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Wireless network adapter

Red light is on, but wireless settings grey, cannot even continue with furthur steps of anything. should i echange for new W.N.A. or is microsofts xbox support jacking me around for the sixth time?...bruce.bowman@sbcglobal.net

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  • gagui_06 Jun 28, 2008

    same thing with me it wont work and the settings thing is grey from what i have read its not very common but some people still have it and its pissing me off bad

  • tskelly Jul 01, 2008

    also have new WNA and light is red fails frist test and wireless is grey'd out. Fios says not their problem nor does xbox I so pissed off!

  • stevie123 Jul 03, 2008

    I HAVE BEEN ON WIRELESS FOR SOME WEEKS NOW AND ONE MORNING I SWITCHE DIT ON AND THE RED LIGHT IS ON, ON MY WIRELESS ADAPTOR ON BAK OF MY XBOX AND WONT LET ME PLAY AGAIN ANY SUGGESTIONS???

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Unplug the adaptor while the xbox is off and the red light should go off. Then reconnect and turn xbox back on. worked for me straight away

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There could be a problem with the adapter, a faulty connection in the cable or something else, or it could be your router. The adapter only works with type A B & G routers. I know a few people who have N routers and it wont work with them. 1st check to see if your router is a typer A B or G then make sure that the wireless signal is set to a frequency that the receiver can find usually channel 6 or so. 2nd, try disconnecting the adapter rebooting the console, then reconnecting it with the power off. if all else fails, then it might be that it is a bad adapter. Also if you use a wireless encryption, make sure that you have the key entered in the wireless setting on your console, and try using a WEP key as it is easier for the adapter to read then WPA.

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What color does your wireless adapter (xbox) turn when you power on your xbox? Green, Red, or Grey (No light)?

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Wireless adaptor was working fine until xbox live update, and since the update is unable to pick up our wireless netowork. Tried switching everything back on and on and re synching modem with xbox, to no...


To connect your Xbox 360 gaming console to a NETGEAR router's wireless network:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 and disconnect anything from the I/O port on the back of the console.
  2. Insert your Xbox 360 wireless adapter to the I/O port as instructed by the wireless adapter manual.
  3. Connect the wireless adapter cable to your Xbox 360 I/O port.
  4. Flip up the network adapter's antenna.
  5. Turn on your Xbox 360.
    • If you are using an unencrypted wireless network, your Xbox should connect to it automatically and you do not need to proceed to Step 6.
    • If you are using an encrypted wireless network click the System tab, and then click Network Settings and continue with Step 6.
  6. On the Network Settings page, select Edit Settings.
  7. On the Edit Settings page, select your wireless settings on the Basic Settings tab.
  8. On the Select Wireless Network page, select your wireless network.
  9. On the WEP Network page, type your wireless network key, and then click Done.
  10. On the Apply Settings page, click Test Xbox Live.
  11. If this is the first time you have connected your Xbox 360 to Xbox Live, you will probably be prompted to apply an update. If there are no updates, the Xbox Live Connection page shows that you're connected to Xbox Live. Press the Y button on your controller to continue.

If testing the Xbox it says DNS failed, then update your NETGEAR router firmware:
  1. From your computer, open an Internet Browser and navigate to http://kb.netgear.com to download the firmware for your router.
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  • Steady green light: The adapter is connected to a wireless router, gateway, or access point. The adapter is ready to use.

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  • Steady red light: The adapter is ready to be configured. For information on how to do this, please see: 908877 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908877/ ) How to configure wireless settings on your Xbox 360 console
  • Flashing red light: There is a problem. The adapter might be experiencing a hardware failure. Contact Xbox support.
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  1. On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Configure Network.
  4. On the Basic Settings tab, select Wireless Mode.

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    If your network is not listed, try the following:
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    2. Select your wireless security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, or No Security (if your network doesn't have a password).

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  7. Enter your wireless network password, and then select Done.

    Note Make sure that you have entered the correct password. An incorrect password might allow your console to connect to your wireless network, but you might receive an IP address error when you test your Xbox LIVE connection.
  8. Press B on your controller, and then select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.

    If you successfully connect to Xbox LIVE, you'll see this screen:

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    If you receive an error message, please go to www.xbox.com/networkhelp (http://www.xbox.com/networkhelp) for further help.

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A red steady light on the adapter means it is ready to be connected to a wireless network.

So you need to take note of the SSID (wireless network name) and the Wireless security settings (WEP, WPA passphrase) from the wireless access point/router.

Once you have the wireless network settings on the access-point/router, go to the System area to enter those settings.

If all settings are correct, exit the System area. Your console should now be connected to your wireless network.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

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if the computer is wired to the network thru a ethernet card go into control panel and disable it. 2 can not run only one at a time.

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go to youtube type in how to hookup wireless internet to xbox 360 a guy will show you step by step way easy..

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