Open NAT on Airport Extreme Base Station

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by KJdanReuben, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. KJdanReuben macrumors regular

    May 22, 2007
    Every time I play Xbox Live, it tells me that my NAT setting is not open and that Matchmaking may be slow. So my question is this, how do I open up my NAT? I went to Airport Utility>Internet>NAT tab>and unchecked both "Enable default host at:", and "Enable NAT port mapping protocol", but it still says that my NAT is Strict. So what to do?
  2. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Did you ever find the answer to this? I am having the same problem with my Time Capsule.
  3. KJdanReuben thread starter macrumors regular

    May 22, 2007
    No, still no answer. I can't even find anything if I Google it.

    still waiting...
  4. keenan wolf macrumors 6502

    keenan wolf

    Mar 2, 2008
    mine says that too,when xbox live actually works, its just the security on the airport. dont worry about it it may add like 2 seconds on too matchmaking
  5. nurv2600 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2009
    NAT mapping

    You actually must enable NAT forwarding and enable the default host, and make it the same IP as your Xbox. I'm not sure if Xbox allows static IP configurations, and if it does, you should use it. If not, check the DHCP lease table on the APE, (Advanced -> Logging & Statistics -> Logs & Statistics button at the bottom) and look for your Xbox's IP and then enter it as the default host. Hope this helps!
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    Did you notice this thread is over a year old? Today, it just works.
  7. macnoober macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2010
    Actually, it doesn't always work. Many people have found this helpful:

    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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