Set up a static IP address on your Xbox 360

It is very important to setup a static ip address, if you are going to use port forwarding. When you have port forwarding setup, your router forwards ports to an ip address that you specify. Without setting up a static ip address port forwarding will probably work when you initially set it up, but after restarting your Xbox 360 it may get a different ip address. When this happens the ports will no longer be forwarded to your Xbox 360′s ip address. So the port forwarding configuration will not work.

Step 1:
Turn on your Xbox 360. You should now be at the following page. Then push the A button.
Select the System tab on the right hand side of the screen. Then push the A button.
Select the Network Settings button. Then push the A button.
Select the Edit Settings on this page. Then push the A button.
Select the IP Settings,IP Address,Subnet Mask,Gateway area. Then push the A button.
Select the Manual option, and then push the A button.
Select the IP Address option, and then push the A button.
- Enter the the ip address you want to use for your Xbox 360 into this page. It’s important to choose an ip address that not in your router’s dhcp range. You can check this by login in to your router and looking at it’s dhcp or LAN page. Alternatively you can just pick an ip address that is not close to the ip address your xbox was previously using. For instance if your xbox was using something like 192.168.0.2, then you would want the new ip address to be something like 192.168.0.200. If your xbox was using something like 192.168.0.240, then you would want the new ip address to be something like 192.168.0.2. Only the last group of numbers on the ip address should change, and that group of numbers would range from 2 to 254. Please, don’t over think this just pick a number and go with it. I have just tried to provide some guidelines here so you can pick a better number. Once you are done entering the ip address press the A button.

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Select the Subnet Mask option on this page, and then push the A button.

Enter the subnet mask of your network in to this page. The subnet mask for almost all home networks is 255.255.255.0. When you are finished push the A button.
Select the Gateway option on this page, and then push the A button.
Enter the ip address of your router into this page. Your router is your network’s gateway. Then push the A button.
Select the Done option on this page, and then push the A button. You should be prompted on whether you want to test the connection or not. Select the Test Xbox Live option, and then push the A button.
Your Xbox 360′s IP Address should be Confirmed. If it is not then you have made an error in setting up the static ip address for your xbox 360.

You may also have to specify the DNS servers your xbox 360 will be using. This is usually required when your network’s router is not passing the dns server information to the computers that have static ip address properly. First you need to find out what DNS servers your Xbox 360 should be set to. The easiest way to do this is to give your ISP a call. They will probably ask you why you need them. Tell them the truth, your xbox 360 is requesting them. They should give you two ip addresses, one for the primary dns server and one for the secondary dns server. Once again get back to the Edit Settings page of your xbox 360 as shown below.

Click the DNS Settings area, and then press the A button.
Click the Primary DNS Server option, and then press the A button.
Enter the primary DNS server address your isp gave you on this page. Then select the done button.

Now enter the secondary DNS server in to the secondary dns server section. When you find yourself back at the Edit DNS Settings page, select the Done option. Then press the A button. You should be prompted on whether you want to test the connection or not. Select the Test Xbox Live option, and then push the A button.

Your Xbox 360′s DNS should be Confirmed. If it is not then you have made an error in setting up your dns servers for your xbox 360.

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