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Xbox 360 dns problems

All of a sudden today i am having a problem with my Dns i have entered it in manually and automaticly. and i still cant connect any tips?

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Re: xbox 360 dns problems

I have done some troublrshooting and I found a way that may fix the problem (cause it fixed my DNS problem) I call my method "DNS Leaching"...don't ask why I have such crappy method names. I thought that since the Xbox was having trouble getting the DNS data so that I just hooked the Xbox's eaithernet directly into the modem, waited a few minutes then hooked the eaithernet back into my router. The Xbox then worked perfectly.

Step 1: Xbox <----> Modem wait a few minutes.......... then Step 2: Modem <--> Router <-->Xbox (or whatever your setup is)

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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Re: xbox 360 dns problems

There is an option that needs to be set on your router. I cannot recall the exact setting, but Im sure google can yeild the results. I would also give the XBOX a static address and put that address in the DMZ. Umm... My friend had the same issue, and I will check with him and report back.

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Ive seen videos online about pluging your xbox into your lap top. the problem is that my internet is secured and when i plug my xbox into my laptop, and i try connecting with my xbox it says connection...

(Hopefully you are running Windows 7 for this advice. Let me know otherwise.)
1. You should be able to click Start, type "view network connections", hit enter. 2. Right-click your wireless connection and hit 'Properties'. 3. Click the sharing tab and then 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection'. 4. Click OK and try again.
You may need to also plug in your computers DNS settings into your XBOX (360?).
Repeat 1. 2. Right-click and hit 'Status', then 'Details'. 3. Notice the IPv4 DNS Server. 4. Go to your system / Network / Wired on the XBOX and try typing in your Laptops DNS numbers (ex. Unless they changed it on the new Blade system so that you HAVE to have and IP, subnet, and gateway, in which case, take note of those three numbers on your machine and plug those into the XBOX settings too (except if your computer shows, set your XBOX to something like, everything else the same).

Dec 08, 2010 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Need to set up wireless router

you have two ways:-

  1. DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol)
  2. Manual entry of settings in wireless adapter properties.
In DHCP method you dont have to enter any settings on the wireless adapter. The wireless network which you are connecting will automatically assign an IP Address to you. But to use DHCP it must be supported by your wireless network.

2. Manual entry of settings in wireless adapter properties.

This method is mostly used over wireless Connection in small networks connecting 2-200 computers. In this method you have to obtain the following information from your connection provider.
  • IP address (Its format is "")
  • Default gateway address (very important)
  • Primary and secondary DNS (If not given then you can use "" as primary DNS and "" as Secondary DNS...thats free DNS service from google and its very fast)
  • Subnet Mask (not needed mostly...automatically generated)

Sep 25, 2010 | NetGear WNR2000 Wireless Router

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Xbox 360live cant connect with my pc ?

Dear Neil ,
you can go with the following steps to configure the x-box 360 with netgear dg834g:-
1)First and foremost you should be aware of the wireless settings you have on the router i.e ssid(broadcast name) and the type of security(wep or wpa-psk) and the password for that.
2)On the X-Box get into the setting's menu where you will find and option for wireless set up and then scan for the network , it will automatically scan your ssid , select that and will ask for the password enter that and you will be connected.
3)Go for the connection test if it's successful then play games with it and if not then follow these procedure:-
a)Get any computer which has the internet access to it , Open the IE page and in the address bar type , a small window will prompt up asking for user name and password which is admin and password respectively.
b)You will be navigated to router administrator page , you will have a blue/purple column on the left hand side which has the different setting options in there.
c)Under the title Advanced you will find a subtitle WAN set up left click on that option and the page will appear in the middle of the screen.
d)Under WAN set up there is an icon for DMZ server tick that box and then enter the ip address:- and left click on apply at the bottom and the page will get refreshed.
e)Go back to X-box live and under wireless set up select manual setting's , it will ask to enter the following information:-
ssid(broadcast name)
security type(wep/wpa-psk) and password to it
ip address:-
subnet mask:-
default gateway:-
Primary DNS:-
Secondary DNS:-leave that blank and apply the setting's
f)Go for the connection test and it will have the successfull connection.

Nov 01, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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For some reason the router says unknown_4 for my xbox 360 how do i fix that

Where did you see that message? Try to set static IP address on your XBOX. Go to Network Settings > IP Settings of your xbox and set it to Manual IP and type the numbers below

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DNS: Automatic

Reboot your router and xbox after that.

Jul 28, 2009 | Belkin N1 Vision Router

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I cannot connect to xbox live DNS

DNS server not found is easy to fix, I have helped many people with this problem. Contact the people you get your internet from. tell them you need to register your xbox. That should solve your DNS problem. and for more info contact

Jun 19, 2009 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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xbox configures the connection automatically as long as it is able to detect an internet connection(either wired or wireless). For wirless connections though, make sure xbox is using the correct security key or wep key for the wireless connection.

Mar 22, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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NAT type is strict and I need it Open for my Motorola SBG900

Firstly what you need to do, is go here: - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall

And choose your router. On the page, look at the first couple of steps. It will tell you to enter an IP address into your browser (ie and then enter the username and password. Do that until you get to your router settings. Stop following that guide afterwards, because it's for port forwarding and not DMZ'ing.

Once you're in the router settings you need to find the "DMZ" page. Have a look through the menus -- it's probably under "Security", "NAT", "Gaming and Applications" or something like that.

You will know you've found it when you simply see a box to enter in an IP, and sometimes a check box saying "Enable". When you find the box, enter into it. That's it, just save if you can.

Easy eh? Not finished just yet though. Now you need to go to your Xbox. Go to the last blade, the settings one, and choose Network Settings. From here choose Edit Settings and choose IP Address. Set it to manual and use these settings:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway: Use the IP address that you typed into your browser to get your router settings up. Normally

Now try to connect. Your NAT should be open. If it isn't, restart both your router and Xbox 360.

I typed this really quickly, so if it's confusing in any parts just let me know. I can post how to port forward too if anyone wants, but DMZ'ing is far more effective and easier.

If your DNS fails then do this:

Go to Start > Run and type "cmd". Then type "ipconfig /all". Take a note of your Primary DNS in there.

Then go to your Xbox, settings, network settings, edit settings, DNS Server, manual and use:

Primary DNS: whatever you took note of from ipconfig /all
Secondary DNS: not needed.

Feb 04, 2009 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

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I bought a wireless network adaptor for xbox 360. I set it up according to the manuals. When I try to get online with the xbox 360 it recognizes the network, comes up with the ip address, but cannot find...

you do have an account with an isp yeah? eg BT, Tiscali, Sky, etc etc having a wireless router does not in itself get you onto the net... if you have an isp already thats cool but is the router you have a broadband modem too? or does it need to connect to your existing modem? the reason I ask is DNS is dial up networking service and one of the reasons a DNS would not be found is if there simply was not one to be found

Nov 26, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Only partial internet access

Try a public DNS server, like:


  • There are many more, if you just want to 'Google' for them, IE; "Public Name Servers"

    Let me know if there are any changes..

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