21 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2013 12:08 PM by KlikKlikBOOM RSS

What is NAT, Where is NAT, How is NAT ?

FalconR6

Ok guys and gals,

I have brief understanding of what NAT is and does. I certainly understand that not having an Open NAT can be detrimental to gaming. However, with the term NAT being used so much within this forum, I'd like to understand NAT better. I know that configuring my modem correctly, and giving my console a Static IP is vital for NAT to be healthy.

So, what is NAT, where is NAT, and How is NAT ?  I'm looking for an answer that is digestible for average punters within the forum.

 

Supplementary question: why does it seem that setting up my X1 and modem correctly is more crucial than before on the xbox 360?