I have been searching for a router for a long time that would allow me to have open nat types on both of the xboxes in my home network. By writing this I hope to save everyone with this problem the time it took me to figure it out. First off I have charter cable Internet. They were renting me an ambit router for $10 a month. With the ambit router I would have one Xbox open nat and the other was always strict or moderate. This would not allow me to play with my friends as I could only connect to myself. I would always get dropped out of the game before it started.
I tried various other routers and gateways always getting the same result. All the info I could find talked about port forwarding, port triggering, static ip's and setting up a dmz. None of this worked for me and I spent countless hours trying on every modem/router combination. I finally found this router specifically for gaming so I decided to give it a try. As always with amazon the shipping was blazing fast. As well as the router I decided to try a newer cable modem as well I chose theMotorola SB6121 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Setup was very easy. I just connected the modem, entered my charter account number and the old Mac Id after that the Internet worked. The router came with a cd so I put that in and set up the password and security settings ect... After that I plugged in all my Ethernet cables and connected all my wireless devices. Then I started up my xboxes and put in cod mw3 and wouldn't you know both of the consoles had open nat types. I didn't even have to mess with any of the router settings it is really just plug and play with this router. Now I can play with all my friends no problem.
Hope this helps out anyone who is still looking for a router. If your a gamer this blazing fast machine is for you.