Xbox Live with Powerline/Homeplugs Issue (Belkin)

Hi Guys,

 

I am using Xbox Live with a pair of Belkin HD 1GB Powerline Adapters, the connection is perfect, Xbox Live runs like a dream, however one extremely irritating problem is that every so often the Power adapters lose connection for a split second and then reconnect. This in turn kicks me off of Xbox Live.

 

Ive tested and tested and tested the adapters on different devices and it is purely the Xbox 360 that has the problem. I can stream movies on my TV perfectly, connect my iMac perfectly, but when it comes to playing in an online game the network quality drops severely.

Ive noticed it is purely in an online game, it works fine on the dashboard or in a party chatroom.

 

I was wondering if anyone could please shed some light on this? Its really frustrating being continually kicked off of Xbox Live or experiencing severe lag when the connection drops.

Ive updated the firmware to the latest version too and the problem still exists and the plugs are directly plugged in (no extensions). Any advice would be great.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

I would say its the plugs. I've seen Belkin homeplugs have issues with Xbox before, in fact many Belkin products (mostly routers) have some or another issue with Xbox. Does the Xbox work ok wired direct to the router (you should test that)

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Well the only thing I can really think of is that the computer is going to be a lot more lenient about disconnects, most computers will attempt to reconnect for up to a minute before they actually tell you there's a problem. The streaming of TV would also be a little different than the way the game works because it's a 1 way transaction with a buffer, so if it loses connection it will just read from the buffer until the connection is established again.

The xbox however isn't going to be able to buffer gaming. If it's losing connection it will have to disconnect because most everything it does is real time, I'd only be able to suggest hooking up another xbox to the connection and seein how that works since that's the only real device that will operate on the same principles. It's not a computer, it uses those components but ultimatly it's whole operating system fits on a flash rom chip on the motherboard, so it can't be as complex and forgiving as any computer.

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