Xbox Live not working with XBOX One X and OpenDNS

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    Michael Coleman (Edited )

    Dilbee,

     

    Please open up a support ticket with our team by using the support portal or emailing support@opendns.com if you are still experiencing a problem with this.

     

    I will be closing this thread as it has clearly derailed.

     

    Michael

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    rotblitz

    DNS and ports are unrelated. Therefore I do not think that opening ports would have any success unless these ports are needed by XBox and are actually blocked by something on your end, incoming or outgoing.

    "Nothing would fix the connection."

    DNS is not related to connections.  DNS is the phone book of the internet, not the phone lines.  If your issues are related to connections (phone lines), then fixing with DNS (phone book) will not help.

    "Do I need to Whitelist these in my DNS settings?"

    We cannot answer this.  You can answer this yourself by checking https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/blockeddomains
    If there's nothing blocked which is XBox Live related, then you don't have to whitelist anything.  Else yes, you would unblock or whitelist the blocked domain names.

    "I really would love to use your product"

    It's not my product, and you normally do not talk to staff here, but to other users.

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    dillbee

    It would still regulate what sites the XBOX would be allowed to visit. Has to be related to the DNS change as it works with the OpenDNS not applied.  So... Anyone that has had this issue before how did you fix it?

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    "It would still regulate what sites the XBOX would be allowed to visit."

    If you meant "OpenDNS" by "it", "domains" by "sites" and "query" by "visit", then yes.  I.e.

        OpenDNS would still regulate what domains the XBox would be allowed to query.

    Correct.  That said, you didn't find anything related at https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/blockeddomains - right?  Then OpenDNS didn't "regulate" anything.

    "Has to be related to the DNS change as it works with the OpenDNS not applied."

    What DNS service do you use else?  Well, I did tell you how to fix it if it is really related to OpenDNS.  Why do you continue to ask instead of following my instructions?

    If you want additional ideas, did you try searching the forum for related threads?  There are many!  
    For example https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/220015567 

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    dillbee

    I don't understand your question "Why do you continue to ask instead of following my instructions?"

     

    I don't see instructions. Just comments. I understand how the blocked domains dashboard works as you stated. 

    "Correct.  That said, you didn't find anything related at https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/blockeddomains- right?  Then OpenDNS didn't "regulate" anything."

    I will ask it in a different way...

     

    Setting my DNS in my Google Wifi router with OpenDNS settings makes my Xbox Live not work.  All other devices work great!

    Not using OpenDNS in my Google Wifi router makes the Xbox Live work properly.

     

    Why is this???

    Does anyone have a list of things to try other than just telling me to search the community posts?

     

     

     

     

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    rotblitz

    My instructions have been:

    And no, I did not ask you to search the community posts.  Instead I asked if you did this and provided you with a link to your identical issue.

    "Not using OpenDNS in my Google Wifi router makes the Xbox Live work properly.  Why is this???"

    Google DNS (or whatever other DNS you use) does not block anything.  OpenDNS allows you to block categories of domains or individual domains at your dashboard.  You may have XBox Live related domains blocked with your dashboard settings.

    Also, I see that you are unwilling to cooperate, or you simply don't understand what I wrote.  You don't answer questions and don't follow instructions and suggestions.  It's really hard to help somebody like you.  Don't be too optimistic to think that anybody else can help you.

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    dillbee

    HA HA!  Nice response. Very predictable.  I see you have a tendency to be arrogant in your responses to many other people as well. I certainly hope you do not do this for a living.  I am positive of one thing that your responses offer 0 help.  

     

    Have a great day!

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    dillbee

    TAKE 2

    Setting my DNS in my Google Wifi router with OpenDNS settings makes my Xbox Live not work.  All other devices work great!

    Not using OpenDNS in my Google Wifi router makes the Xbox Live work properly.

    0 Blocked Domains under https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/blockeddomains

    Why is this???

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    rotblitz (Edited )
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    rotblitz (Edited )

    Regardless, you may try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKeEZGyv0SE

    Else your best bet is to Submit a request - users cannot help you further, and staff may be able to check this.

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    dillbee (Edited )

    Once again.  Predictable.

    I do agree with one statement you made. " impression that you don't want help from me. Accepted".  

    If you "Accepted" then why do you comment??? 

    Funny you speak for ALL Users when you state that "users cannot help you further".  

    Why on earth would I block domains and then say something can't get through? I didn't know the obvious needed to be stated. If my tv doesn't work do I need to state that it's plugged in???  Why would that even be something anyone would post.   Any tech person with common sense would know to eliminate the blocked content and test the connection. 

    Remember... You "Accepted "

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    rotblitz

    "If my tv doesn't work do I need to state that it's plugged in???"

    No, but you could at least mention the exact error being raised.  "It does not work" is of no use.

    https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/networking/network-connection-error-solution

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    cybertronian

    Rotblitz... Sorry dude but you must not understand sarcasm. The point of the last statement was to not state the obvious. So funny you had to comment on that.  Why offer to "help" people with condescending statements. It really isn't needed and doesn't do a thing for anyone. 

    I've been reading this since yesterday. I'm a Network Tech for a large corporation in the US.  Using services like OpenDNS DO provide filtering options and do regulate what websites devices can go to on a personal network. The problem could be with your Google Wifi but I doubt that. I would try using the least restricted mode in OpenDNS, open the ports as you first stated even though you may have no domain blocks.  If all your OTHER devices (- the Xbox)  are working normally with or without OpenDNS services applied to your network settings then it would have to be OpenDNS. I will watch for a resolution to your issue. Good Luck!

    sar·casm
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    rotblitz (Edited )

    @cybertronian 

    Never mind, I generally ignore attitudes like sarcasm or irony as if it hasn't happened.  They are just good to cover weaknesses of individuals being sarcastic or ironic.  And it doesn't help other people who read this and have the same problem.

    The issue cannot be with non-open ports, else he would face the problem with any DNS service, not just with OpenDNS.  I also would think the issue is because of filtering settings at the OpenDNS dashboard.  Therefore the link to the YouTube video where someone explains how to assign another DNS service just for the XBox.

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