Port Forwarding Setup on the D-Link DVG-1120M for XBOX 360

An image of the "Your NAT type is Moderate" - XBOX 360  Connection Warning

This instructional is for anyone who has a D-Link DVG-1120M VOIP Gateway and you found XBOX Live speeds to be painfully slow and/or you got the “Your NAT type is Moderate… etc.” (see the image below) warning message from your XBOX 360 Network test then you need to follow these instructions to forward the proper ports to your XBOX360.

Instructions for Fixing the NAT Error on the XBOX 360 (for the D-Link DVG-1120M)

NOTE: If you already have your XBOX setup with a static IP address then you can skip to #3.

  1. Find the MAC Address for your 360 and write it down, you will need it.How to find the MAC address on an XBOX 360

    i) Navigate to the “System” section of the XBOX Dashboard
    ii) Select “Network Settings” (HERE: Write down the IP address for your 360 if you want to use the same one)
    iii) Select “Edit Settings”
    iv) Select “Additional Settings”
    v) Select “Advanced Settings”: the XBOX MAC Address will be listed near the bottom of the page where it says “Wired MAC Address”
  2. In the D-Link DVG-1120M go to the “DHCP Configuration” drop down menu and then select “Static IP Assignment”. Here is where you will set a static IP address for your XBOX 360:i) Press “Edit” on the first available IP record. Note you can edit these at will unless you know someone has customized these for you before – you don’t want to mess up this stuff if they have – check with them first.

    ii) Enter the MAC Address in the requested field (be sure to use the colons just as it was on the xbox)
    iii) Enter the IP address for your 360; it would be easiest to use the one you wrote down back in step 1.ii.
    iv) Change the “State” at the bottom from “disabled” to “enabled” then Save the settings and reboot the router if requested.

    A screenshot of the Static IP assignment window on the DVG-1120M
  3. In the D-Link DVG-1120M go to the “NAT Configuration” drop down menu and then select “Local Server Configuration”
    Once in the Local Server Configuration, setup the following Protocols and Ports which are required for XBOX 360 to work optimally on XBOX Live.

    An image of the stats to use for port forwarding for the XBOX 360

  4. SAVE and REBOOT your router as requested.
  5. VOILA! Everything should now work perfectly on your 360… this fixed my connection 100% and improved online multiplayer game play exponentially over the old, incredibly bad setup.