My connection to Xbox Live is no good with AEBS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by galgould, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. galgould macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    So I bought an AEBS a couple weeks ago from Best Buy to replace my Netgear router that was several years old. My MBP connection seems great on it, and same with my iPod Touches, but for some reason my connection on my Xbox 360 took a dump.

    On the old Netgear, as bad/old as it was, I'd regularly get HD connection when trying to watch Netflix stream, and rarely had slow connection playing Halo. Now that the Xbox is hooked to my AEBS (through ethernet cable), I'm lucky to get full signal strength when streaming a Netflix movie (and usually drops down shortly after the movie/show starts), and I've tried to play two matches on Halo and have gotten booted from both because of connectivity issues.

    Anyone know what gives with this, or how to remedy my problem?

    Thanks in advance
  2. galgould thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
  3. DMC-12 macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2007
    Nashville, TN

    That's what helped me resolve my AEBS and Xbox Live issues. The video was very helpful. My modem and AirPort Extreme were both doing NAT stuff, and the two conflicted by using both of their default settings.
  4. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    I've got 2 xbox360s hooked to mine, no problems to speak of.

    Did you run network setup after you swtiched routers? Maybe that would help.
  5. galgould thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    Yep something is wrong here. I've tried the 'Configure Network', and then when I hit 'Test Xbox LIVE Connection', it all connects, but even the bar that loads between Internet and XBOX LIVE moves very slowly.

    When I go to Configure Network > Additional Settings, everything says Not set, but I can't remember what it said on the Netgear router.

    I've tried restarting both my Comcast cable modem and the AEBS, and I still have not been able to get through a whole game or movie without losing the connection.

    I appreciate the help, but I'm completely stumped here guys.
  6. galgould thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
  7. macnoober macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2010
    I've found this has helped a lot of people...

    Here's a simple guide to resolving the strict/moderate NAT problem for your Apple routers and Xbox Live:

    If you want to try the DEFAULT HOST option(this is referred to as putting your Xbox in the DMZ; it puts the Xbox IN FRONT of the router, your internet connection bypasses the router and goes straight to the Xbox). This is the easiest/fastest method:

    If you want to try NAT PORT MAPPING PROTOCOL-
    here's the ports you'll need:
    Port 88 (UDP)
    Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
    Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
    Port 80 (TCP)

    If you're using the Xbox wireless adapter:

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