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    XBOX 360 PSU causing WiFi issues...

    I've got a HALO 4 XBOX 360 which I've had since launch (Oct 2012) and have been plagued with WiFi issues for the last 6 months.
    I've bought repeaters/access points and recently a range extender thinking somehow a black spot has developed. Maybe a local network was causing interference...

    The 5GHz band is perfectly fine, it's just 2.4 GHz that suffers with regards to speed.
    It's recently gotten so bad that a 75Mb/s connection was giving be <10Mb/s right next to the router! And <4Mb/s a few meters away in my room.

    So after a process of elimination I came to discover that unplugging the 360 from the wall meant the WiFi jumped up to 45Mb/s in my room.

    I have tried googling the problem but don't get any hits.
    I might have to call Microsoft and get them to send me a new PSU.

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    If the xbox has wifi built in, try disabling it and connecting via Ethernet to the router just to test that it's wifi of the box not the box parts causing the issue

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    redcastle

    If the xbox has wifi built in, try disabling it and connecting via … If the xbox has wifi built in, try disabling it and connecting via Ethernet to the router just to test that it's wifi of the box not the box parts causing the issue



    It is connected via Ethernet. But the box isn't even on when the disruption occurs.
    Disconnecting it from the mains solves the issue. It's such an odd problem.

    That is very odd...Just reading what you have said suggests its the XBox...One last check do you know someone with an xbox to plug in and try? Or take it around someones house and try
    Edited by: "gr8h8me" 19th Jun 2014

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    gr8h8me

    That is very odd...Just reading what you have said suggests its the … That is very odd...Just reading what you have said suggests its the XBox...One last check do you know someone with an xbox to plug in and try? Or take it around someones house and try



    Relatives have 360's. Could take it round when I have some time.

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    From reading around google and a nerdy interest in this kind of thing it sounds like Electro Magnetic Interference caused by either your mains or the psu or a combination of both. Try running an extension lead from another socket in the house to the psu, preferbably one on a different circuit (ring) like downstairs. Also try replacing the ethernet cables with high quality shielded Cat 5e not cat 6 these can be prone to interference despite the fact they are also shielded.
    If you have a friend with an xbox try their psu. It may be a faulty psu.

    You are not alone this seems to be a known fault with 360s that microsoft won't admit to.

    leggetter.co.uk/200…tml

    avforums.com/thr…59/
    Edited by: "Musician" 19th Jun 2014
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