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post #1 of 11
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Okay so I was trying to play my brother's pos console to play forza (Even though its unbalanced and matchmaking is horrible and crappy physics but it's the only popular online racing game right now). Anyways Match Making takes FOREVER, as in, I'll do a find race, it'll say "Attempting to join session" Or whatever for about 4 mintuse. After a bit it'll just put me in a session with no one else, and I waited 10 minutes and no others joined. I remember playing halo on the xbox as well and it said something about NAT.

Don't seem to have any issues on the comp or phone. The router is a Linksys wrt54gs. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 11
Can be latency to the server, but otherwise just be the poor matchmaking on Forza.

Which Forza is it since i'll look up if there's any issues with the specific game.
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post #3 of 11
Enable uPNP on the router.
Most Forza4 races take about 15-30 seconds to join for me.
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Are you using that stupid wireless addon thing? If so, that could be the issue.

The wireless addon is really cruddy.
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post #5 of 11
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Tryin to enable uNpn or whatever it was. Taking forever to access the router. THen the router page loaded, half the stuff didn't load right and had X's...
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post #6 of 11
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Check that man! Router need a reset? Doesn't seem to be having issues with my internet though. On comp or phone.

Forza 4 ? Most recent one.
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post #7 of 11
Could be running too many connections perhaps. Linksys's default firmware isn't the best on the performance side of things. And yes it is Forza 4
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post #8 of 11
That would be sucky portforwarding on your end, not a crappy console.

Simply put, your router needs to know that it might receive some packets, and that it needs to forward those to your console. UPNP is a protocol to configure the router automatically, but it doesn't work too well, is a security risk, and therefore automatically disabled on some routers.
    
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post #9 of 11
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On my end? Your blaming me that the router is doing crap? So why is this issue so sudden and haven't had the issue in the past? And consoles are just slow to begin with haha. Seems people are saying for the most part it's just Forza being slow, it really shouldn't be that slow though.

I don't think security matters, it's my father's router. He never wanted or cared to have any security on it so I don't think that matters.

I wonder if the router is screwed up. Awhile ago, lightning hit our yard. Ruined the Modem, router SEEMED fine, but the ethernet port on my computer was also screwed up, yet it still seems to work.

Also still can't load the router's page.
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post #10 of 11
Have you reset the router yet? My roommates in college used to have one of those things and that happened all the time after too much load. I just remember resetting that router 2-3 times a week because it would slow down and have that unloaded page all the time.
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