Multiple xbox's on home network

I have two xbox's connected wirelessly and one hardwired to the same router and they can't seem to all be connected (or even two at a time) at the same time. There is also a laptop that connects wirelessly and one pc connected too. Is there a way to set it up so that more than one xbox can be connected to xbox live at the same time?


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 16 Applies to:

You can only run mulitple xboxes on one router, when the router specifically supports mulitple xboxes AND the router is setup properly for mulitple xboxes.   Assigning fixed IP addresses will not  help. Using Port forwarding or DMZ settings will not work.

IF..... your router supports mulitiple xboxes you need to set it up this way.

This procedure usually fixes most problems with Multiple xboxes on one router and xbox live.

1. Save your router's existing configuration settings to a file on your PC.

2. Upgrade the firmware in your router to the most recent firmware available, for your specific model, from the manufacturer's website or see if there is a "certified" version of firmware for your router here

3. Perform a "Factory Reset" on the router. (Hold the reset button down for a count of 10 or more.... you will need to re-setup your wireless after doing this, you may also have to re-setup the Internet Side of your router's settings if your ISP requires a custom setup;  but don't change anything else)

4. Verify that UPnP is enabled on the router. (It is located in the "Administration" section or "Advanced" section and is enabled by default on some routers)

4. On all your xboxes, run the "Restore to Factory Defaults" function in the network settings area of the System Blade.

Do a complete power re-cycle of your network.

Power off your modem, your router (if you have one), your PCs, laptops, xboxes.  Power off everything on your network.

Let the whole system set unpowered for 30 minutes or more.

Then power them back on in this order.

1. Power on the modem (Wait a few minutes for the lights on the modem to settle down)

2. power on the router (Wait a few minutes here too)

3.  Power on your PC (Check to see that you have internet connectivity)

4. Power on your xbox  (Hopefully all works well at this point)

5. After your xbox is working properly and with your xbox still powered on, turn on the other devices on your network.

You should be good to go.

If it still does not work after this, your router does not support mulitple xboxes and you need a different router
or the "modem" that you have your router plugged into is not really a "modem". 
Having a "Gateway" or a Modem/router"  combination unit with your router behind it can mean you are experiencing
"double" NAT.  Which can cause issues.

You can also read more here


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