Series X Won't Connect to WiFi/Hotspots

Discus and support Series X Won't Connect to WiFi/Hotspots in XboX Insiders to solve the problem; I've tried multiple hot spots and different wifi's and my series X will either not connect at all or connect then not allow me to connect to Xbox Live.... Discussion in 'XboX Insiders' started by /u/Altruistic-Rock-6275, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. Series X Won't Connect to WiFi/Hotspots


    I've tried multiple hot spots and different wifi's and my series X will either not connect at all or connect then not allow me to connect to Xbox Live. My original Xbox One has no problems connecting to any of my hot spots or xbox live. getting very frustrated with the series x. I've downloaded the omega ring update, still no connection.

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    /u/Altruistic-Rock-6275, Dec 17, 2020
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  2. ArminatorX Win User

    OneCast app

    It might work if your phone can access devices connected to it when it's set up as a hotspot.

    However, if the Hotspot is only designed to directly route WiFi traffic from connected devices to it's cellphone modem, then it won't work.

    So it's worth a try: Enable the WiFi hotspot function on your phone. Connect your console to the Hotspot.

    Launch the OneCast App, and see if it finds the connected Xbox.

    If it doesn't, then you really need to unpack your router.
  3. ArminatorX Win User

    Xbox wont connect to my hotspot

    Well, your console has to connect to the Hotspot. The Hotspot only provides WiFi, and does not connect to devices itself.

    Set up your Hotspot to be visible. If you use a smartphone as Hotspot, be aware that you can NOT use Bluetooth as tethering method. The phone needs to use WiFi to share it's cellular connection.

    Some modern phones are able to bridge a WiFi connection, but usually, if you set up a WiFi hotspot on your phone, the connection to WiFi gets disconnected, and the phone connects to the Internet via it's cellular network, and shares that connection via WiFi.

    Go to your console's network settings and let it search for WiFi networks. Does your Hotspot SSID (Network Name) show up in the list?

    If not, check your phone settings.

    If the SSID shows up on the console, connect to it, and provide the Password that the phone provides (or that you set up in your phone for the Hotspot).

    Depending on your cellular data plan, it might not be permitted to use Laptops, PCs or consoles via cellular hotspot. In that case contact your phone provider.

    Also be aware, that multiplayer through such a hotspot is usually problematic.
  4. napalm 31337 Win User

    Xbox wont connect to my hotspot

    My hotspot won't connect to my xbox why and what's the problem
    Can you provide additional information? You can't see wifi or you see it but get connection refused?
  5. ArminatorX Win User

    Can I use Xbox ones WiFi to teather to Internetless pc?

    Your PC would have to have a WiFi hardware that is compatible of being turned into an access point.

    If you have Windows 10 installed on your PC, simply open the settings, by clicking the start menu, and then clicking on the gear/cogwheel symbol on the lower left.

    In the settings window, go to the network settings.

    On the left choose the "Mobile Hotspot" category and enable the mobile hotspot.

    You can also set a specific name and Passphrase for your Hotspot. Then you can try if your console sees that hotspot, and you can then use your PC's LAN connection to provide Internet to the console via WiFi.

    Alternatively, open up a command prompt as administrator.

    Enter the following command:

    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NAME key=PASSWORD

    Replace NAME with the desired name for your WiFi Hotspot and PASSWORD for the Passphrase you want to use to encrypt your WiFi.

    Be aware, that you can not use your WiFi to connect to the internet at the same time.

    Your PC must have a LAN connection to the internet to be able to provide WiFi Hotspot functions.

    If you want the Xbox to provide Internet to a PC, then this won't work. The Xbox can not provide WiFi Hotspot functions.
  6. WPAK Win User

    Networking hardware question

    Hi there,

    simple question indeed, but as far as I know there is no technical details about that.

    I do know that when a cable is connected you won't be able to select Wifi (connect to the wifi network) as network option.

    And since as far as I know the Wifi option is only one that can connect to a wifi network, it in itself isn't broadcasting in a way that other devices can find or connect to the console via Wifi, as in it's not a hotspot etc.
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