By now, I have read, I guess 100 posts with no luck finding an answer to my problem with my NAT being Strict.
I have a Thomson TG789vn gateway and its uPnP is turned on. I have tried opening the ports manually, but no luck there either. I also have fiber optic, so it shouldn’t be a problem here. If it matters – I can also use uTorrent w/o any problems.
I have also read that I can restart my gateway, restart my Xbox, and the NAT should be fine and Open, and guess what – no luck (explanation further down). I figured my ISP could help me with this, but they had no support on NAT, so they couldn’t help me more than a mail they sent me with everything I’ve read a 100 times before.
I had faith one time. I did the Xbox Live Connection Test, and obviously it stated that my NAT was Strict. I then restarted my gateway and the Xbox, and started the test once again. This time it actually was Open – no Connection Error. Me happy. I started the game, and after 5 seconds of loading, I was thrown out of Xbox Live. I reconnected, but thought that ”aa, maybe I can take the test again to see what this was all about”, and believe it or not – the NAT was back to Strict. Me not that happy anymore.
So, I cannot play with my friends online, I can’t join a Live Party, neither can my friends join my Party when I invite them. Also, it takes unbelievably long time to load the game when I try to connect to an online server, compared to my friends. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it, but I mention it anyways..
Hopefully one of you can be my savior in my missery!
Btw, I’m playing GTA V – and for you guys who’s playing it – you know it’s more fun to play with friends than with randoms.
Thank you so much!