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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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