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    Angry X Box MTU settings, Belkin N Router and BT Broadband

    Went to help my cousin's son set up his X-Box 360 but ran into a problem when testing the network connection

    He has BT Broadband connected to a Belkin Wireless N Router and gets a fair consistent 6 Mb/s connection which is quite excellent for Norfolk, but when the console tests the connection to X-Box Live we get an error about the MTU not being high enough.

    I've set the MTU on the router at various different levels from 1364 (the setting that the x box wants as the lowest) all the way up to 1500 (maximum).

    I don't really fancy setting it at +1 intervals and testing each one so does anyone know what causes this other that the X-Box being another piece of fiddly microsoft tat (sorry but have a PS3 myself and it just works)

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    Plug Xbox directly into home hub...I had a similar problem...or run from homehub wireless instead of belkin set up...my Xbox didn't like going through a router as it throttled the connection.

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    Another problem now then as the Belkin router has replaced the home hub. Will try with cable first and see but is it really necessary for x-box to be so restrictive over this (or is there a hack to prevent it)

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    I found in each set up I done its the routers throttling the connection, not the Xbox not liking it. Also the same with my brothers ps3.

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    Sorry to point out the flaming obvious, but did you try resetting the router? My flatmate gets the MTU error on his XBox (interestingly, I don't, he has the slimline XBox I have an old 15gb with original wireless adaptor...) and resetting the router fixes it

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    I reset the router about half a dozen time after each change of the mtu. This is an older 15Gb model too and have 2 wireless adapters giving same result

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