360 Network Fail

So I'm a bit stumped. Last night I moved my TV and 360 upstairs to a spot right next to my wireless router. Thinking I would no longer have to deal with the wireless I plugged the ethernet cable into the back of my wonderful microsoft product. No connection. Nothing. It wouldn't even see the network. I tried setting the IP info and DNS manually. Tried it automatically and checked my DHCP settings on the router, and everything was fine there. At one point, it actually connected to the network, but then I couldn't get access to the web, so no Netflix or Live. I finally gave up, and plugged the wireless back in. It worked fine for the rest of the night with no issues. Is there something simple I missed?

Also, my PS3 is plugged into the same router and had no issues downloading a update last night.

You were trying to go from wireless to wired?

Do you have MAC address filtering turned on? (The wireless mac and 360 MAC address would've been different.)

Do you have dynamic or static ip's setup? You could try assigning a static ip address for the 360 MAC. (same caveat as above)

I've had a few times where my router ip table or whatever would stop seeing all my consoles (PS3, 360 etc). Not sure if if twas a power outage or my IP (NAT?) table just got confused in the router. The only solution was to just reboot the router and set them up again. This is very rare, but it has happened.

Yeah going from Wireless to wired.

And MAC filtering was turned off.

If I have time tonight I will assign a static IP based on the wired MAC.

Since it worked for a fleeting moment, try a different cable.

Eezy_Bordone wrote:

Since it worked for a fleeting moment, try a different cable.

my first thought as well. also link lights are your friend.

Eezy_Bordone wrote:

Since it worked for a fleeting moment, try a different cable.

Tried that. It was a no go. I actually tried the cable that my PS3 is using right now with no problems. If the Mac address Static IP assignment doesn't work, I will just keep using the wireless, I guess :(.

Did you tell the 360 to be wired instead of wireless? Stupid question, I know.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Did you tell the 360 to be wired instead of wireless? Stupid question, I know.

Heh I was going to ask this too. I'm glad someone else beat me to it = P. Yea it seems like something obvious, but most people assume the hardware will just automatically choose whichever is available. Windows vista has the same problem for certain set ups.

Well, I tried assigning it by the Mac address and that didn't work, I also, totally reset my routers setting and let it go all in automatic and that failed. It seems that when I do a full reset on the router I can sometimes get a connection, but when I am connected and then restart the 360 I don't reconnect. It is becoming quite frustrating. Is there a specific menu section where you can say to utilize a wired or wireless connection? I'm not seeing that anywhere in the options.

I imagine unplugging the wireless adapter from the back of the 360 would guarantee its use of the wired connection.

Well, after moving from my house to my apartment, everything seems to be in order now. When I re hooked everything up vi the wired connection, I got an IP address. Not sure why it decided to play nice after the move, but maybe a long powerdown helped it out. Who knows, just glad everything is working 100% again.