Ive had my xbox 360 wireless adapter for about 5 months now and never had a problem now all of a sudden it just stopped working no green or red light nothing i tried un plugging and reconnecting numerous times but still nothing. please help
I had the same problem last week. Xbox Support says I need a new adapter, so I figured I would tinker around with the broken one. On the USB connector itself, there is a outer stainless shroud, and the inner black piece with the gold contacts on it. What happens is the wifi adapter contacts no longer touch the console contacts, hence the light never comes on and the console doesn't recognize it. I stuck a screwdriver between the stainless shroud and the black connector plate, and made the gap a little bigger, now the adapter works perfectly. I think this is a design flaw, as I never move the console or adapter, but over time, the pressure from the USB cable makes the contacts loose and it eventually no longer touches. Saved me $100 bucks.
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Check the status light on your adapter
The state of the adapter's status light indicator can tell you the
status of the Xbox 360 Wireless G Networking Adapter. Here's what the
different lights mean:
Steady green light: The adapter is connected to a wireless router, gateway, or access point. The adapter is ready to use.
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Steady red light: The adapter is ready to be configured. For information on how to do this, please see:
How to configure wireless settings on your Xbox 360 console
Flashing red light: There is a problem. The adapter might be experiencing a hardware failure. Contact Xbox support.
The adapter is not receiving power. Unplug the USB connector and plug
it in again. Still no light? Try plugging the adapter into a USB port on
the front of the console.
On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
Select Network Settings.
Select Configure Network.
On the Basic Settings tab, select Wireless Mode.
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
Select Scan for Networks.
Select your wireless network name.
If your network is not listed, try the following:
Select Specify Unlisted Network, and enter your wireless network name (also referred to as your Service Set Identifier [SSID]).
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
Enter your wireless network password, and then select Done.
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
Press B on your controller, and then select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
If you successfully connect to Xbox LIVE, you'll see this screen:
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If you receive an error message, please go to www.xbox.com/networkhelp
for further help.
You need to first set up your connection...the red light indicates there is no connection....you need to make sure your internet has a wireless network and u need to selct ur network from ur network settings in xbox360.
This can actually happen quit a bit but it sounds to me like the usb jack may be dieing or not producing enough power. This can be caused if for instance you use wired controllers. Have you tried using the front usb ports.
Ok, heres a list on what to do.
-With the console off, connect the adapter into the console via USB and clip it to the console with the clips provided.
-Power on the console and go to network settings.
-Find the section that says "find wireless networks"
-Select yours and test the xbox live connection
-FOR MORE HELP CALL 1-800-4MY-XBOX