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How to connect your Xbox 360® to the network


Connecting your Xbox 360® to your Belkin router gives you all the benefits of Xbox LIVE® while keeping other devices connected to the Internet.  Additionally, if you have a USB storage device connected to your router, you'll be able to display the contents on your TV through your Xbox 360 game console's connection.

There are two (2) ways to connect your Xbox 360 to the network.

Wired connection
Wireless connection

Wired connection
 
Step 1:
Connect an Ethernet cord to one of your Belkin router's LAN ports and the other end to your Xbox console's LAN port.  This is located at the back of the Xbox.

 
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NOTE:  Image may vary on the router model that you are using.

Step 2:
Turn the Xbox ON.

Step 3:
Select settings.
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Step 4:
Select System.
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Step 5:
Select Network Settings.

 
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Step 6:
Click Test Xbox LIVE Connection.
 
If you are still having difficulty connecting your Xbox to your router, see the Configure Your Router page on the Xbox website.

Wireless connection
 
Step 1:
Using the directional buttons, navigate to the settings option.

 
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Step 2:
Select System.

 
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Step 3:
Select Network Settings.

 
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Step 4:
Select the network you want to connect to from the list, then click the button on the controller.

 
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Step 5:
Enter the passphrase of the network when prompted, then select Image.

NOTE:  If the network is unsecured, you may skip this step.

Step 6:
Click Test Xbox LIVE Connection.

Your Xbox 360 should now be connected to the network.
 
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NOTE:  If you encounter difficulty in connecting your Xbox, you may need to configure some settings on your Belkin router.  To learn how, click here.  If you are having wireless connectivity issues, click here for troubleshooting instructions.


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