I recently acquired my XBox Live Starter Kit and promptly installed it on my unmodded XBox. However, I've had no luck whatsoever configuring it to work with my existing LAN setup and I'm posting this here asking for the help of any LAN expert around here
Here goes, my LAN setup includes two internet connections. An ADSL connection which I use mostly for work and heavy downloading and my cable connection which I use for gaming. For reasons unknown to me, XBox Live is very hard to get working with my ADSL provider, as I've been told by some of my colleagues. For all intents and purposes, I need to use Live through my cable connection.
The issue is...
My ADSL connection is working through a router, which has DHCP enabled. My cable connection is provided by a cable modem with an ethernet connection to one of my PCs, that then using WinGate 5.0 software serves it up to other pcs on my LAN. Basically, the WinGate setup is quite simple and only requires me to change my Local Area Network configs on a selected pc, changing the IP gateway to 192.168.1.45 (the pc with the cable connection) and changing the primary DNS server to that same value. As it is, configuring my XBox to these same values doesn't work. The diagnostics for Live show everything working properly, including IPs, DNS resolved, but "XBox Live not found". Going through almost every FAQ (they are useless basically) of Live's official site, I saw the ports that needed to be open for Live to work. Wingate 5.0 is a rather confusing piece of software but I managed to find those configs for its firewall and managed to open such ports. However, the same problem persists.
Connecting my cable modem directly to the XBox works, however, I need that connection shared for my other gaming PCs. Also, I need my ADSL connection to be working with DHCP, so I need Wingate to proxy for me.
Any ideas or additional information needed so I can get any help?
Thanks in advance!
(Edited at 23:24 - 14-March)
Ok, some more info on this...
These are the logs from wingate for the attempts my XBox is making to reach Live:
Date ; Computer ; IP Address ; Activity
14-Mar 23:08:19 ; 192.168.1.38 ; 192.168.1.38 ; NAT: UDP 192.168.1.38:1257 <-> 220.127.116.11:88
14-Mar 23:08:04 ; 192.168.1.38 ; 192.168.1.38 ; NAT: UDP 192.168.1.38:1256 <-> 18.104.22.168:53
14-Mar 23:07:30 ; 192.168.1.38 ; 192.168.1.38 ; DNS: lookup "AS.XBOXLIVE.COM."
And here is the firewall report (Wingate's own firewall):
14-Mar 23:07:35 - The Firewall has blocked a connection attempt made to 22.214.171.124:41638 from 126.96.36.199:3074, protocol: UDP.
14-Mar 23:09:17 - The Firewall has blocked a connection attempt made to 188.8.131.52:4826 from 184.108.40.206:80, protocol: TCP. TCP flags: RST
14-Mar 23:09:17 - The Firewall has blocked a connection attempt made to 220.127.116.11:4827 from 18.104.22.168:80, protocol: TCP. TCP flags: RST
14-Mar 23:09:18 - The Firewall has blocked a connection attempt made to 22.214.171.124:4828 from 126.96.36.199:80, protocol: TCP. TCP flags: RST
14-Mar 23:09:18 - The Firewall has blocked a connection attempt made to 188.8.131.52:4829 from 184.108.40.206:80, protocol: TCP. TCP flags: RST
I'm perfectly aware that some of these blocked addresses and ports may not be related to Live... however, I did shut down everything that was using my net connection so this could be as accurate as possible. Now, that first blocked address mentions a port 3074 UDP. That port is open on my side, in case you're wondering, the ports needed are all open.
On the weird side, shutting down wingate's firewall accomplishes nothing... XBox Live not found.
On the even weirder side, there was a post here that mentioned opening port 89 UDP. That port wasn't open on wingate's firewall, so I did open it. Not expecting anything new, the diagnostic connected to XBox Live... Feeling amazed, I tried to go to the main menu and connect to my account... "XBox Live not found"... Ran the diagnostics again, same settings, nothing changed... and "XBox Live not found". WTF is going on? damn...
Any help? PLZ