Possible fix – Can't join a friend's game on Xbox 360

On 2 January, 2009 by Carol

360 1 Possible fix   Can't join a friend's game on Xbox 360

This issue really kills me, so i went through some forums after reading something about “pings“.
Considering that the issue is to connect to another friend’s game or chat, it is only logic that this is a network related problem.

According to the guys from TeamXlink.co.uk – see this threadAll 360 games have a ping limit on them that won’t allow you to join the game if the host’s ping is over 30ms to you.” -“you can help your ping by closing all other apps that use the internet .. msn, aim, torrents etc ..”

If you, for instance, are only allowed to use 1 connection – 1 IP that is, you must indeed close all other apps. In fact, keep your computer offline while playing on the xbox live.

My ISP allows me to use 4 IP’s, which makes things easier. I also make sure that there isn’t any IP conflict between my devices.

So, the solution above is applicable to those gamers who are allowed to use 1 IP address, but if you are allowed to more than 1 and you still have the issue, try the fix anyway.

Hope this helps.

  • Ocsurfz

    I cant connect to my friends down the street but i can connect to my friend who lives 5-10 miles away so i dont this is it unless its because we have several computers running on the internet, but would maybe opening up more ports on my router help? and if so does anyone know how to do that

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    Nitrogen?
    I think you two can't connect because either your NAT is moderate or his is strict.
    Ask him to do a check via dashboard on “network settings” and see what he's really got.

  • sn1peri

    I will not be able to join my one friends games. I have a moderate NAT, and he has scrit. I do not know why is because I am able to join akikkien other games, and so he is able, but for some reason we are unable to accede to any of each other's games or to the party, is due to nitrogen or blocks NAT firewall Does anyone have a similar problem or knowledge of the matter.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com Carol

    I figured that from 100 friends, one would have found another fix besides the ones i specified on my other entries.
    Thanks for the link, Cat.
    The NAT isn’t always the issue.
    I read my readers comments and many are saying that they’re NATs are open.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    I figured that from 100 friends, one would have found another fix besides the ones i specified on my other entries.
    Thanks for the link, Cat.
    The NAT isn’t always the issue.
    I read my readers comments and many are saying that they’re NATs are open.

  • http://carocat.co.uk/ Cat

    Hey Carol and happy new year!

    I’ve just seen your Xbox Live message, maybe this might help too: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908874

  • http://carocat.co.uk/ Cat

    Hey Carol and happy new year!

    I’ve just seen your Xbox Live message, maybe this might help too: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908874

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