How to Fix Xbox Live Connection Problems
Sometimes when you’re on Xbox Live you will get error messages saying you can’t play with certain people. I had some friends that Xbox Live wouldn’t allow me to play online with for whatever reason. The problem is that the ports needed to communicate on Xbox live aren’t making it to the Xbox console. So what you need to do is forward those ports so the Xbox can work the way it was intended. This should clear up any connection problems you may have when trying to join games or play with friends online.
How this is done?
What you need to do is login to your router and forward the following ports to your Xbox:
- TCP 80
- UDP 88
- Both 3074
- Both 53
. You will need to know your xbox’s IP address to do this so go into the network settings on your Xbox and write it down.
Open your browser and type the default IP address of the router 192.168.1.1. The default login for a Linksys router is User: admin , Pass: admin. Click the Application and gaming tab also known as port forwarding tab if your router calls it something else. You want to make four entries one for each port. All of them will be forwarded to your Xbox’s IP. The video can show you better than I can describe it, so check it out if you’re confused. I told you wrong in the video and I need to change it but you need all the ports above. In the video I only mention 2 ports but there is debate to which ones you actually need. To be safe you should really forward all the ports. So forward all the ports above just like I showed you in the video.
There you go this should clear up any connection problems you may have trying to join people’s games or playing with your friends online.