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Tutorial: Open xbl ports - Faster connection/Always able to join games  (Read 2083 times)

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This is very helpful.
I've done it before because I went from open NAT to strict NAT Over night.

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it's wanting you to buy something it looks like.

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One of the updates microsoft did to the xbox about a year ago made it start using some weird @#$% ports.



Good job microsoft. They pretty much force you to use UPnP, which has some nasty security flaws.

Also it wont make your connection any faster.

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xbox itself uses these ports:
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80
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3074

from there developers can open other ports. while very uncommon what some people have problems with are the two extra ports activision has opened with BO:
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33233
Somebody didn't read the rules before posting. You need a post count of 100 500 to talk directly to toys.
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it's wanting you to buy something it looks like.

it is an ad you don't have to buy anything.
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i missed the skip the ad part. LOL

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i missed the skip the ad part. LOL

it happens to the best of us.

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from there developers can open other ports. while very uncommon what some people have problems with are the two extra ports activision has opened with BO:
22728
33233

Hmmm, tried them out but didn't improve things.

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Hmmm, tried them out but didn't improve things.

It kept me from getting host.

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how do you tell when you are host or not?

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In Black Ops, you'll start the game before everyone else, you'll have 4 bars while they have 1.  The timer will go from 19 down to 10 at start of match and if the host quits and you are picked it goes from 19 down to 5.

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If you set your xbox to DMZ on your router, you effectively open everything, correct?

I know it's not recommended for a PC, but I've read that it's okay to do with your xbox.

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If you set your xbox to DMZ on your router, you effectively open everything, correct?

I know it's not recommended for a PC, but I've read that it's okay to do with your xbox.

You know it.  Getting a virus/remote exploited/rootkit on an xbox would require specialize hacks that no one is working on.  So DMZ for an xbox is safe as of this second :)