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#1 Buzzzlightyear

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 07:57 AM

(I dont know if im in the right forum, so please escort me to the appropriate one if this is too technical.)


Im sharing a wireless netowork with my neighbour. He has the router which brings the signals to my flat. I connect to this router with my pc wirelessly.

Because my pc is situated pretty far from where i have my xbox, i just recently bought a Linksys GWA54G wireless ethernet adapter to to link my xbox with my pc, rather than keep having to move the pc/xbox and using a crossover cable.

Now the connection is great with the new setup. I get great speed for ftp and streaming through xbmc (using ccxtream).

Ive got 2 wireless netowrking cards in my pc so i can both be connected to the internet and to the xbox at the same time.

So here comes the problem: Id like to share my internet connection from my pc to the xbox in order to come online with the xbox. (the signal from my neighbour is too weak where the xbox is, but my pc is in good range.)

Ive read serveral ICS guides on the net (as no are spesifically published here at x-s forums). But i cant get the internet connection sharing to work.

The card im using for the xbox has a static ip (192.168.0.1) as usual with ftp'ing etc. The other card which i use for the internet has a dynamic ip. Ive set up the Internet Connection Sharing service for the xbox-connection-card specifiying that it should connect to the internet through the other wlan card.

Ah, and by the way i try to connect to the internet through xbmc (2004-04-19 build), trying to start the weather service and imdb. (I dont know any other way to test if im online.)


Shouldnt this be more than enough to make things work?


In advance, thanks for your help, its much appreciated!


- BuzZz

Edited by Buzzzlightyear, 22 April 2004 - 08:11 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:37 AM

What you have sounds pretty good as far as the set up. make sure your xbmc or dash is set to use dhcp since you have ICS on the pc. That'll make sure all your xbox settings are correct.

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:54 AM

not sure if dhcp is actually necessary, but you may need to point DNS on the xbox to the PC. in your dash's config file, you will prolly need to make some entries like this:

<DNS1>10.10.10.1</DNS1>

where 10.10.10.1 would be replaced by the IP of the PC. also, make sure you have setup the weather of xbmc by putting you zip code in the xbmc config file.


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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:54 AM

What ver of Windows are you using? B/c if you're using XP, I would bridge the 2 NICs together and ask your neighbor to allow you to statically assign an IP to your xbox [like before where his DHCP range starts], or set it to something very high, but remain on the same network.

IE: His router: 192.168.1.1
your comp pulls via DHCP: 192.168.1.102
ask him if you can set your xbox to 192.168.1.33
Or you could just set the ip way out of range, like 192.168.1.249

I hate ICS, and since I've discovered the ability to bridge connections, life is great with my xbox online!

I bridged my connections together with a similar setup on my comp, but instead of wireless, I was using powerline adapters [using 1 NIC and 1 powerline adapter]

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 01:32 PM

what if his neighbor doesn't know he's sharing the internet? wink.gif

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 07:41 AM

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what if his neighbor doesn't know he's sharing the internet? 

wink.gif Hehe. Cant really go and ask for router configuration.

Im using winxp.

Well i got it going at last! The problem seems to be that i cant have a static ip in the NIC which is connected to the Xbox (i think).

Weather/IMDB works like a charm.

Only thing is that i dont seem to be able to connect by ftp, because i now have dynamic ip set. The way i see it i have to configure the static ip in the NIC's settings every time i want to go ftp'ing.

Im not exactly full of knowledge how DNS work and what it does, but will this be able to help me?

Cheers,
Buzzz

Edited by Buzzzlightyear, 23 April 2004 - 07:42 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2004 - 07:20 PM

i'm not exactly sure how you're setup now or why ftp wouldn't work now, but i'm pretty sure you can accomplish all of this using static IPs on the PC-to-xbox-NIC and on the xbox itself. if you do the following, i can tell you exactly how to set it up.

bring up a command prompt (Start, Run, command) and type the following:
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ipconfig /all > c:\ipconfig.txt

post the contents of the c:\ipconfig.txt file here or PM it to me if you're paranoid. also post/PM the IP/network settings from your xbox dashboard config file. which dashboard are you using, btw?

i may even be able to tell you how set this up using DHCP if you like...there's no difference. with DHCP, you get numbers automatically (that may change). with static you manually put those numbers in (and they don't change).





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