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Using an Xbox 360 in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can simply use a network cable or wireless LAN (WiFi) to connect your Xbox 360 to your FRITZ!Box. The Xbox 360 can then access the Internet and be used as a playback device for multimedia contents such as photos, videos, or music.

Note:Here we show you how to connect an Xbox 360 to the FRITZ!Box using the Microsoft Xbox 360 S with the NXE Dashboard (Version 2.0.13146.0) as an example.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface.

1 Preparations

Configuring the Xbox as a DHCP client

  1. Call up "My Xbox" on the game console and select "System Settings".
  2. "Network settings"
  3. Select "Automatic".

Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box has the IP address 192.168.178.1 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the Xbox to the FRITZ!Box

Use a network cable or wireless LAN to connect the Xbox to the FRITZ!Box:

Note:The Xbox requires a wireless network adapter in order to establish wireless connections. With some Xbox 360 models (for example 360 Core Console), it must be purchased separately.

Connecting the Xbox using a network cable

  • Use a network cable to connect the Xbox to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.

Connecting the Xbox over wireless LAN

  1. Call up "My Xbox" on the game console and select "System Settings".
  2. "Network settings"
  3. Select the name of the FRITZ!Box's wireless network (SSID).

    Note:In this guide you will find information on determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings.

  4. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key and confirm the entry.

Now the Xbox is connected to the Internet via the FRITZ!Box. It can play multimedia contents from the FRITZ!Box media server and other media servers in the home network (for example computers with the Windows Media Player).

Refer to Microsoft for further information on how to set it up, for example consult the Xbox support.

3 Playing multimedia contents from the FRITZ!Box media server

The following steps are only necessary if you would like to use your Xbox to play multimedia contents from a USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box:

Setting up the FRITZ!Box as a Media Server

Playing multimedia contents

  1. Call up "My Xbox" on the game console.
  2. Depending on the media type you would like to play or display, select "Video Library", "Music Library" or "Picture Library".
  3. Select the FRITZ!Box Media Server.
    • Now the Xbox 360 displays all of the files available on the FRITZ!Box Media Server that can be played by the Xbox 360 are now displayed.
  4. Select the file you would like to play.

4 Setting up port sharing for online games

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the home network from incoming connections and unsolicited data from the Internet. However, this may cause problems with certain online games (for example FIFA 17) because other players from the Internet must be able to access it.

If the Xbox displays the NAT type "Open" under "Settings > All Settings > Network > Network settings", then the FRITZ!Box and Xbox are already correctly configured.

If the Xbox displays the NAT type "Strict" or "Moderate", then some of the services or data required by the Xbox are being blocked. This is usually because port sharing was not configured. In this case, adjust the FRITZ!Box settings:

Setting up automatic port sharing

Set up the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing so that the Xbox itself can open the ports in the FRITZ!Box that it requires:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Enable the option "Transmit status information over UPnP".
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  6. Click "Internet" and then "Permit Access".
  7. Click on the "Port Sharing" or "Port Forwarding" tab.
  8. Enable the option "All devices in the home network are allowed to change their own port sharing".
  9. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Setting up static port sharing

If you still cannot connect to online games or the connection drops, configure the required port sharings manually:

  1. Configure static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by Xbox Live.
    • TCP ports: 53, 80, 3074
    • UDP-Ports: 53, 88, 3074
  2. If the online game uses other ports in addition to the ones required for Xbox Live, configure port sharing for those ports in the FRITZ!Box.
    • For example, FIFA 17, the football simulation game, requires the following port sharings:
      • TCP ports: 53, 80, 3074, 3659
      • UDP-Ports: 53, 88, 3074, 3659

      Note:With just a few clicks in the Internet you can find lists of ports used by other games such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, Starcraft & Co., for example at www.portforward.com.

Now the FRITZ!Box is completely configured for incoming and outgoing Internet connections. If you still experience problems when playing individual online games or the Xbox still displays "moderate" as the NAT type, then the FRITZ!Box may not have obtained a public IPv4 address from your Internet service provider.

Note:The FRITZ!Box is not accessible from the Internet over IPv4 when used on a DS-Lite ("Dual-Stack Lite") connection. When DS-Lite is active, the status "IPv4 over DS Lite" is displayed under "Connections" on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.