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IPaddress failed

Wireless adapter for xbox 360 live is connected to bt broadband because light on consol is green but it is saying IP address failed,help

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  • zelos33333 Feb 15, 2009

    My 360 has the IP address but it says it cant obtain it. i tried both automatic and manual.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    my ip adress fails ....im not quite sure what to do....i called the help like and all i seem to get is foreigners that i cant understand

  • tristy boy Mar 08, 2009

    i bought one of these wireless adapters yesterday got home today plig it in and scan for wireless networks it finds it and i put me wep key in but when i go to test connection it say (can obtain an ip address from your router)some please help its doing my ******* head in lol




















  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i go to my network settings and have a network and the wireless is working fine but i entered my computer's ip adress and it still failed?

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When this sort of thing happens it is usually a DNS error. The easiest thing to do would be to cycle your network. You can do this by unplugging your dsl/cable modem for a minute and plugging it in again.

XB360 also has a network test option that will tell you where in the network the connection is failing in the case that it is not a DNS problem.

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Wont stop flashing green and I can not connect to xbox live yet I used to be able to Any Help Thanks, Paul


IF The LIGHT IS FLASHING GREEN then there is something wrong with your wireless network
Check your network settings and Retry connecting



Check the adapter's status light loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); The adapter's status light can tell you a lot about the state that the adapter is in. 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 not recognized. Try plugging the adapter into a USB port on the front of the Xbox 360 console.
  • Flashing green: The adapter is attempting to connect to a wireless network.
  • Flashing red light: There is a problem. The adapter might be experiencing a hardware failure. Contact Xbox support at http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) .
  • No light: 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

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I have an ac adapter for the new xox 360 250 gb , that has the red light lighted up that means false alarm what should i do to get it back to green its been 1 week?


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: 908877 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908877/ ) 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.
  • Not illuminated: 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.

  1. On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Configure Network.
  4. On the Basic Settings tab, select Wireless Mode.

    Note If 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 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977641/ ) How to set up the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter
  5. Select Scan for Networks.
  6. Select your wireless network name.

    If your network is not listed, try the following:
    1. Select Specify Unlisted Network, and enter your wireless network name (also referred to as your Service Set Identifier [SSID]).
    2. 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 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909336/ ) Your Xbox 360 console receives a weak wireless signal

  7. Enter your wireless network password, and then select Done.

    Note Make 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 connection.
  8. 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 (http://www.xbox.com/networkhelp) for further help.

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your router may have incorect connection settings. what i mean is that your router may have security on that rejects connecting to adapter. check if the xbox can connect to the internet via ethernet cable. this will tell for sure if the 1 the adapter cannot read the signal or 2 the adapter is not able read any signals. to test if its the adapter, try searching for other signals.if you find any other signal it means your router. is rejecting to send the signal to the xbox.

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you need to assign a static ip address to each inside your router they are more than likely using the same ip address

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try going to your router page and find all the information on your ip address and everything else and put it in manually

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go to youtube type in how to hookup wireless internet to xbox 360 a guy will show you step by step way easy..

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i had to change my ip address and so forth from manual to automatic because all the xbox needed to do was find everything by itself so that it could actually connect to my wireless network.

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Xbox 360 wireless connection faiures


sure i can help, when you run "test xbox live" where do you fail in the tests?

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go to a computer on your network

type cmd in the run box press enter the type ipconfig/all and press enter write down the ip addy the default gateway and the dns numbers


go into your xp and set everything up yourself

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My 360 is not signing in to xbox live. It sais on the test connection that the ip address has failed.


  1. reset your router to factory defaults
  2. go to your 360 and reset the tests
  3. call mcrosft for help

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