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Xbox live connection?

When i try to test my xbox live connection i get a confirmed status on my IP Address, DNS, MTU and ICMP however it says failed for Xbox Live? What do i need to do now?

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    when i try to connect to xbox live my DNS fails how do i solve this problem

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    Ive gone to this website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908885 and i cant figure out wat i needed to do. I dont know if my ip adress is correct but it told me to put a code in from that website and i dont know if it was correct or not because my ip adress keeps on sayin"failed".My connection is my router to the modem to the computer.

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When the Xbox live fails, it just means XBOX Live is currently down in your area. Give it a day then try again. If the problem continues, call microsoft.

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My xbox keeps kicking me of line done test and comes up weak signal strentgh the rooter is in the same room sometimes it lets me play for 10 mins then kicks me off due to weak signal tiscali say the signal...


Try to open ports on your netgear router, here's what you need to do:

Step 1:
Setting a Static IP Address for your 360
The first thing we need to do is give your 360 a static IP address. Turn on your 360 and go to the dashboard. Once you are at the dashboard, go over to the "System" Blade and select "Network Settings".


Under the "Network" Blade, we need to select "Edit Settings".



You will now be presented with the basic network settings for your 360. From here, you need to highlight the first section labeled "IP Settings" and select it.



From this screen, choose "Manual".


Now we will need to change all of the headings in this section 1 at a time. First will be IP addrress. Depending on what type of router you have, the settings will be differrent. Find your router brand below and enter the appropriate settings. If your router brand is not listed below, contact me, and i'll help you find the appropriate settings.
Linksys
  • IP Address : 192.168.1.250
  • Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway : 192.168.1.1
  • DNS : 192.168.1.1
D-Link
  • IP Address : 192.168.0.250
  • Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway : 192.168.0.1.
  • DNS : 192.168.0.1
Netgear
  • IP Address : 192.168.0.250
  • Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway : 192.168.0.1
  • DNS : 192.168.0.1
After you've entered all of your settings, select done, and we'll move on to the DNS settings. After selecting done, you'll be brought back to the basic settings menu. From here, you need to highlight the "DNS Settings" section and select it.


In the "DNS Settings" menu, select manual and then primary DNS server. When the entry box comes up, enter the settings listed above for your router brand and select done. A message will come up asking you to test and save your new settings. Select test live and press A. If you are currently signed into live, you will be logged out so the tests can run. At this point if you followed the instructions, everything should pass or be confirmed, and your NAT status will likely still show "moderate". This is normal. You still need to complete step 2 to open this up. We are now done with step one, so click on the the "Step 2" link to continue to the next step.
Step 2 Setup Port Forwarding on Your Router Setting up port forwarding is simple and should only take you a few minutes. During the process you're going to need to be at your computer in order to change your router's settings. The process will be a little bit differrent for each brand of router, so find the instructions for your router and follow those. As always, if you run into any problems, you can contact me using the contact info from the main page. So lets get started. Since at the moment I do not have a Linksys router, the images included below are "borrowed" from a great site, PortForward.com. They have a wealth of information about port forwarding, so if you are interested, check them out.

Once you are in, you should see a screen similar or exactly the same as the one pictured below.

From here, you need to click on the "Applications and Gaming"tab. You will see on this tab a few subheadings. Click on the subheading labeled "Port Range Forward".
The following ports must be available for Xbox Live to operate correctly:
• UDP 88
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Now to the final step...testing. We get to see if all of your hard work paid off, or if it was a waste of time and i'm a bumbling idiot! Now the first thing we need to do is turn on our 360 and get to the dashboard. Navigate over to the settings blade and select "Network Settings" and select it. On the next menu, select, "Test xBox Live Connection". If you are logged into live, you will need to be logged out for the tests to run. After the tests finish running, you should have the following results:
  • Network Adapter: Wired or Wireless (Depending on the connection type used
  • Wireless Network: varies (depends on if your are connected wirelessly)
  • IP Address: Conirmed
  • DNS: Confirmed
  • MTU: Confirmed
  • ICMP: Confirmed
  • Xbox Live: Confirmed
  • NAT:Open

If your tests show everything as stated above, congratulations, you are ready to play. If not, you screwed up and need to go back and read the directions again.

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MTU setting


Browse to the router's setup page, should be 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.0 and log into it. You just have to change the MTU. Put it to 1500.
Once logged in to the router, go to :

Setup
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Basic Setup
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Wireless Setup
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Internet Connection Type
Connection Type = Static IP
Internet IP Address = 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.0.1
Static DNS 1 = 192.168.0.1
Static DNS 2 = 192.168.0.1
Static DNS 3 = 192.168.0.1
STP = Enable
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Optional Settings (required by some ISPs)
Router Name = client-mode
Host Name = 2WIRE383
Domain Name = [empty]
MTU = Auto
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MTU stands for "Maximum Transmission Connection". Some routers and/or network gateways are incompatible with Xbox LIVE, while others may be compatible but merely need to have a setting changed. If you compare your router to the list of routers at the following web address, you can confirm whether or not your hardware has been confirmed as compatible with Xbox LIVE by Microsoft:

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

Whether or not your hardware is listed as compatible, it would still be a good idea to check your instruction manual for the hardware you are using and see how (if possible) to change the MTU settings. Microsoft suggests that the MTU setting should be 1364. Using untested hardware or hardware not listed as compatible may still work, however, future updates to LIVE may suddenly make your hardware incompatible, as updates to LIVE and the Xbox console are made to work with the specifications of tested and listed compatible routers and gateways.

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Xbox live


2 Solutions-----

Number 1 - If your ethernet cord is going from a modem straight to your 360, then get your modem replaced by your ISP.
This will probobly be free, but if your charged, it will be a small fee.

Number 2 - If you have it going to a routerfrom a modem, then go to your 360 main screen, scroll to the far right 'System' blade, select the 4th choice 'Network Settings', and test your Xbox LIVE Connection. It will ask you to sign out. Select yes.

Results should come up (for wired router)

Network Adapter - Wired
Wireless Network - (Left Blank)
IP Address - Confirmed
DNS - Confirmed
MTU - Confirmed
ICMP - Confirmed
XBOX LIVE - Confirmed
NAT - (either moderate, opened, or strict)

If all those are the same, the problem has nothing to do with the xbox itself and you need a new router, or modem.

If results come out to be
''Network Adapter - Disconnected''
After test is run (and your 360 is connected properly to your router AND modem then you have a hardware problem. Whether the problem is in the 360 or the router/modem is easy to test.

Connect the modem directly to the 360 via ethernet. If this fixes the problem, the router is fail.

If you can get on the internet wirelessly and grounded on a computer, the 360 is busted.


Sorry it took me so long to explain that, but i hope it helps you.

Best of luck
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