I. Need. To. Authenticate.

Discus and support I. Need. To. Authenticate. in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; I’m stuck in an area where I can only have one device online at a time. I have to bounce back and forth between my xbox and phone. The Xbox sometimes... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by Jarl Skoggi, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Jarl Skoggi
    Jarl Skoggi Guest

    I. Need. To. Authenticate.


    I’m stuck in an area where I can only have one device online at a time. I have to bounce back and forth between my xbox and phone. The Xbox sometimes doesn’t ask me to authenticate the connection after I switch. I need it to authenticate so I can enter
    the stupid password for the network. I’ve reset, shut down, logged out, forgotten the network, changed the network, tested my connection, and unplugged the console. I’m sick of having to fight this battle.

    :)
     
    Jarl Skoggi, Apr 20, 2020
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  2. Deadly Cyclone Win User

    Xbox Says Password is Wrong, Xbox.com Works Fine

    Nevermind. Apparently because I use an authenticator I needed an app password to sign into XBL as the Xbox doesn't support authenticators.
  3. taidara Win User

    Additional authentication needed???

    Are you connecting your console to a hotspot, or a guest network at a hotel, which are secured by a captive portal (authentication web page)?

    The second option require you to spoof the MAC address of an already associated/authenticated/authorized device and not the MAC address of whatever interface you're using to connect your Xbox (ethernet/wireless).

    Also, make sure you're not concurrently connected with the current associated/authenticated/authorized device and your console, as they use the very same layer 2 identity.
  4. alvinmunawar Win User

    Additional Authentication Needed

    that didn't work either. any other tips
  5. Mr.Wolf2 Win User

    : Additional authentication needed

    I cannot join or start a party and I've done everything suggested can any help with a solution???
  6. XBF Diego M Win User

    Additional Authentication Needed

    Hi Kevin,

    Every hardware device that connects to a network has an identifier code that is called a MAC address. This is how devices recognize each other because every device has a set and unique MAC address, unlike an IP address that cycles and changes periodically.

    If I'm not mistaken the additional authentication required is your internet provider asking for your Xbox's MAC address to add it to the approved list of devices that your router allows to connect to. When you select the authenticate now button, it will
    not load the page since it's trying to load a secure site that your ISP would authenticate the MAC address by first signing in to your router settings.

    We have seen higher instances of this happening with AT&T for some reason, but essentially you need to make sure with AT&T that your Xbox is not being MAC filtered out from your router.

    Before contacting AT&T, I suggest troubleshooting the console's MAC address and see if makes the Xbox more discoverable. Go to Settings>Network>Network Settings>Advanced Settings>Alternate MAC address>Clear and then select Restart Now when prompted.

    If that doesn't work, call AT&T and ask for assistance with making sure your Xbox is not being filtered out. The console's MAC address can be found under the Advanced settings so have that ready when contacting your provider.
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