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Having problems connecting with friends when playing xbox live

I just recently took my xbox online and i love it but for some reason i am not able to have a chat or invite a friend to a private invite. when i exept a friends invite it acts like it is loading and then it pulls up an error screen and does not let us connect to each other. what can i do?

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  • tarquinradox Feb 16, 2008

    i cant have private chats with one of my friends who is on my friends list but everyone else is ok and cant invite each other to games but we can both join my other friends parties but then we cant hear each other but can hear everyone else

  • shinja Feb 17, 2008

    i cant join my freinds games and he cant join mine please help?

  • shocktron Mar 01, 2008

    i have been playing two friends on forza racing and we have all been chatting to each other fine. Now suddenly i can't speak or play with one of them, yet the other one still works perfectly. How can this be when it has worked before. They are both still in my friends list but i can only play one of them. Call of duty 4 brings up an error screen when we try to invite him. We have deleted then requested as a friend again, we all play in the underground zone and it was working before. Please help

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    on call of duty 4 i try to chat with a friend and it says "friend" is joining chat

    and it wont let me connect to certain peoples parties. it will load then say connection error or something

  • wilky2406 Aug 18, 2008

    there is just one friend i cant connect or chat with but we can send messages to each.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Ya me too, it says something about incompatible network setup. and i cant join my cousins party but i can easily join my sisters' who lives in WA, I live in MN by the way and so does my cousin, its GAY

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    i have the same problem with only one of my friends, i cannot have private chats nor invite him to my xbox live party, 
    but when i have 1 or more friends on the party he can join us, 
    it is very strange, have tried everything, 
    don't know how to fix it, 

  • dstreeter916 Jan 20, 2009

    I can't join game sessions or have chats with people. Whats the deal? Is there a solution?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    My xbox wont let me connect to other people but some people i can connect too. 

  • habruga Mar 06, 2009

    me it's really bloody annoying

  • nykm Mar 07, 2009

    Every time someone invites me to a party it says i cant connect to x box live party

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    i try to connect to some poeple but it just does not work it says the game session is no longer avilable or cant connect to xbox live party .

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    me too.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    my xbox wont let me or my friend join the same party to "network connection problems" why?

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    yea this happens mostly all the time with me, i hope microsoft will fix this

  • jotomarshall May 06, 2009

    when i try to connect to some of my friends, it trys to load and then says something about and error

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    hottie_howe2 Oct 01, 2012

    how do u get the xbox360 to let u play online with madden13 it tell me i need a password andthen it will not let us playonline



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Okay I didn't read every post but here is what you need to fix the dreaded BS on not being able to connect to friends.....The DMZ on your wireless router needs to be enabled and the IP address of your DMZ needs to be that of your Xbox 360. Go on your settings in your xbox and go under network settings and look at the IP address, put that exact IP address in your DMZ address setting on your wireless router settings. Make sure its enabled and the IP address is EXACTLY what it says on your xbox network settings. That should solve it all. That bypasses all your security for the xbox. Might want to put the UPNP on enable too. So the DMZ and the UPNP are both settings on your wireless router. If you have linksys its or the linksys voice Try them both in your address bar, of course one at a time and DO NOT PUT www. JUST PUT or It should pull up a password screen and both username and pw are admin if you did not already change them. If you don't have linksys then just go online and find out how to change the settings on the router u have. This should solve it all and get you back online and rocking and rolling. Now you must do the same with your PS3 if you are having the same problems. Give me feedback on if it works. You can hit me up on xbox at BKM80. Good luck

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Cant connect to certain friends but no trouble with the nat is open and so is theirs

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