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Tomato won't give Static IP to XBOX 360.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by AmyGrrl, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    I'm currently running Tomato RAF v1.23.8025 by Victek on a WRT54GL v1.1. I like to give all my devices on my Home Network a Static IP because I can put a Hostname/Label. This way when I view the Device List I can see what device is connected. The problem is we have 3 XBOX360 in the House and they won't get the IP Address I want them to have. I've tried several things to force the XBOX 360's to get the IP Address. I've checked the MAC Addresses several times. The Static IP feature works with every other device on my network. Anyone have an idea on what the problem might be?
  2. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    Has this been happening with other versions of Tomato or of Victek's mod? Has it been happening before upgrading to 1.23 RAF? Can they be served dynamic IPs by the DHCP server or do the XBOXes not connect at all? Give us more details, please. :)
  3. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

    Have you tired this...

    Found this...


    Go on the dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System†area,
    then “Network Settings†then “Edit Settings†then “Additional Settings†tab,
    then select “Advanced settings†& put the Physical Address of your Router
    without the dashes on the “Alternate MAC Address†part and select "Done",
    when it asks you to Apply Settings choose “Test Xbox Liveâ€.

    Wired connection to router:

    1. Go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System†area then,
    “Network Settings†then “Restore To Factory Defaults",
    when it ask you to apply settings select "Test Xbox Live".
    2. Turn the router off then turn it back on after couple of seconds,
    then go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System†area then,
    “Network Settings†then "Test Xbox Live Connection".

    Wireless connection to router:

    1. Go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to “System†area then,
    “Network Settings†then “Restore To Factory Defaults",
    when it ask you to apply settings select "Test Xbox Live"

    2. Go on the Dashboard of your Xbox 360 console to the "system" area then open, "Network Settings" then "Edit Settings" then select your wireless settings
    part down there "Wireless Mode, Network Name,..." the console will automatically
    then search for your wireless network and when it find it and you select it,
    it will ask you to enter your wireless key which is called WEP or
    WPA key - when it ask you to apply settings select "Test Xbox Live".

    Hope this helps... ;^)

    Happy July 4th!!!

  4. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    Sorry... I should have said that all the XBOX 360 get an IP Address and are able to connected to XBOX Live! without problems. The Problem is it doesn't get the IP Address I want it to have via the Static IP feature. An example I tell one XBOX 360 to use and instead it gets 192.168.1 137. Its like the router gave it an IP Address once before I setup the Static IP and now the XBOX 360 won 't use anything else. I don't know if this happend with past versions I only set Static IP's on the computer when I lived by myself. Now that I live with other people I want to know what is connected and what shouldn't be. We have a lot of stuff connected to the network... 2 Desktop PCs, 1 Laptop, 1 Netbook, 1 XBOX, 3 XBOX 360, 2 Playstations 3, etc.
  5. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    Have you tried rebooting the router? Maybe the old XBOX leases have yet to be cleared and that's why they aren't getting the static IPs.

    That's some weird behaviour you're describing. I mean i've seen wireless cards not wanting to work with a router, but i've yet to see one that is able to get a dynamic IP addy but not a static one.

    If all else fails, try clearing the NVRAM and setting the router up again. Maybe it's a glitch, maybe you didn't clear the NVRAM after flashing the router? Although i suspect it's somehow the XBOXes' fault...

    Hmm, last minute ideea! Try setting up an XBOX to use the static IP that you have given it via it's configuration interface. Maybe that'll work. The router's addy should be the gateway.
  6. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member


    Did you setup the XBOX IP manually too?

    Did you read the link page?

    You should be able to MANUALLY setup the XBOX to a fix address!!

  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    workaround is set a Static IP manually in the xbox, just make sure it is outside of the DHCP Scope issued by the router. once it is set you wont need to worry. all my hardware devices, Printer, routers, xbox, DMA,s and VoIP Phone have Static IPs. makes life so much easier in the long run.
  8. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    I have setup the IP Address on the XBOX itself and that works fine, but then it won't show a hostname in the device list. Which is my main reason for wanting to use the Static IP feature. I have used the reboot command via the router web interface several times. I haven't tried a manual power cycle, but will try that shortly. I did clear the NVRAM about 2 weeks ago because UPnP seemed to stop working. I had reconfigured everything at that time.

    Manual reboot didn't work. I've been trying to give one of the XBOX 360 the following IP address, I then set the IP Range from to to see what happened and it got the IP Address I just saw I could set the Hostname on the XBOX 360 manually so now it shows up in the device list. I still may try clearing the NVRAM again and see if that fixes it.
  9. kardzzz

    kardzzz Addicted to LI Member

    I've used tomato 1.21 onwards upto 1.25.8515 with my XBOX and had no issues with the DHCP. (lease time 1440 minutes)
    I setup a static DHCP for the mac and IP/hostname.
    Make sure your XBOX is setup to obtain IP automatically.

    You should start over by removing the xbox devices from the static list, switch one xbox on at a time, then use the 'device list' feature in tomato to assign a new IP (click on the device and you can assign an IP). Finally save the config and reboot. Hopefully that solves your problem.

    *Also, I setup a DHCP range and all my devices i want static get upwards, this way nothing gets in the way of my static devices
  10. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    I ended up upgrading to the 1.25 test version and all seems well now. I can now set Static IP's and all the XBOX 360's get the IP Address I want them to have.

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