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Cannot connect to xbox live through modem

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May 30, 2010 2:52:22 PM

Hello,
My first problem is that I cannot connect to Xbox live through my Comcast cable modem. The automatic settings are not working on the Xbox to provide a connection. I have tried turning off the modem to reset. Turning off the Xbox to reset as well as manually setting the Xbox configuration.
May 30, 2010 5:51:34 PM

It's possible that your router isn't configured to allow network traffic across the ports in order for it to make a connection with the xbox live servers.
box LIVE requires the following ports to be open:
You need to have port forwarding setup between the modem/router for the following ports.
* TCP 80
* UDP 88
* UDP 3074
* TCP 3074
* UDP 53
* TCP 53

Another way to do it is to activate Universal Plug and Play if your modem/router supports that. It can be a security risk. But it basically lets your Xbox request for the ports it needs in order to access the Xbox live servers.
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May 31, 2010 9:20:49 AM

Another problem could be with the cable you are using. Are you using the one that came out of the box with the Xbox?
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