Keele University Xbox
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)
If required, install your second network card adaptor using the manufacturer’s instructions.
Connect your computer to the eduroam wireless network and make sure you can get online.
If you need assistance connecting to eduroam, go to www.keele.ac.uk/wireless
Connect your Ethernet cable from your computer to the XBOX.
Configure your computer for ICS:
When you have successfully connected to eduroam:
Type ncpa.cpl in the search box and click on the program that is found
In the Network Connections window, right click on Wireless Network Connection that you have connected to eduroam and select Properties
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
Please Note: ensure that you select the Ethernet/Lan adaptor which is connected to your XBOX to enable sharing
Click Yes on the Local Network popup window
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
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) and then select Properties
Ensure that you use the following IP Address and Subnet Mask:
IP Address: 192.168.137.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
If you have not already, connect the Ethernet cable between your XBOX and computer (this may be to an external USB to Ethernet adaptor).
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: 192.168.137.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DNS Settings: Manual
Primary DNS: 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS: 188.8.131.52
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.
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.