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#92102 26-Oct-2011 20:20
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Has anyone managed to get their Xbox360 Live working via the standard iPhone4 hotspot on ios5 and XT?
(Wifi connection is good but no IP adress showing in Xbox)

My xbox currently can't get an IP address from the iPhone yet I'm happily connected via same hotspot with a laptop to write this post.

Any help welcome. 

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  #537953 26-Oct-2011 20:40
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You sir are dedicated

Try setting your Xbox to a static IP address. Check what IP address your PC is given by the phone and follow the same pattern.

ie If PC is

then set the xbox to

254 is the maximum you can go and therefore ensures no clashes, I suggest 253 for that little extra bit of safety. Personally I use this IP as my 360 is a DMZ to resolve NAT issues

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  #541641 6-Nov-2011 10:58
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I managed to get it working with my macbook connected to my 360 and my iPhone tethered to the macbook by following both these tutorials and some of the helpful comments.
Though if I remember right (this was a while ago) I constantly had NAT problems with the 360, so I'm not sure gaming would work. I definitely enabled the 360 to download updates with that setup though.


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#541699 6-Nov-2011 15:23
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Weirdly enough a week later and it just worked after a reboot of the iPhone4 with the automatic IP & DNS settings. I did see some warnings on the xBox regards the NAT settings on the handset which may restrict the gaming experience but xBox updates wise this is all good.

So nothing changed on the handset and I had tried reboots before and the hotspot app was showing 1 connection from the xBox previously so I may question whether the data session to XT was being set up correctly. I'll do more testing in the coming week and see if the direct APN affects the NAT warning on the xBox.


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