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I think the Ethernet cable needs to run directly to your router/modem, you can't bypass it through a laptop (as far as I know!)

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My xbox doesnt want to pickup the ethernet connection

There are two ways in which you can address this issue:

1) Attempt to connect wirelessly. You can access this feature via "Settings" on your XBox home page. After setting up your XBox to automatically connect to your internet router (by entering the password and name), you should be able to log into and play on XBox Live.

2) Connect via ethernet cable.
Although you've already tried this, it's possible there is an issue with your modem and not your XBox. Routers and modems usually have a shelf life of about 2-3 years-- if you have had yours for longer than that, it might be time to invest in a new one. Another issue could be a faulty ethernet cable-- they're usually pretty cheap (around ten bucks), so if the above fixes don't work go into a local electronics store, purchase one, try it out, and if it doesn't work return it immediately and you should get your money back.

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Can't get on line

If you are using an access point or a router to get onto the internet you have to ensure that the unit has been set to accept the Xbox 360 as an authorized unit.

Jul 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Unable to connect

You have to set up a network bridge. It's pretty easy to do.

- Highlight the connection thats online and the ethernet connection then right click and bridge.

- Wait a few minutes, attempt to get on Live and it should work.

Feb 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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IP address failed

The Xbox 360 cannot access the internet through an ethernet cable that is connected to your laptop. You have to connect your Xbox 360 directly to your modem or to some form or router.

Jan 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ip address failed

In order to connect your XBOX 360 to your laptop (if the laptop is connected via dial-up), you'll need a cross-over ethernet cable. It's a special type of ethernet cable, which is typically the same price as a regular ethernet cable, but it allows two devices (in your case) to communicate with each other. Then, you'll need to configure your laptop to allow incoming connections via your Control Panel -> Internet Connections preferences.

Hope this help!
Robert W.

Jan 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 Connection to internet

the IP address will fail when it is set on manual, rather than automatic. Be sure, once you enter it, it is set to automatic

Jan 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ip address for xbox live

ok, firstly i hate these problems.
first things first, switch your hub off (leave for 2 mins) switch back on, this may refresh the ip address, also switch your xbox off.. then try agian.
Get back to me and let me know what happens from here.

oh also are you connecting your xbox to the pc? or directly to your broadband hub? if you can connect it directly to your hub, this should solve any problems

Aug 07, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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Modded xbox connected to laptop

lol this is funny. cmon now what do you expect to happen. what are you trying to do. cmon people be more specific

Jul 18, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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Xbox 360 to wireless laptop

Make sure ethernet cable from XBOX 360 is connected to one of the 4 access ports on the back of the router.

Mar 16, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Signing in

Connect it to your router with an ethernet cable.
Make sure the router is setup correctly to your modem, if you can connect all your devices by ethernet cable to the internet then it's set.
If you are using a wireless connection and if it asks for the WEP or WPA key, make sure that you are entering the correct encryption key. You may want to call your router manufacturer to know the correct key for the wireless connection. FYI, it will say that the wireless network is connected but it will still fail the IP Address.

If you have a wired connection and the IP Address or DNS failed, I suggest you to call your Internet Service Provider to check for the Internet connection and obtain these (static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, primary DNS server and secondary DNS server). If your Internet is okay, enter the IP settings manually on the console (System > Network Settings > Edit Settings > IP settings).

That should work.

Feb 22, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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