2 network cards in one pc

By Daddyboy2 ¬∑ 10 replies
Oct 19, 2007
  1. Hi all, can I do this , I want to keep one for internet and I want the other for linking up my xbox to my pc .
    any suggestions please ?
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    No you can't.

    You can only do this by using a good router connected to the internet, and you can connect to the computer and xbox 360.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    bushwhacker is talking bull****. You can hook up as many network cards as you want and connect stuff to them any way you like.

    If you want to give your Xbox internet access, then you have to set up internet connection sharing on your PC. This is a standard procedure and there are literally thousands of guides.
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    I tried it before, it won't work. Is it me or is there just another way?
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Well it works perfectly well for me. 10/100 pci nic--> xbox. 10/100/1000 built in gigabit on mobo--> Internet connection.

    Never had any problems with going online with my xbox.

    At one point i had a second pci nic in there to my small network before i had my router.
  6. Schmutz

    Schmutz TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Just you mate, I also sucessfully set up:

    USB MODEM --(usb cable)--> Downstairs PC [network card] --(ethernet cable)--> to...

    UPSTAIRS PC [networkcard1]--(ethernet cable)-->Laptop
    [networkcard2]--(ethernet cable)-->Xbox 360

    All online using a single connection. I have done this by using Internet connection sharing on the Downstairs PC. This gives the upstairs PC Internet. On that PC I go into "view network connections" and select all the connections I wish to use online with CTRL key pressed, and select "bridge connections" from the dropdown list.

    Hope it helps :)
  7. Daddyboy2

    Daddyboy2 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I have only got an old xbox , will this be the same
    just want to transfer some folders once ive downloaded them off the net from my pc
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Same here, I only have an old xbox.

    For file transferring, flashfxp works well. It's not free, but the trial may last long enough for you to do what you want - http://www.inicom.net/pages/en.ffxp-home.php

    You have to set a static ip on the xbox then tell flashfxp the ip to connect to if memory serves.
  9. Schmutz

    Schmutz TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Yeah I'm sure its the same mate. By using "bridge connections" and configuring it correctly the ethernet cables comming out of that machine will be online
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Also You can run own firewall using IPCop which uses two or more NIC cards. It does work! Or you can have your own mydomain in your home runing Server with two NIC with hardware firewall that too works. Just have to configure it right and you'll be all set..
  11. dae_amp_ika_dtp

    dae_amp_ika_dtp TS Rookie Posts: 42

    make sure the ethernet cable is a "cross-over cable".
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