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My router is acting retarded

Its not letting me ply xbox, and it dosent give out a wireless signal

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First of all make sure the router has wireless capability.

if it does then make sure the wireless settings are configured properly, if there is a wireless computer working then that means it is configured fine already.

if the above are already met then you might need to open certain port numbers in the router settings for the game that you try to play in xbox.

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