Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2008
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    6
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Intel Core2Duo 2.0GHz, 1GB Ram, 120Gb HD.
    XboX Live through my Mac: NAT issues
    I've managed to connect my xbox 360 to xbox live by connecting it via ethernet to my mac mini and sharing the internet from my airport connection. I'd been doing this on my windows laptop until now but found the mac alternative well worth the effort as its much more reliable, the pc used to work on and off or no apparent reason. But one issue still remains, strict NAT. This was a problem when connecting through the laptop as well and so I assumed it was the router (BT Homehub), but have found that newer firmware updates have solved this problem in the router, it now shows open nat when connected directly, but when connecting via my mac or laptop I have a strict NAT, meaning voice chat is laggy/doesn't work and connecting to games takes an age if it works at all.
    Can anyone help?

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Sep 15, 2007
    Posts
    106
    I play my xbox thru my macbook pro and i used this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CJgrZXjY0c

    just check you have set it up correctly like he has. I done it and my Nat is Moderate.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2008
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    6
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Intel Core2Duo 2.0GHz, 1GB Ram, 120Gb HD.
    I didn't use this video but the method was the same as well as all the settings, except the ones specific to my router/mac obviously. I am still recieving a strict NAT result

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Sep 15, 2007
    Posts
    106
    ok well the only advice i can give is message the guy who made that video i posted he helped me with every problem i had.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Feb 06, 2008
    Posts
    31
    do you know the ip address for you modem?

    I had this problem; my NAT is wide open.

    if you dont know it find out. its gonna be a bunch of numbers

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2008
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    6
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Intel Core2Duo 2.0GHz, 1GB Ram, 120Gb HD.
    the IP address for my modem/router (bt homehub) is 192.168.1.254 and I've searched the settings list to set up port fowarding, saw people trying that but they were directly connected to the router.

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Feb 06, 2008
    Posts
    31
    so your on ATT then right? if so login in to the site, it will be you email address and password.

    under the advanced tab look for the PPP location link, from there you will have to designate that you want it it on the computer instead of the modem.

    what will happen then is that in order to connect to the internet, you will need to login everytime, with your email address and password.

    now, on your xbox youll need to goto the network settings, under additional settings and type in your emaill address and your password. test it and your NAT is going to say open

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2008
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    6
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Intel Core2Duo 2.0GHz, 1GB Ram, 120Gb HD.
    No I'm on BT, I'm in the UK. They may be affiliated but I tried logging on at the website and it didn't work

  9. #9


    Member Since
    May 19, 2008
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Pegasi Delta View Post
    I've managed to connect my xbox 360 to xbox live by connecting it via ethernet to my mac mini and sharing the internet from my airport connection. I'd been doing this on my windows laptop until now but found the mac alternative well worth the effort as its much more reliable, the pc used to work on and off or no apparent reason. But one issue still remains, strict NAT. This was a problem when connecting through the laptop as well and so I assumed it was the router (BT Homehub), but have found that newer firmware updates have solved this problem in the router, it now shows open nat when connected directly, but when connecting via my mac or laptop I have a strict NAT, meaning voice chat is laggy/doesn't work and connecting to games takes an age if it works at all.
    Can anyone help?
    i have the EXACT same problem, except i am using a Macbook, rather than a Mac Mini. any ideas?

  10. #10

    takadante's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2008
    Location
    San Clemente
    Posts
    122
    Specs:
    Macbook 2.14ghz || 120GB || IPHONE 3G 8GB JBken 4GB RAM || <3
    Ill try to tell you how to port forward the specific ports an XBOX uses to use incoming and outgoing internet. Now if you guys do not know your password or email for your modem login, try username: admin password: admin. THis is default for most companies in the US, such as cox and times warner. Make sure you test your connecting on your xbox to find out what its IP is [192.168.2.x]. Now once you are logged in, go to Virtual Servers. Once there, it should look like the image attached.

    Also you must add these ports to your computer since you are using your mac's internet. to port to your computer use this command in terminal.

    sudo ipfw add allow [udp or tcp] from [port] to [port]

    So this is what you would type for all 3 ports

    sudo ipfw add allow UDP from 3074 to 3074
    sudo ipfw add allow TCP from 3074 to 3074
    sudo ipfw add allow udp from 88 to 88
    Attached Images Attached Images

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Jun 10, 2010
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by takadante View Post
    Ill try to tell you how to port forward the specific ports an XBOX uses to use incoming and outgoing internet. Now if you guys do not know your password or email for your modem login, try username: admin password: admin. THis is default for most companies in the US, such as cox and times warner. Make sure you test your connecting on your xbox to find out what its IP is [192.168.2.x]. Now once you are logged in, go to Virtual Servers. Once there, it should look like the image attached.

    Also you must add these ports to your computer since you are using your mac's internet. to port to your computer use this command in terminal.

    sudo ipfw add allow [udp or tcp] from [port] to [port]

    So this is what you would type for all 3 ports

    sudo ipfw add allow UDP from 3074 to 3074
    sudo ipfw add allow TCP from 3074 to 3074
    sudo ipfw add allow udp from 88 to 88
    I followed these instructions.. In the router - do I enter the IP of the Mac or the xbox live console?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Xbox NAT through my Mac
    By bryce77 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-18-2010, 04:14 PM
  2. Preferred network issues and xbox live issues with my new airport
    By mrmbp in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-22-2010, 07:51 PM
  3. Wireless Router NAT issues with Macbook and Xbox
    By Firejordan in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2010, 08:29 AM
  4. Xbox Live via Powerbook: Nat moderate
    By -markie- in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2009, 11:25 AM
  5. How to obtain Open NAT connecting to Xbox Live
    By JackBauerPower in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-17-2009, 06:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •