Lost connection to XBL during thunderstorm now Can't connect again..

I use Wired Connection by the way... I was playing Minecraft with a few buddies and suddenly a massive lightning bolt must have struck somewhere close as it knocked out my internet service. About 2 hours later, The internet is back up and all my other devices are connecting just fine except for my Xbox.

Everytime I try to connect, a message pops up saying "Make sure the ethernet cable is connected to both your xbox and your Router" And I've made sure they are both connected...

Any suggestions?


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:


I'm afraid it sounds like your Xbox Ethernet port is now broken due to the storm. Please try a different cable and port in your router/modem if that does not solve it I'm afraid the Xbox will need to be repair/replaced.

In future I would recommend using a surge protector mains socket and surge protector RJ45 coupler

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