How To Get Belkin N+ Wireless Router Working With Xbox LiveWritten by Simon Barker on September 8, 2009 · Filed under Games, How To, Tech
I’ve recently had to go through the process of trying to replace my aging Belkin N wireless router which has proven to be something of a challenge as any of you who read my Belkin N+ wireless router review will have found.
The main issue centred around being unable to connect to Xbox Live with the Belkin N+ “out of the box” which meant I spent several hours trying to get it to work. The Xbox 360 reported that the MTU setting of my internet connection was setup incorrectly on my router, which having double checked it with my ISP settings I could see was fine.
Anyway, if you’re still having problems with getting your Belkin N+ router to work with your Xbox Live, then take a look at the following step-by-step process which I followed and hopefully it might fix the problem for you too!
1. Log into your Belkin router admin panel by typing 192.168.2.1 into your browser address bar.
2. Go to the ‘System Settings’ page and disable UPnP by clicking the ‘Off’ button.
3. Go to the ‘DHCP Client List’ page and whilst your Xbox 360 is connected to the network, reserve the IP Address/MAC Address for the Xbox 360 by clicking the appropriate ‘Reserve’ button.
4. Go to the ‘Virtual Servers’ page and open the following ports in the manner shown on the screenshot below using the IP address you reserved for your Xbox 360.
TCP 80, UDP 88, UDP 3074, TCP 3074, UDP 53, TCP 53
5. Restart your Belkin N+ router, then restart your Xbox 360 and then try connecting to Xbox Live, it should now (hopefully) connect and be working for you so you can get playing your Xbox 360 games again!
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Disclaimer – Hopefully this guide will also work for you, however we cannot be held responsible for anything that happens as a result of changing your Belkin N+ wireless router settings based on these instructions. However, remember you can always reset your router back to the default factory settings should you not be happy with having made these changes.