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McKnight

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I want to play games online, but I am having trouble with my firewall restricting me. I know that I need to open the following ports:

UDP 88, UDP 3704 & TCP 3704

However, I am not sure whether I need to open these through the Microsoft firewall, the wireless internet firewall, or through the McAfee firewall. If it makes it any easier, I was able to add a single friend by adding the IP address of his XBOX through McAfee.

Any help would greatly be appreciated... thanks.
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Any firewall that you have between your xbox and the internet are going to need the ports opened up. If you have a wireless router that you use to connect to the internet then open them there, if your xbox is connected to the router you should be all set.

Your PC settings should not affect the xbox as long as its plugged into the router.
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Thank you...

I am actually using a wireless router; connected via the 360's wireless adapter. Therefore, where should I go from there (i.e. firewall settings for the router, PC, etc.)?

Thanks again...
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Ok, with the 360 connected to the router, you will have to open the ports on the router, and thats it. From there you should be able to connect out.
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Okay thanks...

However, the 360 is not actually connected to the PC; it is reading the signal wirelessly...

Also, if you could clear one more thing up please:

I manually added an IP address (allowed list) in McAfee and that allowed access to my friend's XBOX. Why did this work using McAfee as opposed to using the router's firewall?

Thanks again...

Edited by McKnight, 10 July 2007 - 02:16 PM.

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The update:

I tried with the best of my knowledge and my poor ability to follow directions to create the port forwarding (with the Static IP address), but inevitably failed.

The only thing that was an issue with my XBOX was that my NAT was strict (don't know the exact meaning).

Anyway, I called Netgear and the tech ran me through what I needed to do; inevitably, I turned off the SPI Firewall and created a DMZ for the router (given to the XBOX). I was told that the other firewalls I have would be more than enough; in addition (because I am paranoid), I turned up the security level on McAfee.

Everything works fine as of right now; I based everything I did off what the rep said. If anyone has anymore advice/input I would greatly appreciate that as well.

Thanks again...
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