Do I still need to port forward when xbox360 is wired into router?

I have a Linksys e2500 and am always being disconnected in the middle of multiplayer gaming, and when I am connected I am lagging with 1 or 2 signal bars. I have done a speedtest and i registered 16.50mbps from my desktop. I make sure to have nothing else connected and am using the first ethernet port. Any suggestions?

And if I do need to port forward while wired into router, how do I do it? I tried following the Cisco websites tutorial for xbox360 and it d/c the internet for all devices. Help please!

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 74 Applies to:

oh and on xbox it says my NAT is open when playing Black Ops 2...not sure if that means anything.

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Port forwarding is useful for both wireless and wired connections especially when FPS game sites show only 1-2 bars of signal quality. http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Linksys/E2500/Xbox_Live_360.htm explans how (after you click on the CLOSE button at upper right to close the overlay ad).

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Some NAT problems are subtle and don't appear in the Test Xbox Live Connection test. Most likely there's a port blocked or misdirected away from your Xbox, in your router, modem, or at your ISP.

Since the Xbox 360 uses different ports than PCs & Macs ordinarily use, you can't see the effect of a port blockage except on the Xbox, for the NAT problem is really the blockage or misdirection of ports.

A sequential power cycle is the first step in clearing a port problem, and the order and timing of the steps is important to success:

1) turn off the Xbox then

2) unplug power from the router (Some folks have a combination modem-router AKA 'gateway' or only use a modem with no router. If either, skip steps 3 & 6).

3) unplug power from the modem.

4) Wait at least 30 secs then replug the modem/gateway power.

5) Wait 'til the light on the front of the modem/gateway which says ONLINE, READY, CABLE or DSL is on solid (not flashing), then plug in the router. If you have a gateway instead of a modem and router or a modem with no router, then when that light says it's ready, skip to step 7.

6) Wait until the WiFi light on the router is on; you may not use WiFi, but it's still a good indicator your router is finished booting up.

7) Turn on the Xbox.  For more background on Ports, see whatismyipaddress.com/port

If the problem persists, please send us the info we need from forums.xbox.com/.../155724.aspx so we may work on this further.

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