If you are using a wired connection you'll find that part deem and it's not applicable, it's only if you are using a wireless connection and it would be disconnected if you still didn't enter the WEP or WPA key on the "Edit Settings" part on the "Network Setting" on the Xbox 360 dashboard is not set so, we need then to get the key and enter it correctly so it would be connected, also it might be something related to the distance between your Xbox 360 console & your router so even try to put it someway closer to the router even for a couple of minutes to try it.
Well, the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) key is a security key for your network to prevent any undesired device from connecting to your wireless network (your neighbor’s for example).
You can get this security key from your router manufacturer customer support or ISP (Internet Service Provider) customer support but not from the Xbox 360 Customer support at all.
Then go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to the "System" area then "Network Settings" then "Restore to factory defaults" it will ask you to apply settings first so click apply settings.
Then go back to the "Network Settings" and this time go to "Edit Settings", you'll find the screen here divided into "Basic" & "Additional" settings.
On the "Basic Settings" part you'll find down there your wireless settings (wireless mode, Network Name.....) so, select that part and your Xbox 360 console will automatically search for your wireless network, then you just select it from the list of networks if it found more than one network, here it will ask you for the WEP or WPA key & when you enter the key it will ask you to apply settings to you choose "Test Xbox Live" & it supposed to be connected then.
If you faced any other kind of troubles with this part failing even after you tried these steps please don't hesitate to leave a comment.
Thursday, March 1, 2007