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    xbox live

    im thinking about getting a xbox 360, but for using xbox live i know u can connect it via wireless or ethernet cable. i was wondering if it was possible to connect the xbox via ethernet cable to a pc, and that pc connected to the internet via wireless router?

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    Yes. You'll need a cross over cable (or a gigabit ethernet port) and to manually configure settings and most importantly the PC hosting needs to act as a gateway.

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    do you know where i will be able to get these settings? and is it the pc with the router or the pc connected to the 360 to act as the gateway?

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    Can this be done with a crossover cable connected to an ethernet port on a pc which is on the wlan? I can't find instructions on the MS site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctid
    Can this be done with a crossover cable connected to an ethernet port on a pc which is on the wlan? I can't find instructions on the MS site.

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    yeh, sorry guys this is what i want, pc to router via WLAN

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    Once the XBOX360 is connected to your PC via ethernet, how the PC is connected to the router (wireess or ethernet) shouldnt make any difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Once the XBOX360 is connected to your PC via ethernet, how the PC is connected to the router (wireess or ethernet) shouldnt make any difference
    yes but shouldnt i need different settings? wireless or not?

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    I've got it all connected properly but the Xbox Live test fails at the IP Address bit. Any ideas? In the TCP/IP properties, I've tried setting the IP to both dynamic and static, but my dashboard always gives the same ip, 192.169.x.x, which none of my network devices have. All my others are 192.168.2.x

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    ps. sorry for hijacking the thread johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctid
    I've got it all connected properly but the Xbox Live test fails at the IP Address bit. Any ideas? In the TCP/IP properties, I've tried setting the IP to both dynamic and static, but my dashboard always gives the same ip, 192.169.x.x, which none of my network devices have. All my others are 192.168.2.x

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    ps. sorry for hijacking the thread johnny
    lol so you should be, dont matter too much as you have a xbox and i dont! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagster
    yes but shouldnt i need different settings? wireless or not?
    Windows just see's any connection as a "network connection" in your network places. As far as I know, it should make no difference to it being wireless or not - windows will treat them all in the same way,
    Just try it and let us know
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctid
    I've got it all connected properly but the Xbox Live test fails at the IP Address bit. Any ideas? In the TCP/IP properties, I've tried setting the IP to both dynamic and static, but my dashboard always gives the same ip, 192.169.x.x, which none of my network devices have. All my others are 192.168.2.x

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    ps. sorry for hijacking the thread johnny
    So even if you set it to static and manualy set the IP to 192.168.2.x, it still reverts to the .169 one ?
    Thats really strange if it does. On static it should either give you the IP you want, not give you one and provide an error, or assign itself an "internal" one (usualy in the 169. range)
    Unless the 192.169.x.x is the xbox's default internal one...... no idea !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    So even if you set it to static and manualy set the IP to 192.168.2.x, it still reverts to the .169 one ?
    Thats really strange if it does. On static it should either give you the IP you want, not give you one and provide an error, or assign itself an "internal" one (usualy in the 169. range)
    Unless the 192.169.x.x is the xbox's default internat one...... no idea !
    I used to have my 360 wired directly to my router, but now my 360 is in my bedroom and I don't fancy laying cable all around my house.

    I refuse to pay the 60 odd quid MS want for the wireless adapter as well. Is there no way to use a wireless adapter which uses ethernet with it? I've got an Asus one from my old xbox.

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