14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2010 7:44 PM by PalZer0
could be anything... so, without the luxury of testing each item on your network, plug a laptop directly into the network cable (to test the cable too) you're using for the xbox.
test your speed and your ping on speedtest.net
this will at least give you some info to work with and if you post it here others will surely be able to help you interpret the results
ps. it sounds more serious than the otherwise crappy (for international players) matchmaking
Ok I don't think that's the issue and like I said I don't have a real fast internet connection (stuck in a town with 1 ISP, so they charge rediculous rates!)
Download: 1.02 Mbps
Upload: .21 Mbps
Ping: 135 ms
As I said, nothing great at all, but as I did some more thinking I know this is not the issue because I have a friend 3 doors down the street who has an even slower connection than me, and he never has this problem. Any other ideas?
You are probably on a Moderate or Strict NAT.
You'll notice that when searching for games solo, you find usually 1-4 games out of 50 or that it immediately puts you in a lobby and says: "Waiting for 7 more players".
Depending on your network setup, your NAT could say OPEN, but it really may be moderate or strict. You would see this if you are going through more than one router or have a hub switch.
Your real clue is from your search results. The game lobby closing is most likely because you got lucky and connected to a host with an open NAT, and then it was dropped.
On your Xbox
Primary DNS: 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS: 192.168.1.1 (or whatever your router is)
On your router
Reserve a static DNS as 188.8.131.52
I did this for my friend because he was on strict and now he is at a true open and find 50/50 games when searching.
Disable the DMZ and all of the port forwarding first before trying this. Keep your IP settings to Automatic. DNS should be the only thing Manual.
I tried this and I think I have it setup right, because my computer can still access the internet just fine. However, when I go over to my xbox I can "connect to live", but when I go to the "test xbl connection" it gives me an error about having too low an MTU setting, which is why I put the xbox in the DMZ in the first place...
EDIT: I also wanted to let you guys know that most times I search for games I fine somewhere around 20, give or take...
That sounds all well and good, but the problem is that when I can join a game it works great. 95+% of the time it's lag-free and it plays wonderful. The problem is when I can't join a game. I am convinced this is a problem on IW's end because, as I stated in a previous post, I have tried everything and my neighbor down the street has an even slower connection and he never has this issue, so as far as I can see that can't be it. I realize I have a slow connection but I am pretty sure this is IW's issue.
Bumping this because I'm having a similar issue and I think it might have something to do with the Xbox Live party chat restrictions.
I only get the "Game lobby closed" errors when I have my headset plugged in and I try to join a game in progress. This problem isn't specific to any particular playlist either as it occurs on all playlists.
I've sent multiple @fourzerotwo tweets regarding this issue and he hasn't even acknowledged them (or anything else from me for that matter).
if you have a linksys router maybe try this?
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not saying it will work. but it worked for me,a friend, and another guy on this forum.
just a little help. other that that. idk