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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » October 23rd, 2019, 7:49 pm

I had an issue connecting my Vita to the newest Virgin router. I remember having to change a setting on the router set up, but I'm afraid I don't remember what :cry: Possibly changing it from 5ghz to 2.4...?

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » October 23rd, 2019, 8:15 pm

Yeah, both of those suggestions are things I’ve already tried ☹️.

Firstly I made sure that my Xbox DNS settings matched my routers - they did. When this didn’t garish any progressed I tried changing it to other settings people had suggested online, nothing.

I’ve also changed the channels that my router was set it. Originally it was automatic, so instead I tried 2, then 10 and saw no improvement.

Then I looked at my frequency that my router was putting out.

I have a Hub 3, so it puts out both 5 & 2.4 ghz signals.

Meh, I’ll have another play about with it tomorrow.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » October 23rd, 2019, 8:28 pm

Honestly, if anyone else has any ideas please mention them - I’m running out of things to try here.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » October 23rd, 2019, 9:24 pm

With my bt router by default it tries to work off one access port and it picks the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz signal automatically. But it hardly ever works properly like that, things keep flipping between the two and disconnecting. In its advanced settings I could configure it to effectively split the two into completely distinct wireless access points, with different names, so I could lock each device to the one it worked with best.

That only really affects my iPad and switch though, all my consoles are wired into the router direct.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » October 23rd, 2019, 9:28 pm

Sounds like the virgin setup does allow you to do the same. Worth a shot.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Ne ... -p/3901137

(The 5Ghz signal is a bit faster and generally suffers less from interference, but has shorter range so you need to be nearer the router to get a stable on it. I think where mine is it’s just on the edge of where 5 keeps dropping out, so I have to make some things use the 2.5)

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » October 24th, 2019, 5:57 am

Ah, top stuff mate.

I’ll try that tonight.

Sadly, the router/wireless point are still in the same room, so signal strength won’t be an issue but maybe it’s a signal type thing.

I’ll try only using 2.5.

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Post by Alex79uk » October 24th, 2019, 11:44 am

Flabyo wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
Sounds like the virgin setup does allow you to do the same. Worth a shot.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Ne ... -p/3901137

(The 5Ghz signal is a bit faster and generally suffers less from interference, but has shorter range so you need to be nearer the router to get a stable on it. I think where mine is it’s just on the edge of where 5 keeps dropping out, so I have to make some things use the 2.5)
Yes that's exactly what I did with my Virgin router. Two WiFi networks, one on 2.4 and one in 5ghz. They've got identical names except the last number. I'm sure that's how I got my Vita to connect in the end, it couldn't connect to 5 so had to force it to connect to the 2.4 only. I'd have thought the Xbox wouldn't have the same issue, but worth trying for sure.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » October 24th, 2019, 5:32 pm

Sadly, nope, nothing suggested has worked.

I connected briefly with an Ethernet cable across the room in the hope that it do ‘something’ that fixes it all but no.

I’m now currently factory resetting my Virgin Media Hub and Xbox in the absolute hope it fixes it.

If not, I’m booting it down the garden.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » October 24th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Well it’s finally up and running 😄.

No idea what I did.

After one of the many reboots of the console and then left idle, it suddenly connected and is beautiful.

Jumped straight into Gamepass and have The Outer Wilds downloading.

As well as Oblivion to see if my old old save is on there 😄😄.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » October 24th, 2019, 9:06 pm

Woohoo!

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » November 14th, 2019, 10:05 am

XO19 starts this evening with a presentation on the usual streaming places at 8pm GMT

Some of what’s likely to be announced has started to leak, ill spoiler what I’ve heard so far...
Spoiler: show
Looks like Halo Reach will be added to the Master Chief Collection this evening, if you’ve missed that one do give it a go, it’s probably my favourite after ODST.

Rage 2 might be coming to gamepass, and apparently there’s going to be new Obsidian and Rare games shown.

What there won’t be is anything about project Scarlett, so don’t go expecting any new Halo or Fable things (unless they’ve said that as misdirection of course)

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Scrustle » November 14th, 2019, 12:16 pm

I heard that Obsidian is supposedly revealing a new IP at this show, and there will be more news on Bleeding Edge as well. I assume the former will more likely be just a tease for something launching on the next gen, but it'll still be interesting to see what their first Microsoft-owned game will be.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by FemalePheromones » November 14th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Rumours are Halo Reach is launching later today.....

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by ThirdMan » November 14th, 2019, 1:25 pm

Are any of the Halo games standalone stories to a certain extent? I'd like to try one of the newer ones on Game Pass but don't know where to start? I'm sure Combat Evolved holds up very well but I've no interested in playing through them all.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Scrustle » November 14th, 2019, 2:07 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Are any of the Halo games standalone stories to a certain extent? I'd like to try one of the newer ones on Game Pass but don't know where to start? I'm sure Combat Evolved holds up very well but I've no interested in playing through them all.
The main numbered games do have a narrative through-line, but story had never been especially important for enjoying the games. I'd say 3 and 5 might be kind of confusing if you haven't played 2 or 4 respectively, so those might be ones to avoid starting with. Reach might be a good place to start, being a prequel. I would say that at least 1-3 should be a priority though. The newer games aren't as well regarded, especially 5. The campaign of 4 isn't bad though.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » November 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm

I thought 5 was better than 4 myself, but yeah, ODST and Reach are the ones to play if you’ve not fussed about the through line.

More spoilers for later...
Spoiler: show
Witcher 3 on gamepass

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » November 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm

ODST I think, is my favourite Halo game.

It’s darker and grimier than the others, with a more engaging story I feel. I went back collected all the audio logs a while ago and found it padded out that story fantastically.

Then Halo 3 and Reach for me.

Halo 5’s MP is stella.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Scrustle » November 14th, 2019, 4:23 pm

ODST is another that expects you to have played 2 to understand what the hell is going on. I like that one too, but I'm not as crazy about it as others. It's a neat off-shoot that tries some different things and has a really cool mood to it.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by DomsBeard » November 14th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Reach is my favourite. I already have it so has it been GWG at some point?.

ODST was great too. Never played 1 or 2 finished 3, dabbled with 4 and never played 5.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by ThirdMan » November 15th, 2019, 12:11 am

Thanks for the advice!

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