I am attempting to set up a network between a pc with 2 NICs and a Xbox. I have spent about 10 hours on failed attempts and read every tutuorial I can find. I am listing in detail all hardware and settings used. If you know of any conflicts with the below items that would prevent ICS from working please say so. If your good with networking, could you please point out the error because I cant seem to find it. I know nothing about networking so any help is appreciated.
I have SBC DSL with a Dynamic IP (ipconfig /all screen shot below). On the screen shot I have a line that says domain_not_set.invalid and Im not sure if this could be the problem. I connect using a Speedstream 5100 modem. I do NOT have a router, Hub, or firewall.
My network is set up as follows: Modem -> NIC1->NIC2->Xbox (Crossover cable from NIC 2 to Xbox)
NIC1 is intergrated (SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter). I have ICS turned on with this and set to obtain IP Adress and DNS automaticaly.
NIC2 is a stand alone card (3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)). I have tried numerous settings with this, all came from tutorials and havent gotten it to work. I believe my problem is with the settings here. I can ping the xbox, ftp in, and map network drives with the settings I found in the tutorial. I cannot seem to get an internet connection though using these same settings. When I turn ICS on NIC1 (ICS is not turned on NIC2) it assigns this IP 192.168.01 and mask 255.255.255.0, everything else is blank. I have filled in about every number I get from ipconfig but still nothing. When I set it to automaticaly obtain an ip address, the Xbox registers as 0.0.0.0.
My Xbox is mod'd with Soft Mod Installer Deluxe. I havent messed with the settings in the bios but if I need to please let me know. I assume that evox would set the connection since its the program that launches.
I can get the xbox to get on the internet by directly connecting it to the modem and it works fine, different settings of course. I use evox as my default dash. I have tried numerous settings here, including setting static ip to no. I havent tried changing it but I assume set up network should be left on yes.
My main reason of getting this connection working is for XBMC. XBMC also works when directly connected to the modem but not through 2 NICs. I have tried many variations and have set it to automatic but not luck. Strange thing is that when I power on my Xbox, my PCs internet connection dies so I dont have a connection on either. I read that having ICS on NIC2 will cause this but its not enabled.
Stupid Shit Not Accepting Imageshack, anyways I guess Ill type it up:
Windows IP Configuration:
Primary DNS Suffix Blank
Node Type Unkown
IP Routing Enabled Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled No
All of NIC2 Info is above
Ethernet Adapter Internet Connection:
Connection-Specific DNS Suffix domain_not_set.invalid
Dhcp Enabled Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes
IP Address 22.214.171.124
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 126.96.36.199
DHCP Server 192.168.0.1
DNS Server 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained And Lease Expire are for 10 minute durations and a new one is generated.
This post has been edited by practal: Aug 1 2005, 07:47 PM