, but just like the 360 it takes a little elbow grease with your network settings to get the best possible environment for chatting and gaming with friends. (Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

KingDadXVI  +   528d ago
This is good information to have out their for people. The issue is that for best results you should have an open NAT. Unfortunately a lot of ISP's are set up so that you end up with a moderate or strict NAT and you have to do set up a static IP and forward ports which is a pain in the butt. I have complained to my ISP for years and they would not change it which left me having to use port forwarding. You can also use port triggering if your modem/gateway/router supports it or in some cases DMZ. It works fine but is a pain in the butt. Once ISP's make the eventual switch to IPv6 from IPv4 the NAT issues will disappear.
BX81  +   527d ago
Yeah, sounds like a pain. I'm not computer savy so this hurts my brain. Lol.
yesmynameissumo  +   527d ago
NAT 3 - Traffic is being blocked by the ISP/Cable/DSL router
NAT 2 - Your cable/DSL modem is connected to a wifi or wired router
NAT 1 - Direct connect from modem to PC or Mac
alexkoepp  +   527d ago
my primary DNS comes up as 2601:1:9080:b1:cad7:19ff:fed8: d648

how do I enter that?

My secondary is just the
yesmynameissumo  +   527d ago
That primary DNS entry is IPv6. Disable it on your router.
alexkoepp  +   527d ago
yesmynameissumo  +   527d ago
Happy to help! Good luck! Your primary DNS should be the IP of your router ( The secondary address you could use something like GoogleDNS -
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LaidBakLazyHippo  +   527d ago
for open nat i just connect my ps3/360 directly to my cable modem...host 4 days
BoriboyShoGUN  +   527d ago
Good guide, A few buddies of mine needed this on the 360. Im not sure if they've changed anything but we dont seem to have any issues on the PS4.
Lockon  +   527d ago
Is their a guide for this one PS4?
zme-ul  +   527d ago
the best way is to add your console IP to DMZ list and enable UPNP on your router
bestofthebest  +   527d ago
Mine is usually moderate and i don't really have much problems the strange thing is that sometimes it will be open by it self
Sarick  +   527d ago
Why port forward port 80 and port 53.
Port 80 is HTTP and 53 is DNS standard ports.
I didn't see port 443 that's the security HTTPS.

Does the Xbox need these ports for access to the internal network?

Using nat the best way to fully unlock access is to setup a static local IP or Static DHCP/ARP/IPT on the router like shown in the first step. Then DMZ it. Provided there aren't other devices clogging up the ports used by XBOX it should function almost as good as a non-nat connection.

The biggest problem is the hardware that is forwarding the connections can become burdened so you'll need a good router with good software.
KingDadXVI  +   527d ago
Yes, Xbox needs these ports. The main part that I am trying to get across is that the NAT issue is not a fault of the Xbox Live, Xbox 360, or Xbox One. As is usually with a lot of networking and computer tech we are stuck with a lot of legacy shit that ends up needing work arounds that end up causing other bottlenecks. NAT is one of those work arounds that can f@!k up network communications.

With IPv6 that will disappear. We just have to wait for the ISP's to all update their hardware.

The biggest problem with port forwarding to a device those ports are locked to that device so if you have a second Xbox you can't forward the ports to it. If you could get a switch and assign it a static ip and then forward the ports to it then you could have multiple Xbox's connected to the same open ports. But that is just a work around for old protocols. We really need ISPs to get with the time and switch over to IPv6.

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