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X box cannot connect to x box live, we have the primary dns server, and the secondary dns, its failing on ip address

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Hey im tring to connect to xbox live through hughes net but i need my primary dns server and my secondary dns server and some other stuff and i was wondering if u could help me please


I'm not sure why you would need that. If your connecting your xbox through a router, it should get an address automatically, however you can always try some free public dns servers, such as googles

The Google Public DNS IP addresses are as follows:
  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

Mar 02, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Connection to winows media failed


1. check your netwok calble properly
2. check your router internet connection
3. follow these steps

Accessing network settings loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To access the Network Settings area, follow the steps for the version of the Xbox 360 Dashboard that you are using.

New Xbox Experience Dashboard:
  1. From the Xbox 360 Dashboard, select System Settings in the My Xbox area.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Configure Network.
Legacy Xbox 360 Dashboard:
  1. From the Xbox 360 Dashboard, move to the System blade.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Edit Settings.
IP settings, IP address, subnet mask, and gateway loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Collapse this imageExpand this imagenetworksettings-basic.jpg

After you select either Configure Network or Edit Settings, you will be on the Basic Settings tab, which contains your IP and DNS settings. When you select the IP Settings block, you are prompted to select an Automatic or Manual configuration. If you select Automatic, the Xbox 360 console will try to automatically determine your IP settings from your network or from your modem or Internet service provider (ISP). This option is recommended for most users.

You may have to or prefer to manually configure the IP settings, especially when a static IP address is used. This is necessary only if your ISP has issued a static IP address, or if you have configured the router to issue static IPs (and DHCP is not used). To manually configure the settings, select Manual, and then enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway by using the keyboard on the screen. When the information is complete, select Done.
DNS settings, primary and secondary DNS servers loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); After you select either Configure Network or Edit Settings, you will be on the Basic Settings tab, which contains your IP and DNS settings. When you select the DNS Settings block, you are prompted to select Automatic or Manual configuration. If you select Automatic, the Xbox 360 console will try to automatically determine your DNS settings from your network or from your modem or ISP. This option is recommended for most users.

You may have to or prefer to manually configure the DNS settings, especially in scenarios in which a static IP address is used or where DHCP is not available or not offered by the ISP. To manually configure the settings, select Manual, and then enter the primary and secondary DNS server names by using the keyboard on the screen. When the information is complete, select Done. Note You do not have to enter a secondary DNS server to connect to Xbox LIVE. A secondary DNS server is required only if the primary DNS server has technical problems.
Wireless settings loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To configure your Xbox 360 console to connect to your wireless network by using an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter, follow these steps:
  1. Access Network Settings .
  2. On the Basic Settings tab, select Wireless Settings.

    Note If the wireless settings area does not appear or is unavailable, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 909333 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909333/ ) While attempting to view the settings for a wireless network connection, all the wireless functions appear to be disabled in the Xbox Dashboard
  3. Follow the instructions to select your wireless network, select your wireless network name, and then enter your wireless security information.
  4. Select Done.
PPPoE settings loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If your Internet service provider uses PPPoE authentication, you have to enter the settings in the Xbox Dashboard if you have a direct connection through a modem. If you use a router or a gateway instead, leave the PPPoE settings blank because the router performs PPPoE authentication. Note If your ISP does not use PPPoE authentication, make sure that these settings are blank. To learn whether your ISP uses PPPoE authentication and to learn the correct PPPoE information, contact your ISP.To configure the PPPoE settings on your Xbox 360 console, follow the steps for the version of the Xbox Dashboard that you are using.

New Xbox Experience (NXE) Dashboard:
  1. Move to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard by using one of these methods:
    • Press the Xbox Guide button on your controller to open the Xbox Guide, scroll to the right to access Settings, and then select System Settings from the list of options.
    • Select the My Xbox channel, and then scroll to the right to select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Configure Network.
  4. On the Additional Settings tab, select PPPoE Settings.
  5. Use the keyboard on the screen to enter the PPPoE information that was provided by your ISP.
  6. Select Done.
  7. Select Back to return to the main Network Settings area.
  8. Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection to restart the test with the new PPPoE settings that you have configured.
sure it will work thank you

Mar 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I AM SIGNING UP 4 XBOX LIVE AND MY INTERNET CONNECTION FAILED IN RESULT OF AN INCORRECT SECONDARY DNS SERVER IM WONDERING WHERE DO U GO 2 FIND THAT


Have you tried dns settings in automatic? I take it from your post that you have the primary dns server, my primary and my secondary has only one number difference,
primary 194.168.4.100
secondary 194.168.8.100
you only have 9 numbers to try so its worth a go, I hope this helps because I know from experience what a frustrating pain in arse this can be.
Remember thumbs up if this helps.

Feb 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I am setting up my Xbox live. I set up the DNS server and IP address. And a few other things but it won't connect to live. It will connect to internet though. It says it doesn't recognize Xbox live DNS or...


The DNS is your routers ip address. the secondary DNS is 0.0.0.0 or thats what mine was


you can go to your routers2_bing.gif website and enter it manually. Type 192.168.1.1 this might be it or try 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.1.100

when it shows your routers info write it down and then put it in your xbox's network by entering it manually. btw the secondary DNS is just 0.0.0.0 if it doesn't give you two. the gateway is just your routers ip address.

what else you can do is do port forwarding.
But the xbox is not a static ip address so it'll change. what you can do is when it says to put your ip address in your xbox put all the numbers the same as the routers ip address BUT DON'T USE THE SAME LAST NUMBER! so like if your routers ip address is 192.168.1.1 you can use 192.168.1.23 i use 192.168.2.15 but you may not have the 2 in yours.

http://portforward.com/english/applications/port_forwarding/XboxLive360/XboxLive360index.htm
a website that'll help

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908874
list of ports you have to open

any other ?'s email me at mbish1993@yahoo.com

Nov 14, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 says its connected to the internet, but it wont sign in on xbox live


To troubleshoot your Xbox Live connection from the Xbox Dashboard:
  1. Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Test Xbox Live Connection.
  4. After the system has completed its tests, select More Info to learn more about your network, paying close attention to any test that failed.

    In each case, the More Info section will offer tips for correcting the conditions preventing you from accessing Xbox Live.
  5. Select Edit Settings to adjust your:
    • IP Settings (including IP address, subnet mask, and gateway)
    • DNS Settings (including primary and secondary DNS servers)
    • PPPoE Settings (including user name, password, and service name)
    • Advanced Settings (including host name and altern


Oct 01, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My wii wont connect to the internet it found the box and i put the password in but it will not connect it also wont pass the conection test


1. Make sure you're connected to the internet via something other than the AirPort card (i.e. Ethernet). Also, make sure AirPort is on.

2. Turn on Internet Sharing:
* Go to System Preferences, click on the Sharing icon, then click on the Internet tab.
* Change the Share your connection from: pop-up to 'Built-in Ethernet.'
* Under the To computers using section, check the AirPort box.
* Click Airport options...
* Enter an easy name such as wii. Leave all the security options blank -- implementing security is an exercise left to the reader -- then click OK.
* Click Start in the Internet Sharing panel.

3. Gather Information:
* Open Terminal.app and type ifconfig en1. In the output...
* Look for: inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask ...
* Take note the IP Address associated with the first inet, negating values after the # (mine was 10.0.2.1; yours may be different).
* Type dig. Near the bottom of this output will be SERVER: followed by an IP address. This will be the DNS server you will use for your wii.

4. Configure the wii:
* Select a connection to edit.
* Choose Manual Setup.
* Enter the following parameters:
* SSID: wii (or whatever you chose in step one)
* Auto-obtain IP Address: No
* IP Address: Take the first IP Address you obtained earlier, and make the last digit different. i.e., mine could be 10.0.2.4 (10.0.2.1 was original)
* Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
* Default router: The original IP Address, unchanged. (10.0.2.1)
* Auto-obtain DNS: No
* Primary DNS: your DNS SERVER from the dig output.
* Secondary DNS: leave as 000.000.000.000
* Test your connection at the top of the screen. hope it works

Jul 06, 2008 | Nintendo Wii 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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Xbox DNS server


Go to start->run on your computer, and type "cmd"

When the command prompt comes up, type "ipconfig /all", this will list all of the information about your IP address. Find the DNS Servers option, and copy that onto your xbox.

Feb 14, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hooking up my playstation 3 to the internet with a wireless connection


enter the DNS server addresses manually in the PS3 network settings AND use tetertiary DNS server from my ISP as either the primary or the secondary DNS server

Feb 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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