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Signal my signal on xbox is showing connected but when i do the sttings it says wireless not connected

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There might be a problem with the DNS (domian name server)
try reseting your router and xbox then reconect

many DNS problems occour from on overused router and wireless

this used to happen to me costently but microsoft gave me the same advise ive given you

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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It is possible that the Xbox will be unable to pick up the wireless signal being transmitted by your gateway because the signal is too weak.

The connection speed of your internet has nothing to do with the strength of the signal. The best way to test this would be to try to connect to your wireless internet on a laptop while sitting near the xbox. If you cannot, you will know that the signal isn't powerful enough to reach that location.

There are three common options to amplifying your signal if necessary.

1) Purchase a High-gain antenna for your wireless gateway
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3) Purchase a new router/gateway with a longer range capability. A "Wireless N" enabled router would be optimal for this application.

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1. Go to My Xbox and select System Setttings. 2. Select Network Settings. 3. Select Wired Connection or the name of your wireless network. 4. Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
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  • Add a wireless repeater to extend your wireless network range. You can boost your signal strength by placing a wireless repeater halfway between your router or gateway and your console.
  • Add an Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter.
  • Switch wireless signal bands. If you have a dual-band router and an external wireless adapter, try switching the router to a wireless protocol that transmits on the 5 GHz band (wireless protocol A or N). Please see your hardware documentation for help with changing the wireless protocol.
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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.
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    2. Enter your wireless network password and select Done.
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  4. Select Configure Network.
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  7. Select your wireless network name.

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

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The problem is not with the wireless adapter . Your problem is your wireless connection has low band with and your not getting a strong signal . Try moving your 360 closer to your wireless base station or to a room thats closer to your wireless . If the problem persist use an internet cord and run a direct link to the wireless base to the xbox 360 . Also check to make you dont have any other wireless devices connected to your network as this can reduce your band with and cause your Xbox 360 to not get a strong signal .

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There should have been an instruction manual that came with your wireless adapter. But anyways, you may be connected to a password protected router and need to put in the password via the dashboard. I'm pretty sure you would goto network settings and then select the network you'd want to connect to.

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Do you have a Router Already? If not you need one. If you already have one. Then just text X-Box live connection sttings, and you should be all set to go. Hope this helped.

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