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    AVG / Xbox Live Connection

    hi, i recently changed my antivirus to AVG 9.0 Internet security and tried using xbox live this morning and noticed that it would not connect, but when i disable the firewall on avg, Xbox live works like a charm...

    anyone experianced something like this?
    does anyone know how to get around this?

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    Does your xbox connect to the internet via your PC?
    If so, then you will need to allow the xbox live ports though your firewall software.

    Original Poster

    Babbabooey;6514501

    Does your xbox connect to the internet via your PC?If so, then you will … Does your xbox connect to the internet via your PC?If so, then you will need to allow the xbox live ports though your firewall software.



    sorry, forgot to mention that, yes it does connect to internet via pc...do you know how i could do that?

    Forward ports; 53, 80, 88 and 3074 (both UDP & TCP) in your firewall for whatever IP address you have assigned your 360 & if the firewall has a list of blocked apps - make sure the 360/xbox live isn't listed on there.

    Original Poster

    Painkiller;6514762

    Forward ports; 53, 80, 88 and 3074 (both UDP & TCP) in your firewall for … Forward ports; 53, 80, 88 and 3074 (both UDP & TCP) in your firewall for whatever IP address you have assigned your 360 & if the firewall has a list of blocked apps - make sure the 360/xbox live isn't listed on there.



    i'll try that now :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    just tried it and still no luck:-(

    How to allow XBOX connection on Windows XP

    To allow the connection between XBOX and computer with AVG Firewall, please proceed as follows:

    1. Open AVG -> menu Tools -> Firewall settings.
    2. Open section Profiles -> your profile -> Applications.
    3. Click Add button -> “…” button next to the Path.
    4. Browse to:
    c:Program FilesWindows Media Playerwmpnetwk.exe
    5. Make sure that Application action is set to Allow for all and click Apply.
    6. In the left tree, please switch to application Various system services.
    7. In the Application detail rules click on Add button and then click Move up button until the new entry (represented by a number, e.g. 12) is on the first place in the list.
    8. Set Detail action to Allow for all.
    9. In Defined services click on Add service.
    10. Fill in the service name (e.g. XBOX) and click Add button.
    11. Fill in the following settings of the rule:

    * Protocol: TCP
    * Direction: Both ways
    * Local ports: 2869
    * Remote ports: *
    12. Click OK to store the newly created rule and also the service.
    13. In the list of Defined services, please scroll down to the created XBOX service and tick it.
    14. Click OK to store the whole AVG Firewall configuration and test the connection.

    Original Poster

    Babbabooey;6514886

    How to allow XBOX connection on Windows XPTo allow the connection between … How to allow XBOX connection on Windows XPTo allow the connection between XBOX and computer with AVG Firewall, please proceed as follows:1. Open AVG -> menu Tools -> Firewall settings.2. Open section Profiles -> your profile -> Applications.3. Click Add button -> “…” button next to the Path.4. Browse to:c:Program FilesWindows Media Playerwmpnetwk.exe5. Make sure that Application action is set to Allow for all and click Apply.6. In the left tree, please switch to application Various system services.7. In the Application detail rules click on Add button and then click Move up button until the new entry (represented by a number, e.g. 12) is on the first place in the list.8. Set Detail action to Allow for all.9. In Defined services click on Add service.10. Fill in the service name (e.g. XBOX) and click Add button.11. Fill in the following settings of the rule:* Protocol: TCP* Direction: Both ways* Local ports: 2869* Remote ports: *12. Click OK to store the newly created rule and also the service.13. In the list of Defined services, please scroll down to the created XBOX service and tick it.14. Click OK to store the whole AVG Firewall configuration and test the connection.



    cheers i'll try that now :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Babbabooey;6514886

    How to allow XBOX connection on Windows XPTo allow the connection between … How to allow XBOX connection on Windows XPTo allow the connection between XBOX and computer with AVG Firewall, please proceed as follows:1. Open AVG -> menu Tools -> Firewall settings.2. Open section Profiles -> your profile -> Applications.3. Click Add button -> “…” button next to the Path.4. Browse to:c:Program FilesWindows Media Playerwmpnetwk.exe5. Make sure that Application action is set to Allow for all and click Apply.6. In the left tree, please switch to application Various system services.7. In the Application detail rules click on Add button and then click Move up button until the new entry (represented by a number, e.g. 12) is on the first place in the list.8. Set Detail action to Allow for all.9. In Defined services click on Add service.10. Fill in the service name (e.g. XBOX) and click Add button.11. Fill in the following settings of the rule:* Protocol: TCP* Direction: Both ways* Local ports: 2869* Remote ports: *12. Click OK to store the newly created rule and also the service.13. In the list of Defined services, please scroll down to the created XBOX service and tick it.14. Click OK to store the whole AVG Firewall configuration and test the connection.



    getting confused with the part in bold...is this a AVG 9.0 internet security guide? it seems to be different..

    Remove AVG firewall, no point of it. A updated windows firewall works fine. Only thing you need is a antivirus as Microsoft are not allowed to bundle one with a operating system..

    Original Poster

    Chiptivo;6515062

    Remove AVG firewall, no point of it. A updated windows firewall works … Remove AVG firewall, no point of it. A updated windows firewall works fine. Only thing you need is a antivirus as Microsoft are not allowed to bundle one with a operating system..



    i heard windows firewall is crap...thats why i'm using avg firewall...

    killabyte;6515009

    getting confused with the part in bold...is this a AVG 9.0 internet … getting confused with the part in bold...is this a AVG 9.0 internet security guide? it seems to be different..



    No, I think it's for version 8, but it was all I could find.
    As above though, I'd remove it and use the Windows firewall which is absolutely fine.

    make sure you haven't got both firewalls on..

    nothing wrong with windows firewall. used since vista came out and never had a problem

    Original Poster

    think i just had a lucky escape lol...i install a free firewall and that completly blocked everything off, including the internet...just about uninstalled and and got the internet working...

    looks like i'm gonna have to have

    Antivirus - AVG
    Firewall - Windows Firewall

    and then use 3rd party malware and spyware programs

    PS - tested AVG with Windows Firewall and i can connect to xbox live perfectly... thank you

    killabyte;6515991

    think i just had a lucky escape lol...i install a free firewall and that … think i just had a lucky escape lol...i install a free firewall and that completly blocked everything off, including the internet...just about uninstalled and and got the internet working...looks like i'm gonna have to haveAntivirus - AVGFirewall - Windows Firewalland then use 3rd party malware and spyware programsPS - tested AVG with Windows Firewall and i can connect to xbox live perfectly... thank you




    To be honest, I would not bother with malware or spyware programs, AVG antivirus will spot them, and a up to date browser will sort out most spy sites and warn you....

    Just make sure you are up to date with Windows Update, let it update when it wants, Normally the first Tuesday in the month unless MS has high alerts.
    That and AVG antivirus will be fine IMO.

    Chiptivo;6516161

    To be honest, I would not bother with malware or spyware programs, AVG … To be honest, I would not bother with malware or spyware programs, AVG antivirus will spot them, and a up to date browser will sort out most spy sites and warn you....Just make sure you are up to date with Windows Update, let it update when it wants, Normally the [SIZE="3"]first [/SIZE]Tuesday in the month unless MS has high alerts.That and AVG antivirus will be fine IMO.



    *second* :thumbsup:

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Babbabooey;6516351

    *second* :thumbsup:



    Ok. lol

    I thought it was the first or last, so took a punt at first. Second it is then.. :thumbsup:
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