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Thursday, April 29th, 2021 3:40 AM

BGW320-505 Double NAT Asus XT8 Strict NAT vs Open NAT & Double NAT on XBOX

OK - I have the BGW320-505 and was using Orbi mesh system. Recently upgraded to ASUS XT8...I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff

-BGW has antennas turned off

-Xbox keeps getting double NAT when connected to XT8

-troubleshooting with Xbox tech support lead us to connect Xbox via cable directly to modem which gave strict NAT setting

-then connected to the hot spot on my iPhone bypassing ATT all together and didn't get double NAT

-Xbox tech support says ATT needs to set NAT to OPEN

-spent 1 hour with Advanced ATT tech support (not sure about that) and they say that the antennas need to be on to have the NAT OPEN. If true, that defeats whole purpose of mesh system and I'll never get rid of double NAT.

Any advice on how to correct this is greatly appreciated.

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2 years ago

Got to fiddling in the wee hours and wouldn't you know it: the Asus is showing the correct external WAN IP address and the birds are singing and peace and harmony...

The only futzing I did after was to turn off wifi, which worked as expected. I will avoid further futzing and enjoy the downstream :)


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