Feel my pain....XBL hasn't worked for a week!

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  1. Chris Rock

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    I own a Netgear RP114 Web Safe Router, one that is on the "Compatible" list with XBL, or at least it is once you implement a certain workaround.

    Well, when I got my kit, I followed the workaround and got connected. Then, without warning, I could no longer connect to games. I got a message saying that "my XBox could not connect to XBL". When I launch the troubleshooter, it completes the 4 connection tests and tells me that I AM connected.

    I actually CAN connect directly (without my router), so I know the problem has to do with the Routed connection. I've been to XBox Tech support, and NetGear's website, and I've done all the troubleshooting I can think of.

    My PC and my PS2 connect just fine from the router. The cable is not the culprit, either.

    It looks like I'm gonna have to get a new router. Aaaarggghhh.

    (Nobody out there can help me, can they? I didn't think so.)
     
  2. Ryan Peter

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    Sure people can help you, XBL people who are connected, what routers are you guys using?
     
  3. Ryan Peter

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    I just realized if someone like InterAct made a [decent quality] gaming router (that also worked with computers) that made sure it worked with consoles, that would be great right now.
     
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    Try using Linksys BEFSR41 Etherfast Cable/DSL Router, I have one, it setup fast, it had my PC and Xbox online fast and most people who have bought them have had great results with their Xbox and PC.
     
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    Chris,

    I had a Netgear RT314 which I never got to work with Xbox Live, despite implementing the workaround posted at Netgear's site. I picked up a Linksys BEFSR41 yesterday, and got in immediately. It's worth the change, IMO.

    -Dave
     
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    Glad to hear that the Linksys BEFSR41 works since that's what I have. [​IMG]
     
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    I have the Linksys BEFW11S4 (Wireless Router) and it works fine...no problems whatsoever in the 3 days I have been a XBL beta tester.

    I was actually shocked as to just how easy it was to get "online". It is pretty amazing so far...

    Good Luck!
     
  8. Chris Rock

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    Someone with a Wireless router...

    Please elaborate on the setup. I assume the XBox is connected to the "wired" part of the router?

    I'll probably be changing routers tomorrow (or soon after)
     
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    Chris,

    Yes. I currently have it hooked up via one of the four available ports (wired).

    I may try out the wirless connection once I move into my new house sometime next month. Would prefer to stay "wired" for now though.

    The wireless is mostly so that I can use my laptop wherever I want...
     
  10. Jason Price

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    I'm curious as to why any particular router would be unable to work with XBL. I don't have XBL, but in theory, you would only need the ability to do port forwarding to get this to work. Worst case, you put the Xbox in the DMZ. I would think all consumer-grade routers would offer this functionality rather easily...
     
  11. Chris Rock

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    What do you guys think about this ? Or am I missing something. Is this not a router?
    Anyone have one? I'll probably use the wired connection only for now, but I'll be ready when I want to go wireless.
     
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    On those MS routers they have stickers that says Works With Xbox Live.
     
  14. Chris Flynn

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    I have the BEFSR41 Linksys Router also, and had no problems setting it up, and no connection problems. I'd recommend either a LInksys router or a Netgear one.

    *edit*
    I forgot you had problems with your Netgear router, so I'd say go with a Linksys.
     
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