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#1 Ed_X


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Posted 22 September 2003 - 08:13 PM

Our network looks like this.

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The side of PC2 is my side, the PC1 is the neighbors'. PC1 runs XLink messenger in WGN Mode, but only finds the right x-box. When i run xlink on pc2, my pc, it only finds == as expected == my x-box.

The left lan is on subnet
The wlan is on subnet
The right lan is on subnet

Our subnets are routed by PC1 and PC2. My xbox can ping the other one, and of course that xbox can reach mine. We simply cant play together. It seems that xlink messenger has got trouble with multiple subnets.
Or am i wrong with my assumption?

Thanx in advance

btw. replacing that wlan with a regular lan and making this one big subnet is not an option. Why else would we've chosen for expensive wlan if we could blink.gif

#2 flat235


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Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:07 PM

On PC1 , create an XP Network bridge between the Real NIC and the WLAN NIC - *DONT* include the USB NIC (if there is one) in the bridge.. Then ensure that ICS (or whatever u use ) know to use the Virtual Bridge adapter as the Local NIC for ICS..

On PC2, do the same.. create a bridge between LAN and WLAN.

Set PC1's bridge IP to , subnet


a.) Set all other pc's / xboxes to DHCP,

or better,

b.) Manually assign IP's to all other xboxes / pc's in the 192.168.x.x range... *ALL ON SUBNET*

Reboot everything, starting with PC1..

Run XLink on PC1 .. both xboxes will detect as local..

Job done.. (and u can then also use normal syslink together)


Edited by flat235, 22 September 2003 - 09:08 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2003 - 12:05 AM

see? I told you he would read it biggrin.gif

TD is the man.

#4 Ed_X


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Posted 23 September 2003 - 06:58 AM

Yah we got it working earlier by bridging those connections. But there's one problem: the LAN is 100 mbit and the WLAN is 54 mbit. When we bridge those, the speed is awful [i'm talking about less than 10 kBps]. I've heard it could've been the wireless drivers that were crappy, but better ones aint available.

Oh, and the routing functions will be disabled if everything is on the same subnet.

Edited by Ed_X, 26 September 2003 - 08:08 PM.

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