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Xbox 360 Ethernet Connection broken

I am pretty sure this a hardware problem.

I have tested a bridged network connection on two seperate systems. All hardware is the same except the 360 console. The working system connects to the internet and xbox live just fine, but the problem system hits a wall. When I run the 'Test Connection' on the problem system it stops at the first step saying its disabled.

Is this just a problem with a setting on the one system, or is it a hardware problem?

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  • Brandon4048 Sep 18, 2008

    it happend to me too and when I pluged it to the back of my computer it worked fine<:(

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    Same its stupid what should i do?


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This is a very simple procedure, but pay close attention.

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1. Get an Ethernet cable, they are commonly blue, or yellow.

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3. Log onto your laptop, (assuming you're using Windows), and find the list of your wireless/wired connections.

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6. A process will start which will bridge the connections, enabling your laptop to work as a modem for your Xbox 360. This may take as long as anywhere between seconds, to minutes.

7. When it's done, do NOT remove the Ethernet cable, until your desire to disconnect from the internet on your Xbox 360.

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2) On your PC, Go to network connections and right click on your wireless connection
3) Click the advanced tab on top
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  • 2 Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port located at the back of your Xbox 360 console. After that, insert the other end of the cable into your modem.
  • 3 Replug the power cord into your modem to turn it back on. Once it is active, press the power button on your Xbox 360 to turn it on.
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    Can you help me please??

    you need to setup a network bridge between the tower pc and the xbox 360

    Select Control Panel/Network Connections and while hovering over Network Connections, right click and choose Open. This will open a panel that should list your network connections.
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    Number 2 - If you have it going to a routerfrom a modem, then go to your 360 main screen, scroll to the far right 'System' blade, select the 4th choice 'Network Settings', and test your Xbox LIVE Connection. It will ask you to sign out. Select yes.

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    MTU - Confirmed
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    NAT - (either moderate, opened, or strict)

    If all those are the same, the problem has nothing to do with the xbox itself and you need a new router, or modem.

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    Connect the modem directly to the 360 via ethernet. If this fixes the problem, the router is fail.

    If you can get on the internet wirelessly and grounded on a computer, the 360 is busted.

    Sorry it took me so long to explain that, but i hope it helps you.

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