Connecting to LIVE via Laptop

Hey Guys,
I have been attempting unsuccessfully to get my Xbox LIVE up and running
by connecting through my laptop via ethernet cable. 
I have gone through the step-by-step procedures offered by Microsoft as well as
other sites, including manually entering DNS data, but continue to have the error message
"Your DNS server can't resolve Xbox LIVE server names..."

I am using a DELL Inspiron laptop with Vista and a Belkin 54g router.

Please tell me something I may be missing as this is very frustrating. 
I previously was connecting this way flawlessly using a netgear router but since having
to make the switch to Belkin I have been frustrated time and again. 

Thanks for your help.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 23 Applies to:

That I will do :)

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Cool, obviously having the firewall on is best so I would look to install it again and find out how to open it up for the xbox live ports, the best people to ask as the creators of the firewall on that one or their website.

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I'm going with ICS and you were exactly right!  Got the firewall uninstalled and my xbox connected seamlessly.  Unbelievable it was that easy and I didn't get it for a few weeks.  Thanks again for your help

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The best way really would be to uninstall the firewall if that resolves it you know that is the problem area and can work on it you might not need any changes on the router. What method did you choose Internet Connection Sharing or Bridging?

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Shadow, really appreciate the help.  I will definately uninstall the firewall and see what happens.  I have heard of opening ports before.  If I did this on my router, do you think that would solve the ICMP responding error?

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Some firewalls block even when turned off, to know if its that for sure (as a test) you could uninstall it. If that resolves it, re-install it and contact the firewall vendor/website to find out how to open the ports for live with that product

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Well, I used second guide you listed there and found out that I had a firewall up which was keeping me from connecting.  After turning it off I was able to connect but then received the error message "your router or gateway isn't properly responding to ICMP responses." Getting there in steps I guess. Any ideas??

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www.unofficialguidetolive.co.uk/xbox-ics-bridging-guide brilliant link shadow :)  I have friends with ethernet cables all over the house upsetting wifes/girlfriends ha ha. I never thought of this way around the problem. (wireless is all well and good but a bit too problematic on the xbox)

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Hi,

 

Please look at one or both of these guides for help on this set-up:-

 

support.microsoft.com/.../978618

 

www.unofficialguidetolive.co.uk/xbox-ics-bridging-guide

 

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