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Wireless connection of xbox 360

Everything setup wpa key in and is connecting but IP address keeps failing we have put in the same ip address as our son uses for his xbox live as we are connected to the same netgear router but we are wireless we now need to get an ip address for our xbox 360 but don't know how or where to get one please advise us. thank you

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Re: wireless connection of xbox 360

You can find your I.P adress on the PC you use at home that is connected to the wireless modem.

if not theres an option on the xbox 360 to find the I.P automaticly try that!

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Re: wireless connection of xbox 360

I think the problem is (for comcast users) the device given by comcast as arris touch-tone-device. Eventhough connected to a router this device doesnt allow to share the IP betwen the PC and the Xbox..........
that's very sneaky and tricky for comcast...and i also i find it unhonest...........
other internet services as at@t make easy to connect to xbox live by using share isp....gateways and routers

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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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.

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