Ethernet port broken; Wireless the solution?

Discus and support Ethernet port broken; Wireless the solution? in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Hey all! It's been a while since I last used any online features of my 360, but the other day I went to download some DLC, only to discover that I... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Monster A Go Go, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Ethernet port broken; Wireless the solution?


    Hey all!

    It's been a while since I last used any online features of my 360, but the other day I went to download some DLC, only to discover that I couldn't connect to the Internet using my Ethernet cable. Needless to say, I did all the tests you might expect (testing
    other devices, replacing the cord, resetting everything) and it's pretty conclusive that the Ethernet port is busted. No idea how long it's been that way, but it's that way now.

    I bought the console in the US, but I live in Japan now. I contacted customer service and once they were satisfied that I had taken the right steps to confirm the port was broken, gave me a Japanese Xbox help number to contact to arrange repairs.

    I could do this, but as I understand, the cost for repairs outside of warranty is about $100. The cost of a wireless adapter, on the other hand, is less than $60. With the Xbox 360 at the end of it's life cycle, I don't mind just leaving the Ethernet port
    damaged and relying on wireless. But, I don't want to buy a wireless adapter if that port is broken, too.

    So, I suppose there are two parts to my question:

    1) Are the Ethernet port and Wireless adapter port linked in any way, where damage to one means the other won't work?

    2) Is there any way to test the Wireless adapter port to make sure it works without first owning a wireless adapter?

    Thanks for the help!

    :)
     
    Monster A Go Go, Jun 12, 2014
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  2. UNDED EVOL
    UNDED EVOL Guest
    how to....?

    I have a single ethernet port modem and no wireless router. My computer is currently plugged into the only ethernet spot and the ethernet jack on my xbox is broken and will not let me connect unless I have a wireless signal. Can you connect an xbox wirelessly
    to a computer (that has wirless on it) WITHOUT an ethernet cable?
     
    UNDED EVOL, Jun 12, 2014
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  3. Cannot connect to xbox live

    i had the same problem sounds like the network port on your xbox has broken if you can get your hands on a wireless adapter you could try that but the ethernet port sounds like its had it.
     
    JAMZ2007-78418802-1663-4D31-99DC-F3822637AC28, Jun 12, 2014
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  4. ArceusMI
    ArceusMI Guest

    Ethernet port broken; Wireless the solution?

    You could say I already have an adapter automaticaly built in, and it is removable, and as far as I know as long as the problem is with the port itself, the adapter port should be fine. If you do want online, you should definitely try a Wireless adapter,
    at least to see if it works.
     
    ArceusMI, Jun 12, 2014
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  5. ArceusMI Win User

    Ethernet port broken; Wireless the solution?

    You could say I already have an adapter automaticaly built in, and it is removable, and as far as I know as long as the problem is with the port itself, the adapter port should be fine. If you do want online, you should definitely try a Wireless adapter,
    at least to see if it works.
  6. JAMZ2007-78418802-16 Win User

    Cannot connect to xbox live

    i had the same problem sounds like the network port on your xbox has broken if you can get your hands on a wireless adapter you could try that but the ethernet port sounds like its had it.
  7. ianitup Win User

    HELP!!!!! - Live will connect to Network but not Internet

    Okay so the computer may not be using the Belkin router because there are no ports on the computer that allow for a Ethernet cable to connect. There is a wireless card with antenna where the Ethernet usually would plug in so I'm assuming the card with the
    antenna is how the WiFi is being picked up. During the x box test it shows a check mark for wired indicating it is not the Ethernet port on the x box as the check mark would not appear if that were broken.
  8. CornerPureEagle Win User

    Wired Network Connection failure

    Seems like your Ethernet port is broken/defective.

    try getting another one
  9. IceStorm III Win User

    Wondering if a wireless AC adapter would work on my xbox 360 or the xbox 1 I am in the process of updating my entire wireless network

    USB? No.



    A wireless bridge (connects to the Ethernet port on the console), yes.
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