Cannot connect to xbox live party

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#1 Posted by stuarthanley (902 posts) -

Both mine and my friends Xbox 360 have all the ports forwarded, they are both in the DMZ and they both have open NAT. We have no problems joining games, chatting to others or joining other parties yet, we cannot chat to each other or join each others party.

Please don't suggest that it is something to do with the ports, the NAT or the DMZ as I know it isn't.

is anyone else having these issues as I am loathed to call Xbox technical support as they are useless?

Cheers

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#2 Posted by stuarthanley (902 posts) -

As I thought, called Xbox Support who narrowed it down to a "communications error between my modem and my friends modem". In other words, we don't know and we are going to blame your ISP.

Problem still ongoing....

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#3 Posted by livegamer1 (25 posts) -
sorry to bump such an old post, but im also having this issue. I have every port open (and so does he), i have UPnP on, and i tried DMZ hosting. Still cant connect to each other. It's a common problem where i live since almost every has the same ISP. If anyone knows how to fix this please post.
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#4 Posted by stuarthanley (902 posts) -

Bump

My problem magically fixed itself without me changing anything.

Tried calling the ISP who blamed XBOX. Tried calling XBOX who blamed ISP.

It must have been someones issue as its now resolved.... until next time!

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#5 Posted by skawt73 (25 posts) -
There are a lot of people who have experienced this problem! EVERY post i've read points to a strict NAT. Fixing this still doesn't solve the issue for some. POSSIBLE FIX: i bought my son an Xbox to use while at his mom's house and we had the same problem. His NAT said strict and mine was open, but when we solved that issue it was still happening. The problem dawned on me while i was looking through my routers configuration. The firmware was over a year out of date. Once i upgraded the firmware of the router the problem was solved. You can update your router's firmware at the manufacturers site. I should also add that i could join all his friends party's and they could join mine, but for some reason him and i could not. Also, before i update the firmware my roomate and i also had some issues joining each other's party on XBox live. This too has been resolved for us.
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#6 Posted by LustForSoul (6404 posts) -
My god, don't 1 post people know that they are bumping super old threads? I think he already solved his problem by now...
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#7 Posted by livegamer1 (25 posts) -
My god, don't 1 post people know that they are bumping super old threads? I think he already solved his problem by now...LustForSoul
Does it matter? He could be helping other people, such as myself, who are having the same problem.
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#8 Posted by stuarthanley (902 posts) -

Actually, I haven't solved the problem. The problem rectified itself without me doing anything so it still means that if it happens again, I wouldn't have a scooby what to do. Keep posting folks.

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#9 Posted by PoorXboxService (25 posts) -
The explanation for this problem is simply poor Xbox service. I don't care why Xbox live is having problems, I am not receiving what I paid for. I should be able to connect to my little brother's Xbox and play Call of Duty with him without being a technical genius. I am done reading forums and messing with security settings to have nothing work. Xbox can fix their problems or I WILL NOT BE RENEWING MY XBOX LIVE GOLD MEMBERSHIP.