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Wireless Router Configurations for Xbox 360

Question: Wireless Router Configurations for Xbox 360

Hello.. I am having MAJOR problems with my xbox 360 and connecting to xbox live. I have tried everying that tech support has told me and they have ran out of suggestions. My problem is that when I select my wireless network and run the test it says: Wireless Network: Not connected. I have connected to other wireless networks so its not my network adapter, and its not my ISP because ive connected directly to my modem.
Hardware: Modem connected to my D-Link DI 524 wireless router, which is connected to my computer. I also have a wireless network adapter on my xbox. My xbox detects the network but cant connect to it, so I know its my router and a configuration with it that I need to fix from that website.

Help very much appreciated!

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Answer: Wireless Router Configurations for Xbox 360

Personally, I absolutely despise D-Link products, they don't play nice when it comes to a lot of devices like X-boxes, at least that is my experience.

I assume, since it cannot connect at all, that it is not a DHCP or IP related problem but still, make sure DHCP is enabled and working on your router.

What type of encryption are you using (if any) on your wireless network?
I would recommend using a WPA2-personal key if your devices can support it.

In the end, you can always try restoring your router to factory defaults and working your way up, to see what the problem is with the Xbox connecting.

If it doesn't connect when the router has factory defaults enabled (make sure wireless is active though, some factory defaults disable the wireless...) then you need different equipment probably...

I recommend a Linksys WRT600N or similar.
I recommend the ones that support wireless N and dual frequency (5.0GHz and 2.4GHz) because I don't recommend buying out-dated technology, cause it becomes more out-dated quite fast... and besides, the speed of the wireless N routers when used with compatible N adapters is so nice and fast...

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Ok. First I'm happily running XBOX Live through the Linksys Wireless game adapter. (sometimes it cant see my network im planning on getting a better wireless router) What I wanna do is connect 2 Xboxes, this Laptop (the wireless card dosent work anymore for some reason and yes I did set my router to allow this pc to connect) and in the future my BLEH PS2
So last week and 40 $ later I bought the Linksys 5 port SWITCH, and a lot of cat 5 cables. hook the laptop and Xboxes up, flip my box on and BAM no connection (but since i was bummed i did like playing halo against my self on the other lcd screen) So I brought it back my friend says i needed a router.

WILL THIS WORK!!?1!one?question!?
umm i need BOTH xboxes to be able to get on the net.
It's a wireless B network and the adapter is a Linksys wireless B game adapter.

Thanks in Advance!
[email protected]

(now on to my networking problems...)

Oh this laptop is connected through the very dsame adapter i really hate to keep swapping cables


Answer:XBOX Live to router to wireless adapter to w router???

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hi guys

I am constantly getting disconnected from my online games and xbox live parties and it is starting to frustrate me. Here is what I have:

Netgear Wireless - N Router (WNR2000) and a Wireless-N 300 USB adapter. I'm running vista home premium x64 SP2.

Here is my ipconfig :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Keiths-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter WN111v
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-F2-A5-F5-70
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 09, 2010 10:23:38 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 10, 2010 10:23:38 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Answer:USB wireless adapter + Wireless Router = xbox live LAG

Is the PC you are sharing the internet to the Xbox losing connection

would you post back the make and model of any modems and routers you may have and how everything is connected together , wireless, cable and what is using what connection to what device

On the PC when you have a good connection do the following ipconfig /all and pings - see below
then when it disconnects repeat the test

i want to see if the PC to internet is a good connection and if you are losing connection between the PC and Xbox only

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

T... Read more

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Well i currently have a belken 40$ router and last week it burnt out
I am a big gamer and use the Xbox 360 wireless networking adapter

So I am looking for another router ALL I CARE ABOUT IS SPEED AND QUALITY
I am really not worried about the price as long as it is super fast Im prepaired to pay
But from reading the xbox networking manuel and i can only use Dual band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wireless A/B/G home network compatible

so if someone Can Give Me A name or link of A really fast router on the market it would really help Me thanks


Answer:Need Wireless Router For Xbox 360

Right now, There are very few choices with routers that support 11A. I'm using a Linksys 11a dual band router, but the g-band transmitter just stopped working on me so I turned that part off. The a-band is working very well, however. would probably suit your needs.

As far as the 360 over wireless goes, The only reason you would need 11a is if you are using it as an extender over wireless. If you are only using it to use the marketplace and online gaming a g router will work just as well. G just doesn't cut it for streaming video.

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Hi. I have disable DHCP server on router so I can use ICS on Vista wireless laptop. I know abot having a hub or switch or connecting direclty, but I can't do that.So I have ICS on my laptop with ehternet to xbox. Connected wirelessly to router. Question is, can my brother still connect to the router wirelessly since I have disavled DHCP server on router.I can connect to xbox live thru my wireless laptop. Just wondering if he will still be able to connect to router to access xbox live.Thanks

Answer:2 xbox's - 1 thru ICS other wireless to router

Hi woodchip. If i set router to auto DHCP it conflicts with ICS on Vista. The router add is obviously the same as ICS address.Thanks

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just connected my router, netgear wgt624 v3, it works now, but i got the wireless network adaptor for the xbox 360, but on xbox 360 ti says not connected to wireless network, how do i configure the settings?? I have aol broadband

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I need to get a new DSL wireless router so I can network both my PC's together AND for my son to connect his Xbox to the XboX Live.

I know that Xbox Live requires a certain type of router and Microsoft list some of these but as far as I can see there are no wireleless examples.

Does anyone know which wireless ADSL router/modem would fit the bill.

Answer:Wireless DSL router (XBOX compatible

This is what all my friends use.
Game Adaptor: WGA11B
Router: BEFW11S4
I say wireless B for budget, but Wireless G is better if you can afford it.

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i still want enough speed to play online with no hickups also 1 PC and the X box will be down stairs from the router i have a 256/3000 cable connection

Answer:wireless router to split 2 PC's and an Xbox?

even your basic 902.11b has faster transfer rates than your cable modem, so basing your decision on wanting to play games online means jack

the current wireless standard all the cool cats are using is 802.11g, which normally runs at 54mbps, but there is some new thing out that makes it run at 108mbps(i dont know if it is backwards compatable, but im sure it is)
one thing you should factor in is distance and type of house... do you have thick walls? will these all be in the same room? will everything be separated to different ends of the house? if range is a definite issue, then you should wait for 802.11n to be released

as a side note, wireless xbox adaptors are EXPENSIVE

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Hi, I'm having problems with my wireless router. Recently there was a powercut which i think may have caused a problem. My PC which has a wireless adapter and my xbox 360 cannot seem to locate my wireless router within the area but can find my neighbours. I've checked the Broadcasting the SSID and its clicked to be on. I'm using a Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO ADSL 2+ Modem Router. I've reset the router and went through all the settings again, with the help of Belkin Technical Support but nothing any help? thanks

Answer:PC or Xbox 360 cant find Wireless router

Oh I forgot to add that when I look at my Belkin Homepage it says at the top Right No Connection, but i can access the internet anyway?

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Hi Guys

I currently have a Netgear DG834N but I've realised that it doesn't have the range or speed needed to stream HD movies to my xbox 360 or even play online games wirelessly without having to move it closer to my 360)

So now i'm in the market for a new router and I want one that can do all that flawlessly and not face problems like intermitent wireless drop-outs

I've been looking at some of the top routers at this site
And have been considering the Netgear WNDR3700, as it says its very good for streaming to the xbox 360 and ps3

I've just realised though that it does not come with a modem inbuilt and i'd have to buy one, which leads me to the problem of buying the right modem to ensure I get max performance of the router and my internet speeds.

Im a but worried though because dont most routers come with inbuild modems now? In going with that model would I be buying outdated technology that might lead to problems in the future like firewall problems between the router and modem or limited speeds of out to the modem?

What do you guys think would be the best option to go for this? Is this a good router? Or would another one do the job better?


Answer:Best Wireless Router to stream HD to xbox 360

Well, I'd be considering models with removable external antennas, which is the best way to increase range if you have a problem.
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.

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Firstly, we do not have a wireless set up at home.If I bought my son here...would he be able to simply pick up a signal and play on XBox live games?The only other alternative seems to be - buy a super-long cable to attach to my ethernet modem, turn my pc off, attach said cable, power up pc and not be able to use the internet myself while son is playing?

Answer:XBox wireless router question

I have found in the past a hard wire is best.You usually can get a 'free' wireless router of your ISP. Just ask them for a MAC code so you can move to another provider to get a router. They will soon send you one!

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Our XBox 360 will not see our network when we attach a wireless adapter to it. We go through all the hoops the XBox tells us to, but no luck. This is an e-bay item and came with no instructions but it seems pretty straightforward. We're trying to get it to connect to a LinkSys WRT54GS. I put the XBox in the same room as the router to check it out, I went on the XBox website and read through all their help stuff. The red light on the back of the wireless adapter never turns green, the computer (Compaq with Windows Vista) doesn't see anything either when I look at all the systems on the network. XBox works great when plugged into the router with the cable, but that involves either leaving windows open to run the cable, or running it down the stairs, inviting somebody to trip on it.
Any help appreciated.

Answer:Wireless XBox 360 connectivity to router

Well, I don't have any trouble connecting my laptop or my netbook or my wife's desktop to the router. It's just the XBox 360...

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I was told that I could buy a wireless router, turn the radio on it off, and use that to connect my 360 to live. The only problem is, I can not figure out how to do it, and My 360, which is automatically set to get the IP, will not get one. It says every time IP test failed. The reason it gives is that it could not negotiate with the DHCP server to get an IP. Anyone know how to fix it?

Oh, the router is a Buffalo wireless-g

Answer:Wireless Router/ Xbox Problem

D-Dubs said:

I was told that I could buy a wireless router, turn the radio on it off, and use that to connect my 360 to live. The only problem is, I can not figure out how to do it, and My 360, which is automatically set to get the IP, will not get one. It says every time IP test failed. The reason it gives is that it could not negotiate with the DHCP server to get an IP. Anyone know how to fix it?

Oh, the router is a Buffalo wireless-gClick to expand...
Is DHCP enabled on the router? Also, why would you want to turn the radio off? Secondly, is your XBox currently connected to the router with Ethernet?

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hi there i had a video before an i have lost it and i was wondering if anyone ealse has seen it or knows how to do it. the video was how to configure my wirless pc to accept the xbox 360 through eathernet to get onto xbox live without a router.

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Any recommendations on a router which is xbox live compatible and works with the virgin media connection? I bought a belkin which said it was compatible with both but was terrible with xbox live. I'm looking to spend at most 70, any ideas?


Answer:Wireless Router for Xbox 360 and Virgin Media

would you define further

but was terrible with xbox live.Click to expand...

and the exact model of the Belkin, it may have been wireless issues, or other issues rather than just the router
- Are you sure a replacement will fix the issue
What country are you in?

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Running Windows XPBelkin model F5D8633-4 V1Has anybody got the xbox 360 running on this gateway?I currently have two PC's connected by the Belkin Router. The Router is connected to my PC, my sons PC in his room is connected to the network by the Belkin Adaptor. Both PCs can access the internet fine, both are running virus software and Firewalled. Signal strength is v good.He wants to connect his XBox to the network. I have connected the ethernet cable to the Xbox and his machine, which seemed to be recognised. But the Xbox seems to fail all the tests. Have tried Static IP and port fowarding with no success. Any suggestions please?

Answer:Belkin N Router and wireless Adaptor -XBox 360

XBox 360 Setup & Config, Troubleshooting click here3rd & 4th Postings.

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I own a netgear wnr3500 wireless router. Any ideas on how to disable the connection that the xbox is making with my wireless router. I want to retain the wireless broadcasting, since I have several computers connected to the router.

I want to disable the connection at night.

many thankds,


Answer:How to disable XBOX 360 from a netgear wireless router

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Can you please help me, I am completely ignorant to this whole set-up for xbox live. my son is trying to setup his new xbox 360 to xbox live, we have verizon on-line dsl with a westell e90-8100015-d6 modem, we have the wireless adapter for the xbox 360 and a wireless router (actiontec gt704wg). That is as far as i go, can you please walk me through how to hook everything together so that it will work correctly? Please helP! my son is going nuts waiting for me to figure this out! Thank you so much!

Answer:setting up xbox live with wireless router

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When i try to connect my xbox 360 to xbox live i cant get it to automatically find an IP. I have been entering in a IP manually (the same one my laptop uses) and it doesnt work when both try to access the internet.

Im using a Belkin wireless G gaming adapter and and a linksys WRT54GS wireless-G broadband router.

Answer:Xbox 360 wont automatically connect to my wireless router?

Two devices cannot use the same IP Address.

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Before my Xbox360 got the RROD I had xbox live set up using wireless router (Netgear WGT614) and it was working fine. After I recieved my repaired xbox back I tried to re-connect using the same setup. When I search for wireless network it finds my home one and shows 4 bars of connection(full). The problem I have is now. When I choose my SSID and enter the WPA and then Test For Xbox Live, then it cannot connect to the network. I have no idea why, I have tried power cycling but it had no effect. My computer was repaired when my xbox was being repaired because of a faulty hard drive, may this have any effect? The wireless routers lights are all green and so is the modem. Any advice would be greatly recieved

Answer:Solved: Problem Re-connecting Xbox 360 to Wireless Router Please Help

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Thanks for the replies but the trouble with setting up the xbox console that we are having is the console is downstairs and my pc and modem are upstairs. we bought a wireless adapter for the xbox and i have a actiontec gt704wc wireless gateway, but i don't know how to make all the components work together. Any help from xbox is so confusing and i am not very literate when it comes to all of these gaming consoles. please help! Thanks so much in advance.

Answer:setting up xbox live with wireless router (contd)

please do not start a new thread for the same problem. I will get this merged with the other one

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Ive been on a wild ride ringing up technicians to try set up my wireless router in my network.

so here it is...

First of all i got a new Modem from my isp. Like old ways with the old modem, i used the new modem which connects to the adsl. Then out through its Ethernet it goes into the belkin router through the "modem" port. From the Router back through the ethernet cable in port 1 to the computer. pretty simple networking there. But, the fact that when i do this. the internet is not accessible. Now i wonder, how do i do this?

If i connect the modem straight to the computer. i have internet.

So i ring up all the company's that deal with this.. they tell me to ring somewhere else what not. First the router company they tell me i need to fully bridge my modem... the next place blames the router for not connecting it up. argh.

So anyway my isp doesn't allow this bridging mode. and the problem has to do it in the router settings.

its a belkin F5D7234v4 and a netgear modem DM111PUSP

running off xp, vista and a wii.

so if there is anyway to make these to Great fine hardware work together, much appreciated.


Answer:Router configurations with modem

Well, the "modem" you have is really a modem/router.

First off, I'd like to see this from the direct connection to the modem.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Here's a configuration for that Belkin router that should get them playing together.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it... Read more

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I seem to have lost the router password to my ruckus mm2211. I know I can do a factory reset, but that will also lose all of my settings. Is there some way for Backup my Router Configurations

Answer:Router Configurations backup

Why not try a Google search yourself

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I'm currently in the research portion of a very large wireless project for a client of mine. The client owns several cabins within a small range of each other and wants to provide internet for all his guests. I won't go into too much detail about the specifics of the wireless network/configurations as it's not important to my question.

The majority of the users will be in town for only a few days/weeks, then leave. With that being said, I was wondering if there was a way that we could write a script/program that could be ran to automatically provide all of the credentials to use on to the wireless network without the guests having to manually configure the wireless NIC for themselves.

For instance, provide the SSID or passphrase for WEP. If possible, we plan on putting the file on a CD and placing one in each cabin with an autorun, that would fill in all of the wireless network credentials. Our client wants it to be as easy as possible for his guests to get on the internet.

Any ideas?

Answer:Wireless Configurations ?

I'ld set up a captive portal. Its kind of like a web portal that they have to login to. This way its an open internet connection but they have to login to a webpage with a have a username and password. The benifits are you can change this at any time or even give different usernames and password per cabin to know which cabins are using the service or not.

This makes the modification on the client side NILL the only thing you may want to do is copy a URL to their desktop for the web authentication.

This way your not worring about EVERY single type of hardware that goes up there and how to have something that installs on ANY OS, ANY, Hardware, and ANY configuration. Never to mind the peopel that take a laptop up that don't have admin rights for whatever reason and can't run an install.

There are a number of places you can get solutions like this so you will have to do extensive looking around to find out whats best or your application of it.

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Yesterday at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft held a keynote that included a number of details on how the company will improve the gaming experience in Windows 10.

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Answer:Windows 10 gets Xbox Live SDK, Xbox One wireless controller, accessories

I though you could connect and use the Xbone controller through it's usb cable?

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Razer on Tuesday unveiled what it's calling the world's most advanced gaming mouse. Now in its third iteration, the 2015 Razer Mamba features a brand new 5G laser sensor and Adjustable Click Force Technology, among other features.

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Answer:Razer's new Mamba features 16,000 DPI laser sensor in wired and wireless configurations

I'll pass. I don't game on anything that low. :\
Does anyone even go outside the 800-2000dpi range? I keep my mouse at 2000dpi.

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Well, as the title says, I am experiencing difficultly in getting the NAT setting on my Xbox 360 to Open status. I've searched in many places on the internet, including these forums for an answer and I've yet to find one which solves my issues, so I decided it was time to finally ask for help.

What I'm working currently working with is the Embarq P600R ADSL modem/router combo (If there's a more specific name for it, I don't know it as I don't have the packaging - I'm simply going by what was printed on the modem itself) working through my Linksys WRT54GS router by way of the ethernet ports of both units. The WRT54GS is then hardwired to four different computers, and broadcasts to my Xbox 360 wirelessly via microsoft's network adapter specifically designed for the unit (compatability between the adapter and router isn't an issue, just trying to cover all my bases). Because of this, all of the LAN ports on my WRT54GS are currently being used, preventing me from attempting to simply make my WRT54GS act as only access point, since to my knowledge I would need to plug the modem/router into one of its LAN ports instead of the ethernet port.

Thus far I've tried enabling UPnP on both units, setting up a DMZ for my 360's IP on the WRT, and Forwarding Ports 88 (TCP/UDP) and 3074 (TCP/UDP) on the WRT, both individually and simultaneously.

I also had somewhat of a breakthrough when I switched the P600R to bridge mode, as it gave ... Read more

Answer:Xbox 360 NAT Issues with P600R modem/router and WRT54GS router

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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Hi Guys,

I guess this is a pretty straight forward question. I'm trying to connect and charge at the same time a XBOX 360 wireless controller with Windows 7 without buying a Wireless Gaming Receiver. Please only post if you have a resolution for this problem with step by step instructions on how this is done if it even is possible.

Thank You


Answer:Connect / charge wireless XBOX 360 controller Windows 7 w/o Wireless Gaming Receiver?

Well to connect wirelessly you will need to buy a receiver..

But for wired, download this:

Then insert your Controller into the PC using a Play&Charge USB cable.

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Someone asked me about hooking up there xbox to the internet. Their home is wireless and the xbox is across the room. Is there something I can get that receives the wireless signal from the network then transmits it through the wire plugged into it? Basically, the opposite of a wireless access point. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Wireless network - need something that does wireless to wired for xbox

The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see

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Question: Router and XBox

I am considering purchasing a router ( D-Link DIR 615 Wireless N 300Mbps wireless cable router 4 Port 10/100 switch& Xbox Live service compatibility). What is the Xbox connection and how is it used?geedad

Answer:Router and XBox

don't know much about it but this should start you off until you get someone with further info - click here

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hi i've posted a couple of threads lately asking how to configure router to share ip with three xbox's on xbox live... old router was simply not compatible, so we have another which is ok, for now. now i want to send my connection thru my pc and to my xbox.. i obviously have to ethernet ports. tired of going under table and unplugging it, then plugging it back into xbox and, then back again. would be nice if i could just turn from one to the other, without changing cables all the time. can this be done? thanks.

Answer:router to pc, now pc to xbox?

If you have a router, does it have more than one ethernet port? If so you should just be able to buy a second ethernet cable and plug both the xbox and PC in at the same time?R.

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Hey all, I'm having some network security issues. I'm in an apartment complex and I need wireless access for my laptop, and the occasional friend's laptop, so I have a Belkin Wireless G router . I configured it to have a unique SSID and a pretty long passkey. The other day, I just randomly checked the status and found 4 connections on my DHCP server, 2 of which were NOT supposed to be there. One's host name is a jumble of letters and numbers, but the other one was Meredith_4 or something, so I know it was another person.

That said, I wanted to lock the router down pretty well. So, I enabled MAC Address filtering. I've never had to do this before, so I'm a bit ignorant of its capabilities. I figured that the ones I put in and didn't check "block" for would be allowed, and perhaps all others would be blocked. It doesn't appear to work this way, because one of the rogue connections was still on, even when I enabled filtering. So, I put his/hers/its MAC address in and checked "Block." I reset the router and the configuration took, but the connection still showed on the DHCP. I KNOW there are no other computers or wireless devices in this apartment, so what gives?

Also, I keep trying to put an administrator password on the router, but it won't take. It allows me to hit "Submit" after changing the password, but then it says "Allow 25 seconds for the router to restart," and then does nothing.... Read more

Answer:Wireless Router Security issues, Belkin Wireless G router

Connect your PC to one of the LAN ports with a network cable. Reset it to defaults, log in and turn off the wireless so you are the only PC connected. Now try setting your admin password and see what happens. Once you get that sorted you can turn your wifi back on and lock it down. If you can I would recommend using WPA or even WPA2 encryption. For mac filtering you want to enter the mac addresses of your wireless cards and allow only those to connect. On my home network I use a unique SSID and disable SSID broadcast. I also use MAC filtering to only allow my cards to connect. I changed my routers default IP address and disabled the DHCP function so it will not give out IP addresses. I use static IP's on my PC's.

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Ok lets get this started.

How you doing? Good? Great, glad to hear it.
How am i doing you ask? mmmm... at the moment... im a sad panda.

Now to the topic at hand.

Short version:
Im attempting to share my pc's usb wireless internet connection with a wireless router connected through my pc'sEthernet port. Is this even remotely doable?? I have done so much searching in the past few days that im starting to feel like im the only person in the english speaking world to have every attempted such thing. Hence.. the sad panda reference.

Why im even attempting to do such a ridiculous thing.

Short version:
Im broke and cant afford new equipment or even a used repeater. At least for the time being and probably for a while with xmass on the way.

The setup.

My friend lives across the street. We decided about a year ago that there was no real reason for us both to be paying for a 25mbs connection when we could split the bill and one of us could just use my self build usb wireless antenna. We both only have one computer so the setup was perfect.

The problem that has decided to show its ugly face is that another friend of mine is giving me his old droid. The cell phone not an actual android. At&t being the wonderful company that they are would like to charge me 25$ a month for 2g of internet access. This is when the cheep wad in me slammed the brakes and said, "no way dude, you dont even pay that much for unlimited 25mbs cable internet".

So the cheep wad in me... Read more

Answer:modem -> wireless router 1 -> pc -> cat5 -> wireless router? sad panda

Since we don't support sharing neighbor's wireless, we also don't help with problems trying to expand on that connection. Note that sharing like this is against the terms of service for your ISP. Think of it as stealing the monthly rental from the ISP.


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Is there a difference b/w a wireless router that will hok up to a broadband modem connection and one that will link to a cable modem connection ?

I was planning to buy the linksys wrt 54gs but i have a broadband modem which connects to the telephone jack at one end and to the rj45 jack on my notebook for which i also need to buy a nic card. is that the correct one to buy ?

Thanks !

Answer:Solved: Diff b/w wireless bb router and a wireless cable router

Yes. The key is the RJ-45 on the modem; you need a broadband router with a WAN ethernet port. That model will do fine. And you'll then connect the laptop to the router via wireless or a straight ethernet cable. You may need a cross over cable to go between the router and the modem.

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I am having trouble setting up the network connection required to for running my XBL and Computer.

I don't have a router right now. What im trying to set up is Modem>PC via USB, PC> Xbox via Crossover(cat 6).

I have it hooked up, but while running the Installation Wizard I can't create the network. I have also try Keiro Winroute firewall, but wasn't able to successfully create the connection.

Answer:XBOX Live without a Router

Are you available for creating diagrams if I need one?

The problem is obvious--you need to put the NIC into the PC.

Seriously, is that Xbconnect something that's really needed? I would think that running the Network Setup Wizard (assuming Windows XP, from Control Panel) telling it that 'this computer shares its internet connection with other computers' would do the trick.

The firewall probably has to be uninstalled or properly configured for LAN access, and some need an additional setting to allow Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).

Please post an ipconfig /all if you don't get it working with the above.

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As the title says, I'm trying to hook my XBOX up to the internet using my PC. I know it either has something to do with bridging the two connections or internet sharing. Ive tried looking around and cant seem to find anything that works. Any ideas?



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Via LAN cable be used to access porn websites, as a friend of mine has suspicion his younger son is using his xbox for online dodgy stuff controlled from his xbox in his upstairs room.

Answer:Can a XBOX 360 connected to a Router

is possible please.Using a XBox 360 connected to Router via Ethernet cable, can a Xbox actually view web pages ?Thanks for any help recieved!

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I have a Linksys Wirless G router, a laptop with a wireless adapter and a desktop pc connected to port 1 of the router with a cat 5. Why the hell does my Xbox not connect? All I'm doing is running another cat 5 to my xbox and it won't work. All the lights on the router are correct, it see's the Xbox. What do I have to do?

Answer:Xbox through router not working?

Umm... maybe your router is blocking it? Try checking your router config if the xbox is getting an IP then put that IP as the DMZ.

Worth a shot

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I have a Linksys E3000 router that I've been using to connect my XBox online wirelessly. But I just got UVerse and now I have a set top box that I can connect to the XBox with an ethernet cable instead. I want to connect my PS3 online also, so I thought about connecting the set top box to the router with an ethernet cable, then connecting the XBox and PS3 to the router with cables. (The router would not be connected to a computer.) I just want to know, will this work? Do I need to set up the router in any way to act as a switch, and if so, how? If it won't work, what should I use instead?

Answer:Using router as a switch for XBox & PS3

It'll work, but you'll have make some configuration changes in the router. First of all don;t use the WAN port, turn off dhcp and set the E3000's lan ip to something besides (assuming your uverse router used as the gateway as well.)

The router can even still be it's own seperate wireless access point.

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im pretty useless at computers and i just got my xbox 360 for christmas so i was wondering if any of you experts know which would be the best and also at a reasonable price ? thanks !

Answer:Best router for xbox 360 gaming ?

Netgear works for me.

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I need a router for gaming on my Xbox 360. When gaming I use a wired connection. All my heavy dl/streaming on my laptop will be wired as well. When I'm gaming no other traffic is on the network, meaning my laptop is turned off. The only time I use my laptop wireless is for browsing when I'm not close enough to the router and modem to go wired.

I was thinking of getting the ASUS RT-N66U. I'm fine with the price if I can't find a quality, reliable router that would meet my needs for less. I've read a lot of positive things about the N66U, which is why I've focused on it.

Answer:Router for gaming on Xbox 360?

The N66U is a good router and you'll likely be satisfied with it.

Not sure what else to say

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Hey guys I don't know if this is the place to seek help for an Xbox problem, but you guys are pretty smart so I figure I'll shoot:

I've just moved home for the summer from college and so now there are two Xbox 360's in the house on one Belkin Wireless G router (everything's hard wired). We're able to play at the same time for a little while but we'll often get disconnected in the middle of the game, and I figure it has something to do with the TCP/UDP settings. Xbox Live reportedly uses the ports:

TCP 3074
UDP 3074
UDP 88

but I'm only able to forward them to one Xbox at a time. How do I overcome this? Or should I try something completely different? My problem is that when I forward those ports for each Xbox, it says no overlapping allowed. So I'm stuck. Will forwarding it for just one of it be sufficient? Because I can play on one Xbox 360 without forwarding ports at all. I just have these problems when I try to have more than one running from the same router.

Answer:Xbox 360 router question

I'm not completely sure but I think you can do it like this:

Xbox 360 #1
TCP 3074
UDP 3074
UDP 88
TCP 3074
UDP 3074
UDP 88

Xbox 360 #2
TCP 3075
UDP 3075
UDP 89
TCP 3074
UDP 3074
UDP 88

Something like that might work, Just having different external ports for each.

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I've just got an Xbox360 and I've attached a wired ethernet bridge to it - which won't get an IP address from the router, a Netgear DG834G. DHCP is enabled - what am I missing?

Answer:Xbox can't get IP address from router

maybe something in this link may helpclick here

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This is sort of linked to another post which is going around about Routers.I'm definately going broadband, just choosing which one (in UK) to go with. I want to link it up to my XBox therefore need a compatible router - There seem to be two options1. Wanadoo 22.99 per month (1Mb but with 6GB a month limit). Suggest router (SpeedTouch510) at 85.99 per month (Wanadoo Home Wireless is 79.99).2. BT 24.99 per month (512kbps with 15GB limit) - Router is 20 online.What do people reckon? Is there a cheapish router which I can get rather than 85.99 suggested by Wanadoo? or should I go with the BT one?Also, if I eventually wanted to go wireless, is this going to make a difference and is there anything else I would need?Thanks for the help.

Answer:Broadband, XBox and Router

If your intending to use an Xbox I suggest you go for a broadband provider without download limits such as Pipex Xtreme Solo 500. click hereNote no equipment of set up costs, I would opt for 3 microfilters and purchase your own modem/router such as click here

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I have had an pretty basic low end router for quite some time now and wireless has never been a problem but recently it started failing to connect or even find the network, only sometimes my connection would show up.

Anyways I decided to go and buy some belkin router assuming it would be better... and it is, but I'm still having the same problem, sometimes I can connect for a few mins and it'll then dsconnect. Sometimes it won't find the network but it'll find others and other times it'll fail on DNS? I've connected through wired connection and it basically does the same thing? but it'll find the network and fail on DNS! despite having other devices ( computers) that connect fine wireless.

Any possible suggestions?!


Answer:Xbox 360 can't find router?


BUMP, but also whenever I try and connect via 360 I get this security log message :

kernel: Intrusion -> IN=ppp_0_38_1 OUT= MAC= SRC= DST= LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=108 ID=256 PROTO=TCP SPT=6000 DPT=2967 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0

any help? it varies as in the DPT (destination port) source etc.

?? please help!

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Does anyone know what might be keeping me from being able to log on to the internet with my comp and my xbox live at the same time?

I have a Linksys router and all was working fine until i had to unplug the cable to my xbox from the router - now since i have plugged the cable back up my 2 comps and xbox are not able to connect at the same time.

Please HELP!!!! I want my online RS back and son needs his Xbox live back.


Answer:Router / Xbox Prob.

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I just bought a router today, the intentions are to play my xbox on live, aswell as allow my pc to stay connected. Im running on Windows98 Se, using Telewest broadband.I just need help, someone to take me step by step of what to do. My pc is connected, as i am posting here, but the xbox live doesnt. In the instruction manual, it says type winipcfg in the Start, Run box and my ip should be 192 something, but instead it always shows 82Id greatly appreciate the help provided thanks

Answer:PC to Xbox Router problems :(

Also to add, when i try install the software that came with my router, it can detect the internet connection, but then the next step says it cant detect my router

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I have an arris gateway modem like box, a net gear router, and an Xbox one
They are wired together. Both the modem and the router give off wifi. However I believe I turned off all of the
Broadcasting on the modem. The problem is that my xbox one has a moderate nat
And my wifi crashes about every 24 hrs and I need to power cycle the whole set up to get it to work
I just need help figuring how to work with the systems, I'm obviously not the best at networking

Answer:Modem, router, Xbox one

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I have a friend's xbox lan party, I sold my xbxo long ago. I was wondering how I could use it to route my 1-way cable modem to two computers? I tried a standard hookup during and active connection and the connection held but I couldn't even get the dial-up screen the next day when I tried. What kind of setting woudl I have to tinker to get this to work?

Win98Se on both machines.

Answer:XBox lan party as a router?

i don really get this??
lan party on xbox??? why dont you use the system link cable???

the only reason i would connect my pc to my xbox is for ics (xbox live!) or for a multiplater halo

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We have 2 computers running XP and XBox running through wired Netgear RPV14 router. We have had no problems at all. Yesterday the internet connection was lost on the computers, but the XBox still can access the internet. I tried shutting everything off and rebooting modem and no luck. I tried using the router port that the XBox uses for one of the computers, still no luck. Neither computer can access each other and I can't get to routerlogin page either. I had to connect this computer directly to the modem to get onto the internet.

I can't figure it out!

Please help me get this figured out before everyone comes home and starts fighting over who gets to use the modem!!!! Thank you!!

Answer:Help! Neither PC can access the net through router, but Xbox can!

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Don't know if anyone could suggest something.Have Blueyonder broadband & router to share the connection with 3 pcs and xbox live. Originaly set up for 2 pc & xbox and all worked fine. I added another pc upstairs and added a hub to split between the pc & xbox. Now the xbox continually cuts off after 15 minutes or so. My son is getting frustrated having paid his subscription etc. He has checked the forums and they suggest that xbox will not work with a hub, anyone got any ideas?ThanksRuss

Answer:xbox - router/hub problem

click here and click here might help.

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this is my 2nd attempt at getting this problem solved. I "CANNOT" stay connected to the internet while my son is playing Xbox Live. Verizon has checked my DSL & Phone line and says that all is fine on their end - they think the problem may be within my router. If i am on line the Xbox cannot connect and if Xbox Live is being played then i cannot get online...... a double edge sword.

Does any know how i can solve this problem? It seems as though my Xbox is taking up the port / hub that allows my online connection. (NOTE: up until a month ago i was able to connect the Xbox and the 2 Comp all at the same time)


Answer:need HELP with Xbox/Comp/Router

Rhapsody said:


this is my 2nd attempt at getting this problem solved. I "CANNOT" stay connected to the internet while my son is playing Xbox Live. Verizon has checked my DSL & Phone line and says that all is fine on their end - they think the problem may be within my router. If i am on line the Xbox cannot connect and if Xbox Live is being played then i cannot get online...... a double edge sword.

Does any know how i can solve this problem? It seems as though my Xbox is taking up the port / hub that allows my online connection. (NOTE: up until a month ago i was able to connect the Xbox and the 2 Comp all at the same time)

Rhapsody Click to expand...

Hmm. I'm responding because I read a similar issue in the Half-Life2 forums regarding x-box's behind routers. I do not own an x-box, fyi.

However, it was somehow inferred that the x-box requires a static address (please correct me if I'm wrong). If that's true you will need to make some changes. And please update this if you find out because I'd like to know as well

Further, I found this page to be relevant and concise which might help.

Let us know and good luck.

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Ok i have struggled with this for a week now. What i'm trying to do is share my USB 3G modem to my Xbox.

Tried setting up an ad hoc network using stock Vista settings and also tried using a program called Connectify. Using stock vista settings the ad hoc simply will not work. Using Connectify the ad hoc network works but only for a couple of hours, then the USB modem tries to connect to my ad hoc network which then disables the Internet connection on the USB modem. Its a baffling problem but most likely something to do with the USB modem which just gets stuck trying to connect to a wep secured ad hoc network, the usb modem cannot be connected to mobile and wifi so it simply shuts the connection down .So ad hoc simply does not work.

So instead i'm trying to share my internet connection through my Netgear router. I read around the net that in order to do this DHCP needs to be disabled on the router. So i disabled it. Now the xbox will not connect to the netgear router, it cannot get an ip address because DHCP is turned off. I looked around the net and all the information is conflicting. No matter what i cannot get an ip number from the router to the xbox. DHCP needs to be off for ICS to function, but i get no further than "cannot get ip address". The xbox is connected to the netgear, it sees the netgear fine, but will not get an ip.

How can i get my xbox to get an ip from the router with DHCP turned off ?

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, its a minefield... Read more

Answer:Using ICS through a netgear router to Xbox

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Hi i don't know if this is in the right thread i have a speedstream 5100 and for some reason when i tried connecting it to my xbox 360 directly it didn't function properly and i was not able to get onto xbox live..

I also have trouble trying to configure my network router with my speedstream

Answer:Network Router xbox 360

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Can't connect my Xbox to my router
I've just brought a new router.

It is a Tenda W311R Wireless N Cable DSL Broadband Router

But I can't connect it to my Xbox 360 S

I've managed to add my PC, Laptop, and PS3 to my home network without any difficulty however.

I've encrypted my home network with WPA2 as recommended by Microsoft.

These are the steps I took when trying to add my xbox 360 S console to my home network:

1. On the console I went to My Xbox
2. Then System Settings.
3. Network Settings
4. Scan for Networks
4. My router was listed so I selected it
5. I then entered my WPA2 wireless password
6. Then I selected Test Xbox Live Connection.

The console then said it couldn't coonect to my wireless network.

I was thinking that the Xbox 360 S console?s built-in Wi-Fi uses the 2.4 gigahertz frequency band. Maybe my router is broadcasting using another frequency... But I have yet to check what that frequency is...

Other than that, I really don't know what the problem could be. As I said, I've have no problem connecting my other devices to this issue does strike me as odd

Answer:Can't connect my Xbox to my router

I seem to remember that xbox's like to have mac addresses assigned in the router.

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Bought the dlink 604, everything is working great so far, but I cant seem to find any icons or anything for the 360 in windows, I figured it would at least show a connection going to it or something

any help appreciated !

Answer:How do I add music to my XBOX 360 via my new router?

So it's no showing up or it's not all showing up...

Which is the problem?

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i have a belkin f5d7630-4a router the only way i can connect to xbox live and stop on is disable the firewall and security .if they are enabled after a short time it will disconnect from the xbox.the upnp is enabled its showing open in nat.any ideas would be welcomethankyou

Answer:belkin router problems with xbox 360

any help please or advice would be appreciated.

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Hi,I'm looking to set up my Dynamode router for maximum performance on Xbox Live. Currently, I have poor ping times rusulting in poor gameplay. I can access my advanced router settings menu but trouble is, I don't understand any of it. Help appreciated,Michael

Answer:Router settings for Xbox Live

Anybody have any ideas?

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I just set up my Linksys Internet, and I noticed that my other devices such as my laptop and xbox 360 cannot connect to the internet. THere is no wireless security such as WEP, but it still won't connect. The xbox360 troubleshooter says (DNS Failed). What do I Do?


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Got a problem with Sky broadband. Everything was working fine until tues night when I lost connection whilst on Xbox Live and it would not reconnect. Thought nothing of it but tried to connect Laptop and Xbox yesterday and both would not work. Xbox does not find IP address and Laptop does not find connection, wireless or wired. Usually on the wireless connection the SKY signal is picked up but that is no longer in the list. The modem/routers internet light is a solid green and it recognises when equipement is plugged in but nothing is happening.Has the router broke?I have spoken to Sky if you can call it that and went through a whole list of checks but nothing worked and can not get onto the routers set up page (192. etc)

Answer:Sky BB - Router on Laptop/Xbox won't connect?

The router is the standard SKY netgear and I had not made any chnages to my Laptop or Xbox for it to affect the connection.

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I'm having trouble seeing my PC from my XBox (I want to use WMC to stream video to XBox), hoping somebody can help me out. Here's my setup:

ISP provided modem (No branding), connected to my PC
Network out (Wired) from modem to Dlink DIR-665 router (which is broadcasting WIFI)
Network out (Wired) from Dlink router to XBox

I'm online with the XBox with no issue, but I can't access the PC through Media Centre with this setup. When I connect the XBox to the modem directly, I also have no issues. Ideas anybody? I'm using Norton Internet Security 2012 if that could be the issue.

Answer:Router not letting me access my PC from my XBox

they are on different networks. xbox only checks local subnet for pcs. you will need to move the PC to the same device as the xbox is plugged into for that to work. If the xbox was to start looking at other networks, it would be trying to search the entire internet for every single pc out there. that would be an issue

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Is it possible to add an antenna to this G router??
Would i have to open up or what?

And is there a way to add an antenna to the XBOX Wireless G adapter??

Answer:Add external ant. to M$ Router mn-700, XBOX G Adapter

If the antenna is detachable with an industry standard connector, you can connect a better antenna.

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Well in by the time i get done with this it will be my bday (August 6th) alright well for my problem ive spent over 5 hours tryin to figure this out.

OK i got a cable/dsl linksys router i have the phone line in the modem modem into router comp into router and xbox into router i know its connected right but when i go to run xbox live it says dns test failed and i cant get on the internet when im plugged into the router so can someone plz help me i called xbox live gave me some port numbers to unlock which i have if needed. They said call linksys so i did they made me do a couple worthless ping tests which none of them were recived ex: 4 sent 0 received 4 dropped (100%drop) she said the router is faulty which i think is wrong. its brand new and i think i need to adjust setting or somin then called verizon my internet provider and they made me do bunch of stuff about an hours worth and told me that the internet connection works but the router is messed up well dur i knew that. i can get on the internet if the router not in so dsl to modem modem to comp
thx in advance plz help dont want to have to call the local GEEK SQUAD and pay over 100 bucks

Answer:My Xbox Live(Router Problem)

0Aiden0 said:

dont want to pay for help-KyleClick to expand...

Cant fault ya there who wants to pay for help when its free everywhere.

I used Xbox live for a while and did have a few issues with getting it connected, I found that setting the IP details manually worked all the time, for some reason using the DHCP settings failed with the same DNS error you get, to fix it try this

Go into the router setup and see what DNS it's using, to do this follow your router instructions for how to access it, I think with Linksys you enter in a webpage.

Once you know the DNS you need to obtain the IP range the router uses this again can be found by doing start > run > cmd enter, in the dos box type ipconfig on your PC.

Your pc may be set to, if no other PC's are linked to the router, but this isn't set in stone, so check.

This will also give you the default gateway which should be the router address.

Now go to your Xbox and enter the details you have into the network settings by choosing manual entry, the IP address must be in the same range as the PC I usually go 10 more so if your PC is then use, once done save and exit the network settings.

Plug your Lan cable into the Xbox and power it on, you should get a light on the port of the router once the Xbox is fully on.

Play Live....

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i have a friend over and we both are subscribers to xbox live for 12 months. we play a lot of online games and we bring our xbox's over eachother's houses to play and hook up the ethernet to the router. the problem is at my one friends house we keep getting kicked off for some reason. at his house this never happens and he has 3 computers hooked up to his router plus his xbox which would make 4 ethernet ports full. i am running a linksys wireless access point router 2.4 ghz w/ 4 port switch. i have 1 computer directly connected and another computer using wireless internet and of course my xbox live hooked up to my router. that makes only 4 connections w/ my ethernet ports full. i use comcast high speed internet. can someone tell me the problem? i mean when i play myself i never have problems and when he comes over i have connection problems but onyl on the xbox's not the computers. could it b bad wires? im not sure. some1 please help me thanks

Answer:Xbox Live router problems


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I have a linksys wrt310n and when i'm playing mw2 I can play for awhile but then it crashes the whole network for my house. Any suggestions?

Answer:Xbox live router crashing

DMBfanatic18 said:

I have a linksys wrt310n and when i'm playing mw2 I can play for awhile but then it crashes the whole network for my house. Any suggestions?Click to expand...

do you havd dsl?
I have a belkin model f5d5231-4 4 port broadband router that i've had no issues with using it on my xbox360, if you search for this make and model of router your bound to find someone who's selling it ether new or used or you could check ebay.

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I have had DSL for about 5 months now and all was working fine on my home networking until about 4 weeks ago - When we had to unplug the Xbox connection to the Router in order to rearrange the living room to put up our Christmas tree.
Now we cannot be on Xbox live and the Internet without the Comp losing connection to the online game site we are on. I have called Verizon and they say that all is well on the DSL/Phone line.
Our home networking consist of 2 Comp (both online) and one Xbox Live..... we use to be able to use all 3 at the same time, with little to no probs other than a small bit of lag from time to time.

Please HELP!!!!! I need my online GAMES as much as my son wants his Halo2.


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Hi All,My son used to play on the Xbox360 via ethernet cable with no problems.Recently we have gone wireless with a Edimax AR-7084ga, the host computer is upstairs, downstairs is a laptop picking up a strong signal with no problems at all, the Xbox has a wireless adapter working fine and is also downstairs, my son now has trouble playing his online games and complains that there is lag and the signal is always on red or orange it just does not run smooth all the time and it's getting him mad, I called Edimax tech support today who recommended trying a stronger antenna cable to boost the signal, has anyone used a booster antenna ? and do they work? or can anyone help out with this query,Many thanks,Baskerville.

Answer:XBox lags since new router installed.

Have you enabled port-forwarding the the XBox or specific games?

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hi, i am unable to share a connetion while on xbox live. this is not a new problem. i have two flatmates. we can only share a game using the same b/b connection of 1.5 mb, for a very short time before being booted from the server. could this be a problem with live or maybe the router. the router was purchased form dabs at a very discounted price a tt eh time, only 40 quid, should have been 100. pc world reckons they were sold off cheap because of this very problem, but i'm not convinced. anyone back this theory up? thanks.

Answer:problem with router or xbox live??

Does the same happen when you play using system link?Details of your router?

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My roomate just got Xbox Live a couple days ago. Anyways he hooked it up to our CG814GCMR Netgear router, and periodically it will cause the whole router network to crash meaning my computer also connected to it, will lose internet for a brief period of time as well. It is very VERY frustrating and it is just a massive pain in the ***, i don't get how being on XBOX Live can cause the router itself to crash. I will get internet back after about a minute, but it's annoying.

Answer:XBOX Live causes router to crash

Have you opened up your ports in Xbox live? <---- List the ports!

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I have earthlink cable internet. I recently bought a router so I could hook up my PC and xbox to the same connection. It's a d-link DI604, which is a cheap shitty router but nevertheless approved for xbox live, and I only have 2 devices connected to it.

As of now I have the cable modem connected to the WAN port and the 2 devices in the other ports. The internet on my PC works fine. I can't for the life of me,however, get it to work on the xbox, at least through the router. I can connect the modem directly to the xbox and it works great. I've even had it work momentarily on the xbox through the router if I restart the modem and router, but after a couple seconds the connection will drop.

I've tried manually assigning the DNS server, changing the MAC address to match my PC (and also the WAN one in the router config). If I leave everything on the xbox to automatic, I get an error that the DNS server cannot be found. If I add as a host name, the DNS server is found but xbox live cannot be found. here are my settings right now, any help would be greatly appreciated. microsoft says its an issue with my ISP or router. D-Link says its an issue with my ISP. Earthlink says its an issue with my router

physical address: 00-0B-DB-95-A9-88

IP: (auto)
host name:
mac: this part is kind of wierd because I have the same one entered as on my PC in... Read more

Answer:xbox live & router troubles

Update the firmware on the router and set it to gaming mode.

Worst case, set the XBOX as DMZ.

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Can anyone help me with setting on Xbox one to reduce latency and router settings to speed up my connection and reduce latency also?. I'm looking for optimized settings on xbox one like video and audio settings and on modem and router settings to lower ping and or latency.

Answer:Gaming, Xbox one and router setup

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My son wants to use his XBox Live.....not being a gamer or remotely interested I dont have a clue.
Instructions so a child would understand would be preferable.


Answer:Need info on connecting XBox through router

I am not using the wireless option because my son's xBox does not have wireless access capability. What I did was this: (1) I got an ethernet cable that is long enough to connect from the router to the xBox. (2) connect the ethernet cable to the router and the xBox. My son turned on the xBox and voila he had internet connection. Try it and see if it works. And you have to buy that xBox Live package which gives you access to xBox Live (you have to enter your credit card number and they will charge you every year).

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ok... im a real numpty,i dont have a trying to connect to xbox live with the above model of modem/router made by Belkin.
i typed "xbox live F5D9630-4" into google and it came up with something about port forwarding????????????? wtf is this.
man im such a noob.
xbox test connection is failing at ip address. i dont know where to put my isp details in to my xbox or even if i need to..... AAAAAAAARGH
needing a real step-by-step for dummies reply
i dont have an xbox account but i just want to know that i can connect before i go out and spend 40 on membership. thanks in advance

Answer:F5D9630-4 Router + xBox Live

ignore me....... resolved

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hi ppl,I bought a Belkin ADSL Modem with Built-in wireless router model F5D7630 yesterday and its great. That is great with my pc, when i plug the xbox into it, ethernet cable which works fine, i cant get live. It checks cables then IPS but is getting stuck on DNS. I did phone Belkin and the only real help they gave was it could be the built-in firewall stopping the xbox going out and they want a MAC numeber or something which is in the xbox?? said i need 2 phone microsoft for it. It sounded like they were reaching to me because the bloke i was talking too didnt even know what an xbox was even after i explained it to him. Anyway does any1 know if i need the firewall on the Belkin switched on as i have 1 on my PC and if i dont how do i switch it off? If i cant do that then does any1 know what this MAC thing is and how i get hold of microsoft about it?? sorry this is long but im really stuck now, i bought the router because every1 said it would make getting xbox live easier, yer right. Mind your the internet on my pc is quicker and the download is well fast. any cheers to any1 who can lead me in the right direction.

Answer:??Belkin modem/router with xbox???

1. Insert your Xbox Live DVD in the drive. The software will automatically run and update the Xbox dashboard to show the Xbox Live option. Once this is complete, eject the CD and make sure you have your network cable plugged in to your Xbox and in the network port in your room. Open the Xbox Live menu. 2. Go to the Network Setup menu. 3. In the lower right corner of the screen will be "MAC=" followed by a combination of 12 numbers and letters (see below). Write this down as you will need this to complete the Manual Registration form. 4. Go to click here (also accessible by the Register tab at click here). You will need to use your myUNIverse login and accept the ResNet policy. Once there you'll need to enter the MAC address you wrote down. For the reason for registration type in that it's an Xbox and can only be registered manually. Once all the information is completed it will be sent off for approval. 5. Make sure your console is set to use DHCP and that no network numbers/IP addresses have been set, as ResNet uses DHCP for connectivity. 6. Once approved (usually within one business day), go back into the Xbox Live menu and then into Network Settings. Scroll down and open the Connect menu. This will open a diagnostic menu pictured below that verifies that a connection can be made to the Xbox Live service. 7. You should now have access. To test the configuration, load an Xbox Live enabled game. For more help with Xbox Live visit the official web site at

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My D-link DI-624 wont work with xbox live is no help and i dont know whats wrong the trouble shooter gets a green lite on everything but the Xbox live. Please help me

Answer:Router trouble with Xbox live

Wootage said:

My D-link DI-624 wont work with xbox live is no help and i dont know whats wrong the trouble shooter gets a green lite on everything but the Xbox live. Please help meClick to expand...

Did you set up X-box with the router, like your PC? and then let X-box 'obtain IP automatically ' ?

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Hi, the reason of my message is that my sister want me to configure my nephews XBOX 360 (im a computer programmer), but the problem is that I live in a another state and she is not a techie person. In my opinion the XBOX will not be the problem, it will be the router configuration. I bought her the linksys ULTRA N RANGE PLUS because on internet it said that THE INSTALLATION IS VERY EASY (yeah sure....).

Has someone configure this router with the xbox 360 under a CABLE ISP PROVIDER? I need to understand the process so I can explain my sister later. I can't configure it on my computer cause I have already a router and the steps, OBVIOUSLY will not be the same.

thanks and have a nice day!, I will appreciate your assistance.....

Answer:Road Runner and Xbox 360 router

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ok ok ok
i have just bought a wireless linksys router and have myt pc and xbox hardwired to it
the linksys router has an ip addy of or at least thats what i connect to to change settings on it right???

any was my xbox is set to
how do i know what my router is calling the xbox and how do i change it or figure it out to change the xbox ip addy
any help would be appreiciated....

thanks jeff

Answer:help setting up my router and xbox pc connection

what are you trying to do, ftp stuff to the xbox? what dash do you have?

if you have evox, goto settings and make static ip=yes ip=192.168.[same as comps, prob 0(eg. if comp is then make it].2. and ftp to it from the pc. use flashfxp.

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Help!! I am not able to make my 360 grab an ip from the router. I am using the wireless adapter on the xbox and I have 3 pc's wired to the router. The xbox, sees my network and I am able to connect the 360 to the network, but it won't get an ip. Any ideas?

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I have spent all day trying to get this to work and I cannot for the life of me find a solution!

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. I have a Virgin Media SuperHub, which is both a wireless modem and 4-port router in one unit.

I have my Xbox 360 connected to the hub via Ethernet cable, and connects to Xbox Live perfectly fine.

My computer is connected to the hub as well, and connects to the internet perfectly.

I have a HomeGroup set up in my network connections, and I am very sure both devices are connected to the same network.

However my computer does not recognise the Xbox being connected to the network, and my Xbox does not show the PC as on the network.

So they are both connected by cannot find each other.

I have spent hours fiddling around with network settings, my SuperHub is set to allow other devices to connect through it. My HomeGroup has all sharing options turned on, I have disabled my firewall, I have gone through countless forums stating that Windows 7 has alot of network sharing options automatically disabled as default, therefore I have manually run the system settings and enabled all recommended processes etc. I have restarted my Xbox and PC a million times, but they still won't find each other.

Has anyone got any idea of why this may be? Or any ideas I may not have tried?

Surely it should not be this difficult to do something which both devices are designed to do as standard.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Connecting Xbox 360 to Windows 7 PC through my router?

Right Click on your Network Icon next to the Clock.
open Network sharing center.
Click on the "Choose Home group and sharing options"
Click "Choose media streaming options!"


If your still having trouble Msn me.

[email protected]

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Very experienced in the PC world but one thing i have never dealt with is routers. Im really sick of unplugging my connection from the pc then hooking it up to the 360 to go on live, Whats a good router that will solve this problem?

Also will i need a software firewall anymore once i get a router?


Answer:Cheap router for PC and Xbox 360 needed

i had the same problem as you when I had live, just grab any cheap router on the egg or something, prob 20 bucks or so if u get a deal... just shop around, also i dunno, i had a router but i could nvr get it to work...... then it broke

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Hi We're just bought a Netgear WNR2000V3 router and everything is working great, except for our XBox Slim......We can't connect very often and the only way I can get a connection is by disabling all other wireless connections. (Wii, IPod Touch, IMac and Acer Aspire Laptop) My main computer is the IMac.

Thanks in advance

Answer:WNR2000V3 Router and XBox Slim

is this via wifi or cable connection

from the windows PC - lets see an ipconfig /all and then from the xbox - what are the network settings, ipaddress, dns,gateway, subnet etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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I have a Netgear router model WGR614v10 and att motorola modem and my NAT is strict. I have tried everything from port forwarding and nothing worked. Also i even tried just going to wan settings on my netgear router and just change it to open and still wouldn't work. Can anyone help me and make the instructions easy for someone who isn't a very good tech person?

Answer:Open my NAT on my router to play xbox live

Try this to have your NAT as open is to make sure DHCP is enabled in the router and make sure the 360 does NOT have a static IP. I cleared all the LIVE ports i was told to forward and don't have the 360 IP in the DMZ (the 360's IP is now set as dynamic and not static). Finally make sure UPnP is enabled and reboot the router. Works fine now and have no restrictions on using XBox Live.

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Well i got the DLink 604 after it got rave reviews for xbox live, What was failed to be mentioned is that it works great for the original xbox and not so well for the 360 on xbox live. I have tried all the fixes and its still very annoying to be disconnected 50% when your winning your games

I just want the cheapest router out there that will allow me to play on live without getting disconnected because of the routers issues.(my line has no issues and is rock solid stable)


Answer:Cheapest router that WILL NOT drop me from Xbox Live on the 360..

Reliability and 'cheap' do not often go hand in hand...

Any of the routers from this list should meet your needs and then some:

Here is a list from Microsoft on what they have tested with XBox Live for the 360:

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Okay, so this one's been driving me insane and I just don't get it.

I've had FiOS for about 2 years now. Been through a few ActionTec routers. A few months back I had them switch the ONT over to Ethernet mode and now have the ActionTec set up as an IP ( behind my own D-Link router.

This was a DGL-4300 gaming router but the power brick died last night and a replacement is days away so I picked up a surprisingly cheap D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N router.

The issue I'm having is that, while everything appears to work just fine, Xbox Live is a mess!

If the ActionTec is powered up Xbox Live lags to hell. Turn off the ActionTec and Xbox Live runs flawlessly. I don't get it. How is a device behind my router dragging down the Xbox connected to my router?

It's a major annoyance too as we forget to turn it back on and guide data runs out, etc.

If I can solve this one I've issue-free! Any help greatly appreciated.

So it's ONT -> DIR-655 with the 4 ports going to ActionTec, Xbox 360, hard run upstairs to a switch for "home office" PC's and my Blu-ray player.

Answer:FiOS/ActionTec behind router. Xbox issues.

How's the activity light on the D-Link port that goes to the Actiontec look? Does your D-link router track active connections?

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Hi,please tell me where i am going wrong.Trying to connect my wifes xbox live to computer with netgear DG362 wired modem/router.Have i set it up right.1/ modem cable from phone point to modem/router.2/ Ethernet cable from router to xbox.3/ usb cable from router to computer4/ power lead to power switch.If all the light come on should i get a connection.I have all the setting of tiscali, But I cannot get though to the log on bit ,it doesn't open anymore ,not even from the disc.Also on the local area connection that i have had to put the settings in has a red cross on it when it should be enabled, i have tryed to enable it but no luck.How am i going wrong please.Cheers.

Answer:modem router and xbox live problems.

Is this the DG632?Can't help but you might get more responses poting in the Networking forum click here

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Basically, im having troubled setting up an Xbox Live connection through my D-Link Dsl 504 ADSL router. I previously had a USB modem and, therefore, i would have to turn on my PC and conect to play online games. I have setup a connection for my tiscali broadband but when i try to set up one for my xbox, it just wont connect. Please bear in mind that i have never used a router before, so im not too sure about all the VPI, mac adresses etc. Also, how do i know if the connection is PPPoA or PPPoE? Any information would be much appreciated.

P.S Im running Windows Xp Pro with service pack 2.

Answer:Xbox Live with D-Link Adsl Router

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I live in an apartment complex and each room has 2 ethernet jacks. I directly hooked up my xbox to the jack and am recieveing a moderate.. sometimes strict NAT setting. i've researched this topic and found that you must open certain ports to allow an open NAT. My question is.. even if I hook my xbox to a router in my apartment could I open these ports? or does the apt. complex's server/router determine what ports are open?


Answer:xbox router and apartment.. simple question

The apartment's router is determining what ports are open.

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i can sign on to xbl but with some of my firends i cant play with them or privite chat with them why is that is there something wrong with the router i have?

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Bought my Xbox 360 and i would like to connect it to the internet. I was provided with a ethernet (LAN) cable but my desktop PC has NO Ethernet Port.My setup onto the internet is as follows:Pc>>USB Cable>>Modem>>Phoneline Cable>>Converter>>Phone Socket.I was wondering if i had any other options of buying a Network Card or Going Wieless. And is there any cheap places in the UK to buy a router if thats the best solution.Tanks

Answer:Xbox Live - Router/Network Card?

Whichever way you go, the two will have to be networked and that involves installing a network adapter in the PC - wired or wireless. Assuming "wireless" (and this is my standard "blurb" for networking PCs)...To create a wireless network for Internet access and File/Printer sharing, you have essentially two options:1) Install a Wireless Network Adapter in each PC and create an ?Ad Hoc? Wireless Network. This is a network in which the two PCs talk directly with one another, rather than via a Wireless Access Point. ?Internet Connection Sharing? is then enabled on the actual Internet connection in the ?host? PC and the ?client? PC will have Internet access provided the ?host? is running and online. To enable ?Internet Connection Sharing? in Windows XP, open the Network Connections folder, right click the actual internet connection (modem connection), select Properties and then the Advanced tab. Tick the box ?Allow other network users to connect through this computer?s Internet connection?.When you enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the Internet connection, it automatically configures the network adapter used for your "Home Network Connection" with the IP address and subnet mask If you have more than one adapter available for this purpose, e.g. both a "Local Area Connection" and a "Wireless Network Connection", you will have a drop down list from which to select the appropriate adapter. The "Client" PC's Wireless Netwo... Read more

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Ok. I just connected a Netgear WGR614v9 router and have been attempting to connect my son's Xbox to XBox Live through a wireless adapter.

I keep getting an MTU failure saying that I need to set the router to a MTU of at least 1364.

The router's factory default is 1500.

The Xbox is not the problem as I can leach off the neighbor's wireless network and connect just fine but the quality of the connection is very crappy.

I have read that I need to set-up Port Forwarding and Port Triggering and disable any firewalls. I've done as much as I can to no avail.

Port Triggering is giving me errors currently. I need to enter the outbound port number and I have no clue what it is or how to find it. The only assistance I've found from Microsoft is:

Firewall ports for Xbox LIVE and Windows Vista Certified Devices
Most broadband routers use Network Address Translation (NAT). Windows Internet Connection Sharing also uses NAT.

For most networking hardware that uses NAT, forwarding a network port from one network node to another network node (usually known as port forwarding or tunneling) is not required for your Xbox console to connect to Xbox LIVE. This is especially true if you use an Xbox LIVE - certified device. Port forwarding should only be necessary if you use a proxy server or a true firewall device instead of, or in addition to, NAT. Sometimes, you may have to configure port settings on a non-Xbox LIVE-certified router or gateway.

If there is a fire... Read more

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