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Xbox networking problems

By OldGREGORY
May 16, 2009
  1. So I can't connect to some of my friends on xbox live. I've read many tutorials and have done what they said, but its still not working. I believe that one of my problems is when i forward a port to my xbox, it doesn't show up on the upnp mapping table. So some help with this would be great,

    I have a Netgear WGr614 router, if that helps at all
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Reset the router and use the Xbox like you would any computer on your network. Don't forward a port to it just connect the Xbox and it will work. Are you connecting wirelessly or through ethernet? If it's wireless just enter the Key if you have one and it should work.
     
  3. OldGREGORY

    OldGREGORY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Its through an ethernet cable,
     
  4. OldGREGORY

    OldGREGORY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    It still doesn't work. and I told my friend to do the same.
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    i think Xbox relies on Windows Services upnp and ssdp running on your computer as well. Make sure they are both set with StartupType=Automatic and verify they're Status=Started.
     
  6. OldGREGORY

    OldGREGORY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    where would those settings be?
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Ooops. Sorry.

    There's a native Windows interface to services settings but (personally) i think this tool is simple, easier to read and provides more complete detail about services AND your drivers if you ever need it

    Download Serviwin

    when you run it click View->Services to see all your services

    Check items with names:
    upnpnhost
    ssdpsrv

    you'll see its Startup Type and Status. Rt click to change its Startup Type
     
  8. OldGREGORY

    OldGREGORY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    that didn't help, and I told my friend to do the same. Just to make sure that its clear, I can connect to some of my friends, just not all of them.
     
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