The problem is that there are times that the connection is good and everything works great, and then there are times when I simply CANNOT get in a game. I will join up, it will hang for a while, and then finally after about 10-15 seconds it will boot me out and say "Game Lobby Closed". There are times I do this 8-10 times in a row and then give up out of frustration.
Now, I have done a lot of Google searching about this issue (as I always do before I resort to posting on forums!), and I know I'm not the only one having this issue, but no one seems to have a fix for it.
I have tried many different ways of changing how I'm connected to XBL and none make any difference. Also, just so everyone knows, my internet connection speed is not blazing, but it's not slow either (works well when I can get into a game)...my NAT is also set to "Open", so that shouldn't be a problem.
I have tried wiring my Xbox directly into my modem/router (provided through my ISP, I've talked to them and they have NO ports blocked), I have tried wiring my Xbox directly into my wireless router (with a reserved IP address and the Xbox set as the DMZ host), and no matter what I do it never solves the problem.
I have really run out of ideas as to how to fix this, and since I have tried so many different things I feel that this is a problem on IW's end (I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like.)
If anyone has ANY ideas or any information about this problem (i.e. when it will be fixed, if there is already a fix,etc.) please let me know!
Sorry for the large essay but I wanted to be thorough.
Ok I don't think that's the issue and like I said I don't have a real fast internet connection (stuck in a town with 1 ISP, so they charge rediculous rates!)
Download: 1.02 Mbps
Upload: .21 Mbps
Ping: 135 ms
As I said, nothing great at all, but as I did some more thinking I know this is not the issue because I have a friend 3 doors down the street who has an even slower connection than me, and he never has this problem. Any other ideas?
I tried this and I think I have it setup right, because my computer can still access the internet just fine. However, when I go over to my xbox I can "connect to live", but when I go to the "test xbl connection" it gives me an error about having too low an MTU setting, which is why I put the xbox in the DMZ in the first place...
EDIT: I also wanted to let you guys know that most times I search for games I fine somewhere around 20, give or take...
Has nobody noticed what his upload speed is? That is horrible. I believe your problem lies there. Your connection is timing out to the host; causing a ton of lag and eventually disconnecting. You really don't have many options there, besides an upgrade, which sounds to not be an option.
That sounds all well and good, but the problem is that when I can join a game it works great. 95+% of the time it's lag-free and it plays wonderful. The problem is when I can't join a game. I am convinced this is a problem on IW's end because, as I stated in a previous post, I have tried everything and my neighbor down the street has an even slower connection and he never has this issue, so as far as I can see that can't be it. I realize I have a slow connection but I am pretty sure this is IW's issue.
Bumping this because I'm having a similar issue and I think it might have something to do with the Xbox Live party chat restrictions.
I only get the "Game lobby closed" errors when I have my headset plugged in and I try to join a game in progress. This problem isn't specific to any particular playlist either as it occurs on all playlists.
I've sent multiple @fourzerotwo tweets regarding this issue and he hasn't even acknowledged them (or anything else from me for that matter).
My NAT type says "Open" in MW2 and the XBL connection test passes without any NAT issues as I already have the appropriate ports forwarded in my Linksys WAG54G2 (UPnP doesn't work on that for some reason even if it's on).