Chris The Rock Posted October 22, 2004 Report Share Posted October 22, 2004 After 2 years of play, I started having some hiccups with online play the other night. Oddly enough, so did my younger brother. It started by not being able to resolve DNS. However, later in the same day - the problem seemed to magically fix itself. So, I go about my business thinking maybe my ISP had a glitch. Last night, I go to play XBL with my brother, and this time he can't connect. It absolutely won't resolve DNS. He's using the same router as I am, the Linksys BEFW11S4 (v2), and he's connecting the Xbox wirelessly with a Linksys WET11 wireless bridge. I walk him through flashing the latest firmware (I know alot of you recommend down-levels of firmware, but I've played just fine with the latest version), and power-cycling his modem and router...still no dice (can't resolve DNS). I won't go into the gory details, but in my troubleshooting steps, we ended up going to Xbox.com/live and checking out their tech support page. While I was there, I took a peek at the Compatible Routers List and discovered something rather odd. The router both of us are using (the BEFW11S4 (v2)) is considered "incompatible". My reason for bringing this up is to ask if anyone knows why MS puts routers on this list as "incompatible". I can't find any supporting documentation on the site, except that they specifically refer to the firmware version that we're using. I also find it odd that I've been successfully using this router to play online for 2 years, and have only a handful of glitches. Anyway, I never did get my brother connected. His router was working fine, because his computer (which was wired into the router, not wireless) was online just fine. And as an odd side note, after flashing the router's firmware - I tried to get him to connect to the router again (192.168.1.1) and he gets "page cannot be displayed" on his internet browser. That's mega-weird. Probably gonna buy him a new router for his birthday coming up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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