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DNS during connection of router

DNS failed and said to contact www.xbox.com/setup

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  • smithspeed Mar 20, 2008

    Setup for router began normally. When it got to DNS, it said failure. Have I done something wrong?

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Go to your xbox 360's dashboard go to the far right, the system panel, and click netowkr settings. Then click edit network, then click DNS settings make sure it is set to automatic.

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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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I am trying to connect to xbox live through a router but it says the dns has failed can anyone help


Here is support from Microsoft about the 360 and DNS FAILED error with xbox live. Hope this helps you out.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908884

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Apr 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Dns failed when i tried to setup xbox live. i have a belkin router set up and my console is set up next to the xbox. what do i need to do?


Information on setting up port forwarding can be found at:

http://portforward.com/


If you want to go with a static setting this is what you need to do:

  • Login to the Router/Gateway by entering it's IP address in your web browser. (http://192.168.2.1)
  • On the left panel of the firmware page, under "Firewall," you should see a link "DMZ" for the Static IP configuration.
  • Your router should generate 25-50 Dynamic IP addresses for, choose a Static IP outside that range. (192.168.x.200)
  • Then go into your Xbox network configuration and set the IP address to the newly defined DMZ.
  • IP: 192.168.x.200 Subnet: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.2.1 (Primary DNS is the same as the gateway)
If you need more information about your router follow this link:

http://www.belkin.com/support/product/?lid=en&pid=F5D7230-4&scid=221

Mar 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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Dns server


Hello.

Go to network settings in the system tab of your dashboard, then first set all to automatic and try if it works then if it shouldnt take a look at the setting gateway and write down the IP, it should be something like 192.168.1.1 or so, then manually edit the DNS servers in the network configuration and add the gateways IP as primary DNS.

Retry if it works if it shouldnt you will have to get the direct addresses of the DNS servers of your provider to get these click on your start menu button in Windows then look for "Run..." and enter the command cmd and hit enter.
A command line should pop up enter the commain ipconfig /all in it that will list the DNS servers set these up for the xbox as well and retry again.

If it should still not work then something else must be wrong with your connection setup like your router blocking your xbox because you didnt allow it to connect to the internet or so, there are various reasons.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,
Wilhelm@Xboxexperts.com

Jan 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox live failed


This site has good information relating to connecting your xbox 360 to xbox live wirelessly with laptop or modified router and improving xbox live NAT rating:

How to connect to xbox live wirelessly

Aug 19, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 live DNS test failed


if you are connecting directly to the modem, then you are going to need to get the dns info from your ISP. If you have a router just put the router address or let it find it automatically. Also check that the router has the right dns settings from the ISP.

Jun 09, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox360


There can be a few different things causing this.

If you can, with your xbox turned off... Unplug your routers power cord for about 30 seconds and then plug it back in. Once your router has started back up, and all cables are in place, turn your xbox on and see if it connects.

There are some routers that are not quite compatible with xbox live, but most newer routers are. There is a list on the xbox support site of compatible routers. Here is a link to that support site for you...

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/connecttolive/xbox360/homenetworking/equipment.htm#Routers

Mar 20, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 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 live


THINGS TO TRY loadTOCNode(1, 'whattotry'); Direct connection with a modem only loadTOCNode(3, 'whattotry'); 1. If you are connecting to Xbox Live by using a modem that is connected directly into your broadband socket, your IP address settings are obtained from your ISP. Set your IP address in Network Settings to Automatic. 2. If you use a static IP address that you obtained from your ISP, you must manually enter this address in the Dashboard. Contact your ISP for their static IP address if you do not know it. If the IP is not static, continue with the rest of the troubleshooting. 3. Power cycle the modem. 4. If your ISP requires PPPoE settings, verify that you have entered them correctly. 5. If your ISP does not use PPPoE authentication, do not use these fields in the Dashboard. Shared connection with a modem and a router loadTOCNode(3, 'whattotry'); 1. Power cycle both the modem and the router. 2. Try connecting the Xbox 360 console to Xbox Live by using the modem only. This eliminates any configuration problems on the router. • If this setup works without the router, there is a configuration issue with the router. See the router's documentation or contact the technical support group. 3. Verify that your router's DHCP service has been enabled. See the router's documentation or contact the technical support group. 4. The IP address that you entered in the Network Settings area of the Xbox Dashboard may be incorrect. Set your IP settings to Automatic. 5. If your ISP requires PPPoE settings, try to connect with only the modem after you enter the PPPoE settings in Network Settings. • If you can connect, see your router documentation to configure the PPPoE settings correctly on the router. 6. If you are receiving an IP conflict error in the More Info section, turn off all the devices on the network. Try to connect with only the modem and Xbox 360 console connected. • If this works, there is a configuration issue on the routers DHCP server. See the router's documentation or contact the technical support group. Shared connection with a gateway device (combined modem and router) loadTOCNode(3, 'whattotry'); 1. Make sure that the device is turned on. 2. Verify that there is activity with the blinking lights sequence WAN, ADSL, and Internet connected power. Note These names will vary from model to model. 3. Power cycle the gateway device. 4. The IP address that you entered in to the Network Settings area of the Xbox Dashboard may be incorrect. Set your IP settings to Automatic. 5. If you are receiving an IP conflict error in the More Info section, turn off all the other devices on the network. Try to connect with only the Xbox 360 console on the network. • If this test works, there is a configuration issue on the gateway DHCP server. See the router's documentation or contact the technical support group. Shared connection with Microsoft Windows Internet Connection Sharing loadTOCNode(3, 'whattotry'); 1. Verify that you can browse the Internet. If you cannot browse the Internet, Internet Connection Sharing is not configured correctly. 2. Power cycle the modem. If the modem does not have an on and off switch, unplug the modem from the power outlet. You cannot follow this step if you are using a USB modem. Instead, go to the next step. You must follow this step if you are switching the modem between the Xbox 360 console and a computer. 3. On the computer, click Start, click Run, type ncpa.cpl, and then click OK. 4. On the View menu, click Tiles. 5. If the connection is listed as Firewalled, the firewall may have to be configured. See your firewall documentation. 6. Enter manual settings in the Dashboard for IP address, subnet mask, DNS address and gateway: • 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): 192.168.0.1If none of this works you might be banned. If you modded your xbox360 or for downloading game saves from the internet to boost you gamer score. You might be banned!

Oct 14, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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