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How do I fix "NAT: Moderate" and does it make my game laggy?

#1Action53Posted 1/30/2013 4:07:07 PM
Lately black ops 2 has been giving me the "NAT: Moderate" crap and I've noticed it takes forever to find/get into a game. I've also noticed that durring a match I'll randomly fluxiate between great and awful signal, are these two things related? Halo 3 and Minecraft work online fine as do all my other wireless devices. It still does both even if I plug my xbox directly into my modem. I have a Dynex wireless router and Time Warner for internet. Thanks for any help :)
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#2CapwnDPosted 1/30/2013 4:14:35 PM(edited)
What is the modem model number? The modem, not the router. Also, do a speed test and post the ping, download and upload speeds.

And yes, the Moderate NAT will make it harder to get into matches, limiting the number of matches it will match you up in. As for the lag... maybe. Certainly isn't making it better.
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#3Viet0nePosted 1/30/2013 4:15:13 PM
All it means is that you can't host games. You can connect to others but since you are unable to respond to requests, you won't be host.

Live and any P2P based gaming will always be laggy. You can clear up the NAT and even if it's open, you're still at the mercy of the game host.
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#4CapwnDPosted 1/30/2013 4:19:51 PM
Viet0ne always has the worst answers. And I love how he can't help but to try to put in the snide and untrue remark about XBL. Such a complete and total sony fanboy.
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#5Action53(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 4:22:49 PM
CaPwnD posted...
What is the modem model number? The modem, not the router. Also, do a speed test and post the ping, download and upload speeds.

And yes, the Moderate NAT will make it harder to get into matches, limiting the number of matches it will match you up in. As for the lag... maybe. Certainly isn't making it better.


I'll do all that when I get home, I think I'm gonna get Time Warner's fastest internet, it's only ten more bucks a month.
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#6CapwnDPosted 1/30/2013 4:30:32 PM
You mean the 50megabit download? Sweet. Even the tier under that should be superb. Is that what you have? If so, then you have a Docsis 3.0 modem, and I know Time Warner likes to give out the gateway instead of a straight modem. If that's the case I highly recommend getting this instead:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IMPMW4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

You can turn in the modem/gateway they gave you and you'll get a few bucks knocked off your monthly bill.

But before you buy it, you should make sure it's on Time Warner's list of compatible devices for your area:

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/residential-home/support/topics/internet/buy-your-modem.html
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#7CapwnDPosted 1/30/2013 4:32:09 PM
Could also be your wireless causing lag though. Would be much better to connect with ethernet. But still, I cannot stress enough how much better an actual modem is over a modem/router gateway like Time Warner likes to give out.
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#8glassghost0Posted 1/30/2013 4:33:03 PM
I know this won't be the best answer but it worked for me in the past several times.

Just keep unplugging your modem and/or router and plugging them back in. Whenever I lost power or anything like that, my NAT would reset back to Strict or Moderate, but after I did that however many times it took, it would eventually revert back to OPEN
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#9CammyApplePosted 1/30/2013 4:35:25 PM
Oddly enough every modem TWC has given me has just been a modem. For as much crap as people like to give TWC I would still pick them over Comcast or Optimum.
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#10Action53(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 4:38:22 PM
CaPwnD posted...
Could also be your wireless causing lag though. Would be much better to connect with ethernet. But still, I cannot stress enough how much better an actual modem is over a modem/router gateway like Time Warner likes to give out.


It does it even if its plugged in
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