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Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

Rolls87
Aspirant

Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

Hi All,

 

Looking for some guidance as I have followed instructions to port forward but seems to not be working right as when I search for the port on https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ 

or https://www.canyouseeme.org/

The ports still seem to be closed/blocked.

 

For further context, I am trying to open ports 88 and 3074 to open up the NAT TYPE for XBOX LIVE connection that I play on my PC. i.e. Playing multiplayer Forza Horion 4 on PC.

 

I have already configured my desktop PC to have a static IP of 10.0.0.88.

Image of the port forward section attached.

 

Some info for my router here:

ROUTER INFORMATION
Hardware Version   RBR50
 
Firmware Version   V2.5.1.8
 
GUI Language Version   V1.0.0.370
 
Operation Mode   Router
 
LAN Port
 
MAC Address   B0:39:56:84:33:34
 
IP Address   10.0.0.1
 
DHCP Server   On

 

 

INTERNET PORT
MAC AddressB0:39:56:84:33:35
 
IP Address192.168.1.100
 
ConnectionDHCP
 
IP Subnet Mask255.255.255.0
 
Domain Name Server   192.168.1.1
0.0.0.0
Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

What is the Mfr and model# of the ISP modem the NG router is connected too?

 

PF isn't needed, just enable uPnP and set a IP address reservation for your PC. 

 

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Rolls87
Aspirant

Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

Modem is TP Link N300 W9977

Modem is set to run as Modem only although UPnP shows "on" but no data there.

 

On the NG Settings:

LAN Section - I've put address reservation for 10.0.0.88 (my PC)

UPnP Section - UPnP is already ON.

Advert period (in mins) = 30

Adver time to live (in hops) = 4

Attached is a screenshot. My PC with IP 10.0.0.88 shows there too.

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Mikey94025
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Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox


@Rolls87 wrote:

Hi All,

 

Looking for some guidance as I have followed instructions to port forward but seems to not be working right as when I search for the port on https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ 

or https://www.canyouseeme.org/

The ports still seem to be closed/blocked.

 

For further context, I am trying to open ports 88 and 3074 to open up the NAT TYPE for XBOX LIVE connection that I play on my PC. i.e. Playing multiplayer Forza Horion 4 on PC.

 

I have already configured my desktop PC to have a static IP of 10.0.0.88.


If you're port forwarding to a Windows machine, you also have to set the network to Private.  Any new wireless network defaults to Public and has the firewall blocking incoming ports.  Even if your new Orbi has the same SSID as your old wireless it counts as a new network and defaults again to Public.

 

In Windows, search for "wifi" and go to Wi-Fi Settings.  Click on the current network that it shows as Connected, the next Settings screen presents you a Network Profile toggle between Public and Private.  Select Private because it's your home network and ports don't need to be blocked.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

So even with the modem in modem only mode, the Orbi is using a 10.something IP address? I guess this will work too. Normally Orib would use 192.168.1.1 


Need to be sure the modem is fully bridged. 

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Rolls87
Aspirant

Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

I've tried the above and it still seems to not allow online play.

 

RE: Orbi IP, Yep, it's definitely bridged as there are 2 modes to select:

DSL Modem Router Mode and Wireless Router Mode

and mine is set on DSL Modem Router Mode.
 

I didn't make the settings as 10.xxx on Orbi, It was already setup like that.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

"DSL Modem Router Mode and Wireless Router Mode" 

Well this seems to still refer to the modem being in a "router" mode for either one of these settings. 

Are you sure the modem is fully bridge? Reason for asking is that by default, the Orbi RBR uses 192.168.1.1 IF, there is no router in front of the RBR. When you say the RBR is using 10.something, this means the RBR detected there was a up stream router in front of the RBR using the same IP address, 192.168.1.1 so the RBR auto changed the IP address to avoid the conflict, thus 10.something is now being used. Which leads me to think that the modem isn't fully bridged. You still maybe in a doubt NAT condition:

https://kb.netgear.com/30186/What-is-Double-NAT
https://kb.netgear.com/30187/How-to-fix-issues-with-Double-NAT

 

Can you check the RBRs web page on the advanced tab and see if the IP address listed for the internet section is ##.##.###.### or maybe a 192 something address....

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Rolls87
Aspirant

Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

So I've done a full reset on the TP LINK Modem and NG Orbi...

Pic attached.

 

TP Link is in Bridge mode and I have turned OFF DHCP.

I've then set up Orbi and it automatically said that it's changing my IP to 10.xx.x.x.x

 

Internet and everything seems ot be running again but XBOX console companion still showing NAT TYPE as Strict.

 

I'm out of ideas!

 

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Netgear Orbi RBR50 Port Forwarding for Xbox

'

TP Link is in Bridge mode and I have turned OFF DHCP.

I've then set up Orbi and it automatically said that it's changing my IP to 10.xx.x.x.x' 

Your modem is not fully bridged. IF you setup the Orbi from scratch again and it's using 10.x.x.x then the RBR is detecting that the modem is using 192.168.1.1 and the Orbi is avoiding this conflict by changing to 10.something on the LAN side. 

 

I recommend you contact the Modems mfr and have them help you fully bridge the modem. Maybe try a different modem, like a stand alone modem with out a built in router.

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