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Cannot connect xbox 360 to wireless router

A few days ago I was playing on my xbox 360 online with friends using a wireless connection using my Linksys WRT54G router and all of a sudden xbox live disconnected. I right away checked if my internet was still working and it was working fine. I checked if there was a problem with just my routers wireless and turned on my laptop and was able to connect wirelessly with that. I then tried connecting my router directly to my xbox 360 using a ethernet cable and it still wont connect to xbox live. My xbox will give me several different errors.

1. Your router or ISP may be blocking access to Xbox Live
2. Your network doesn't have a sufficient MTU setting. Xbox Live requires a minimun MTU setting of 1364.

Now, I went on my routers setup page and my MTU setting was automatic but I changed it to 1364 just to check, I also set it to 1500 as well, and still, no able to connect. I also checked if the ports were still unblocked on my router and they were. I don't know what else it can be. I have been playing on xbox live for a while with the setup I currently have and all of a sudden it just stopped working. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. It does connect sometimes but once the Xbox is powered off and back on it is hit and miss whether it will connect to XBOX Live again. Recycling power on the router will sometimes work. There is no problem with general network or internet connections only problem is Xbox Live. I am using hardwired connection.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    here is a website to help you setup the Xbox Live:
    http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/xb...

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If you use DSL I would also check to make sure you are not being port blocked by your ISP. Some will block you if you exceed bandwidth on a particular port rather than throttling you or shutting you down entirely.

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2) Purchase an ethernet cable and plug it in. An ethernet cable can connect to your router and be plugged into the back of your XBox. This is the best way to utilize as much juice as possible from your router and get you the connection speeds you need to play online. Ethernet cables run about $20 depending on the length and quality, but its a great investment if you are doing a lot of online gaming.

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