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FRITZ!Box 6810 LTE Service

Using an Xbox 360 in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can easily connect an Xbox 360 to a LAN port or the wireless network (WiFi) of your FRITZ!Box. The Xbox 360 can then access the Internet and be used as a playback device for videos, music, and image files in the FRITZ!Box home network.

Note:Here we show you how to connect an Xbox 360 to the FRITZ!Box using the Microsoft Xbox 360 S with the NXE Dashboard (Version 2.0.13146.0) as an example.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface. The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS

1 Preparations

Configuring the Xbox as a DHCP client

  1. Call up "My Xbox" on the game console and select "System Settings".
  2. "Network settings"
  3. Select "Automatic".

Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box uses the IP address (subnet mask and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the Xbox to the FRITZ!Box

Connect the Xbox to the FRITZ!Box's wireless network, or connect it to the the FRITZ!Box using a network cable:

Note:The Xbox requires a wireless network adapter in order to connect it to the FRITZ!Box. With some Xbox 360 models (for example 360 Core Console), it must be purchased separately. You can find information on the range of functions offered by your Xbox in its manual, or consult Microsoft directly.

Connecting the Xbox using a network cable

  • Use a network cable to connect the Xbox to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.

Connecting the Xbox to a wireless network

  1. Call up "My Xbox" on the game console and select "System Settings".
  2. "Network settings"
  3. Select the name of the FRITZ!Box's wireless network (SSID).

    Note:You will find information on determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings in this guide.

  4. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key and confirm the entry.

Now the Xbox is connected to the Internet via the FRITZ!Box. It can play files from media servers in the FRITZ!Box home network, such as the Windows Media Player.

You can find further information on setting up the Xbox in its manual, or consult Microsoft's Xbox support directly.

3 Setting up the FRITZ!Box for Internet access to the Xbox

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the home network from incoming connections and unsolicited data from the Internet. However, in order to use certain online games (for example Call of Duty) and individual chat functions, other users from the Internet must be able to access your Xbox.

The following steps are only necessary if you are experiencing problems with joining online games or chats:

  • Set up the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing so that the Xbox itself can open the ports in the FRITZ!Box that are used by the online game or chat function,
    • or:
  • Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by the online game or chat function.