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Is there a way to prevent my NAT type from switching from Open to Moderate? It switched at least once a week and it messes with Steam and my connection to online multiplayer games.

I know all you have to do to get it Open again is unplug the modem and router for 10 seconds but this is getting very annoying because I have to keep going upstairs to do this.
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UPNP enabled?
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UPNP enabled?
Not sure how to enable/disable it. Never changed it from the default settings.
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post #6 of 9
If uPNP is enabled on your router settings, the appropriate ports will automatically forward to your xbox. From your xbox's point of view, NAT will be "Open".

There should be a setting for this from the web interface of your router.
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I'm not using an xbox. I have problems with connectiong to online games such as BC2 PC. Every time I get a connection probem, I instantly know its been changed to moderate. I open GFWL and it confirms thats its moderate.
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Sorry, assumed. If your game supports uPNP it should not make a difference.
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If you only have one device playing the Steam games, give yourself a static IP. Once that is done, port forward the correct ports to that IP.

If you have multiple machines playing, you will have to use UPNP. The problem I have found with UPNP is there are a bunch of routers out there that it just doesn't work on.
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