- Setting up an Xbox 360® behind a Linksys router
The Xbox 360® is just one of the many gaming consoles available in the market today. It can connect to the router wired or wirelessly for seamless gaming.
This article will guide you on how to set up an Xbox 360 using an Ethernet cable behind a Linksys router and to configure Open NAT for your Xbox 360 to connect to the Internet. To do this, follow the steps below:
Setting up the Xbox 360 behind your Linksys router
Power OFF the Xbox 360 and connect an Ethernet cable from any of the numbered ports at the back panel of the router. Then, plug the other end of the cable into the Xbox 360’s Ethernet port.
NOTE: If you have a second Xbox 360 unit, connect it to the router by running a cable between the devices in the same way as how the first unit was setup.
QUICK TIP: Playing with two (2) Xbox 360 units simultaneously on the same network may cause slow and unstable connection due to the bandwidth that playing online video games require. Moreover, simultaneously playing two (2) Xbox 360 units on the same network connected to the same server (i.e. the same online game) is not allowed since the modem will only generate one (1) IP Address.
Power ON your Xbox 360 and configure the IP Address Settings. For more information on how to configure the IP Address Settings on your Xbox 360, click here.
NOTE: The Domain Name Server (DNS) is the IP Address of your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) server, which translates the names of websites into IP Addresses.
IP Settings: Manual
IP Address: 192.168.1.30
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Primary DNS: DNS of your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Secondary DNS: DNS of your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
NOTE: If you have more than one Xbox 360 unit, configure the IP Address by adding one (1) on the last part for each unit. For example, an Xbox 360 unit is assigned an IP Address of 192.168.1.30. Therefore, the second Xbox 360 unit should be assigned the IP Address of 192.168.1.31, and so on. The other values should be copied as they are.
To configure an Open NAT connection on the Linksys router for your Xbox 360 to have seamless connection to the Internet, you will need to do the following steps:
NOTE: Before proceeding, take note that Linksys DOES NOT support the configuration of your Xbox 360. The instructions below are a guide on how to configure the router for the Xbox 360 console to connect to the Internet. Before you begin, make sure that your Internet connection is active and stable.
An Open NAT connection is a requirement for your Xbox 360 to have seamless network connection to the Internet or other Xbox 360 game consoles in your network. This can be confirmed by first verifying the NAT capability of your Internet modem.
To check the Internet IP Address of your router, follow these steps:
Access the router’s web-based setup page by opening a web browser such as Internet Explorer® or Safari®. In the Address bar, enter your router’s local IP Address then press [Enter]. When the login prompt appears, enter your router’s User name and Password.
NOTE: The default local IP Address of Linksys routers is 192.168.1.1. For detailed instructions on how to check the IP Address of your router, click here.
Click the Status tab.
NOTE: If the Internet IP Address on your Linksys router is private while it is connected to the modem, then the modem has NAT capability. This will block the Xbox 360’s connection to the Internet. You should contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask them to disable the NAT capability of your modem. If the Internet IP Address of the router is public, then the modem does not have NAT capability.
NOTE: 192.168.*.* is an example of a private IP Address, where * is usually a value between 0 and 255.
Access the router's web-based setup page and on the Basic Setup tab, under Internet Setup, adjust the MTU size to 1365.
NOTE: The recommended MTU size for Xbox 360 is 1365.
QUICK TIP: For specific online games, you need to verify the required ports first to be able to have the correct ports for port forwarding. This is because different games require different ports for forwarding. To get the complete list of ports to be forwarded for Xbox 360, contact your device manufacturer.
To enable Port Range Forwarding on your Linksys router for the Xbox 360 ports, follow these steps:
On the web-based setup page, click the Applications & Gaming > Port Range Forwarding.
Under the Application Name, enter "XBOX1" or any name you want to represent the ports being forwarded, then enter the required ports to be forwarded under Start ~ End Port. Also, choose the appropriate Protocol, then enter your Xbox 360’s IP Address.
NOTE: In this example, we will use the required ports for Xbox LIVE®:
Start ~ End Port: 80 to 88; Protocol: Both (TCP and UDP)
Start ~ End Port: 3074 to 3074; Protocol: Both (TCP and UDP)
NOTE: Port Forwarding the same ports for two (2) Xbox 360 units is not allowed. If you want to connect two (2) Xbox 360, you need to contact your ISP to purchase another WAN IP Address.
Check the Enabled box after the IP Address value and click .
NOTE: After saving, you might want to check if the settings have been properly saved. To do this, click on the Port Range Forwarding sub-tab under Applications and Gaming. If the settings have not been saved, do a router firmware upgrade. This will update the firmware on your router which will fix bug issues and possible errors. For instructions on how to upgrade your router’s firmware to the latest version, click here. After the upgrade, perform the configuration steps for your Xbox 360 again.
You should now have successfully set up your Xbox 360 behind your Linksys router.
NOTE: If you have already set up your Xbox 360 and you want to connect it wirelessly, you need to have the security settings of your Linksys router. To know how to get this, click here. If you’re trying to connect using a Linksys Wireless-N router with Linksys Connect, click here.
Related Articles:Connecting your Xbox 360® to the wireless network
Setting up QoS on a Linksys Wireless-N router
Resolving NAT type issues with gaming consoles through a Linksys router
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ARBITRATION PROCEDURES AND FEES. THE ARBITRATION SHALL OCCUR BEFORE A SINGLE ARBITRATOR, WHO MUST BE A RETIRED JUDGE OR JUSTICE, IN ONE OF SIX REGIONAL VENUES CONSISTENT WITH THE VENUE PROVISION BELOW. WHETHER OR NOT YOU PREVAIL IN THE DISPUTE SO LONG AS YOUR CLAIM IS NOT FOUND TO BE FRIVOLOUS BY THE ARBITRATOR AS MEASURED BY RULE 11(b) OF THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, YOU SHALL BE ENTITLED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR YOUR COSTS OF ARBITRATION, WITHIN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE ARBITRATOR. IF THE ARBITRATION AWARD IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU DEMANDED IN YOUR ARBITRATION CLAIM, BELKIN WILL PAY FOR YOUR REASONABLE AND ACTUAL ATTORNEYS’ FEES YOU HAVE INCURRED TO ARBITRATE THE DISPUTE, PLUS A MINIMUM RECOVERY OF $2,500. ANY DECISION OR AWARD BY THE ARBITRATOR RENDERED IN AN ARBITRATION PROCEEDING SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ON EACH PARTY, AND MAY BE ENTERED AS A JUDGMENT IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. IF EITHER PARTY BRINGS A DISPUTE IN A COURT OR OTHER NON-ARBITRATION FORUM, THE ARBITRATOR OR JUDGE MAY AWARD THE OTHER PARTY ITS REASONABLE COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS’ FEES) INCURRED IN ENFORCING COMPLIANCE WITH THIS BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING STAYING OR DISMISSING SUCH DISPUTE.
WAIVER OF CLASSWIDE CLAIMS; SMALL CLAIMS COURT. NEITHER YOU NOR BELKIN SHALL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS IN ARBITRATION BY OR AGAINST OTHER CONSUMERS OR ARBITRATE ANY CLAIMS AS A REPRESENTATIVE OR MEMBER OF A CLASS OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WITHOUT THIS PROVISION YOU MAY HAVE HAD A RIGHT TO ARBITRATE A DISPUTE ON A CLASSWIDE OR REPRESENTATIVE BASIS, AND THAT YOU HAVE EXPRESSLY AND KNOWINGLY WAIVED THOSE RIGHTS AND AGREE INSTEAD TO ARBITRATE ONLY YOUR OWN DISPUTE(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES, YOU AND BELKIN EACH ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EITHER PARTY MAY, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ARBITRATION, BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE, SO LONG AS SUCH SMALL CLAIMS COURT DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR OR ALLOW FOR JOINDER OR CONSOLIDATION OF CLAIMS.
GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT IS TO BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW RULE THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION (OTHER THAN THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) TO THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE PARTIES. HOWEVER, WITH RESPECT TO SOFTWARE PROVIDED, IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER AND YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE BELKIN MARKETS OR PROMOTES THE SOFTWARE, LOCAL LAW MAY REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS OF YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE APPLY TO SOME SECTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. EACH OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS AND THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LIMITATION PERIOD IN THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED AND WILL NOT APPLY TO THIS AGREEMENT.
VENUE. EXCEPT FOR INDIVIDUAL SMALL CLAIMS ACTIONS WHICH CAN BE BROUGHT IN ANY SMALL CLAIMS COURT WHERE JURISDICTION AND VENUE ARE PROPER, ANY ARBITRATION, LEGAL SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE COMMENCED IN (1) NEW YORK, NEW YORK, (2) ATLANTA, GEORGIA, (3) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, (4) DALLAS, TEXAS, (5) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, OR (6) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, AND YOU AND BELKIN EACH IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE FOR ANY SUCH PROCEEDING. HOWEVER, FOR A DISPUTE OF $2,500 OR LESS, YOU MAY CHOOSE WHETHER THE ARBITRATION IN ANY OF THE SIX REGIONAL VENUES PROCEEDS IN PERSON, BY TELEPHONE, OR BASED ONLY ON SUBMISSIONS.
HOW TO OPT OUT OF MANDATORY ARBITRATION. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you or Belkin may file a lawsuit in court rather than resolving the Dispute by arbitration if (a) the Dispute qualifies for small claims court (there are monetary limitations for small claims court), or (b) you opt out of these arbitration procedures within 30 days from the date that you accept this Agreement (the “Opt-Out Deadline”). In order to opt out of mandatory arbitration, you must (i) mail written notification to Belkin International, Inc., 12045 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, California, 90094, Attn: Chief Legal Officer, or (ii) email written notification to firstname.lastname@example.org. In either case, such written notification must include your name, address, and a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with Belkin through arbitration. Any opt-out request received after the Opt-Out Deadline will not be valid and you must pursue your Dispute in arbitration or, if the dispute qualifies, in small claims court.
If you are located outside of the United States, or if Section 17 does not apply to you or is otherwise unenforceable as adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction, then Section 18 applies to you:
18. GOVERNING LAW.
NON-EU RESIDENTS. The courts in some countries or jurisdictions will not apply California law to some types of disputes. If you are resident in one of those countries or jurisdictions, then where California law is excluded from applying, your country’s laws will apply to such disputes which are related to this Agreement. In all other circumstances, this Agreement will be governed by California law, without reference to its or any other jurisdiction’s conflict of laws principles. The courts in some countries or jurisdictions will not allow for dispute resolution by arbitration or waiver of classwide claims by you. If you are a resident of one of those countries or jurisdictions, any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought exclusively in the appropriate state or federal court in Los Angeles, California, and Belkin and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and venue in Los Angeles, California. However, if you are a consumer and you live in a country where Belkin markets or distributes the Software, local law may require that certain consumer protection laws of your country of residence apply to some sections of this Agreement. In addition, Belkin may seek injunctive relief in any court having jurisdiction to protect its intellectual property rights. Each of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the United Nations Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded and will not apply to this Agreement.
EU RESIDENTS. If you are a natural person who resides in a country in the European Union, the laws of the member state in which you are a resident shall apply to this Agreement and any disputes potentially arising in connection thereto. The courts of the member state in which you reside shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any such dispute. Residents of countries in the European Union may also bring any such dispute before a local consumer dispute resolution body, if any such body is constituted under the laws of the country in which you reside. Otherwise if you are located in Europe and are not a natural person, the laws of the United Kingdom shall apply to all matters arising from or relating to this Agreement (without reference to its choice of law provisions) and all disputes related thereto are dealt exclusively by the competent courts of the United Kingdom.
(REQUIRED FOR APP SOFTWARE ON APPLE’S APP STORE ONLY)
Acknowledgement. Both Belkin and you acknowledge that (i) this Agreement is concluded between Belkin and you only, and not with Apple, Inc. (“Apple”); (ii) as between Belkin and Apple, Belkin, not Apple, is solely responsible for the licensed application (“App”) and the content thereof. This Agreement does not provide for usage rules for the App that conflicts with the App Store Terms of Service as of the date you entered into this Agreement, and you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review the App Store Terms of Service.
Scope of License: The license granted to you for the App is limited to a non-transferable license to use the App on any Apple-branded products that you own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service, except that such App may be accessed, acquired and used by other accounts associated with you via family sharing or volume purchasing.
Maintenance and Support. Belkin is solely responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the App as required under applicable law. Both Belkin and you acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
Warranty: Belkin is solely responsible for the warranty in this Agreement, whether express or implied by law, to the extent not effectively disclaimed. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App to you. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be Belkin’s sole responsibility.
Product Claims. Belkin and you acknowledge that Belkin, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims relating to the App and your possession and/or use of the App, including but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. This Agreement does not limit Belkin’s liability beyond what is permitted by applicable law.
Intellectual Property Rights. Belkin and you acknowledge that in the event of any third party claim that the App or your possession and use of the App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Belkin and not Apple will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
Third Party Terms of Agreement. You must comply with any applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the App, such as your wireless data service agreement.
Third Party Beneficiary. Belkin and you acknowledge and agree that Apple and its subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as a third party beneficiary.
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Dated June 2019