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Dns is failing when trying to sign up to xbox live

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When the dns fails, it is a problem on yous isp's end, make sure your modem is working properly, and that you resit it once. If the problem, reoccurs, then call the isp and have them replace the modem.

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I AM SIGNING UP 4 XBOX LIVE AND MY INTERNET CONNECTION FAILED IN RESULT OF AN INCORRECT SECONDARY DNS SERVER IM WONDERING WHERE DO U GO 2 FIND THAT


Have you tried dns settings in automatic? I take it from your post that you have the primary dns server, my primary and my secondary has only one number difference,
primary 194.168.4.100
secondary 194.168.8.100
you only have 9 numbers to try so its worth a go, I hope this helps because I know from experience what a frustrating pain in arse this can be.
Remember thumbs up if this helps.

Feb 03, 2010 | 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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It wont go on live it keeps sayin fail when i try to connect


What does it say? For example ( IP Address failed?, DNS failed? Xbox Live Failed )
test your xbox live connection to do this

Mar 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 DNS Problem


you just have to pay your bill at billing.microsoft.com

Oct 28, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 says its connected to the internet, but it wont sign in on xbox live


To troubleshoot your Xbox Live connection from the Xbox Dashboard:
  1. Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Test Xbox Live Connection.
  4. After the system has completed its tests, select More Info to learn more about your network, paying close attention to any test that failed.

    In each case, the More Info section will offer tips for correcting the conditions preventing you from accessing Xbox Live.
  5. Select Edit Settings to adjust your:
    • IP Settings (including IP address, subnet mask, and gateway)
    • DNS Settings (including primary and secondary DNS servers)
    • PPPoE Settings (including user name, password, and service name)
    • Advanced Settings (including host name and altern


Oct 01, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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Signing in on live


You need to go to xbox.com and sign up for xbox live before you can sign in.

Jul 20, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox live connection?


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.

Apr 11, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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CAN"T SIGN IN TO XBOX LIVE


You might not have been banned. Not being able to connect to the DNS or having it fail can be caused by a few things:
The DNS address serves couldn't be reached
The info on the DNS server couldn't be snagged from your ISP or the DHCP server
The DNS values in the dashboard are wrong.

I don't want to come off like I am insulting your intelligence, but check your internet connection to make sure you have the ability to connect. I'm sure it is all in proper order. So the next thing you need to do is check to see if you IP is set and passes all the tests. If it isn't then you can click the more link on the test page to follow the directions on how to fix it.

You may also want to check out if you are using a XBOX live compatible ISP. Click on Learn More to see if you are using the right ISP or to adjust your settings. You can also check out the connectivity wizard to find out if there are some other issues revolving around this.

Still running into problems!?!?!? try running the modem directly into your XBOX. This has helped me in a few time of need.

Here are some helpful links on what you can do when your DNS fails:
http://xbox360help.blogspot.com/2007/03/dns-failed-on-xbox-360-live-test.html
And a link to a forum discussion regarding failed DNS
http://forum.teamxbox.com/archive/index.php/t-411837.html









Mar 04, 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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