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Xbox 360 "Connection Interrupted" (Brand spanking new console)

Hi people!
I recently had to replace my 360 due to a fault (E-74, not the problem here)
Before on my old 360, my internet connection was fine, after having to give the 360 its own virtual server on the firewall list (NAT problems)

After all of that my connection was fine. Now with the new 360, my connection is brilliant for a minute or two whilst playing (Call of duty) then for a random moment it says connection interrupted for about 5 seconds and it returns back to normal, still in the game (although im now dead :D)
It does this intermittently throughout any multi-player game. Has anyone come across this problem, and if so, please send a reply. Thanks for any help in advance!!

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  • HeyMrDJ Dec 19, 2007

    yes, its wired, same as the one before.And its straight from the modem router into the back of the console, nothing has changed since the swapover from my old 360, could it be to do with my ISP at all?

  • HeyMrDJ Dec 19, 2007

    And just to add, It's a Belkin modem-router that isn't on the incompatibility list, however it worked fine for my previous 360

  • HeyMrDJ Dec 20, 2007

    Thanks for your help, but unfortunately i remember going through this process before to change my setting from moderate to open on my old 360 and i managed to do it. Now when i follow the same procedure, it sets it from open to strict. I must admit you've been of great help (unlike xbox360 support)

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    yes same it is so annoying

  • Skatecool47 Jan 27, 2009

    that happened to me but i still have no clue to the answer and with mine it doesnt return it disconnects from live.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    same same

  • darthrivet Apr 13, 2009

    ok i have the same problem except mine says connection interupted then it either just kicks me from the game or it disconnects me from xbox live. i have spent literally like a hundred hours researching and looking for solutions i have tried everything and nothing has worked. im using a lynksys router i get wireless internet from a tower that brodcasts to people outside city limits and it picks up through a dish then wired to my router then wired to my 360 console, if anyone is having the same problem with similar setup PLEASE HELP ME! :S

  • thierry_tong Apr 23, 2009

    when i play call of duty WaW the connection interruped



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I had this problem for a couple of months before looking into it and I stummbled across this site. None of the solutions worked so I tried other things. The one way that worked was restarting the entire network I havent had a problem since. Enjoy.

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Are you using a wired connection?
Linksys Router?
do you have your settings on auto/auto or 100/full?

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    Cary Farah Dec 19, 2007

    I found this on anther site :
    The router I seemed to have these problems with was a Belkin Router, but I have seen and heard similar reports of issues with Netgear, Linksys
    and outher popular routers. This is not to say that I think Belkin are
    a bad company, or that their routers are not worth purchasing. Infact,
    I found the router extremely easy to setup and it has solved ALL of the
    problems I was getting with my previous Netgear Router.
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Ok, so i just joined xbox live and ever since i started playing i got the "Connection Interrupted" sign. It not only kicked me out of the game, lobby AND it disonnected me from Xbox Live. I then tested the connection and it said it was fine. The Solution to this problem was not going out and buying all new stuff, but if your connected through your laptop all i did was sign into msn to give me a constant internet connection through another program. Ever since ive left my msn signed in i have no longer had this problem....Hope this can help. Add my Gamertag......(jordan604)

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