QUOTE(teethgrinder @ Oct 28 2007, 01:03 PM)
how do i connect to the xbox, im really stuck all the guides refer to other dashboards.
the crossover cable is connected and the xbox reads that, there seems to be a problem with the gateway
do i need to put in the xbox ip address into my computer?
What you need to do is give the XBox it's own IP, like 192.168.0.2 and your computer 192.168.0.1. The subnet on both is 255.255.255.0. On the Xbox make sure it's a Static NOT DHCP. Also note, XBMC has build FTP where you could FTP files over while watching a video or playing music!
Here is a good guide for further networking help:http://www.chefelf.com/xbox/networking.php