nocera wrote:Has anyone with a 360 set up their router for port forwarding? I've tried to do it on my own using the official site and portforward.com and i'm totally lost.
I've been having some lag issues while watching Game Center/HBO Go, as well as during some gaming. Not sure if it's due to the port forwarding thing, my internet just sucking, or Xbox Live in general.
I can help! I actually just had a problem with my port forwarding being all messed up, so I recently redid the whole works.
How lost are you? Can you get to your router's webpage?
For the short version, make sure you have your port forwarding/virtual server screen set up like this. Just worry about the Xbox settings. The others are for my media server and DVR software:
There are a few things going on here that are somewhat related and somewhat separate. I will update my post when I get home if anything I wrote is wrong.
You need to know your Xbox's IP address on your network. The best way to know what it is all the time is to set it yourself.
The most important part is putting the Xbox into the "DMZ." This means it sits outside of the safety of your network. You probably wouldn't want your PC to be there, but theres no danger in your game console being there. This is important because it affects online play. On the 360 each online game is actually hosted by one of the players on their own Xbox. When someone has a "strict" nat that will affect who can play.
I don't think the media streaming stuff should be affected by port fowarding.