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HELP: XBOX 360 Wireless Connectivity Problems

by brocknation-2165282496121 / March 13, 2007 4:40 AM PDT

I own a XBOX 360 and a D-Link Wireless N Router. The N router is currently operating on a G band. My XBOX 360 can connect to my router via a WPA encryption, but not WPA2 encryption.

Both the XBOX 360 and my router supports WPA2 encryptions. But when I have the router on WPA2, the XBOX 360 cannot locate the router. When I try to edit the network configuration on the XBOX 360, it'll show me the choices of encryption but it has WPA2 listed as a choice but unavailable to choose.

Does anyone have suggestions?

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Did you disable SSID broadcast?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2007 9:35 AM PDT

If so I've seen this happen. Good luck,


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by brocknation-2165282496121 / March 13, 2007 9:35 PM PDT

You mean disable the SSID so the router returns to its default SSID Name? No, I haven't done that. But I mean I can get my XBOX 360 to connect wirelessly via a downgraded secure connection (WPA).

Oh, well. Just curious if I was missing something.


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Some pundits advise to disable SSID.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2007 11:32 PM PDT
In reply to: HHmm?

I don't advise this since I'm finding it breaks connectivity too often. Since you are attempting WPA2 I was thinking you had read some article about "securing your wifi." But I could be wrong here. Here's an article that notes SSID that I'll note they don't tell you the downside.

-> Did you see they didn't give any caveats?


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Advice: Disabling SSID
by brocknation-2165282496121 / March 14, 2007 4:02 AM PDT

Thanks for the article. I read it and it's quite informative; makes sense too.

I'm gonna talk w/ my roommie and see what he suggests. Maybe disabling the SSID will allow my XOBX 360 to connect wireless to the router via WPA2? I don't know, but I'll give it a shot! Happy

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"I don't advise this since I'm finding it breaks...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2007 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Advice: Disabling SSID
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can't do it
by joshmcgrath / March 13, 2007 10:55 AM PDT

...if you're using the 360 wireless adapter. I had this problem and the problem is the 360 adapter doesn't have the encryption engine in it for wpa2 and there is no way to fix that. You just have to downgrade to WPA ...or at least that's why i ended up doing (after extensive online research)

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by brocknation-2165282496121 / March 13, 2007 9:32 PM PDT
In reply to: can't do it

Thanks for the tip. I did downgrade to WPA and my XBOX 360 connects wirelessly to my router just fine. It's just weird how the XBOX 360 has the capability of handling WPA2 (or so it has an option for it) but it truly can't connect that way.

Oh well. Happy Thanks for helping a bro out.

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by joshmcgrath / March 14, 2007 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Cool

it's pretty annoying, just ms cheaping out on the hardware..

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