Best 360 Setup on router need help.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    wanted to get your tips i have a wrt54g v5 and want to get my bandwith at the fullest capacity thanks. THis is for my 360 on a wireless card.
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

  3. hcore

    hcore Network Guru Member


    could u tell me where u are gonna use it for ... do u have an xbox live account ??

    Because: it's possible to do gaming over a wireless connection, but i always preferred a utp cable to do the trick ... especially for online gaming ...

    Normally the wireless settings are ok, u dont need to change a lot there.

    Xbox live can act up if the test program shows your nat as being moderated... giving your 360 a static ip and a DMZ to your 360 will do the trick there ...

    The DMZ will not give u any risks of hackers...
    The 360 will not have any open ports a hacker could connect on...

    With kind regards
    (hcoregamer on xbox live)
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hey Hcore,

    i have a couple questions for ya....first how do i assign my xbox a static ip?

    also what would cause the xbox to go from having an open NAT to a moderate one?....i had my xbox in port forwarding and also DMZ and the NAT was even with both port forwarding and DMZ enabled the NAT is now showing moderate

    ive tried and tired this afternoon to get the NAT to open but it just wont

    i also sent u a friend request....if u want u may just send me a message on how to work this or just very frustrated right now.

  5. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Return the v5, its' junk see many posts about it.

    WRT54GS is great unit. On it you can load alternate firmware. Many of them have the option of something called "xbox kaid" which facilitates xbox usage.

    Concur with other poster, wireless gaming adds lag, worth it to run a wire.
  6. kev26

    kev26 Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure why you think the wireless adds lag. Even if the wireless network has a low signal strength and is running at 10MB/S thats way more then you'll ever pump through your cable/dsl modem. I run wireless and have no increased lag at all.
  7. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I'm doing a ping right now across a WIRED connection and seeing <1 ms latency. To the GATEWAY on my router, my friend.

    A ping from a WiFi laptop shows it adds anywhere from 1-10 ms depending. Unless of course someone uses a microwave oven or cordless phone nearby and then it fluctuates more. So you add that lag on top of whatever you normally see from a wired connection. Now a usable 50 ms game becomes a somewhat less usable 60+ ms game with possible spikes that are much worse due to interference sources.

    Me, I prefer to remove any possible sources of possible packet delay for less laggy gaming. You are perhaps more tolerant of lag than I am.

    I return to my statement, no serious gamer uses a WiFi connection if they can use a wire instead.
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