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Connect to wireless

Hi i have a xbox 360 and i am having trouble connecting it to my wireless connection, i do not have an ethernet connection connected into the box i have the IP on automatic when i run the detect settings it says network adapter disconnected please can anyone help ont his issue i really want to connect it to my home network and use x box live thanks hadley new zealand

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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    i dont know why it wont do it atomatically
    i hooked it to the back but i dont know what to go into on my pc 2 get the router 2 pick it up

  • ainzee Dec 07, 2008

    cannot connect to ethernet with xbox 360. xbox screen tells me that ip address failed

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009


  • bmike54 Jan 27, 2009

    having trouble connecting using the wireless adaptor

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    my xbox elite wont make a wireless conection to my bt-home hub.which is only 5mtrs away.



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Try using a normal ethernet wire and see if it does cuz i had same problem and since i used ethernet wire it works

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Yes,i have an xbox 360 and im having trouble connecting to my wireless network

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I believe the X-Box does NOT have Wifi built in? (sic)Surprisingly, the Xbox 360 doesn't have wireless networking built in. If you don?t fancy using the wired Ethernet method, you can invest in a wireless networking adapter. Microsoft has its own adapter specifically designed for the Xbox 360, but third-party Wifi-certified devices will work just as well.(sic) From the below site. So that may be ya problem?

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