Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
No matter how many family settings i change to let me do anything i want, it just keeps saying "this acount is not permitted to download content with this rating" PLEASE HELP!
According to Microsoft, two errors can produce an IP (Internet Protocol) address status failure. First, your Xbox 360 is unable to acquire an IP address from your ISP (Internet service provider) or DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol—a method used to automatically assign an IP address to devices on a network). Otherwise, your Dashboard settings may be incorrect.
With many network connection problems, you may need to attempt a number fixes before actually solving the problem. Your particular network setup can also affect the solutions you should attempt. For example, if you connect your Xbox 360 directly to a broadband modem and your ISP determines your IP address settings automatically, set your console’s Network Settings to Automatic. However, if you use a static IP address (the IP address your ISP assigns you does not change; you must usually pay an additional fee for this), you must enter the proper static IP address in your Xbox 360’s Network Settings. If your ISP requires PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) settings, you also need to enter those settings. Power-cycle your router by unplugging and plugging it in if you know your Network Settings are correct.
If you share your Internet connection among two or more devices, such as a PC and the Xbox 360, via a router, power-cycle both the modem and router before adjusting any settings; it’s possible that you simply need to refresh one or both of these devices. Next, attach the modem directly to your console and attempt to connect to Xbox Live. A successful connection indicates your problem lies with your router. Each router is different, so consult your router’s users guide to verify if its DHCP service is enabled. Again, if your ISP requires PPPoE settings, make sure these settings are also correct on your router.
In the instance that your broadband modem has an integrated gateway device (for example, the modem and router are combined into one device), check that the device is turned on and that its status LEDs (light-emitting diodes) indicate it is working properly. Power-cycle the device. If this doesn’t solve the problem, set your Xbox 360’s Network Settings to Automatic.
The final situation involves using Windows’ Internet Connection Sharing. Microsoft recommends checking that you can browse the Internet; if you can’t, you’ll need to reconfigure Internet Connection Sharing. In Windows XP, click Start and Run. Type ncpa.cpl and click OK. Click View and Tiles. If you see the connection listed as Firewalled, you should read your firewall’s documentation and configure it to grant access to the Xbox 360.
Next enter the following settings in your Xbox 360’s Dashboard:
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS server (Primary): 192.168.0.1
DNS server (Secondary): 192.168.0.1
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
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