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« on: November 21, 2006, 01:04:06 AM »

I'm stuck. For some reason my brother and I cannot play GOW co-op on Live. We have been successful with other games (DOOM 3, PDZ), but whenever we accept an invitation, it says connection lost. Both of our accounts are working, and we are connected to live. We have tried every possible combination (hosting public/private). In fact when hosting public games, other people could join us? Any help is appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 01:46:02 AM »

Have Live test your connection and see what your NAT settings are. See if you're Restrictive (you have ports that are being blocked off/not forwarding via your router) or Open (ports are forwarded). If Restrictive, search here on the forums for instructions to fix that.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006, 03:22:07 AM »

NAT Settings are open.

Juast curious, would a firewall have anything to do with it? I can access XBOX Live and download games (tried the Superman Demo yesterday), I just can't seem to play GOW co-op.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006, 03:54:03 AM »

If Live is saying that your NAT settings are Open, then you've done all you can in making sure your connection is as good as you can get it. All your ports are open (or at least the important ones that Live uses), so your firewall is no longer an issue.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006, 04:05:38 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on November 21, 2006, 03:54:03 AM

If Live is saying that your NAT settings are Open, then you've done all you can in making sure your connection is as good as you can get it. All your ports are open (or at least the important ones that Live uses), so your firewall is no longer an issue.

A friend of mine passed all these tests but would still have problems hosting games.   He went and got an approved router off the compatible list and it solved his problems.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/connecttolive/xbox360/homenetworking/equipment.htm

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2006, 11:25:53 AM »

I've got an approved router as well. I'll have my brother check his settings.

Anyone have any otehr suggestions? Thanks.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2006, 11:52:11 AM »

Sometimes, even if it says the settings are okay, forwarding the required ports anyways can help.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2006, 01:49:34 PM »

Sorry, I'm not sure how to forward the required ports, or even what that means. This is the first problem I have had with XBOX Live.

Is there anything I need to do besides start the game and send an invite to my friend? Maybe I'm doing something wrong there. I'm starting to feel old.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2006, 07:14:58 PM »


 Not usually. That should be it. Are you sure someone isn`t just beating you guys to the punch and filling the spot before the other gets there? That`s the similar message I get when I join a game and then it gets full before I get there. Sorry, that`s all I got paranoid.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2006, 08:54:26 PM »

a lot of people are having problems with gears of war online...i have only been able to connect to one online game since i baught the game last friday.........there is also a probelm with ranked games(and sometimes player games) on call of duty 3...both games are due to recieve an update for the problems in the near future...this could be why you are having problems...also tony hawk project 8 is apparently suffering the same problems..but i have no idea if a patch is on its way for that

call of duty 3 online is fantastic,i love it..gears of war was good...but with only 8 players,wasnt as great as i thought it should be,it should have some bigger maps as well....but as i said i have only been able to play the one time up to now
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2006, 07:43:52 AM »


So....oddly enough, I had a problem with my "Recent Players" list not updating at all.   I had emailed xbox tech support but got a reply to call in.  Going through their process, he had me open up port 3074 to both UDP and TCP.  I only had it as TCP for some reason.   Then I redownloaded my gamer profile.  This solved the problem.

My point being is that I'm sure I had the port open correctly to something I read on the xbox site.  Changing it to both UDP and TCP may have helped but it also could have been redownloading my gamertag.   You might try checking the ports you have forwarded (what I stated above plus UDP for port 88) just in case.

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2006, 08:38:32 AM »

So I'm a little late replying to this thread, but if you are looking for help on port forwarding, find your router on the list at PortForward.com (they have most manufacturers and models) and they should have steps you can follow.  They also have a list of common ports including those needed for XBox Live (3074 TCP and UDP, 88 UDP).  They also have more info on what port forwarding is and such.  Hope that helps somebody out there. 

It is also worth checking on your router manufacturer's website to see if there is a firmware upgrade for your model. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2006, 01:26:24 PM »

Hey, if anyone wants to Gears coop on insane, let me know and I would love to.  Maybe tonight after the hoopla is over we could start-around 8:30 or 9 maybe and just see how far we get before we pass out.

I'm game.
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