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Modem Mode cures all (nearly)

Ladies and gentlemen I have finally seen the light after some 20 years of being a Virgin / NTL / Cabletel /Cable Online customer. Stick the rubbish hub in to modem mode and get a good router. I now have an Asus RT-AC86U belting out *wirelessly* my contracted 350/35 at 370/37 at the opposite corner of the house. Yes I had to source the router from Amazon Spain as apparently sold out in the UK and therefore also had to grt a £3 plug adapter from Wickes but what a difference!

One small issue please for the techies. Wired connection with the Xbox switches manically between wired and wireless and is only stable if I unplug the ethernet cable but I would prefer that one to be wired. Any ideas please? (IP already reset to Normal from Aggressive) Ta. 

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Have you checked out the settings on the Xbox, you should be able to turn off WiFi. My Mac mini simultaneously connects to Ethernet and WiFi and works fine, although I have turned off the WiFi. 


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Thanks I'll check 

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@Cardiffman281 wrote:

One small issue please for the techies. Wired connection with the Xbox switches manically between wired and wireless and is only stable if I unplug the ethernet cable but I would prefer that one to be wired. Any ideas please?


Change the wireless password on the router then Xbox can't connect by wireless.

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Asus firmware update followed by disabling wireless did the trick. Thanks. 

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With the Xbox One, One X and Series S|X, when you connect them via an Ethernet cable, this takes priority over the wireless adapter and ceases the wireless connection, so you shouldn't need to do anything with wireless settings in the router or the console to use a wired connection on the Xbox. I'm not near my consoles right now to double check, but I'm sure that once connected via Ethernet cable, the wireless options in the console's Network Settings disappear as well. You can't disable the Xbox's wireless adapter via settings, you can either set the console to offline (all or nothing setting), disconnect/forget your wireless network (adapter still active), or plug in an Ethernet cable to give that connection priority over wireless.

Whenever I've used a wired connection with any of my Xboxes, I've never seen them try and use the saved wireless network as well, like it seems your console is doing. That is an odd one.

Side note: Go careful with the Normal/Aggressive WAN setting, as this has nothing to do with devices inside your network and can lead to your device being blocked by the ISP if used incorrectly.

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When an Ethernet cable is connected to the Xbox the Wifi gets disabled.

If it’s flicking between then 2 then I would suspect the issue is the Ethernet cable. 


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