I have the xbox 360 and want to go live but im having problems i have the 3 wireless modem tha plugs into my acer laptop which i have connected to my xbox via the ethernet cable but im getting no response, it keeps comming up ip address failed, could you tell me what im doing wrong thanks
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Re: xbox 360 setup
It way be that your modem and/or router does not recognize the ethernet cord. the contacts on either the cord or port might be fried. try plugging the xbox cord into the laptop port if the laptop is hooked up by cord or try using a wireless adapter for your xbox if the wireless seems to work fine with your laptop.
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No, a Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter is not required to access, and set up Xbox Live, but you will need an internet connection. If you are close enough to a modem or router, you can buy an Ethernet cord, and plug it in to both the modem/router, and firmly into your Xbox 360 console. You will either need the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter, or the Ethernet cord. Ethernet cords are very cheaper, much cheaper than a Wireless Adapter, but the Wireless Adapters are much or easier to reason with. So choose wisely with money.
To connect to Xbox Live, you will need a wired Ethernet cord plugged into the back of your Xbox console. If you are using a Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter, you have to plug it in into the back of your Xbox located to the bottom left from flat on the ground. Also make sure you have a strong enough connection on your internet, and router/modem. Make sure your Xbox console is close enough to your router or modem as well. Also attempt to reset your connection and modem/router and see if this works. 1 or 2 bars are to low for Xbox Live gameplay. 3 or 4 bars are just quite enough. I hope this helped, just contact me if you have further questions or problems!
Have your Xbox 360 correctly hooked up to television with
HDMI or component cables. Turn your television and Xbox on. Make sure
your television is on the correct input. Make sure that your WIndstream
DSL Modem is on. If you have a router, make sure that it is on.
Obtain the security key for your wireless network, and write
this key down. You will need this key to allow the Xbox 360 to have
wireless access to the Internet. If you do not know where to find your
wireless network key, you will have to access the security setup of your
router. The way to do this varies by model, so check your user's
manual to see how. If you don't plan on using the Xbox Wireless Adapter
for your Xbox, you may skip this step.
Run a network cable (Ethernet) from your router or directly
from the modem to the Xbox 360. Once you have this cable plugged in you
will have to access the "My Xbox" tab on your dashboard. Go to the
"System Settings" portion of the tab, usually the last portion on the
right, and access network settings. For wired setups, go to the
"Configure Network" option and make sure both the "IP Settings" and "DNS
Settings" are set to automatic. For wireless setups, you will need
to have the Xbox Wireless Adapter plugged into the Xbox. Under the
Network Settings, enter the security key that you obtained earlier to
allow access to the Internet and Xbox Live.
Create an account on Xbox Live. You will need to either have
a credit card or an
Xbox Live subscription card. You can purchase Xbox Live cards at your
local game retailer. You will be asked to enter information and create a
user name called a "Gamer Tag." This is the name that you will be
known as in the x-box community hope this help you out
Basically i know its a rip off but if u wanna use wireless with the xbox 360 u need to buy the official xbox 360 wireless router which is about £60.There is another way if u dont use wireless u can connect the xbox 360 to a router or the phone line then go to your windows firewall and set it up manually.Hope this can help you .Joe stevenson
ok, firstly i hate these problems. first things first, switch your hub off (leave for 2 mins) switch back on, this may refresh the ip address, also switch your xbox off.. then try agian. Get back to me and let me know what happens from here.
oh also are you connecting your xbox to the pc? or directly to your broadband hub? if you can connect it directly to your hub, this should solve any problems
First, why are you connecting to your laptop? Second, reset your modem and router. I doubt you need to open ports that are not normally open...but if you think you need to do more, access the router and open the ports manually.