Well yes, I have done it. I forced host without bridging, which I hate doing because of the setup. I will write guide sometime today, but for now enjoy this. I don't comprehend how to edit my posts.... So. All you have to do is set the same firewall rules you set on the ones you bridge (i.e. block everything that is not 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124) To do this, do not allow communication from your Xbox's network IP to every other IP that is not that one. (i.e. again,let's say you want to block anything that is not 126.96.36.199, you would block from 0.0.0.0 to 188.8.131.52, and make another rule to block from 184.108.40.206 to 255.255.255.255.) Add your Xbox's local IP to the allowed list. (preventive measure, though im pretty sure you don't need to) Make sure you skip your friend's IP in the block rule (look two setps up) This way your frinds can join, then do the same process, start the game and wait for a good 10 seconds, and shut off the block rules, you should find a match with you being te host. It does sound more complicated, but it really isn't, and this way you 1. Reduce lag from having your computer running a bridge 2. Don't have to mess with actually making a bridge The only downside is that you need to have your friends find their own IP and tell it to you, since you can't commview them. I don't have a problem with this since my friends are usually not retarded.