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There are a few reasons that this is happening. I play Black Ops almost daily and have encountered this endless times.
1. On the multiplayer menu right before you search for a match, look at the bottom right of the screen. It says something about a "NAT". If your NAT is CLOSED or MODERATE than this maybe the issue. You can open the NAT depending on your internet service provider:
That video may help (its the one I used) if you have Verizon, but if not, you can always search for your specific internet provider.
2. If you are using Xbox Live with a ethernet cable you should have a relatively better connection that if you are using WiFi to connect. If possible, try switching to ethernet.
3. When searching for games (on the same menu as above) hit the "back" or "select" button on your controller (the one on the left of the big circle xbox guide button) and set your search settings to "Locale" or "Locale Only". What this does is only search for connections near you which allows you to have better connections to the game.
4. Your internet itself might not be that fast. If this is the case, theres not much you can do besides pay for faster internet. This isn't always an option so I suggest avoiding it. You can however test your internet speed at:
This allows you to actually see how fast the internet you're using is.
5. Switch back to an older Call of Duty. I'm a big fan of Black Ops but no matter what you do to fix your connections, this game is highly connection based. If you are having THAT much of a problem with it and tried everything, you might as well save yourself the rage and trouble and play a game that works.
Hope this helped ! See you on Xbox live, hopefully ;)
A router shares your internet connection with local computers and devices on your local area network. Microsoft's xbox live requires a connection to your IP address on a certain port. This will be a problem when using 2 xboxes so what you would need to do is contact your Internet Service Provider, explain that you are using a router and require an additional Static IP Address.
Once they provide you the details for this, you can manually set up one of the xboxes with the static details your isp has given you.
This should stop the 2 xbox conflicting over connecting to the internet, as they will be running on seperate ip addresses.
Form your Xbox 360 you need to be connected to the Internet by a straight LAN line or wirelessly. You can test you connection by going to the setting screen on your Xbox 360.
Once connected to the Internet for your Xbox 360 go to your main account screen and find the tab that says "Join Xbox LIVE" click on that link then follow the simple instructions that the Xbox LIVE will provide. At this point you should have a name in mind for your gamer tag.
Xbox 360 LIVE has several different options available for memberships. They are a monthly, 3-month and 12-month membership accounts. I would recommend a simple one month account if you just wanted to check out the features offered on XBOX 360 LIVE. If your an avid gamer and love to play games online with friends, the 12-month Gold membership is the way to go.
Once you've completed the process of joining Xbox 360 LIVE, they will send you a confirmation email confirming your membership. Now you can log on to Xbox 360 LIVE and start doing this like customizing your avatar and playing online multi-player games.
How are you connecting Your Xbox console upto your Internet ? if your Connecting Via WiFi, Make sure you have the Xbox compatible WiFi adaptor, if you are connecting Via a Local Area network, Ensure that your Console is hooked up Directly to Your Router, and if your connecting Via a Shared internet connection thru a PC, Ensure it is Hooked up correctly and also that your computer is set up to allow sharing the internet connection, That sometimes makes Xbox live faulty.
Also another problem for IP addresses not working is Due to your Internet service provider, Some broadband companies constantly renew IP addresses changing them every so often which the Xbox doesnt like. I would suggest contacting your Service provider and seeing if they have any Technical Support !
it a problem with your internet provider i had the same prolem all i did was call them and tell them your being disconnected and the hsould be able to start you up again also tell them if you have a rrouter connnected as well
I would suggest that if you are xbox live unless you have fast internet dont use the internet for other things like your computer. Its most likely that there is not enough bandwidth for everything. If that doesnt work call you internet service provider and explain the problem to them and if they are a legitamate company they will help you out.
The xbox live board is down,so if you pass all tests except the xbox live one,this is the problem.I rang them and they said over 50% of users are having this problem.Its because so many people went on it over Christmas and the system got overloaded.They said they're working on it and it should be up and running in a week or two. ~~PS~~ I rang on the 12-1-08 so it should be up by the 20th,its not your fault,the servers down.