XBOX live keeps disconnecting every 3-5 mins

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  • TOOTR 18 Apr 2013 18:22:27 9,495 posts
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    This is driving me insane. There has been no issue with my xbox live for years and the last week or so it keeps dropping out every 3-5 mins.

    Ethernet cable connection to a router that isn't dropping out to my pc at all.

    have rebooted router

    have turned off xbox and tried the 'connection tests' which always work and show everything is fine and dandy and then....3 mins later dump me out again.

    Any ideas from the network geeks?

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • Deckard1 18 Apr 2013 18:23:52 27,147 posts
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    Somethings fucked
  • graysonavich 18 Apr 2013 18:29:13 7,309 posts
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    File->Settings->Dudebro->Disable
  • neilka 18 Apr 2013 18:33:21 15,655 posts
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    Buy a Wii U
  • TOOTR 18 Apr 2013 18:48:40 9,495 posts
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    Look I've tried tweaking autoexec.bat and messing about with some config.sys settings but it's not playing ball.

    You useful mothers.

    Where's Buztafen when you need him eh?

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • Deckard1 18 Apr 2013 18:50:58 27,147 posts
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    TOOTR wrote:
    Look I've tried tweaking autoexec.bat and messing about with some config.sys settings but it's not playing ball.

    You useful mothers.

    Where's Buztafen when you need him eh?
    Somethings fucked. If you've reset the router and it's still doing it, either the router, the ethernet cable or the xbox is fucked. Somethings fucked.
  • shamblemonkee 18 Apr 2013 18:52:15 14,261 posts
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    Ports?
  • Deckard1 18 Apr 2013 18:53:06 27,147 posts
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    Ports won't make you disconnect.
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 18:55:16
    So is mine. The last week or so. It's totally fuck-o and I've no idea why. Spent ages sorting the router a few months ago and it was better than ever. Now I'm lucky if it connects. I can't even be arsed turning the console on these days now.
  • neilka 18 Apr 2013 18:55:33 15,655 posts
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    He didn't ask where he could find some sailors.
  • shamblemonkee 18 Apr 2013 18:56:56 14,261 posts
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    @Deckard1 did for me when swapped from Be to BT, well seemed to at least. Until I chose the services and set the ports it would discon every few mind on bt, buy hey no expert and I guess it would be odd with no changes prior
  • Buztafen 18 Apr 2013 19:09:53 16,064 posts
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    @TOOTR
    Have you tried the port on the router and the cable that work with your pc? Could be a dodgy one of them? Also unplug the router completely from the wall for a couple of minutes rather than just resetting it.

    If that doesn't help then...as Deckard says so eloquently...somethings definitely fucked.

    Edited by Buztafen at 19:10:35 18-04-2013
  • Zizoo 18 Apr 2013 19:13:57 8,112 posts
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    NAT?
  • BillMurray 18 Apr 2013 19:14:54 7,612 posts
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    Mines been doing this for ages. I'm on a wireless router though. My only solution was to not use my Xbox anymore.
  • graysonavich 18 Apr 2013 19:16:30 7,309 posts
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    Sounds like a blessing in disguise. Throw that piece of shit out the window.
  • Fake_Blood 18 Apr 2013 19:18:51 4,068 posts
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    It's the routers power adapter.
    Or live is fucked.
  • TOOTR 18 Apr 2013 19:20:25 9,495 posts
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    lol

    I'll try plugging directly into the 360 to rule out the router but FFS that means clambering around in the dust and the cables behind the tv.

    That will take minutes of my time.

    I'd hoped someone else had had the same problem previously and had an easier, less physical solution. You cunnys :)


    I also think 'Somethings fucked' is a great name for a IT support company.

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • mrpon 18 Apr 2013 19:21:50 28,437 posts
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    Dust y'say?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • TOOTR 18 Apr 2013 19:24:40 9,495 posts
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    Buztafen wrote:
    @TOOTR
    Have you tried the port on the router and the cable that work with your pc? Could be a dodgy one of them? Also unplug the router completely from the wall for a couple of minutes rather than just resetting it.

    If that doesn't help then...as Deckard says so eloquently...somethings definitely fucked.
    Buz - I think you just sit there waiting for tech issues to happen somewhere in the world and spring into action.


    And, as long as we've moved on from somethings fucked to somethings definitely fucked I've got to tack that down to progress.

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • TOOTR 18 Apr 2013 19:25:33 9,495 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Dust y'say?
    Oh come on - dust is the friend of electronics everywhere!

    My PC would fall to pieces if I cleaned it.

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • Buztafen 18 Apr 2013 19:29:37 16,064 posts
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    :) Being name dropped in a thread gives me massive amounts of self important smugness so I had to respond. The only problem is i generally know fuck all about routers other than "is it on? are lights flashing? and can you download porn?"

    Good luck intrepid tech pioneer. Have you tried blowing on it?

    PS Piggy'll know what to do...

    Edited by Buztafen at 19:33:40 18-04-2013
  • EMarkM 18 Apr 2013 20:24:20 3,173 posts
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    I'm an IT professional and I think I've narrowed it down for you.

    It's either a hardware problem or a software problem.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 18 Apr 2013 20:27:31 6,654 posts
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    give it a reboyt
  • TOOTR 19 Apr 2013 18:10:57 9,495 posts
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    Ok plugged it straight in and bypassed router.

    Was working fine - got my hopes up - checked that NAT was open by trying some Trials Evolution Multiplayer and then...disconnects itself again.

    Boo and hiss.

    It does appear to be borked. :(

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • BinaryBob101 19 Apr 2013 18:19:49 22,294 posts
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    TOOTR wrote:
    I also think 'Somethings fucked' is a great name for a IT support company.
    It's almost as good as "Touching Cloth" for a dry cleaning company.

    Beautiful tender beings.

  • BinaryBob101 19 Apr 2013 18:21:25 22,294 posts
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    Also, have you tried calling xbox customer support? I have the number somewhere...

    Beautiful tender beings.

  • killersrquiet 19 Apr 2013 21:55:15 1,844 posts
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    Are you sure your connection isn't dropping from the line/cable. Log into the router and check the uptime.

    Try another Ethernet cable/port and try the wireless on the Xbox instead
  • Load_2.0 19 Apr 2013 21:58:42 18,893 posts
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    Sounds like something is fucked.
  • mrpon 19 Apr 2013 22:03:48 28,437 posts
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    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Doomspoon 19 Apr 2013 22:54:08 2,414 posts
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    Not your ISP throttling Live? When I was with Pipex and they were bought out by Tiscali some years back I kept getting dropped from Live, I phoned their support and replaced all of the microfilters and cables only to find they were dicking around with the connection at their end.

    I also had regular disconnections a year or so back with my current provider, I found a factory reset of the router fixed things.
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