Oct 16 2003, 02:08 PM
I read somewhere that for xbconnect to work, your computer has to be hardwired but your xbox can be wifi. i bought the dlink bridge, and my notebook is wifi. i have been able to ftp into the xbox to my heart's content. last night i tried xbconnect for the first time, and i was able to see my xbox, chat, and tried to join games. i had halo in system link mode, looking for games - most of the games i tried to join were full or didn't connect, but one changed my blank map to that of the game, and then it said system link failed and bumped me back to the chat page. any ideas what's up? i don't have software firewalls enabled (though my router does have the firewall up). i didn't poke holes in any ports. any help greatly appreciated!
Oct 17 2003, 03:16 PM
Oct 17 2003, 03:59 PM
If you are hosting, and are behind a NAT or firewall, you must configure them to allow TCP and UDP port 8602. See you instuction manual for the device or software for more information.
I've noticed even when I am not hosting I needed to do this for games like CS. Might want to try it...
Oct 17 2003, 04:57 PM
thanks - i tried opening the ports but as i had so many other problems, i disabled the port openings - i'm just trying halo for now, which i beleive is one of the easier ones to configure, particularly just to join and not host....
if you have a good method for the smc barricade, i'd appreciate it. as i keep changing my ip addresses with different hardware configurations to get things to work, i think the port rerouting won't do me any good at this time...
Oct 18 2003, 06:25 AM
if worse comes to worse, move over to Xlink
Oct 20 2003, 04:32 PM
does xlink work on xbcconnect?
Oct 20 2003, 11:54 PM
|QUOTE (gadgetaddict @ Oct 20 2003, 01:32 PM)|
| does xlink work on xbcconnect? |
heh, no, 2 separate programs entirely
Oct 22 2003, 10:12 PM
Try putting your IP in the DMZ zone. Dont leave it there due to all ports being open in and out. But Please explain your network setup. I might be able to help !
Oct 27 2003, 04:33 AM
Not sure about XBC, but in the options settings look for somewhere something that says 'WET11 address translation' or something...
WET11 is Linksys's WEB (Wireless Ethernet Bridge) and was I think the first out, hence why most people refer to WEB's simply as WET11 (including XBC).
If you still have trouble, give XLink a shot. http://xboxlink.co.uk
Oct 29 2003, 12:04 AM
If you are not using a LinkSys Access Point with the latest firmware patch, I am pretty sure all tunnels will not function when running on WET11. This is not a limitation of the tunnel, but a limitation of the Wireless Router firmware. I do know Linksys has a patch for it. But I havent seen one for Dlink.
XBConnect has code built in to compensate for a wireless Xbox but not the other way around.
Oct 29 2003, 12:08 AM
afaik, all of the tunnels will work with what u have..
The reason having a wireless xbox causes trouble, is because the MAC address of the xbox gets translated to something different when passed over the WET - which causes problems.. But that wouldnt affect anything if the wireless segment was between the xbc pc and the router/ics pc ...
I use it here - computer upstairs with DSL and access point, wireless laptop, with crossover cable from laptop to xbox.. works fine..
I think it must be something else..
Oct 29 2003, 12:21 AM
Also, run through the Xbox detection process. As long as your PC is wired, there shouldnt be a problem. The biggest cause we see is firewall software like ZoneAlarm, Norton or others.
Oct 29 2003, 05:13 PM
i was able to successfully run xbconnect when i hard wired my pc and xbox to the router. of course, that created marital strain by stealing the big main tv, so the next day, i tried the same notebook, via wifi, and the crossover cable. i was able to start a game, and then got bumped out - possibly packet loss. i'll try a different wifi card - sometimes i do lose my wifi signal. i wish there was a robust way to use xbc completely wireless, but i think the packet loss would cause too many problems as well.
i BELIEVE xbc only works with the actual WET11 wireless bridge, although using it, i xbc could not find my xbox - funny, because there was no problem with detecting my xbox using the dlink (just couldn't connect to any games - system link connection errors)
i think i'll ultimately stick to wired when my wife isn't home, and not play otherwise - sure wish i could tunnel with just say, the dlink and leave the pc out of it. hear that xbconnect gurus!
Oct 29 2003, 08:28 PM
XBC *should* work work any wireless bridge - because the worst they can do is change the MAC address of the xbox - and XBC can cope with that..
You're problem sounds like a driver issue with ure laptop wifi card .. its not Belkin PCMCIA is it?? IF so, there are known driver issues... But otherwise, I'm sure it's the "dropping signal" thing...
One more thing to check, do u have the wifi card in the laptop "bridged" in windows XP ?? (ie is there a "Network BRidge" network adapter?") ... ALmost all wifi cards dont like this..
I had to fight like hell with Belkin to get the older drivers for my card - only then would wifi perform to specification..
Hope it helps..
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