Tag Archives: Networking

Open NAT on Xbox Live

Here are the rules I use to open my NAT on Xbox Live.  Xbox.com says to “open” ports 88udp, 3074udp/tcp, 53udp/tcp, and 80tcp.  Assuming you can browse the internet you don’t need to NAT 80 and 53 to your Xbox.  These are just HTTP and DNS traffic which you should already have working.  The ports used for actual gaming are 3074 and 88.  One is probably used for the actual game play and the other is more than likely used for voice.  I am not sure and could be completely wrong, either way you need to NAT them both. Continue reading Open NAT on Xbox Live

Queue Tree Setup for Multi-WAN

This article goes with Marking Traffic for Queueing.

I did use the new queue type (mq-pfifo {multi-queue packets-first-in-first-out) in this setup and it worked fine.  I also had it setup with the default and it worked fine as well.

You will setup your trees per WAN connection. One for each global-in (download) and global-out (upload) for each WAN.

Make sure to send the correct packet marks from each WAN to each queue tree.

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Marking Traffic for Multi-WAN Queueing

To mark traffic based on website I had to create rules to first identify the website then put the address of the website into an address list to then mark the traffic.  This had to be done two different ways, one for regular traffic (HTTP) and one for secure traffic (HTTPS).  To mark the HTTP traffic I used the content argument under the advanced tab.



/ip firewall mangle
add action=add-dst-to-address-list address-list=Video address-list-timeout=0s \
    chain=prerouting comment="Mark BBC Address" content=bbc.co.uk disabled=no \
    dst-port=80 protocol=tcp

Then to mark the secure traffic you have to use Layer7 Protocols.  To do this add an expression with the domain you are wanting to catch.

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Manually Disconnect Network Device (Windows)

Many times when you browse to a network computer in Windows it will keep the connection active and you will not be able to map a drive with a different credentials.

The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password.
To connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mappings to this network share.


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