Thread: xbox live help
December 11th, 2004, 09:02 PM #1
xbox live help
Ok I used to have the xbox hooked up directly through the router bu now I want to use it in my basement so i does not use the upstairs tv. I have a computer downstairs hooked up wirelessly to the internet. I put a pci lan card into my computer and put in a cable between the xbox and the card. I have tried bridging the connection but that just makes the internet not work. I think the reason it does not work is because the lan card does not have an ip address. Anyway I want to figure out how to get this working without buying an $80 wireless thing for the xbox or running a coax or lan cable all the way down here. Thanks
NOTE: I have have used the search button on the forums and did not find anything, and that dsl/ps2 thread just started does not help either.
December 11th, 2004, 09:22 PM #2
First you need to make sure you are using a crossover cable between the xbox and pc, not a patch cable that would run from your router to the xbox or pc. Then the only thing I can think of is to hook up your modem to your computer and use ics.
December 11th, 2004, 09:25 PM #3
i am using a crossover cable. And the modem is a cable modem so it has to stay upstairs hence the long coaxle from upstairs to downstairs for the cable modem to work down here
December 11th, 2004, 09:33 PM #4
Does the lan card in your computer light up? If you does try going into your xbox and setting up the network settings. If you are using DHCP, it might not be getting though to the xbox.
December 11th, 2004, 09:50 PM #5
December 11th, 2004, 09:54 PM #6
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you need to set up internet connection sharing on the PC. Your ping times might not be too good with that setup though (or they might be fine!) - xbox to PC LAN to PC wireless to router to Net - quite a long trip. Something to watch out for if you get stutters in your games.
December 11th, 2004, 10:48 PM #7
ok i got the ip address to work. Now the dns server won't work. I've tried it on automatic but it wont work. I have also set it at the same address as the ip but still doesnt work. If someone could help me with this then i will be able to play!!
Thanks for your help so far dannychuckle!
December 11th, 2004, 11:17 PM #8
Last edited by cableuser; December 11th, 2004 at 11:44 PM.
December 11th, 2004, 11:45 PM #9
December 12th, 2004, 12:05 AM #10
What brand is ur router. And make sure u allow the router to give out its Ip because i had the same problem entil i changed the sercuity things.3.2ghz HT P4
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December 12th, 2004, 12:42 AM #11
the router is a belkin wireless 54g. It did give an ip to the card. The ip address works what i cant get to work is the dns server.
December 12th, 2004, 02:52 AM #12
i have tried everything i can think of and things people have suggested does anyone else know how to help me?
December 12th, 2004, 05:35 AM #13
December 12th, 2004, 03:27 PM #14
Sweeper If you would have took the time to read what the site you listed said you could see that it does not help in any way with the dns server problem.
December 12th, 2004, 05:22 PM #15
Nope... didn't even read it. Just posted it just in case you hadn't been through it. Sorry to have tried to help.
December 12th, 2004, 05:25 PM #16
dont worry, what i said was a little harsh. I am sure something easy can be done to fix it and noone knows what it is.
December 13th, 2004, 11:13 AM #17
What os are you runnin cable?"Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, and nothing is ever as good as it seems. Reality is usually somewhere in the middle" - Lou Holtz
December 13th, 2004, 06:49 PM #18
December 16th, 2004, 02:50 AM #19
I still need some help with this as the solution is still not found.
December 16th, 2004, 02:34 PM #20
XP pro or home?"Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, and nothing is ever as good as it seems. Reality is usually somewhere in the middle" - Lou Holtz
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