trying to get homeplugs to work with my Xbox 360

  cr4igj82 10:10 12 May 09
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I bought two Vivo 85Mbps Homeplugs from Amazon marketplace, they were advertised as perfect for Xbox Live which is what I wanted them for. I’m using a BT HomeHub router which is down stairs and my Xbox 360 is upstairs. When they arrived I did the following:

1) Tried them on my Xbox 360 – didn’t work.
2) Tried them on my laptop upstairs – didn’t work
3) Tried them on my laptop down stairs – Worked fine
4) Tried them upstairs again but turned the ‘Network Discovery’ option off – Worked fine!!
5) Tried them on my Xbox 360 again – didn’t work!

There was no troubleshooting guide and the instructions were about as useful as a chocolate fireguard. Any idea what I’m doing wrong and how come I could only connect upstairs when I changed the network discovery option (which is now greyed out)? But I could connect downstairs fine?? Is it something to do with my firewall that’s stoping my Xbox connecting?

  Ashrich 19:38 12 May 09

Separate wiring for upstairs and down perhaps ? Is the Xbox getting recognised by the router ?


Ashley

  T0SH 15:04 13 May 09

If your laptop still works when plugged into the upstairs homeplug that tells you all apart from your Xbox all is working as it should be

can I suggest you try to directly connect the Xbox to the home hub with an ethernet cable if it then works OK

the most likely cause is a low signal level due to the transmission distance between the homeplugs, contact the homeplug maker to ask for the solution

Cheers HC

  T0SH 15:07 13 May 09

If your laptop still works when plugged into the upstairs homeplug that tells you all apart from your Xbox all is working as it should be

can I suggest you try to directly connect the Xbox to the home hub with an ethernet cable if it then works OK

the most likely cause is a low signal level due to the transmission distance between the homeplugs, contact the homeplug maker to ask for the solution

Cheers HC

  Greyhairedone 17:52 13 May 09

I have heard that BT's responce to Home Plug problems is to replace them with an ethernet cable. May save you time in the end.
Just my 2d worth.

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