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i have a very complicated issue, ineed multiple people

By IH8PunkRock ยท 9 replies
Jun 23, 2006
  1. ok my dsl box is plugged into a wireless linksys router. my computer has a wireless linksys card in it. so i can get on to the internet from my comp.
    Now im trying to connect my 360 to my computer so i can access xbox live.

    i put in an ethernet card and plugged in my 360. i tested the connection and it knew it was wired but couldnt get an ip adress. we couldnt get that to work so we tried connecting the 360 to a hub and connecting the pc to the hub as well. that didnt work either.

    if u understand my problem please help me i really wanna play on the internet.
    thanx for any help
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    I don't know anything about this issue but I suggest you post this thread in the gaming section. This will make a reply more likely.


  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Thread moved.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. mscott00

    mscott00 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    the hub wont work, seeing as both devices will be arguing over who gets the ip address. I would suggest trying to hook up your 360 straight to DSL, and if you can get a connection that way, then work with the router.
  5. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190


    go into your router and make sure it acts as a dhcp server
    that way your isp assigns the router an ip adress and your router will assing all of your devices an ip adress
  6. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    I have a HUB in here on top of my desk that runs from the DSL router across the house. I have both my computer and Xbox plugged into it and they can both be on the net at the same time. Is there a uplink button on your HUB? If so make sure it is on. When i was hooking my Xbox up to the HUB for the first time i had problems with the network cables i had it has to be a certain kind. You need TIA/EIA Enhanced Tac 5 cable.(This is what mine is) Pay attention to the upload and download speed the cable can produce when you buy it as well.
  7. mscott00

    mscott00 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    Using a hub isn't going to give you two IP address's. I don't know too much about DSL and whether or not they issue multiple IP Address's (correst me if I'm wrong.. they probably don't) but thats why a router is needed instead of a Hub. My understanding of that would be that whatever device was registed with the IP address given to the DSL line would have internet access - allowing only one or the other to use online at a time.
  8. IH8PunkRock

    IH8PunkRock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    i dropped the hub. i have a router that has the dsl connected into it. i have an identical router that connects to my 360. im trying to get the router to pick up the signals sent by the other router with the dsl. the xbox got an ip adress but couldnt find the dns server. how can i fix it.
    if i have to go into the router how do i do it?
    (the router connected to my xbox is not connected to my computer)
  9. mscott00

    mscott00 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    OK, if you're having trouble with one router not communicating with another router then that is possibly the problem. A while back when I was hosting a Lanparty we had to use one router as the Router, and the other had to be used as a switch. For some reason both routers were trying to take charge of dhcp. In the settings of one of them you can turn the routing function off and use it as a switch. Check the manual and settings.. hope that helps.
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    the WAN (Internet side) should look like
    modem(dsl or cable) --- router(1)​
    router1 will get an IP address from the ISP and the gateway,dns,mask values.
    You should enable DHCP service on this device.

    Normally, a four port router is sufficient for home use, but somes not.
    In this case, you can add more cabling points to the LAN by adding
    a switch or hub. Another router will work *IF* you do not plug into the WAN
    port (which means you'll only have 3 devices attached to this router).
    router(1) ---- (switch,hub,router) --- other LAN devices
    ........+ LAN devices attached to router(1)
    A 4-port switch would be preferred over a hub which would be preferred over another router,
    but if you have something already, use it rather than purchasing something else.
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