The Gold Membership gives you Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, streaming Netflix, video chat, and Xbox Live parties.
In either version, you get firmware updates for your hardware to increase performance or update certain software features.
This issue is likely due to a high increase in update traffic on the Microsoft server due to the Xbox One console launch, similair to the launch of the PS4.
A possible work-around would be to attempt to update your console at a more optimal performance time, such as early in the morning (2AM - 10AM), as you are more likely to encounter a receptive updating time with people at school or work.
Another problem is that sometimes an ISP (Internet Service Provider) is also behind a NAT, which often means even if you have a direct connection to the internet (without a router/firewall), the ISP still acts as a Strict NAT.
The following Ports need to be open on your router to connect to the online servers: TCP 80, UDP 88, UDP 3074, TCP 3074, UDP 53, TCP 53, UDP 3064, TCP 1795, TCP 1745, UDP 1795, UDP 1745 If you need assistance with opening these ports, please refer to the following website for more information (you will need to know your router brand and model, as the website guides are based on specific routers) you are using a wireless connection to your router, we strongly recommend that you connect your PC/Console via an Ethernet cable as a wired Internet connection is optimal for online gaming If you are already wired and ready to go, a very simple, but effective step is to reset your router.
NAT Types: Strict NATs are a difficult problem with peer-to-peer games.
See if there are any known problems with Xbox Live, Play Station Network, or Steam's online service. Check all the physical devices on your network to ensure they are plugged in and powered on. Perform a connection test on each device connected to the network. That sounds complicated but -in a nutshell- your NAT type represents how easily your console can communicate with other devices through the web.
Also, if the player with a strict NAT does manage to join a game, and if another player with a moderate NAT joins later, the player with the strict NAT gets kicked out.With Xbox Live, when you sign in using your Gamertag, you are automatically notified of any new updates. How do you update your Xbox 360 without an Internet connection or a very slow Internet connection?There are two ways to do this: either copy the update to a USB flash drive or download the update to your computer and then update your Xbox 360 console.Xbox Live has two types of offerings, free and Gold Membership.The free version gets you free game demos, game add-ons, games on demand, arcade games, avatars, and voice/text chat.