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2 xbox 360 1 network?

weaponx_uk2003

Active Member
I am sure I have asked about this thing before but cant find it.

I have a Linksys BEFSR41 version 2 router that links to a linksys WAP54G ( acts as a bridge to another Linksys WAP54G acess point.

I know I can plug a xbox 360 in the back of the acess point and it works however will there be any problems if I plug in another xbox 360 in to the router ?
 

DazzaSammy

Active Member
The router will assign both the xbox 360's an ip address, so No there will be no problem. As long as they both have Live accounts, you cannot use the same profile on both 360's.
 

Morphies

Active Member
make sure UpNp is enabled. If the router struggles to forward the XBL ports to both 360's you may have issues with NAT settings when both consoles are online.

This could stop you getting into online MP games.
 

weaponx_uk2003

Active Member
I dont think my router has upnp.

Other problem i have is that my fowarding ports page is full due to the fact I have my xbox and ps3 filling the page
 

DazzaSammy

Active Member
First try both 360's and see what happens, th Linksy's should open ports automatically and you can check the NAT settings to see if its OPEN or Moderate etc. if it does struggle you could place 1 360 in a DMZ setting a static ip address and then you dont need to worry about port forwarding. The 360 is not opne to attack so does not really need to be behind a firewall.
 

weaponx_uk2003

Active Member
Guys we now have 2 xbox 360s.


I had to cancel the port forwarding, as it wouldnt let the 2nd xbox get online to live.

My main problem now is then i am search for a COD game it seems to disconnect me from live, and only way around it it to power router on and off.

Any you guys know why this maybe happening? Am I going to have to get my wallet out for a newer DSL router?
 

Hillskill

Moderator/Games Reviewer
It does sound like a a lack of UPnP issue to me. £30 should get you a nice solid Netgear or Linksys bit of kit.
 
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Simon Coates

Guest
WeaponX,

You most likely have an issue with NAT when both boxes are connecting to Live at the same time.
Both boxes MUST have 'Open' NAT to work OK.
Turn one box on and sign into Live, then perform a Live test in Network Settings
If it doesn't mention NAT than that console has Open NAT.
Now turn on the other console and repeat the test with both consoles turned on.
Post what errors you get.

Regards,

Simon
 
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weaponx_uk2003

Active Member
Right ran test,

got the following on the 2nd 360

Your NAT type is strict. People on networks with this NAT type maynot able to jion certain games or hear other people while playing online. For the best oniline experince you need an open NAT config.

Turn your router or modem off and back on again then wait 30 seconds

w:0000-0013
x:0000-000d
y:20a8 - 4800
z :0000-0000
id:0007-0000
 
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Simon Coates

Guest
WeaponX,

Having a 'Strict' NAT is the problem.

Look here for info on opening ports the 360 needs.

Another thing to try is to restore the orginal network settings on both consoles - this worked for me when one of our 360s had 'Moderate' NAT.
Go to Network Settings\Configure Network\Additional Settings and choose Restore to Factory Defaults.
:lesson: Make a note of your wireless security setting first as these will be deleted.

HTH

Simon
 

weaponx_uk2003

Active Member
I messed with port forwarding put only had space for my xbox and ps3. didnt have room for his, and because of this it wouldnt let his xbox on live.

I will try the restore to default bit. not need me make not of wireless settings as it doesnt ask for them, as for some reason if you just plug it i the back of the acess point its like a hub/router connection.
 

Zooks

Active Member
When I wanted to connect 2 xboxes in our house i changed the router to a dlink 2640b,
Cant recommend this router enough. Out of the box it connected 1 wired xbox360 and 1 wireless xbox360 both with open nat, 2 wireless laptops, 2 psp's and 3 wired desktops. No dropouts or issues of any kind. It was under £40 too.
 

pc5020

Standard Member
I have 2 360s on the network with 2 pcs all running fine and streaming media fine, they all connect back to same router either wirelessly or wired
 

sheppty

Active Member
When I wanted to connect 2 xboxes in our house i changed the router to a dlink 2640b,
Cant recommend this router enough. Out of the box it connected 1 wired xbox360 and 1 wireless xbox360 both with open nat, 2 wireless laptops, 2 psp's and 3 wired desktops. No dropouts or issues of any kind. It was under £40 too.

Can I ask if you had to do any port forwarding with this router or is it literally plug and play out of the box?

I've got two 360's running off an old BT2700HGV router that gives open NAT on both but it's on it's way out. I'm having to reset it regularly (it's now got to 2-3 times an evening which can be annoying during a heavy gaming sesh:D) so want to replace it and have heard the dlink 2640b is good for two 360's especially if all you have to do is plug them in.

Cheers
 

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