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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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