I have a wireless networking adapter that connects fine to my router. when i test xbox live connection, everything runs smoothly untill it gets to xbox live and tells me i need a console update. i try to download the update but it cuts off half way through and says download failed. what the heck! i dont have a hard drive as of yet. just a 64mb memory card. im pretty new to all this so can someone tell me what i am doing wrong or what i need to do pls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In all honesty I think that if you are not having problems with your internet connection up until that point it is most likely due to the lack of hard drive. You can pick one up at any gaming or major consumer electronic store. I highly recommend this purchase as a long term investment on the system.
Prior to any other purchases you can run a quick diagnostic on your system to ensure that it is nothing else.
On your dashboard go to the System Click on Network Settings. Click Test Xbox Live Connection.
This will check out your set up to see if your configurations on your network are optimal to access Live This is what it should look like:
After the tests, click oh more info to see which tests failed. Hopefully it will return no failures, but if it does you can click on more info which will give you some ways to fix it. Click edit settings to change your IP, DNS settings, and a few other things.
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In this guide I will go over how to connect your Xbox 360 to the internet either via wired or wireless connection.
*For a wireless connection you need a wireless access point(router) and either a Xbox with built in wifi adapter or purchase a xbox wireless adapter*
-Turn on your xbox and go to "My Xbox" then go to "System Settings" -Select "Network Settings" -Select the name of your wireless network. If you do not see your network, select "Advanced options" then select "Specify unlisted Network" then enter your network name. -Enter your wireless network security key. It may prompt you to update your console, select yes.
*For a wired connection you need to use an Ethernet cable and plug one end into the back of your xbox and the other end into your router or cable modem.*
-Turn on your xbox and go to "My Xbox" then go to "System Settings" -Select "Network Settings" -Select "Test Xbox Live Connection", afterwards it may prompt you to update your console, select yes.
Now, you are connected to the internet and can enjoy xbox live.
It is possible that the Xbox will be unable to pick up the wireless signal being transmitted by your gateway because the signal is too weak.
The connection speed of your internet has nothing to do with the strength of the signal. The best way to test this would be to try to connect to your wireless internet on a laptop while sitting near the xbox. If you cannot, you will know that the signal isn't powerful enough to reach that location.
There are three common options to amplifying your signal if necessary.
1) Purchase a High-gain antenna for your wireless gateway 2) Purchase a wireless repeater 3) Purchase a new router/gateway with a longer range capability. A "Wireless N" enabled router would be optimal for this application.
If your screen freezes when playing on Xbox LIVE, the problem may be related to your Internet connection. A weak wireless signal can cause poor Xbox LIVE performance. If you are using wireless connection: 1. Go to My Xbox and select System Setttings.2. Select Network Settings.3. Select Wired Connection or the name of your wireless network.4. Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection. If your wireless signal is only one or two bars, try improving your signal strength by following the suggestions below.
Move your router or gateway off the floor and away from walls and metal objects such as metal file cabinets).
Minimize obstructions along a straight-line path between your Xbox and your wireless router or gateway.
Shorten the distance between your console and your wireless router or gateway. Ideally, your network hardware should be near the center of your home.
Change the position of the antenna on your Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter (external adapter only).
Turn off wireless devices. If your router uses the 2.4 GHz band, try turning off wireless devices, such as 2.4 GHz cordless telephones and Bluetooth devices.
Try changing your wireless channel. Wireless routers and gateways can broadcast on different channels and one channel might be clearer than another. See your hardware documentation for help changing wireless channels.
Add a wireless repeater to extend your wireless network range. You can boost your signal strength by placing a wireless repeater halfway between your router or gateway and your console.
Add an Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter.
Switch wireless signal bands. If you have a dual-band router and an external wireless adapter, try switching the router to a wireless protocol that transmits on the 5 GHz band (wireless protocol A or N). Please see your hardware documentation for help with changing the wireless protocol.
To get a wireless internet connection for Xbox live, you will need a high-speed Internet connection such as cable or DSL and a router, gateway, or wireless access point (WAP) that is compatible with Xbox live. If your XBOX360 console is first generation, you will also need a Xbox 360 wireless networking adapter. If you are using a wired connection, you will need a network cable. Plug the network cable into your router and the other end into your Xbox 360. On your Xbox 360 console, navigate to "MY XBOX" and then select "system settings" Next select "Network settings" and then select "Test Xbox Live connection" Select YES when the prompt appears asking you to update your software. After you become connected, there are two choices: Free membership of Gold membership. Once you are connected, navigate back to "My XBOX" and select your avatar and then select "Join Xbox Live" If you need any more help feel free to contact me. Thank you for using Fixya
Note If you do not see the name of your wireless network, select Advanced Options. Then select Specify Unlisted Network and enter your wireless network name. Select your wireless security type (WEP, WPA, WPA, or No Security). This security type needs to match the security of your wireless network.
Select Configure Network.
On the Basic Settings tab, select Wireless Mode.
Note If wireless mode is not available and you are using the black Wireless N Networking Adapter, try using the software installation disc included with the adapter. For more information about how to do this, please see the following article:
977641 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977641/ ) How to set up the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter
Select Scan for Networks.
Select your wireless network name.
If your network is not listed, try the following:
Select Specify Unlisted Network, and enter your wireless network name (also referred to as your Service Set Identifier [SSID]).
Select your wireless security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, or No Security (if your network doesn't have a password).
If you can't connect to your wireless network, try improving your wireless signal using the tips in the following article:
909336 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909336/ ) Your Xbox 360 console receives a weak wireless signal
Enter your wireless network password, and then select Done.
Note Make sure that you have entered the correct password. An incorrect password might allow your console to connect to your wireless network, but you might receive an IP address error when you test your Xbox LIVE connection.
Press B on your controller, and then select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
There should have been an instruction manual that came with your wireless adapter. But anyways, you may be connected to a password protected router and need to put in the password via the dashboard. I'm pretty sure you would goto network settings and then select the network you'd want to connect to.
i had the same problem buddy. The problem might be that you hacve another system on the wireless network that uses that same IP address. This can cause a conflict that will prevent the xbox from logging on. Try deactivating other systems on the network to see if thats the problem