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I have a netgear set up for my pc and laptop but the wireless adaptor on the back of the xbox is constantly red and comes up in the xbox live connection test as not connected, any ideas.

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This site has good information relating to connecting your xbox 360 to xbox live wirelessly with laptop or modified router and improving xbox live NAT rating:

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