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I assume this for for Xbox 360?? you need to either have a wireless or ethernet cable connecting your 360 to your home network! this will alow you to get a ip address.

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My ip adress on my xbox keeps failing the test. what should i do?


Try setting them up with a static IP address. Meaning set it manually including the IP address, DNS servers, subnet mask, gateway.

May 19, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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This sucks


try to check the right ip address by connecting it first to your computer, check the ip address on your command prompt ( if you are using windows platform ) then type ipconfig /all

take note of your gateway, dns server, ip address ( so that your in the same network ) and the subnet mask.

Aug 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Getting on line


If you are connecting through your wireless router, you should just let it auto obtain an ip address and auto obtain dns. Is DHCP on in your wireless router?
DNS is the ip address of a server that resolves names like www.something into an ip address. Your ISP usually gives you these numbers.


dns=domain name system

Dec 01, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Ip adrees


Have you tried restarting your cable/dsl modem or router.

Aug 07, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Cant get internet connection on my ps


first check wether you received a valid ip address for your local network. usually, this should be something like 192.168.x.y. if so, then you might indeed face a dns issue. dns is used to resolve web site names to ip address. usually, your ip service provider will broadcast the external dns servers for your router to recognize.

try to connect with a computer first. if it works, check the ip settings. if your computer also cannot connect without explicit dns server settings you can do one of the following:
- explicit dns server address in ps3. go to "advanced internet connection settings", and then to "dns settings" and set the dns server address
- purchase a 30$ network router and hook it between your internet and the ps3. in the router settings, set the dns server address to be broadcasted to the clients. you can use 168.126.63.1 and 2 which are dns servers in korea (i live in korea), but you might want to find the server near to your location or promoted by your isp

Jul 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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Ps3 wireless hook up


First you need to find a Windows wired or wireless device already connected to the network in order to find out the required settings

Windows XP
1. Click start --> (sometimes settings) --> Control Panel --> Network Connections
2. Double click on the active connection which will say connected underneath
3. Click Support
4. Click Details
5. Now the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Alternate DNS which are displayed should be noted.

Windows Vista
1. Click Start --> Control Panel --> Network and Sharing Center
2. Click on "View Status" to the right of your connection
4. Click Details
5. Now the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Alternate DNS which are displayed should be noted.

Set these values under "manual settings" in the PS3 but add 1 to the last number for the IP Address as this has to be unique on your network

Apr 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) 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 360


Contact the people you get your internet from. tell them you need to register your xbox. I have the DNS issues when i visit my girlfriend at college since they dont like to keep the Download speed high for the students. always fails

Dec 16, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Internet fails from dns


To access the internet from a home broadband network you need the router appropriately configured on the WAN or internet service provider (ISP) side and the attached computer to have an appropriate IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS addresses assigned to the network adapter.

Based solely on the title you should understand the following the belief here is that the PS3 is missing DNS address(es).

DNS address(es) are IP address(es) for servers that convert names like www.fixya.com into IP addresses to send messages to normally.

Your ISP generally assigns DNS addresses for your use.

How do DNS addresses get into the computer's network adapter configuration where they are needed? There are two ways generally in home networks someone manually puts them into the computer or someone enters them into the router and via a service called DHCP they get placed in computer's network adapters configured to accept information from the DHCP service on the router.

If the heading of this problem is correct the PS3 appears to be complaining because the DNS address(es) have not been configured into the computer or the router by the user as expected by the PS3's network adapter. I have no PS3 experience however I believe this information may help to resolve your issue.

I hope this helps

Dec 16, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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