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How To Configure A Static IP On A Xbox 360 Located On Your Local Network

There are many reasons that you may want to set a static IP on your Xbox 360 but the biggest reason would probably be the fact that you are having trouble playing online multiplayer games. I will be writing another article soon about how to resolve the issue of NAT showing as Moderate on your Xbox 360. This article is specifically related to assigning a static IP on your home network to your Xbox 360. Once you complete the below steps you will always know the address of your Xbox 360 on your local network which will make things such as port forwarding easier in the future. Follow the steps below to assign a static IP address to your Xbox 360.

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Windows Defender: This operation returned because the timeout period expired. (Error Code: 0x800705b4)

I recently received a new Dell laptop that has Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit as the operating system. A friend and I were discussing virus protection software as well as spyware protection software and how Windows 7 handles each. I am a big fan of Windows Defender so I was looking at the configuration on my Windows 7 computer and realized that the Windows Defender service was not starting. I hadn’t even realized this because I typically turn off the Virus, Spyware, and Firewall messaging that Windows complains about if you don’t have each installed the way the OS wants. So needless to say I was surprised that Windows Defender was stopped. It took me awhile to finally figure out how to resolve and I came across a bunch of issues that others may have so below I describe the error, steps I took to resolve, and final resolution.