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    x box 360 going live help need please

    hi

    right before i start i am not really up on all this gaming lark, well the wii is my limit.

    anyhow son want to go live and i just cant do it, we have a wireless moderm router, and have tried all the ways i can find possible, or am i being thick.

    does he need extra add on onto his xbox? he has the premium console

    anyone can help would be appreciated.

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    Have you connected the xbox to the wireless router using the network cable? (The 360 has no built in wireless capability)

    if you want to connect to your wireless router you either need a wireless adapter for your 360 or just use an ethernet cable(the premium pack should have one inside the box) and physically connect it to your router heres a link to what the wireless adapter looks like - play.com/Gam…tml

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    gari189;1588962

    Have you connected the xbox to the wireless router using the network … Have you connected the xbox to the wireless router using the network cable? (The 360 has no built in wireless capability)



    yes, just asked son, and bringing it down stairs now

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    ttsese;1588975

    if you want to connect to your wireless router you either need a wireless … if you want to connect to your wireless router you either need a wireless adapter for your 360 or just use an ethernet cable(the premium pack should have one inside the box) and physically connect it to your router heres a link to what the wireless adapter looks like - http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/719752/Official-XBox-360-Wireless-Adaptor/Product.html



    have connected with the ethernet cable, but dont have one of those other thinbgs

    the ethernet cable should work, have you selected the connect to xbox live option to let the console automatically configurate the settings yet also if your router is wep protected eg. bt ones always are you need to manually type in the wep key into the xbox

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    ttsese;1589029

    the ethernet cable should work, have you selected the connect to xbox … the ethernet cable should work, have you selected the connect to xbox live option to let the console automatically configurate the settings yet also if your router is wep protected eg. bt ones always are you need to manually type in the wep key into the xbox



    hes just told me it was the dns code failed, but just going to try again, as think i will have to go into the router ( belkin) and type web key in, will ive it a go, hes just setting it up now, o/h wont be happy as just rearranged his office for a xbox, hehe.

    will be back shortly will give it a go

    Have you got any possble firewalls blocking it.

    forget what i said about the wep key because you dont actually need it if its hard connected with a cable its only for wireless connections ie without any cables. as i said before try and put all settings to auto and let the console try and connect to your router automatically if that doesnt work, power off your modem and router for a minute plug them back on again and try then

    yeah like above said...all you need to do really is

    connect xbox 360 to modem with cable
    switch on xbbox 360
    go to connect to live and follow all instructions and set up
    to play other gamers, you will need a GOLD live account which you pay for and put the code in

    thats pretty much all you have to do....

    well truthfully so dont have to because you automatically get 1 month for free with all new accounts anyway

    i didnt get a month free....

    i got silver free...no gold....

    i heard u get a month free....dunno why i didnt tho...

    try creating a new gamertag and see if you get a month free

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    tazandsaz;1589138

    yeah like above said...all you need to do really isconnect xbox 360 to … yeah like above said...all you need to do really isconnect xbox 360 to modem with cableswitch on xbbox 360go to connect to live and follow all instructions and set upto play other gamers, you will need a GOLD live account which you pay for and put the code inthats pretty much all you have to do....



    that is what i did do originally, but think son tried to set up on his own first, as couldnt wait for me, so possibly mucked up the settings i am going to sign off here and give it a go again.

    and thanks everyone for your advice, will get back to you all later and let you know how i got on and will rep you all for the helpful advice. xx

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    ttsese;1589072

    forget what i said about the wep key because you dont actually need it if … forget what i said about the wep key because you dont actually need it if its hard connected with a cable its only for wireless connections ie without any cables. as i said before try and put all settings to auto and let the console try and connect to your router automatically if that doesnt work, power off your modem and router for a minute plug them back on again and try then


    and goona give this a go, so you think i dont need togo into routers settings then?

    if your pc is working fine with the router than your xbox should be okay as well

    when u use the cable for direct connection you do not need to change anything in your modem settings, the internet should be there....make sure the cables are in correctly and firmly, unplug the power of ur modem for 1 minute then plug it back in, boot up your xbox and go to connect to live.....follow the screen etc...if it does not connect it will come up with an option to test connection, do that and let us know what it says the problem is

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    i've only gone and done it, followed all your step by step guides, and it went on with dns error, so i restored to factory settings as i am sure he mucked about with it. and working great now and very impressed with the family settings, at least i can control who he talks to.

    so thank you everyone for all your help!! :thumbsup:

    all given rep too!!

    thanks for the rep
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