Note: This guide applies to the Xbox Dashboard version 2.0.13599.0 (System Settings -> Console Settings -> System Info)

First, decide which IP you want to statically assign to your xbox. This should be a number outside of the range that your router will automatically issue DHCP addresses.

Next, in your Xbox UI, navigate to: My Xbox -> System Settings -> Network Settings -> (Either Wired or Wireless, depending on how your xbox is connected) -> Configure Network -> Basic Settings

  1. Select the first option that includes IP Settings and IP Address.
  2. Select "Manual" from the "Edit IP Settings" UI.
  3. Select "IP Address" and enter the IP address you decided on at the beginning.
  4. Select "Subnet Mask" and enter the subnet mask for your LAN created by your router. For example, mine is
  5. Select "Gateway" and enter the IP address for your router. With 192.168.* configurations, it is often
  6. Select Done and enter the DNS Settings section of the "Configure Network" menu
  7. For Primary and Secondary DNS servers, I used OpenDNS:, and respectively.

Finally, you can configure your router to port forward the xbox live traffic to your statically IP’d xbox console. The ports to map are as follows:

  • 3074 both UDP and TCP
  • 88 UDP only
  • 53 both UDP and TCP
  • 1863 both UDP and TCP

Troubleshooting When I initially configured my static IP for the xbox, I didn’t specify a DNS server, since I had just assumed the router or the xbox itself would figure that out. However, after restarting the xbox, I noticed that it would no longer automatically sign in to xbox live. After some googling, I found mention of someone else running into a similar problem, and for them manually specifying a DNS server solved their problem. Once I manually specified a DNS server, my xbox has automatically logged into xbox live every time.