XBOX 360 - Connecting 2 or more consoles to the same network

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XBOX 360 - Connecting 2 or more consoles to the same network

Postby Radam6471 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:36 pm

If you are having a problem connecting 2 XBOX 360 to the network and can not both play different games on the Microsoft Live network here are some suggestions to try



Error message when you run the Xbox LIVE Connection Test: "Can't obtain an IP address from your router or modem”
Overview
You may see a "Can't obtain an IP address from your router or modem” error message when you run the Xbox LIVE Connection Test on your Xbox 360 console:


This article describes what to do if you see this error message when you run the Xbox Connection Test.
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Method 1: Reset network settings to the defaults

Method 2: Restart your network equipment

Method 3: Use a manual IP setting

Method 4: Check for MAC filtering

Method 5: Use a wired connection instead of a wireless connection
Method 1: Reset network settings to the defaults
Note Before you reset the Xbox 360 console's network settings, make sure that you write down the current settings in case you have to restore them later. If you are using a secured wireless network, you will also need your wireless network password.
1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
2. If you’re using a wireless connection and the Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter, unplug the adapter from the USB port.
3. Turn on your console.
4. Press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and select System Settings.
5. Select Network Settings.
6. Select Wired Network or the name of your wireless network, if you are prompted to do so.
7. Select Configure Network.
8. On the Additional Settings tab, select Restore to Factory Defaults.
Note This resets only the network settings and does not change other console settings.
9. Turn off your console.
10. If you’re using a wireless connection and the Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter, plug the adapter back into the USB port.
11. Turn on your console. If you’re using a wireless connection, you will receive a message to configure wireless settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your wireless network.
12. Test your Xbox LIVE connection. To do this, press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and select System Settings.
13. Select Network Settings, select Wired Network or your wireless network name (if you are prompted to do so), and then select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
If you receive the same error message, please try the next method.
Method 2: Restart your network equipment
1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console and network hardware (for example, a modem and router).
2. Wait 30 seconds.
3. Turn on your modem and wait for it to come online (approximately one minute).
4. Turn on the next piece of hardware (for example, router), and wait another minute.
5. Repeat step 4 for any additional network hardware.
6. Turn on your console, press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and select System Settings.
7. Select Network Settings.
8. Select Wired Network or the name of your wireless network, if you are prompted to do so.
9. Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
If you receive the same error message, please try the next method.
Method 3: Use a manual IP setting
Since the default automatic settings did not work, try setting the IP address manually. First get your computer's IP settings, and then set your console's IP settings.
1. On your computer, click Start, type cmd, and then press Enter.
2. At the prompt, type ipconfig, and then press Enter.
3. Find your network connection (for example, look for something called "Local Area Connection" or "Wireless Network Connection"). Write down the numbers for the following items:
IP address (or IPv4 address)
Subnet mask
Default gateway


4. Make up a unique IP address for your Xbox 360 console and write it down. A simple way to do this is to add 10 to the last number of your computer's default gateway address. For example, if your computer's address is 192.168.1.1, use 192.168.1.11 for your console's unique IP address.
Note Each IP address on your network must be unique.
Now set up your console. Here's how:
1. On your console, press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and select System Settings.
2. Select Network Settings.
3. Select Wired Network or the name of your wireless network, if you are prompted to do so.
4. Select Configure Network.
5. On the Basic Settings tab, select IP Settings.
6. Select Manual.
7. Select IP Address.
8. Enter the unique IP address that you made up, and then select Done.
9. Select Subnet Mask, enter your computer's subnet mask, and then select Done.
10. Select Gateway, enter your computer's default gateway, and then select Done.
11. Select Done.
12. Press B on your controller and then test your connection again.
If you receive the same error message, please try the next method.
Method 4: Check for MAC filtering
Wireless routers and gateways can prevent unauthorized access by using a feature called MAC filtering. If MAC filtering is turned on for your router or gateway, your Xbox 360 console won't be able to connect to Xbox LIVE. To connect, you'll need to get the MAC address of your console and add it to your router or gateway settings.
To get the MAC address of your console
1. On your console, press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and select System Settings.
2. Select Network Settings.
3. Select Wired Network or the name of your wireless network, if you are prompted to do so.
4. Select Configure Network.
5. On the Additional Settings tab, select Advanced Settings.
Write down your wired MAC address shown on the screen (for example, 0017FAD7CD80).


Now check your router or gateway to see if MAC filtering is turned on. If MAC filtering is turned on, add your console's MAC address to the router or gateway setup page. Check the documentation for your router or gateway to find out how to do this.
If you receive the same error message, please try the next method.
Method 5: Use a wired connection instead of a wireless connection
Connect your Xbox 360 console to your router or gateway by using a network cable. Here's how:
1. Plug one end of a network cable into the back of your console, and the other end into a port on your router or gateway.
2. Repeat the steps in the "Reset network settings to the defaults" and ”Restart your network equipment" procedures.
3. Test your Xbox LIVE connection. To do this, press the Guide button on your controller, go to Settings, and select System Settings. Select Network Settings, select Wired Network (if you are prompted to do so), and then select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
: PORTS:
TCP 80
UDP 88
UPD 3074
TCP 3074
UDP 53
TCP 53
Those can be configured on their router as well
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Re: XBOX 360 - Connecting 2 or more consoles to the same net

Postby Radam6471 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:43 am

It has now been tested by Gigler Support and to get 2 Xbox consoles working on the network and able to play online at the same time justy assign 1 with a static IP, we tried and worked without fault for 3 hours
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