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WIRELESS ADAPTER my 360 will not connect to my wireless network, please help! the led on the adapter stays red, when i test the connection it tells me then that it cant connect. I was out of town for about a week and thought that turning of the power to my router and modem would work (it has worked before of i went i period time without playing the xbox), but to my frustration that didn't work either. i know my internet conn. is fine because i browse the internet on my pc with no problems. can anybody help?

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Do you have a third party intercooler attatched? If so, try removing it and trying again. Recently had this trouble on a friend's xbox! If it starts to work again, the intercooler can be re-attatched without any future issues. Hope this helps!

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