Port Forwarding

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slinky0390, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. slinky0390 macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2005
    Hi, I'm having a NAT issue while sharing my internet via ethernet to my xbox360. I've opened the required ports except for 88 in my router because it uses that for services (friggin belkin). I'm still getting a strict NAT on my xbox and I should have a Moderate NAT if I have every port but 88 open. I know that Tiger had a setting for port forwarding in system preferences, but for the life of me I cant find it in snow leopard. Does anyone know how I could forward the necessary ports?
  2. slinky0390 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2005
  3. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2009
    Port forwarding takes place on the router, not on an end device. Try the Belkin forums? Or toss that belkin garbage and get a decent router.
  4. slinky0390 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2005
    I know port forwarding takes place in a router, but I have those ports opened up and I'm still having a problem. I remember in tiger when you are internet sharing there is a preference pane for forwarding tcp and udp ports which seems to be gone in leopard. Is there a way to do what you used to be able to do in tiger in leopard? Or does the mac firewall act like a uPnp device where it automatically allows traffic based on what something needs.
  5. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    If you're sharing internet via your Mac, then you have to open up the ports in Snow Leopard's firewall, I think it might be in the Sharing preferences.
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    The firewall settings are in the Security tab of system preferences.

    If I am reading this correctly why don't you just connect the router directly to your XBOX 360 rather than using your Mac as a network bridge? Alternatively you could get a wired to wireless network bridge for fairly cheap. Just make sure if you get an access point that it can connect a wired device to a wireless network.

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