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Long story short, the place where I live won't grant me access to use my xbox live because I can't adjust the MTU settings on the router, end of story. Is there a way I could get around this by buying my own router and using that instead?
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would this be viable?

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Long story short, the place where I live won't grant me access to use my xbox live because I can't adjust the MTU settings on the router, end of story. Is there a way I could get around this by buying my own router and using that instead?

What residential network would not use a standard MTU packet size? Are you 100% sure this is the issue?


Interesting... not sure if a router can buffer packets and adjust the MTU size.
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From what I understand all you're needing is a wireless router?
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What residential network would not use a standard MTU packet size? Are you 100% sure this is the issue?


Interesting... not sure if a router can buffer packets and adjust the MTU size.
DD-WRT will allow you to adjust your MTU.
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I'm sure the MTU is hte issue. The main issue besides that is that the router is using Cisco clean access which prevents me from even getting to that point of saying I need to adjust the MTU settings - I got to there by putting all my xbox's network info as the same as my laptop. Essentially, I can't get on live because to use the network on a computer you need to accept the terms of cisco clean access through your internet browser which I can't do on the xbox - I can connect to the local network, but not the internet. Could I just buy a wireless router and use that?
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Router would work fine for AAA login since you will be originating from the same IP for all devices. You should also be able to adjust the MTU size on DD-WRT, but I would be extremely surprised if this was actually the issue
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The issue doesnt matter here, moot point. All I'm asking is if this router would work even though the wireless access point that I normally use has cisco clean access and that normally blocks xbox live from working.
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i dont know if this helps, but the access point that I'm using now is a Cisco Aironet 1200 series.
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And as stated if you actually read the first sentence, it should work if you have a router that either

1) Authenticates to the network in 'client' mode if it's wireless in your building
2) Puts your LAN behind NAT when using wired

DD-WRT compatible device would work for both uses.
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