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Wireless Network Creation (Windows 7 PC & Xbox 360)

Discussion in 'Networking' started by BulletBill, Dec 9, 2011.

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  1. BulletBill

    BulletBill Thread Starter

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    I'm attempting to setup a wireless connection between my Xbox 360 and my desktop PC. In the past I was able to network together my desktop and my brother's laptop so he could transfer some files. It wasn't easy then for me but I know it's possible to create a wireless network with this PC.

    Frankly I despise Microsoft's setup wizard for creating a network, especially since it gives me nothing to select when I click on "Create a new network". I ended up trying an ad-hoc network which seemed like it was going to do the trick for a time shot until I got things figured out. Unfortunately that didn't work out since once my 360 was connected to that network it would deny that the network existed.

    I guess I miss the old days of following the wires to trace where things might be amiss. I'm floundering pretty big here trying to figure out how to go about setting up a wireless network when I know it can be done and that I have everything that's necessary.

    In short I'm completely out of my element here and feeling pretty lost and frustrated. I've tried looking up how to create a wireless network on various sites but none of what has been posted fits what I'm working with or completely answers the questions I have.


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  2. TerryNet

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    The Xbox includes a Wi-Fi adapter now? Does it support ad-hoc wireless?
     
  3. BulletBill

    BulletBill Thread Starter

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    The 360 has integrated Wi-Fi now. It was an extra surprise when I bought a new 360. I'm assuming it supports ad-hoc since it recognized the ad-hoc network when it searched for wireless networks. I was able to log onto the ad-hoc network I had created but when I ran a diagnostic for a network connection to my PC it found no connection. I then attempted to pull up a map for my network and my PC found nothing.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Possibly a non-Windows firewall or security suite blocking that network? You are trying w/o encryption until you get it working, right?

    Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

    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.
     
  5. BulletBill

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    I attempted things with and without Kaspersky turned on. I was trying with encryption, but tried it without encryption once I saw the 360 doesn't do WPA when it sets up as a host for an ad-hoc network.

    http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/BulletBill76/xirruswifi.png

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : VAIO-Desktop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Novatel Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-C6-00-00-00
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6c6b:31cc:28a9:ed88%21(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.188.252.81(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.252
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 10, 2011 2:02:56 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 10, 2011 4:02:56 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.188.252.82
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.188.252.82
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 520134854
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-AD-39-61-54-42-49-5E-78-48

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.174.92.14
    69.78.96.14
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 7E-DD-08-DE-EF-F3
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
    net Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-42-49-5E-78-48
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 78-DD-08-DE-EF-F3
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{B0EE257D-AFEF-4956-8BBC-3A2C71C409B8}:

    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 isatap.{FB53407B-9E9D-49DF-B851-B8A14CF67273}:

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

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{C7DD0D16-80C8-4C26-9792-C34F1EBB21F7}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:1c56:f0ff:5905:fe7c(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c56:f0ff:5905:fe7c%14(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{5F909625-E8E8-4D25-90EC-D791E1B7D3B5}:

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

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    I don't know what's wrong, nor how to continue trouble shooting.
     
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