RE: X-box



moniesue
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
Yeah, I had the same question! And I have another one... how do you know for
sure you actually did configure the ICS correctly?? LOL And I was wondering
if you had the cable modem instead of the Ethernet, do you need a router to
run xbox live and the computer at the same time? Does ICS act as the router
does??
--
God bless!


"BAR" wrote:

> If you've got a Microsoft XBox and you're looking to use the XBox live
> functionality, you'll need to access your existing internet connection. For
> some people, that means connecting the xbox to your pc via Windows Internet
> Connection Sharing.
>
> Before you connect any cables, turn off your Xbox console, cable or DSL
> modem, and PC. If you have an external modem, unplug it from its power source
> to turn it off.
>
> Connect one end of your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet out port on the PC
> NIC. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on the back of the Xbox
> console.
>
> Most Windows ICS connections require a crossover (not a standard,
> straight-through) Ethernet cable for this, although some may require a
> standard cable. See your modem documentation for more information.
>
> Turn on your modem and your PC.
>
> Configure Windows ICS to share your Internet connection. For more
> information, see your Windows documentation.
>
> Once ICS is configured, make sure that your PC can access the Internet.
> Turn on your Xbox console with no disc in the disc tray.
>
> From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Xbox Live. Or, play a game on your Xbox Live
> Starter Kit disc and choose the option for Xbox Live play.
>
> If you see the Xbox Live screen, congratulations! You are connected to Xbox
> Live! If your Xbox console can't connect to Xbox Live, the Xbox Dashboard
> provides an automatic network troubleshooter to help you connect.
>
>
> "Virgo" wrote:
>
> > I just got a computer networked with my parents today, and I need someone to
> > tell me how to hook my X box so I can play games on the internet. The cable
> > guy said I needed a wireless card to hook to the back of my x box. They have
> > a linksys router hooked to their computer. I can't figure out what I need
> > exactly to wirelessly hook my computer up the xbox. Help. Thanks
> >
> >
> >

Peter A. Stavrakoglou
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
"moniesue" <moniesue@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4AF21DB5-F2CE-498C-8A32-2FDF4D174876@microsoft.com...
> Yeah, I had the same question! And I have another one... how do you know
> for
> sure you actually did configure the ICS correctly?? LOL And I was
> wondering
> if you had the cable modem instead of the Ethernet, do you need a router
> to
> run xbox live and the computer at the same time? Does ICS act as the
> router
> does??
> --
> God bless!

My apologies if I'm off-base since I'm just joining this thread now.
Regarding X-Box Live, if you have a wireless network you can use an ethernet
bridge or a gaming adaptor, they both accomplish the same thing although a
bridge can be used for other evices while the gaming adaptor can only be
used for a gaming console.

The IP address of the bridge/adaptor has to be set to match the range opf IP
addresses that the router uses. My PC has two onboard NICs, so I simply
connected the bridge to one of the NICs and used the included software to
configure the IP address and security. Then I connected the bridge to the
X-Box. Despite setting the security on the bridge, Icould not establish an
interent connection with the X-Box. In order to do this, I had to put the
IP address of the bridge into the "DMZ" in the network. Once I did that the
connection worked fine and I earned the undying gratitude of my son.


RE: X-box