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Wanted: Help with XBOX live connection.

We recently bought a Belkin wireless USB Network Adapter off HUKD so that XBOX 360 could connect to xbox live via pc. Problem is we can't seem to get a conncetion. We've installed the software, bridged the connections. Messed about with IP addresses etc, now reset them back to auto. Even connected the two via Ethernet cable but nothing seems to work.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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When you try connecting to xbox live do you get a message saying cannot connect as if this happens you should get the option to test your settings and it will tell you what it fails on as sometimes your NAT settings can stop you accessing live if they are set too strict.

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NFS;1968594

When you try connecting to xbox live do you get a message saying cannot … When you try connecting to xbox live do you get a message saying cannot connect as if this happens you should get the option to test your settings and it will tell you what it fails on as sometimes your NAT settings can stop you accessing live if they are set too strict.



it just says disconnected. There are some error codes but they are numbers and I've no idea what they mean

xbox live has been having a few problems at the moment after the recent update, i can connect but i have been booted several times, there is a way of opening your NAT settings have a look here ]http//ww…360

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not sure if the wireless adapter can connect the xbox direct to router or not? the wireless adapter has conencted the pc to the router, so does this mean it will connect the xbox to the router? or is it more complicated than that?

You will probably need to give a bit more detail, windows xp or vista on pc make of router, any other devices on the network etc.
sounds like u were on the right track setting manual ip addresses and bridging the connections but you would need to open the port for the xbox on the pc's software firewall as this wont be dont automatically.
shouldnt be necessary with the router but as i dont have an xbox cant actually confirm that

Which ethernet cable are you using ? I thought the 1 supplied should go from xbox to router. For console to PC i thought you needed a different cable (cross over or straight through)

I think they are trying to directly connect the XBox to the Belkin USB adapter, which won't work. They have a thread in misc on this also.

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Hi all,

really appreciate your time on this.

Downstairs we have ntl cable modem (now Virgin) linked to Belkin wireless G+ Router.

Upstairs have desktop pc in one bedroom running microsoft XP ;

in another bedroom xbox 360.

have attached belkin usb network adapter to xbox 360, run belkin usb network adaptor software on pc. tried bringing xbox into pc bedroom and connecting via ethernet which works - until ethernet is unplugged !

don't think belkin router downstairs is xbox supported so think network adapter has to piggy back off pc, although firewall could be causing problems??

would be better if we could connect direct to router.

tried to follow this.. dslreports.com/for…360 and do the comment by "gk" but get error message "This function will allow you to route external (Internet) calls for services such as a web server (port 80), FTP server (Port 21), or other applications through your Router to your internal network. More Info "

you plugged the belkin directly into the 360's usb slot ?

Right i think i see whats going on here i thought you had the belkin adapter in the pc and were trying to use it as a bridge to your router,
~As far as i know, (not actually having an xbox) u need to get an actual xbox wifi adapter not any old usb adapter will do,
Consider homplugs to save some cash and improve chances of success if u cant get one at sensible money

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christophersmum;1928029

OK, let me just recap what I think I'm getting and we might have a deal … OK, let me just recap what I think I'm getting and we might have a deal here:two official wireless Xbox 360 controllers (with battery packs)Official XBox Play and Charge kitUnofficial wireless kit (requiring input via pc/laptop)Official Wireless XBox 360 HeadsetXBox live (one month)sent via recorded delivery£56 via BTIs that correct?Other half is gonna kill me when he get in, it's not even the 13yr old with the Xbox 360's birthday til January, I'm suppoed to be finding things for the 8yr old's birthday next month !




rmp4;1928059

Yup thats right, I will have to take a look for the xbox live membership, … Yup thats right, I will have to take a look for the xbox live membership, but i definitely know i have about 4-5 48hour trials, and you get 1 months live membership when you register too!





i bought the network adapter from rmp4 on HUKD via hotukdeals.com/ite…e=2

He seemed to have had it working ok for his x-box, but linking via pc, not direct to router.

Could it be the firewall not letting it connect? but then if I turn firewall off, aren't I exposing pc to all kinds of attacks?

Beginning to think I should have just bought the xbox one, I've been trying to sort this since 4pm yesterday !!

Unofficial wireless kit (requiring input via pc/laptop) - This is done by connecting the pc/laptop via wireless then using the PC's ethernet port to connect to xbox live/xbox

christophersmum;1971207

i bought the network adapter from rmp4 on HUKD via … i bought the network adapter from rmp4 on HUKD via http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/173076/showthread.php?t=173076&page=2He seemed to have had it working ok for his x-box, but linking via pc, not direct to router.Could it be the firewall not letting it connect? but then if I turn firewall off, aren't I exposing pc to all kinds of attacks?Beginning to think I should have just bought the xbox one, I've been trying to sort this since 4pm yesterday !!



yeah i think u misunderstood his postings, it appears he was on about using the belikin in a laptop to bridge the connections.
that would still require a connection to the pc the belkin was plugged into either a cable or a xbox wifi adapter.
If u are determined to get this up and running its best and cheaper to use a set of homeplugs like ]these

christophersmum;1971207

i bought the network adapter from rmp4 on HUKD via … i bought the network adapter from rmp4 on HUKD via http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/173076/showthread.php?t=173076&page=2He seemed to have had it working ok for his x-box, but linking via pc, not direct to router.Could it be the firewall not letting it connect? but then if I turn firewall off, aren't I exposing pc to all kinds of attacks?Beginning to think I should have just bought the xbox one, I've been trying to sort this since 4pm yesterday !!


You can't do it with a USB adapter on the Xbox, you'll either run from the computers ethernet, run a cable from the router, buy the microsoft adapter or as someone else suggested homeplugs/powerline adapters could be a good option (what I use at the moment).

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ok great. so if i get the homeplugs, is there any chance I can't use those? Like my wiring isn't copper or something daft?

only if I keep having to buy more & more stuff it's gonna work out cheaper to get the official wireless product. lol

If you just get the official adaptor now you know you are on to a winner.

christophersmum;1971471

ok great. so if i get the homeplugs, is there any chance I can't use … ok great. so if i get the homeplugs, is there any chance I can't use those? Like my wiring isn't copper or something daft?only if I keep having to buy more & more stuff it's gonna work out cheaper to get the official wireless product. lol



well if it dont then your wiring isnt really safe to be used imho, there is a chance that you could buy the xbox wifi adapter and it wont work also so at least u will be risking less money if the first try

PasPer2;1971625

If you just get the official adaptor now you know you are on to a winner.



not necessarily, wifi is not the most reliable of media and is often thrown off by interference,distances, construction problems etc

OP, where are you based ? Do you know anybody with an official wireless network adaptor you could try ?

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PasPer2;1971639

OP, where are you based ? Do you know anybody with an official wireless … OP, where are you based ? Do you know anybody with an official wireless network adaptor you could try ?



Told by PC world that homeplugs won't work as the upstairs electrics are on a different circuit to downstairs - ie they are not linked so current doesn't flow between to carry signal. I'm in Manchester. Bought the official wireless adapter & that doesn't work either. Xbox helpline this xbox is faulty. Is still under warranty though. Phew !!

christophersmum;1985806

Told by PC world that homeplugs won't work as the upstairs electrics are … Told by PC world that homeplugs won't work as the upstairs electrics are on a different circuit to downstairs - ie they are not linked so current doesn't flow between to carry signal. I'm in Manchester. Bought the official wireless adapter & that doesn't work either. Xbox helpline this xbox is faulty. Is still under warranty though. Phew !!



total bollix bout the homeplugs the electrial circuits are linked where the consumerboard is and i've seen em work across 2 consumer boxes
Cant see how xbox is faulty as i though you had managed to connect via cable?
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