Connection Lost you have been disconnected from the local network. Returning you to the main menu

Could not find a server that was suitable Halo 5

It’s not often I get to sit down and enjoy some online gaming these days. But when I do, I expect a pretty simple end user experience and shortest time to actually play a game. My most recent Xbox One game purchase was Halo 5 Guardians and I have had some issues connecting every time with what seems to be a generic error message: Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam.

Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam. Halo 5
Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam. Halo 5
Connection Lost you have been disconnected from the local network. Returning you to the main menu
Connection Lost you have been disconnected from the local network. Returning you to the main menu. Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam.

I found an Xbox  support article called: Troubleshoot Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer issues which gives some suggestions for basic troubleshooting but has still been unable to correct an ongoing problem keeping me from playing. There are also a pages on halowaypointreddit, and gamefaqs that offers some user suggested troubleshooting.

Here is what I have tried and what has seemed to work:

Hard Reboot (pull the power plug) of Xbox One: Has worked once, but not consistently.

Hard Reboot of Router: Has also worked once, but I like to keep my xbox in the DMZ and the hard reboot assigned another IP to the Xbox so I had to go back and reconfigure. Long story short, that has only worked once as well.

The best advice I have so far is: Unplug your Xbox, then unplug your router, breathe deeply for a minute, turn back on your router, then turn back on your Xbox. This has worked the most consistently for me so far but I’m not happy with this as a solution. I can play other games fine when this is a problem so any other advice or troubleshooting techniques would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Article by: Rob Steele

Rob Steele is a Principal Systems Engineer with Roundtower Technologies specializing in enterprise data center architecture. For over 15 years he has architected, implemented, and supported data center solutions for Fortune 50-5000 customers. Rob holds multiple vendor certifications and is an active voice in the IT community. Current areas of focus include: Software Defined Data Center, Cloud Automation, Flash Storage, Big Data, Scale Out NAS, Third Platform, IoT - Internet of Things. Follow Rob on twitter: @RobSteele #EMCElect #CiscoChampion #vExpert