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My nat wont open!!!!!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ckleister, Apr 17, 2010.

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  1. ckleister

    ckleister Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2010
    Well a few weeks ago my dad bought a new wireless router a "belkin N F5D8631-4 v3" i play on Xbox live however this new router has made my NAT type strict this happened with my old router but i just forwarded some ports set a static IP address and it worked fine NAT type was open. With this new router i have tried forwarding ports (or virtual servers as they are called in belkin router settings) along with setting a static IP address of this did not work my NAT was still strict. so i consulted Google learned a bit about DMZ and gave that a try the results where even worse. when i use DMZ i don't know if my NAT type changes because i cant even sign in on my Xbox, testing the connection i see that my Xbox connects to the router but when trying to connect to the Internet i get a "there may be a problem with you router restart it and wait" blah blah blah so i disabled DMZ and i could sign in again but i still have a strict NAT (By the way i disabled virtual servers before i tried DMZ because i read that they don't work together) so i consulted Google again i found that i might need to update my routers firmware so i go on my router settings try to update the firmware i click the check firmware button and i get message saying "cannot connect to the firmware information server check the WAN connection" can someone plese help me fix my NAT or update my firmware oh and my current firmware is "3.01.04 (Oct 29 2007 23:56:18)" incase it helps
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    Oct 19, 2002
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