This has been an ongoing beat head on table problem. My system will be fine for days, and then suddenly I can't get on to xBox Live for love, money or offers of live chickens to the technology gods. I just signed up for Netflix about a month ago, so as you can imagine, the fact that I can't get on to xBox Live is annoying.
I have a wired connection. The connection works fine up to the Internet portion and then fails at the xBox Live test.
Note that my DNS is NOT the router. I have tried wiping the settings, and it makes no difference, so I put them back to my ISP's DNS. I've tried resetting the router, the modem, the xBox, the Network settings, UPnP is on, Gaming Mode is on. Heck, I even tried adding the eBox to my DMZ. No dice.
The fact that it's so erratic is frustrating. Any help someone can provide would be fab-u-lous.
The xBox is an old one (probably one of the first generation ones) which went back for one round with the Microsoft RROD Hospital already.
My profile(s) are on xBox Memory Cards (not the hard drive). I changed the hard drive, but that was over six months ago. I did have to change my Hotmail password about six weeks ago, but I've been able to get on xBox Live since with no problems, so that's not it.
Any help you can provide is appreciated. I'll probably feel totally stupid when you tell me how to fix it, but I'm at a loss.
What Country/State/Province do you live in? Manitoba (Canada)
Modem brand & model number: ActionTec GT701D (Note: Onboard router is software-disabled)
Router brand & model number: DLink DI-624 Rev C
Things you have tried:
Is UPnP Enabled? Yes
Do you have a NAT error? If so, what is your NAT? No NAT error indicated
Any Error Codes you encounter: No code, it just says "Live Connection Error" and tells me to restart the test
Who is your ISP(Internet Service Provider)? MTS Allstream
After you run "Test Xbox LIVE connection" press “Y” for "More Info”. In the pop-up that appears, what are the following values, if shown? (If a value below does not appear for you, just leave it blank.)
S: (does not appear)
C: (Does not appear)