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My Internet Connection for XBOX Live?

Hello, My name is Steven, Could you answer a few questions about XBOX 360 Live Internet Compatibilities? I do not know if XBOX Live would be compatible with my Internet connection. I have Broadband Dial-Up, with Dlink DSL-200 Gen II Modem. With Speed of 1.5mbps (1500k/256k)ps Would XBOX Live be compatible with that? I have not bought the XBOX 360 Yet - so I am new at all this. And I am planning to use XBOX Live for games such as Halo 2 and FarCry. And in the future Halo 3. If it is compatible, how would I connect it, and which kind of connection should I use? I have heard that the speed 256k is the minimum for XBOX Live games? Is this True? If you could help or give me an appropriate web-link would be very helpful. Thankyou Very Much -Steven Cross.

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Re: My Internet Connection for XBOX Live?

Hi Mate, i used to use the original xbox on live its best with 1mb broadband or above, and alot easier to use it if you buy a router ie wired or wireless whatever you can afford. its great fun. and yeah 256k would be the minimum. and you can get more information here, hope you have as much fun as i had with the xbox :-) John

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How to get an internet connection for xbox live

Hello award ward,

To get a wireless internet connection for Xbox live, you will need a high-speed Internet connection such as cable or DSL and a router, gateway, or wireless access point (WAP) that is compatible
with Xbox live. If your XBOX360 console is first generation, you will also need a Xbox 360 wireless networking adapter. If you are using a wired connection, you will need a network cable. Plug the network cable into your router and the other end into your Xbox 360. On your Xbox 360 console, navigate to "MY XBOX" and then select "system settings" Next select "Network settings" and then select "Test Xbox Live connection" Select YES when the prompt appears asking you to update your software. After you become connected, there are two choices: Free membership of Gold membership. Once you are connected, navigate back to "My XBOX" and select your avatar and then select "Join Xbox Live" If you need any more help feel free to contact me. Thank you for using Fixya


Mar 09, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console


How to connect your Xbox 360 to the internet


In this guide I will go over how to connect your Xbox 360 to the internet either via wired or wireless connection.

Wireless Connection

*For a wireless connection you need a wireless access point(router) and either a Xbox with built in wifi adapter or purchase a xbox wireless adapter*

-Turn on your xbox and go to "My Xbox" then go to "System Settings"
-Select "Network Settings"
-Select the name of your wireless network.
If you do not see your network, select "Advanced options" then select "Specify unlisted Network" then enter your network name.
Enter your wireless network security key. It may prompt you to update your console, select yes.

Wired Connection

*For a wired connection you need to use an Ethernet cable and plug one end into the back of your xbox and the other end into your router or cable modem.*

-Turn on your xbox and go to "My Xbox" then go to "System Settings"
-Select "Network Settings"
-Select "Test Xbox Live Connection", afterwards it may prompt you to update your console, select yes.

Now, you are connected to the internet and can enjoy xbox live.


on May 12, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How do i hook my mi-fi internet to the xbox 360? i have purchased an adapter and can not figure out how to get the internet working

Here's how to configure your wireless settings:
  1. On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. If you are prompted to select a wireless network, complete these steps, otherwise skip to step 4.
    1. Select the name of your wireless network.
    2. Enter your wireless network password and select Done.
    3. The console will automatically try connecting to Xbox LIVE. If you get an error message, go to the following webpage for help: (

    Note If you do not see the name of your wireless network, select Advanced Options. Then select Specify Unlisted Network and enter your wireless network name. Select your wireless security type (WEP, WPA, WPA, or No Security). This security type needs to match the security of your wireless network.

  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. On the Basic Settings tab, select Wireless Mode.

    Note If wireless mode is not available and you are using the black Wireless N Networking Adapter, try using the software installation disc included with the adapter. For more information about how to do this, please see the following article: 977641 ( ) How to set up the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter
  6. Select Scan for Networks.
  7. Select your wireless network name.

    If your network is not listed, try the following:
    1. Select Specify Unlisted Network, and enter your wireless network name (also referred to as your Service Set Identifier [SSID]).
    2. Select your wireless security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, or No Security (if your network doesn't have a password).

      If you can't connect to your wireless network, try improving your wireless signal using the tips in the following article: 909336 ( ) Your Xbox 360 console receives a weak wireless signal
  8. Enter your wireless network password, and then select Done.

    Note Make sure that you have entered the correct password. An incorrect password might allow your console to connect to your wireless network, but you might receive an IP address error when you test your Xbox LIVE connection.

  9. Press B on your controller, and then select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.

Mar 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hi i have a xbox 360 and brought a xbox game but it won't play why ?

Only a very few selected xbox games will work on a xbox 360. You need to buy xbox 360 games to work with the xbox 360. Here is a list of xbox games that can work on xbox 360

If this answered your question, please rate my solution! thanks

Mar 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Do i need broadband to access xbox live?


Thanks for the question, yes you do need a broadband internet connection or DLS, or similiar, a dial up, will not work fast enough, ISDN just might, but probably not.

let me know if you have any further questions.
Best wishes,

Feb 12, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox live connection

If you have the ethernet connected, try going to your internet source and restarting that. If you have wireless adapter try testing the connection through the xbox. Please rate answer!! Thank you

Sep 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Could you tell me in steps how to conect to xbox live

Step 1 Form your Xbox 360 you need to be connected to the Internet by a straight LAN line or wirelessly. You can test you connection by going to the setting screen on your Xbox 360.
  • Step 2 Once connected to the Internet for your Xbox 360 go to your main account screen and find the tab that says "Join Xbox LIVE" click on that link then follow the simple instructions that the Xbox LIVE will provide. At this point you should have a name in mind for your gamer tag.
  • Step 3 Xbox 360 LIVE has several different options available for memberships. They are a monthly, 3-month and 12-month membership accounts. I would recommend a simple one month account if you just wanted to check out the features offered on XBOX 360 LIVE. If your an avid gamer and love to play games online with friends, the 12-month Gold membership is the way to go.
  • Step 4 Once you've completed the process of joining Xbox 360 LIVE, they will send you a confirmation email confirming your membership. Now you can log on to Xbox 360 LIVE and start doing this like customizing your avatar and playing online multi-player games.
  • May 26, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console - Black

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    How do I connect Xbox 360 wirless network up

    There are two ways to set up wireless connection to your Xbox 360, and get Xbox LIVE. Now remember, for you to do anything with the wireless connection, you need to buy Xbox LIVE. The company has a 3 month free trail for Xbox LIVE that you can sign up for. Then, when you have that bought, your true experience can begin. If you are fortunate enough that you console location is near your internet router, then you can hook up your 360's internet cord to the back of your router. then you will have to go to your internet configuration and test your connection, and you will have live. The other way is by going to Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Gamestop, or any other game seller and buy something that is called the Xbox 360 wireless connection router. I'm not sure if that is the exact name, but it looks like a pretty small internet router. Then, you hook that up to the front or back of your 360, into one of the many USB ports, and you install it. You may need help and may have to call Xbox 360 customer service. But, those are the two ways to get live.
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    Dec 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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    Hello Brian

    Using Xbox Live on Dial up Modem would be a big pain, still listing the steps for you, hope you have a stable connection to successfully connect

    Required Items

    - Windows ME, XP, Vista
    - PC with dial-up connection working
    - Ethernet Cable (RJ45) cable or CROSSOVER CABLE
    - Xbox 360

    Let's Get Started

    1. First connect the Xbox 360 and the PC using the Ethernet cable.
    2. Double Click your Dial-up Network connection and wait for it to connect.
    3. Choose "Start Menu" and then choose "Settings" then "Control Panel".
    4. Select "Network and Internet Connections".
    5. Open the "Network Setup Wizard" and then press "Next".
    6. On the next screen Ignore the checklist and press "Next" again.
    7. Select "This Computer connects directly to the internet." and press "Next".
    8. Now Select your dial-up internet connection as your default connection to the Internet and press "Next".
    9. Select "Local Area Connection" as your private connection and leave all other areas untouched and click "Next".
    10. On the Workgroup screen leave all settings alone and click the "Next" button.
    11. On the next screen Turn on "File and Printer Sharing" if you want to share your files, mp3's, divx files with your xbox 360 and click "Next".
    12. Now review the settings and click "Next" to apply the changes.
    13. You do not need to run the Network Setup Wizard on any other pc's so just click "Next" and continue.
    Now that the wizard has completed you may need to reboot your PC and dial your internet connection again.
    Xbox 360 Setup

    Now we have configured your PC to share its internet connection and files to your Xbox 360 we need to configure the Xbox 360.

    (Steps for old Xbox 360 Dashboard, in case you do not have NXE dashboard)

    1. Go to the "Xbox 360 Dashboard".
    2. Select the "System" Blade.
    3. Select the "Network Settings" Option
    4. Now choose "Test Xbox LIVE Connection".

    Your Xbox 360 will now attempt to contact your home network. It will check to make sure it can assign itself a IP ADDRESS from your PC and then it will also check DNS server information and XBOX LIVE.
    let me know if this helps

    Nov 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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    I am incredibly frustrated. I have been trying for hours to simply join silver xbox live, and it times out every damn time. I need to connect my xbox 360 with my wireless internet and can't do that either....

    setting up xbox live is a very simple method and can be done easily if you follow the step by step process on the xbox. First of all, Xbox Live requires a high-speed Internet connection. There are many different videos on youtube that show you how to get an internet connection on the 360 even if you dont want to by a 100$ adapter or run a wire throughout your house. after you get a connection you can follow this process:

    after you get a connection you can follow this process:
    1. On the Gamer Profile screen, select I Want to Join Xbox Live and then press A. 2. Scroll to the Join Xbox Live option and press A. 3. Select Yes and press A to continue. 4. Enter your gamertag and press Start. Xbox Live checks the availability of your selected gamertag: • If the name isn't available, you're prompted to try another name. • If the gamertag is accepted, you are automatically prompted to link to your Passport account. 5. Select your current Passport account status: • Yes, I do(you have a Passport account). • After you sign in to an existing Passport account, you can skip to Step 16. • No, Create One(you don't have a Passport account). 6. If you select No, Create One, you can now choose your Locale. 7. Set your preferred language. 8. Set your birth date. 9. Enter your e-mail address. 10. Select a password, a secret question, and a secret answer. 11. Select Next and then press A. 12. Enter your first name, last name, phone number, and contact e-mail address. 13. Read the Terms of Use. 14. To accept the terms, choose Accept and press A. If you don't accept the Terms of Use, you can't create an Xbox Live account. 15. Pick your Xbox Live membership type. When creating a new Xbox Live account, you have two basic choices: • The Gold (paid) account lets you in on multiplayer games on Xbox Live. • The Silver (free) account lets you download game updates and purchase new content through Xbox Live. 16. Confirm your account type choice (and enter payment details if you chose Xbox Gold). 17. Choose a gamer picture. 18. Choose your level. 19. Decide whether you want to subscribe to e-mail information about Xbox Live

    Nov 30, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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