Are you constantly in poopy 1-3 bars games? Is your NAT type Moderate or Strict? Do you want to be host for once? Well, here is a guide to help improve you connection and get more 4 bar games. There are two ways to turn your NAT type Open: Port forwarding or hosting a DMZ host. Port Forwarding What is port forwarding. Port Forwarding is the redirecting of computer signals to follow specific electronic paths into specific destination. That destination we are doing today is either your Xbox, PS3, or PC. Step 1) Log into your router. In order to do so, type in either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 in the URL depending in your router. If you have not logged into your modem/router, the default for most router is "Username: admin Password: admin". I recommend changing the log in after you successfully log in. If your ISP is Verizon FiOS like me, the default log may be username is admin and the password is the multi number and letter code you find under the bar code on the router itself. Step 2) Go into the setting that allows you to port forward. This varies amongst different routers. Step 3) Enter the IP address of your Xbox, PS3, or PC and port forward the appropriate ports. To find IP address for Xbox and appropriate ports. -Go to the "System Settings" option on the Xbox 360's main menu -Go to the "Network Setting" option then choose "Configure Network" -It will show what the IP address of the Xbox *If your Xbox IP is a dynamic IP address, it is recommended you change it into a static IP address. Here is a link to a site that explains how to do that. Link: http://portforward.com/networking/staticip-xbox360.htm Ports for Xbox: -External port: 3074 Internal port: 3074 Protocol: TCP/UDP -External port: 80 Internal port: 80 Protocol: TCP -External port: 53 Internal port: 53 Protocol: TCP/UDP -External port: 88 Internal port: 88 Protocol: UDP To find IP address for PS3 and appropriate ports This video tutorial will help you find your IP address and make it static. [youtube]2LSgios-qeQ[/youtube] Ports for PS3: -External port: 80 Internal port: 80 Protocol: TCP -External port: 81 Internal port: 81 Protocol: TCP/UDP -External port: 443 Internal port: 443 Protocol: TCP -External port: 3074 Internal port: 3074 Protocol: TCP/UDP -External port: 3075 Internal port: 3075 Protocol: UDP -External port: 3478 Internal port: 3478 Protocol: UDP -External port: 5223 Internal port: 5223 Protocol: TCP To find *IP address for PC and appropriate ports Link to site the explanation:*http://www.wikihow.com/Find-the-IP-Address-of-Your-PC Ports for PC: -External port: 3074 Internal port: 3074 Protocol: TCP/UDP Steam ports: Steam client -Port range: 27014 - 27050 Protocol: TCP (Steam downloads) -Port range: 27000 - 27030 Protocol: UDP (Game client traffic, Matchmaking and HLTV) -External port: 4380 Internal port: 4380 Protocol: UDP Steamworks P2P Networking and Steam Voice Chat -External port: 3478 Internal port: 3478 Protocol: UDP -External port: 4379 Internal port: 4379 Protocol: UDP -External port: 4380 Internal port: 4380 Protocol: UDP DMZ Host DMZ or "demilitarized zone" will fully expose an IP address to the internet. What it does is basically open all possible ports. While easier, it is not recommended due to security reasons. How to host a DMZ host: Log into your router(described in the port forwarding section above) and go to your router setting that enables DMZ host. As always, it varies from router to router. Enter the IP address and allow dmz host. Congratulations! You have made your NAT type Open and can now freely play without worries. Still having problems? Repeat the steps . If your still having problems and are VERY CERTAIN you followed the steps correctly, the problems you may be experiences are: -Poor internet -Poor Ping -YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO ADMIT YOU DID NOT DO THE STEPS FHUCKING RIGHT SO YOU GAVE UP! Have fun gaming!