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How to open your NAT with the XR500

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To be more accurate! I turn on my console check THE NAT TYPE AND IT READS "GETTING INFO". OKAY NOW I LOG IN TO THE XR500 AND I HAVE TO ENABLE SPECTATING MODE ON! NOW IF I I DONT DO ANYTHING THE GAMES SAYS I HAVE OPEN NAT TYPE!!

 

Sounds like the Geo-Filter is blocking a NAT server. Which game are you playing?

If your in-game NAT is only Moderate this is likely a false reading. You can tell if this is the case by searching for a game. If you find a decent game in the same amount of time you'll likely have an open NAT even though the game reports a Moderate NAT.

 

To avoid this issue, only enable Filtering Mode once you are on the Multiplayer Screen in-game. I hope this makes sense!

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I figure it out already!!! Since I live in California...i had to move my geo-filter closer to the NAT server! Once I did that my whole gameplay just went on steroids mode! So I put my console on DMZ , I port forward COD! WORKS AMAZING NOW! QUESTION: DOES YOUR NAT TYPE EFECT YOUR GAMEPLAY AT ALL? BEFORE THIS ISSUES I NOTICE MY PING GRAPH WILL SHOW SPIKES FORM 12MS TO 30MS! ONCE I FIXED THE NAT TYPE ISSUES MY PING IS VERY STABLE NOW 13MS OR LESS! MY GAMEPLAY CHANGE A LOT!! IT ALMOST FEEL LIKE CHEATING

 

Wicked, great to hear! Yeh NAT makes a dramatic difference. If your NAT is strict you'll have a really bad time. I'm glad it's going well for you!

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Yeah man even on the sound of the game you hear everything I never experience the quality sound when you have a very low ping and NAT type open!!I mean even the way the soldier moves very crispy and smooth and the hit detection is on point !!! Lol....whatever I guess I could say the router is doing what it suppose to do!! 300 dollars was worth it!!!!

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Sorry but can you send a picture how do you port forwarding? Its a little bit different as the R1... i don‘t know and don’t understand how i write the ports for the ps4...

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Hi Toni - here's a quick guide I grabbed from page 165 of the NETGEAR user manual (https://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/XR500/XR500_UM_EN.pdf). I've shortened it to make it easier to read:

  1. Find out which port number or range of numbers the application uses.
  2. Select Settings > Advanced Settings > Port Forwarding.
  3. Click the Add Custom Service button. The Ports - Custom Services page displays.
  4. In the Service Name field, enter a descriptive name (e.g. 'Call of Duty')
  5. From the Protocol menu, select the protocol. If you are unsure, select TCP/UDP.
  6. In the External port range field, type the port numbers and port ranges. Divide ports and port ranges by commas and hyphens, for example, 20, 40-50, 34700-34710.
  7. Specify the internal ports by one of these methods:
    • Leave the Use the same port range for Internal port check box selected.
    • Type the port numbers and port ranges in the Internal port range field, dividing ports and port ranges by commas and hyphens, for example, 30, 50-60, 65500-65510.
  8. In the Internal IP address field, type the IP address or select the radio button for an attached device listed in the table.
  9. Click the Apply button.

Sim's video also has a good demo here: https://youtu.be/KQiwtXoNqsA?t=1577

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I would have a recommendation ... and that the geo filter automatically recognizes your location and set your location accordingly ... However, you should continue to determine where you can set his location manually

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I would have a recommendation ... and that the geo filter automatically recognizes your location and set your location accordingly ... However, you should continue to determine where you can set his location manually

 

I think this wasn't originally implemented for privacy reasons. Thanks for letting us know it's something you'd like though :)

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Hi admin , im still having issues with a moderate nat type , so i am plugged into a modem , which then using the netgear as a router i have opened up all my ports for COD 4 and im still sitting moderate , i am using triggering rather then port forward

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Hi Jarra - is this moderate reading in the game or on the console? If within the game, what reading does the console give you?

The game is known for often giving different readings. So if you're console is showing it as Open, you don't need to worry.

If it's moderate across both, I think it might be worth starting clean again and letting UPNP do its thing. Here are the steps:

  1. Set your modem into 'modem mode' or 'bridge mode'. If there's no option for that, then see if you can put your XR500 into the modem's DMZ (you'll need to see the user manual for the modem if you're not sure how to do this)
  2. Delete all your port forwarding rules
  3. Enable UPNP on your XR500
  4. Temporarily set your Geo-Filter to strict mode

Let us know how you get on.

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