Xbox 360 To The Net?:(

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rudeboy420

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Hey,

I've finally gotten around to hooking up my xbox 360 to the net. Now I have everything i need. I have an eithernet switch hooked up to a cabel modem running just my home computer and now my xbox. I go through the xbox connection test and it tells me it cannot get the IP adress but the light on the router says it is connected Does anyone know why?
 

rudeboy420

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Not yet but i will but do i really need to do that all the time cause the switch should be working
 
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Your mistake is going with a ethernet switch instead of a router.

"Routers for home networks (often called broadband routers) also can join multiple networks. These routers are designed specifically to join the home (LAN) to the Internet (WAN) for the purpose of Internet connection sharing. In contrast, neither hubs nor switches are capable of joining multiple networks or sharing an Internet connection. A home network with only hubs and switches must designate one computer as the gateway to the Internet, and that device must possess two network adapters for sharing, one for the home LAN and one for the Internet WAN. With a router, all home computers connect to the router equally, and it performs the equivalent gateway functions."
 

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I would agree with GripS on this. Most likely your ISP is only allowing one IP address through your modem. Having more than one machine on the line asking for an IP address would cause the machine/s to not get an IP address. For an easier fix you will need to replace the swtich with a router.
 
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