Hi guys I'm new around here.
I'm sorry to bring up yet again this topic but I've been trying to figure out the solution for 2 days now and I can't find anything on the net. I searched on this forum too but it seems my problem in particular has no answer
This is it:
I have a wireless NETGEAR router, a winXP laptop and of course an xbox 360.
I would like to connect my xbox to the laptop, and use the laptop to enable wireless xbox live connection to the wireless router.
I have done the following:
from network configuration I bring up Properties and go to Advanced, and switch "on" the internet connection sharing.
However, when I give the ok command, I am given this error:
"An error occured while Internet Connection Sharing was enabled.
Internet Connection Sharing cannot be enabled
A LAN connection is already configured with the IP address
that is required for automatic IP sharing".
MS support pages say it means there is some kind of conflict between IP addresses, but I can't see how this is possible as the error is given both if I have the xbox connected or if I don't (ie: I just switch on ICN even without any cable between xbox and laptop). I tried to manually change IP addresses on the xbox and setting different end numbers (.240, .2, .whatever) but no avail.
Also, when I connect xbox and laptop, it gives me a a LAN error, not sure how to translate it (i'm italian and my win is in italian), but basically it says that connection is limited between xbox and laptop. A friend suggested that the reason is that I am using an ethernet cable, whereas I should be using a crossover cable.
I'm not sure however if the two problems are related, because I said I get the ICS error even if the xbox is not connected, meaning that probably something prevents me from even trying to establish an internet connection sharing.
My laptop IP, gateway and such are fine as they are supopsed to be for ICS, like IP is 192.168.0.1 and so on.
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated, sorry again for bringing up an already extensively discussed topic.
PS On a sidenote, I also read something about "bridging" lan and wireless connection, I have no idea what it means or how it is done, I also read it can be risky as it may fuck up normal connection, but I might give it a try if anyone could care to explain a little further. Thanks again