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Can anyone recommend a dsl modem that works with XBox Live?
The dsl modem/router that my phone company sent me seems to have been borked in a lightning storm. It works fine for 2-8 hours at a time before it needs to be power cycled. The modem can ping an IP address, but DNS resolution does not work, and after long enough I can't even pull up the routers configuration page (although it can still ping an IP).
I'm starting to think that no one in this country uses dsl anymore because I can find cable modems all over the place, but not dsl modems, and all the info online is from England and Australia. The only DSL modem I could find is a Zoom X5. I bought it, but it showed up as 'Strict' NAT on my xbox 360. Port forwarding did not help, so I returned the modem. Does anyone have a dsl modem that they know shows up as 'Open' NAT?
Alternatively I am using a wireless router set up as an access point. I could set it back as a router if I knew how to make the dsl modem/router just act as a modem. I could not find an option for this on the X5. Is there generally a way to do this? Could I just set the DMZ to the wireless router's IP?
TL;DR: Need an adsl modem/router that does not show up as 'Strict' on Xbox 360.