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Solved: Connecting xbox360 through wireless laptop

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  1. Terracio

    Terracio Thread Starter

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    Hi

    What I have is a doubt more than a problem. I seem to be able to connect to Xbox live with a regular ethernet cable through my PC just fine. However for some games opening the ports of xbox live makes a world of difference and there's where my problem begins.

    I used to be able to connect my 360 to the router directly and I would get the IP from the 360 menu and forward the needed ports using that IP, but since I started connecting through the laptop I get an unusable IP for that matter.

    Basically I'm supposed to be getting 192.168.1.xxx however the xbox is giving me 192.168.137.xxx which doesnt make sense since the IP the computer is getting is in the format of the former.

    What I'm wondering is if I use a crossover ethernet cable will the 360 get the same IP(or one in the forma of my router 192.168.1.xxx) so I can open those ports or will I have to get it directly into the router again?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Please show for the PC (assuming it is running Windows) ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. Terracio

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Efra>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Efra-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : choicecable.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
    et NIC (NDIS 6.20)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-FA-5F-DC
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f040:ae22:86b1:60a2%12(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.1(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268492984
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-7F-04-BC-00-E0-B8-FA-5F-DC

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%2
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%2
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : choicecable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
    nection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3C-9E-EB-7B
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::75f0:b747:7c39:9cc5%11(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 04, 2010 9:15:55 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 06, 2010 7:15:36 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 184557372
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-7F-04-BC-00-E0-B8-FA-5F-DC

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 206.248.95.213
    206.248.95.217
    206.248.95.215
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{238E8379-8D5D-4076-91F0-86D23155A4EA}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:20f9:2a42:3107:99bd(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::20f9:2a42:3107:99bd%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 15:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #8
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #4
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #5
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #6
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #7
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.choicecable.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : choicecable.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 16:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #9
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
  4. TerryNet

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    I don't have a clue how the Xbox is getting internet access through that PC. Are you using some program that has an internet connection sharing feature? Does the Xbox have a static or dynamic IP?
     
  5. Terracio

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    I'm using the share connection feature through Network and Sharing Center. Its dynamic I believe but I'm not sure why its getting it in the formar of 192.168.137 instead of 192.168.1.
    I even got the crossover ethernet cable and it still kept the 137
     
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    I'm not familiar with the share connection feature through Network and Sharing Center. Actually, I haven't even heard of it.

    I would change the ethernet connection to 'obtain IP auto' and 'obtain DNS auto' and then bridge the wireless and ethernet. Both those can be done in Network Connections; the easiest way I've found to get to Network Connections in Windows 7 is by typing "control netconnections" in a Run box. The bridge, in effect, connects the Xbox directly to the router.
     
  7. Terracio

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    Sounds good, but how would I go about bridging? It seems to be giving me an error message that reads:

    " To create a Network Bridge you must select at least two LAN or High-Speed Internet Connections that are not being used by Internet Connection Sharing"

    and I already turned the sharing off for the wireless adapter
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Select both connections and then click on Advanced - Bridge Connections.
     
  9. Terracio

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    Thanks a lot man, it worked, now I get an usable IP to port forward! Now to find out if the forwarding itself works!
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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