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Xbox 360 wireless networking adapter

When I plug in the adapter to the x box, the network adapter in when I test the live connection it reads "Disconnected."

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  • J Gert May 13, 2008

    I have the same problem... I can't get it to connect... the light is on but it says it still cannot read it. I've looked up many sites and have not found anything. I did the microsoft and xbox 360 support but are still having problems.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    When i run the test , i get wireless adapter disconnected

  • T rystan Jun 08, 2008

    i tride connecting to x box live and the wireless network is not connected.

  • Suspended Jul 01, 2008

    There is no status light on my wireless adapter. It's not green or red or flashing red. The network shows is disconnected. I have tried turning off the console & back on. Plugging & upplugging the adapter.

    Is there something I need to do in the settings first?

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    I had to send my console off for repair. Wireless adapter will not connect. It show as a USB device but cannot get it to connect.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    i have the same problem :(

  • alarmguy1 Oct 25, 2008

    i just got a new xbox and i forgot how to set up the wireless connection :(

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    On my wireless adaptor the LED is red and it won't let me connect to live.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    when i put my wireless networking adopter into my xbox 360 a red light displays

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Just unplug the Xbox, The xbox is a computer like yours. Soometimes with poweroutages, or ****.. The USB ports can get messed up. Or you onboard lan get get messed up. Uplug the Xbox power supply, and unhook the USB Net Adapter.

Wait a min or so. Plug back in.. Turn on, plug the USB net adapter back in wolaa.

The USB adapters are very simple really... Very hard to blow them up... no moving parts.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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I had the same problem and it's happened on numerous occasions before. Previously, i was fortunate, the ol' unplug, wait 15 secs, replug and voila! But just this minute it refused to work whatever i tried. So i unplugged the power source, waited and it worked. Trial and error my friends, either that or blow up Bill Gates.

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I Have Similliar setup. We are Running LINKSYS WRTG wireless G router with 2 wireless laptops 2 wired PC's and 2 Xbox360's. When I first spent 100.00 on the thing and it dint work I decided to RESET My router.

Make sure to RE-CREATE a W.E.P Key or anyother security key on the router. Also make sure you have enought IP address's being assigned (default should be 25 or more) on the router.

REBOOT ALL DEVICES this Includes The MODEM, ROUTER and the Xbox.

ReRun the XBOX NETWORK TEST. I peridiocally have to reset the MODEM and Router for it to Reconnect to it.
P.S. I have just noticed on the LinkSys router If I SET the NAME other than default it doesnt connect to it it sees it but wont connect.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

Yeah i had the same problem just turn off your xbox 360 then unplug the power supply wait 15 secs then plug in the power supply and turn on your system first the light will flash green the red then hopefully back to green. thanks Retromuff for the suggestion.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

It has to be the adapter when i plug in my friends working one it works just fine... i have now gone thru two of them and both of them show a steady red light and my xbox 360 says there is no wireless mode.... when pluging them in to my laptop it says they their info and everything so there shouldn't be anything wrong with them

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

Well we had our xbox hooked up fine with a wireless adapter that was not the microsoft one and when we put the microsoft obne in it didnt work so we tried to get a new one and we got the same problem. my solution is to take it back and get a new adapter for a little bit cheaper. the only problem is that it works 75% of the time. i have an elite and its adapter from microsoft worked fine... im not sure overall

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

You are unfortunly not the only one that have exact the same problem. But as far as I see, nobody have got a solution for it.
It seem`s anyway that it is the machine itself that is the problem, and not the adapter itself. Some people included myself have change to a new adapter, but with same problem.
As far as I thinking, it seems that 360 have a high production wrong in this chase, similar as the ring of death. So that you change your machine to a new, may not help either. I did that, but with the same problem. Microsoft have no solution for it either. So pretty hopeless, and its pretty hopless to change machine all the way to one that is good too. But, maybe that is the best soluton afterall, but be sure that it accept the adapter before you walking out the store with a new machine. Remember, this should be on the guarantee, so you can send it in to Microsoft service as well.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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