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Ladleboy
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎27-07-2011

Opening "PORTS" on my Virgin media hub.....HELP!!

HI guys,

 

Am new to this forum and to be honest am a bit of a novice when it come to anything techno!!

 

I have the black Virgin hub with 30mb broadband and have no issues.  I have two boys who both have 250gb XBox 360's one says that when he plays CoD BO he sometimes loses connection to the internet.  Having spoken to my gaming colleagues a lot ahve said that some ports need to be opened on my hub.

 

My question is does anyone know which ones need opening??

 

I have a friend who is a geek when it comes to all that is PC etc but was hoping you guys could list the ports needed.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Shaun

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bcfc123
Posts: 589
Registered: ‎07-07-2010

Re: Opening "PORTS" on my Virgin media hub.....HELP!!

Just log into your superhub or router homepage and enable upnp and this will opeall ports and give you a open nat setting.

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billyr1
Posts: 321
Registered: ‎11-02-2011

Re: Opening "PORTS" on my Virgin media hub.....HELP!!


Ladleboy wrote:

HI guys,

 

Am new to this forum and to be honest am a bit of a novice when it come to anything techno!!

 

I have the black Virgin hub with 30mb broadband and have no issues.  I have two boys who both have 250gb XBox 360's one says that when he plays CoD BO he sometimes loses connection to the internet.  Having spoken to my gaming colleagues a lot ahve said that some ports need to be opened on my hub.

 

My question is does anyone know which ones need opening??

 

I have a friend who is a geek when it comes to all that is PC etc but was hoping you guys could list the ports needed.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Shaun


best place to go is here on the xbox forum which lists the ports needing forwarded http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/9/t/7448.aspx

 

hope that helps but if your children are suffering lag issues then it won't really hlep but best of luck there is enough mention here of what the problem is ta virgin.

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rio911
Posts: 146
Registered: ‎14-05-2011

Re: Opening "PORTS" on my Virgin media hub.....HELP!!

Hi mate,

 

I'm not sure that opening ports on the Super Hub (or the VM router you have) is going to help you.  My guess would be that you have the 2 xboxes connected to the same router and that does create problems.  My suggestion would be to do a search on google or even this site about this problem and hopefully you can find an answer.

 

rio

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biggiev
Posts: 328
Registered: ‎22-07-2011

Re: Opening "PORTS" on my Virgin media hub.....HELP!!

If you have two xbox's connected you cant open the ports on one of them. It will make even more trouble for you. As suggested by a poster the best option, if you have two running. Is to enable Upnp. Disable the firewall and ip flood detection.

 

Im not sure how reliable this is either. But, it appeared to work for a brief period when i used it on my previous router on a 10 meg line. Using two xboxes.Use the DCHP reservation list and input the ip addressess of the two xbox's. Youll find these in the network configuration where you can test xbox connection speed. That will only be a temporary fix. You'd have to set up static ip addressess on both xbox's. You can find out how to do this on

portforwarding.com. Breaks it down fairly well and has a list of ports to open if you choose to go down that route.

 

This is only a suggestion and i hope a fellow poster could correct me on this if this if it is incorrect. But, perhaps you could run one xbox in the DMZ section. With the other using the port forwarding section. You would again need static ip addresses on both xboxs to input in your router. They have a habit of changing on the xbox.

 

Ive found VM so far to be pretty poor when it comes to gaming(p2p throttling being the stupidest idea ive come accross). Giving them the benefit of the doubt thus far. But, losing faith. Although i shouldnt do it. Id look at how far you are from exchanges(isp's will tell you this, the closer the better) and see about changing if your problems persist. Had 18 months of non stop poor internet. Im stuck with VM for now. But, as soon as i get a sniff of another reliable one in my area im off.

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