Hello everyone, I have searched high and low for a solution to my problem and I think if someone could explain how many alternative ports are used by Xbox Live I may be able to resolve this.
I have 4 Xbox 360's with two of them connected on a regular basis and 4 online when I have kids over playing. We have had constant disconnect issues of course and I have followed most if not all the suggestion offered regarding Static DHCP, Forwarded ports, UPnP, etc..etc.. The results have been mixed. The first 360 shows open nat and the second 360 shows strict. We can play online but still get disconnects. Both are using Static DHCP addresses but I currently do not have ports forwarded because I was hoping the UPnP would handle it correctly. I am running Tomato 1.27 on a Linksys WRT54G version 2. The 360s are all phats with the exception of one slim. All of them are connected to a switch wired. Nothing is wireless.
I understand if the standard ports(3074) are being used, a second 360 will chose another port if 3074 is taken. How many of these alternative ports are there? and what are they? Can I assign a second set of ports to be NAT'd to a second and then third and fourth 360? Are there alternative ports for additional 360s if ports 88, 53, and 80(http) are being used by the first 360? I assume 80 would not have to be redirected.
Thank you for any suggestions you can offer