Help: XBox 360 no longer connects to XBL via Apple Airport Extreme
March 18, 2014 4:02 PM Subscribe
I know there is a ton of links about this online, I checked many, many of them and I have exhausted everything I can think of. Most info is old or based on older Airport Utility software, or using a Windows machine with the Airport, etc. The crazy part is that until a few days ago, I was able to connect easily. In fact, the Airport connected to Xbox and XB Live right out of the box.
posted by jeff-o-matic to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
Now I keep getting either connection errors, or at very best, a connection to Xbox Live with the caveat that my NAT settings are set to Strict. Once I get this message I am no longer connected. I have tried several online "solutions" but like I said, I never found any that matched my configuration. It connects, but when I try to download my profile, it hangs up for over two minutes then comes back saying it cannot connect... and then I am completely disconnected. I've emptied the cache and even tried a couple different profiles.
According to what I've read, I need to set the NAT settings on the Airport Express to Open, or port forward various ports, or both. I have seen some places saying to port forward one port, and some say as many as five. I have tried all these things to no avail.
Airport Utility v 6.3.2
Does anyone know of a way to make this work, or am I out of luck? Again, it was working fine before -- even five days ago. My internet connection is good, and I even swapped out a different Airport Express (same model) to see if that fixed things. Exactly the same.
Ideally if someone has a step-by step method, using the latest software, please let me know. Thanks.