XBOX one and intermittent strict NAT



  • Hi guys,

    I just got a new xbox one and am trying to deal with the strict NAT issue.  I followed the 2 or 3 SOLVED threads in this forum, and they are very helpful and i was able to obtain open NAT status right after the process.  The issue is after leaving the xbox off for some time, it reverts back to strict NAT, and I have to reboot my pfsense router to restore the open NAT status.  I have tried everything I can think of but do not know what  I should do next.  Is there a log I can enable to monitor how/why the uPNP isn't function or where the error is coming from?  My seup may be a bit odd and that may be part of the issue.  I subscribe to a VPN and route ALL my traffic through the VPN interface.  I have a rule route my xbox one directly to my WLAN interface to bypass the VPN for a better connection.  I have 3 wireless routers all configured as WAP's and have dhcp disabled on all of them.  I have also confirmed uPNP and multicast are disabled on the AP's.  On a side note, I was experiencing the same issue with my 360 while trying to use uPNP.  my NAT would be open after configuring the uPNP, but after a few dozen games, it would revert to strict.  For my 360, I just manually forwarded the ports as I didn't need more than one online at a time.  Now that I have both, I will need to enable uPNP.

    I hope the screenshots help.  I hope someone has the time to help me sort this out.  This uPNP has been the source of a lot of stress for me.  It is also causing me to hate my xbox one.

    Thanks










  • Hi guys,

    so i've still been trying to get this sorted out.  Ever since i started messing with the xb1, i haven't been able to get my 360 to work correctly.

    when i follow the instructions to use upnp with my machines, the connections work great.  Last night i had both machines working perfect with open nat.  When i checked this morning, my xb1 has strict nat again and cannot obtain a Teredo IP address.  if i clear my upnp, reset states, and reboot, it clears and i can open my nat.  its as if my connections wont clear after I turn an xbox off.

    I don't even know where to begin looking or loggin to see where the issue is.

    any guidance would be greatly welcomed.

    Thanks