Inability to Connect to Friends on XBL

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  1. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    My best friend who just moved from Fredericton (where I am) to Surrey, with whom I used to play COD4 almost every day, is now no longer able to connect to me, nor I to him. We both have great internet connections, both of our NAT types are open...but we can join each other's parties, games, or private chats. the only way we can play together is if we both join someone else's party. We just can't connect directly to each other, which is a SERIOUS fucking pain in the ass. Could someone explain why this is happening and tell me how to remedy the situation? Because I really don't understand it at all.
     
  2. Noizemaze

    Noizemaze Ken

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    I've had that happen before. For some reason I wasn't able to connect or interact with one of my friends in Tenchu Z. He couldn't connect to my game, or I to his, but we could both join a third friend's game who could interact with us both, but we still couldn't see each other for some reason.

    The next day it worked perfectly, so I've got no idea what the problem was.
     
  3. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Someone's NAT is lying! :mad 
     
  4. Boardwise

    Boardwise is scary - Sig Killer - M Super Mod

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    Ebay:
    Go to this site: PortForward.com - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model and find your router manufacturer and model, get your friend to do the same.

    Set your XBox to a Static IP address, instrcutions here: PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall

    Then on the next page after you have selected your router, select XBox Live 360 and follow the instructions there.

    See if that aliviates your problems. I have done this for my XBox and it helped with my connection.
     
  5. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oooh, I'm gonna look at this tomorrow, hopefully it'll clear the problems I seem to have with some friends.
     
  6. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'll have to try those sometime. I have a bitch of a time playing with some of you guys...
     
  7. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Yeah me and my friend live in the same state and we still can't connect to each other. My internet recently got capped so that doesn't help at all :( 
     
  8. Recall

    Recall Player Select

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    Thanks for the info Boardwise, gonna have a gander at it tonight after work :) 

    awesome.
     

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