So basically I got a new ISP and router a few days ago and no matter what I try I can not get Open NAT settings on my xbox which is really ruining my connection.
The only real problem I am having is that I can't get a static IP address to work. Or if I do, I can't forward the ports to it.
My router's (netgear router if it matters) address is 192.168.1.1, yet any time I try to give my xbox a static IP address of 192.168.1.x (I've tried quite a few numbers for x, all of which SHOULD work) it says there is a problem with the IP address which makes no sense to me at all. This exact thing worked for me before.
However, if I set it to dynamic IP, or Automatic settings, the xbox chooses 192.168.137.217 for some weird reason. So I change it to manual and type in the automatic settings from before to make it static. Yet when I go to forward the ports to this address on my router it tells me "Server address must be a LAN IP". I'm not even sure what that means, the 360 IS a part of the LAN if I'm not mistaken.
So as far as I know there is no way for me to get a static IP address on my xbox, AND forward the ports to said IP.
I would really LOVE if someone could fix this for me by tomorrow, I just want to play Dark Souls II without any issues but this might ruin that dream.
Also it might be of note that I connect my xbox to my laptop with an ethernet cable, using internet conection sharing, and my laptop currently has a static IP that I forwarded the necessary ports to. I tried that thinking it would help, but of course it didn't. I will be getting a wireless adapter soon though, so this might fix it, or if I might have the same problem with the wireless adapter please let me know and if I need to fix it in a different way.
Please help and thank you in advance to whoever helps. Preferably before early tomorrow when I start playing Dark Souls II all day.