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Cannot change wireless settings on XBOX 360

I have just bought a wireless adapter for an XBOX 360 and it will not connect to the WIFI signal in the house (Netgear wgr614 router). The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the XBOX wireless settings are 'greyed out' on the screen and the device won't even let me change them to add things like SSID's and stuff. The red light comes on the adapter when it is plugged in, so it is getting power to it. The XBOX live link worked fine when it was using ethernet cable. I have unplugged the ethernet cable. Please help - this is infuriating.
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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    my xbox360 doesnt even say edit settings?
    wat do i do??? plzz help

  • craigybass Dec 28, 2008

    mine also works with ethernet cable but when trying wireless just fails on the ip(obviously routers settings need changing,but what settings?)..xbox auto detects settings...i.p,subnet mask but not gateway setting...i even entered settings(from ethernet connection)into dashboard but then says cant get a static ip address

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    i am having same problem..anything work?

  • ktroub Jan 26, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. Spent 1 1/2 hours on the phone with tech support for ebox but they told me it was a router problem. I finally tried it without any security and it works fine. Once I put on the security, xbox doesn't even see the network.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    my xbox is the same as yours but im with talk talk instead

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    I am having the same problem, although I havea different router
    anyone know whats goin on?


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Xbox only supports wpa or wpa key,
its possible that your wireless security is in wpa 2,

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