Keele University Xbox Live

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XBOX setup on Windows 7/8/10

You will need the following in order to setup your console:

  • One ethernet network cable (If you need a network cable, they are available to purchase from the IT Connect Desk
  • A wireless network adaptor (If you computer doesn’t have an wireless adapter, these can be purchased from amazon or similar)

Step 1

If required, install your second network card adaptor using the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 2

Connect your computer to the eduroam wireless network and make sure you can get online.

If you need assistance connecting to eduroam, go to

Connect your Ethernet cable from your computer to the XBOX.

Step 3

Configure your computer for ICS:

When you have successfully connected to eduroam:

Click Start

Type ncpa.cpl in the search box and click on the program that is found

Step 4

In the Network Connections window, right click on Wireless Network Connection that you have connected to eduroam and select Properties

Step 5

Click on the Sharing tab and put a tick in the box that says, Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection

Click OK

Please Note: ensure that you select the Ethernet/Lan adaptor which is connected to your XBOX to enable sharing

Step 6

Click Yes on the Local Network popup window

Step 7

Set IP Address and Subnet Mask on XBOX – PC Ethernet card

Select the Local Area Connection you have connected to your XBOX to and right click and select Properties

Step 8

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) and then select Properties

Step 9

Ensure that you use the following IP Address and Subnet Mask:

IP Address:

Subnet Mask:

Step 10

If you have not already, connect the Ethernet cable between your XBOX and computer (this may be to an external USB to Ethernet adaptor).

Step 11

Configure your XBOX with a static IP address

On your XBOX, go to My Xbox and select System Settings

Select Network Settings

Select Wired Network

Select Configure Network

Select IP Address box and change the setting to Manual


Your settings should be as follows:

IP Settings: Manual

IP Address:

Subnet Mask:



DNS Settings: Manual

Primary DNS:

Secondary DNS:


See additional notes at the end of this document

Select Done to save your settings


Using your XBOX

Connect to XBOX Live in the normal way and play your games.

If you have any problems, please check that you have followed the above instructions carefully, read the additional notes at the end of this document.

If you still need assistance, please contact us.


Additional Notes

It is possible to set the XBOX to acquire network settings automatically. However, this can be unreliable. If you need to configure your XBOX this way, always wait until you are logged onto HallsNet before powering on your XBOX.

Some computers hibernate if not used for a period of time. In most cases, using your XBOX keeps the computer from doing this. If you find that your computer hibernates while you are using your XBOX you will lose your connection. To stop this happening, go to ‘Power Options’ in your Windows Control Panel and set the computer to hibernate ‘Never’.

MTU settings. Windows has a default setting of 1500 for this parameter. Some applications change this value on your computer. XBOX must have a setting of 1364 or greater. If your XBOX network test fails due to an incorrect MTU setting, you should change the value on both the network adaptors. If you do not know how to do this, (it’s fairly technical) the Service Desk will assist.