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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
April 30, 2004 2:19:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Hi everyone,

I just purchased an Xbox Wireless-G adapter to use with
my netgear wireless router. I use the access control
feature to limit what MAC addresses can access my network.

When setting up my Xbox Wireless-G, I would get most of
the way through and then, after I put in my WEP
encryption info, it would say it couldn't find a network.
The first thing I tried was shutting off the access
control in my router, and this worked.

I double-checked the MAC address on my adapter to see if
I had transposed a number, but no. Is there a trick or a
firmware update I need to get this to work?

Thanks,

Porter
April 30, 2004 8:36:00 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

You need to allow the MAC address of the MN-740 and the Xbox to connect
for it to work.

Porter Hall wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I just purchased an Xbox Wireless-G adapter to use with
> my netgear wireless router. I use the access control
> feature to limit what MAC addresses can access my network.
>
> When setting up my Xbox Wireless-G, I would get most of
> the way through and then, after I put in my WEP
> encryption info, it would say it couldn't find a network.
> The first thing I tried was shutting off the access
> control in my router, and this worked.
>
> I double-checked the MAC address on my adapter to see if
> I had transposed a number, but no. Is there a trick or a
> firmware update I need to get this to work?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Porter
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 1, 2004 9:19:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Thanks for your help on this. How do I find the MAC
address of my Xbox? I looked on the bottom of the console
and could only find the S/N and something called a
Product ID.

Thanks,

Porter
>-----Original Message-----
>You need to allow the MAC address of the MN-740 and the
Xbox to connect
>for it to work.
>
>Porter Hall wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I just purchased an Xbox Wireless-G adapter to use
with
>> my netgear wireless router. I use the access control
>> feature to limit what MAC addresses can access my
network.
>>
>> When setting up my Xbox Wireless-G, I would get most
of
>> the way through and then, after I put in my WEP
>> encryption info, it would say it couldn't find a
network.
>> The first thing I tried was shutting off the access
>> control in my router, and this worked.
>>
>> I double-checked the MAC address on my adapter to see
if
>> I had transposed a number, but no. Is there a trick or
a
>> firmware update I need to get this to work?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Porter
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 2, 2004 12:25:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

If you dig within the XBox Live config, you should be able to find the XBox
MAC address...

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"Porter Hall" <porterbhall@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:6f6f01c42fdb$1d5e9e60$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks for your help on this. How do I find the MAC
> address of my Xbox? I looked on the bottom of the console
> and could only find the S/N and something called a
> Product ID.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Porter
> >-----Original Message-----
> >You need to allow the MAC address of the MN-740 and the
> Xbox to connect
> >for it to work.
> >
> >Porter Hall wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> I just purchased an Xbox Wireless-G adapter to use
> with
> >> my netgear wireless router. I use the access control
> >> feature to limit what MAC addresses can access my
> network.
> >>
> >> When setting up my Xbox Wireless-G, I would get most
> of
> >> the way through and then, after I put in my WEP
> >> encryption info, it would say it couldn't find a
> network.
> >> The first thing I tried was shutting off the access
> >> control in my router, and this worked.
> >>
> >> I double-checked the MAC address on my adapter to see
> if
> >> I had transposed a number, but no. Is there a trick or
> a
> >> firmware update I need to get this to work?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Porter
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 2, 2004 5:53:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Thanks to both of you. I got it working. In summary for
anyone who runs into this problem, this is how I got it
to work:

1. First, make sure that your xbox can connect to Xbox
Live before your try to use access control.
2. You need the MAC addresses of both the wireless-g and
your Xbox to your router
3. The MAC address should be printed on the bottom of
your wireless adapter
4. You can find the Xbox MAC address in settings>network
setting, on the lower-right section of your screen, with
the phrase "MAC=" in front of it.
Unfotunately, the address is displayed in kind of a
funny graphical way. It's supposed to look like it's
displayed at an angle, so the last few characters might
be difficult to distinguish on your TV. I have a big-
screen with an s-video connection, and still I originally
had mistaken 8s for Bs. In the advanced settings, there
is a way to over-ride the Xbox Mac address, but I didn't
have to resort to that.
5. When you check connections, it might tell you that it
has found your wireless adapter but that it's not
connected to a network, and it will ask you if you want
to connect it. If you choose this option, you'll have to
re-enter your WEP security info. It's easier, I found
when troubleshooting, to just hit the "b" button to go
back, check our router settings, and try to connect again.

>-----Original Message-----
>If you dig within the XBox Live config, you should be
able to find the XBox
>MAC address...
>
>--
>Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>
>Find out about the MS MVP Program -
>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>
>"Porter Hall" <porterbhall@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:6f6f01c42fdb$1d5e9e60$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> Thanks for your help on this. How do I find the MAC
>> address of my Xbox? I looked on the bottom of the
console
>> and could only find the S/N and something called a
>> Product ID.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Porter
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >You need to allow the MAC address of the MN-740 and
the
>> Xbox to connect
>> >for it to work.
>> >
>> >Porter Hall wrote:
>> >> Hi everyone,
>> >>
>> >> I just purchased an Xbox Wireless-G adapter to use
>> with
>> >> my netgear wireless router. I use the access control
>> >> feature to limit what MAC addresses can access my
>> network.
>> >>
>> >> When setting up my Xbox Wireless-G, I would get most
>> of
>> >> the way through and then, after I put in my WEP
>> >> encryption info, it would say it couldn't find a
>> network.
>> >> The first thing I tried was shutting off the access
>> >> control in my router, and this worked.
>> >>
>> >> I double-checked the MAC address on my adapter to
see
>> if
>> >> I had transposed a number, but no. Is there a trick
or
>> a
>> >> firmware update I need to get this to work?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks,
>> >>
>> >> Porter
>> >
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 2, 2004 9:04:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Glad you got it working.


--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:733d01c43087$77601400$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks to both of you. I got it working. In summary for
> anyone who runs into this problem, this is how I got it
> to work:
>
> 1. First, make sure that your xbox can connect to Xbox
> Live before your try to use access control.
> 2. You need the MAC addresses of both the wireless-g and
> your Xbox to your router
> 3. The MAC address should be printed on the bottom of
> your wireless adapter
> 4. You can find the Xbox MAC address in settings>network
> setting, on the lower-right section of your screen, with
> the phrase "MAC=" in front of it.
> Unfotunately, the address is displayed in kind of a
> funny graphical way. It's supposed to look like it's
> displayed at an angle, so the last few characters might
> be difficult to distinguish on your TV. I have a big-
> screen with an s-video connection, and still I originally
> had mistaken 8s for Bs. In the advanced settings, there
> is a way to over-ride the Xbox Mac address, but I didn't
> have to resort to that.
> 5. When you check connections, it might tell you that it
> has found your wireless adapter but that it's not
> connected to a network, and it will ask you if you want
> to connect it. If you choose this option, you'll have to
> re-enter your WEP security info. It's easier, I found
> when troubleshooting, to just hit the "b" button to go
> back, check our router settings, and try to connect again.
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >If you dig within the XBox Live config, you should be
> able to find the XBox
> >MAC address...
> >
> >--
> >Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
> >
> >Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> >http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
> >
> >"Porter Hall" <porterbhall@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> >news:6f6f01c42fdb$1d5e9e60$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Thanks for your help on this. How do I find the MAC
> >> address of my Xbox? I looked on the bottom of the
> console
> >> and could only find the S/N and something called a
> >> Product ID.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Porter
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >You need to allow the MAC address of the MN-740 and
> the
> >> Xbox to connect
> >> >for it to work.
> >> >
> >> >Porter Hall wrote:
> >> >> Hi everyone,
> >> >>
> >> >> I just purchased an Xbox Wireless-G adapter to use
> >> with
> >> >> my netgear wireless router. I use the access control
> >> >> feature to limit what MAC addresses can access my
> >> network.
> >> >>
> >> >> When setting up my Xbox Wireless-G, I would get most
> >> of
> >> >> the way through and then, after I put in my WEP
> >> >> encryption info, it would say it couldn't find a
> >> network.
> >> >> The first thing I tried was shutting off the access
> >> >> control in my router, and this worked.
> >> >>
> >> >> I double-checked the MAC address on my adapter to
> see
> >> if
> >> >> I had transposed a number, but no. Is there a trick
> or
> >> a
> >> >> firmware update I need to get this to work?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks,
> >> >>
> >> >> Porter
> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
April 22, 2009 7:42:01 AM

What do you do with the mac code off of the wireless g?

am having the same trouble but just can't seem to resolve it :( 
April 22, 2009 8:56:15 PM

You would need to add both the Wireless G adapter MAC address and the MAC address of your Xbox Console to the MAC filter configuration on your Wireless router.
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