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Ip address failed

I have a modem and wireless router used for my enternet connection through my computer and im trying to connect to xbox live with a wireless adapter. when running connection test my unit fails the ip address. I've tried all of the suggested solutions found on xbox support web site and still cant connect. Can You Help Me?

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  • martinos300 Nov 02, 2008

    every time I test the xbox live connection it says that the ip adress has failed even though i had to do it all manualy

  • makevellii Dec 01, 2008

    i got a new laptop and to the ethernet cord from my modem and pluged it up to my laptop now when i try to play xboxlive it says my ip address failed.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    my xbox 360 is connected to a laptop, and it keeps saying ip address failed and it wont connect, i have played on live with this same laptop before but now it hs started to say ip address failed again, can anyone help?

  • Beno008 Dec 07, 2008

    yes its annoying and i want to know what to do

  • menetrate Dec 10, 2008

    I can't connect to xbox live. I have an eight port switch and the internet is connected, but the ip address fails on the xbox.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have wireless internet on my laptop so since it stays in my room i hooked up my 360 to its ethernet port but it says ip address failed!!! What should i do?

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. I have no idea what to do! HELP

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Ok man..all you have to do is access your router...e.g. 192.168.0.1 in your internet browser....assign different static IP addresses to both your laptop and xbox. This will hopefully stop them conflicting. Then mirror the static IP address in the xbox dashboard settings. More information on this site:
How to connect to xbox live wirelessly


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Ok your better off getin a wireless adapter for the xbox 360 and then use your computer to find the connection and if found connect to it and it should work

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

I think you need to ring your internet provider and they will enable xbox live from their side. Its fairly simple and they will know what your talking about.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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