Monday, 20 April 2015

Fix The Ethernet Port On My Xbox 360

These ports contain small strips of metal that are easy to bend.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 made its debut in 2005. It features top-of-the-line graphics chips, high-definition capability and a built-in ethernet port. Over the last few years, consumers have complained about the ethernet port ceasing to function. While there are many theories on why the ports fail, it is agreed that there are two main fixes for the problem: cleaning the port or using Microsoft's wireless adapter.


Cleaning the Ethernet Port

1. Make sure your Xbox 360 is unplugged from the power brick.

2. Dampen a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol.

3. Thoroughly wipe out the ethernet port. Foreign contaminants such as dust and lint can make their way inside, hampering connectivity between the cord and the port.

4. Use the tweezers to realign any of the metal strips contained in the port.

5. Plug your Xbox 360 back into the power brick, and plug your ethernet cable back into the port. Test your connection.

Using Microsoft's Wireless Adapter

6. Purchase Microsoft's Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter and a wireless router, if you do not already have one.

7. Follow the router instructions to activate wireless Internet in your place of residence.

8. Plug the Microsoft's wireless adapter into one of the USB ports in the back of the Xbox 360.

9. Follow the tutorial to connect your wireless adapter to the wireless router.

10. Test your connection. If you're still having problems, contact Microsoft Customer Support at

Tags: back into, ethernet port, Ethernet Port, Microsoft wireless, Microsoft wireless adapter