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Connecting PC and Xbox to one Wall Ethernet Cable Using a Switch

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September 18, 2013 2:56:16 PM

I am attempting to hook a PC and a Xbox 360 up to one Ethernet cable in the wall. I am using a short Cat 5 cable that runs from the wall to a switch and then I have 2 Cat6 cables running from the switch to the xbox and pc. I get unidentified network error on my computer and no IP address error on my Xbox with this setup. The connection is fine when just running straight from the wall to the computer but does not work when running from the wall to the xbox. Wondering if anyone has any solutions.
September 18, 2013 3:16:08 PM

HI
What happens when you only have your PC into the switch,ie unplug the x box from the switch.
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September 18, 2013 3:18:57 PM

What is at the other end of the wall plate? A router? Modem? another switch?
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September 18, 2013 3:26:03 PM

USAFRet said:
What is at the other end of the wall plate? A router? Modem? another switch?


There is a router and a modem. I have tried plugging the other end into both of them.
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September 18, 2013 3:28:41 PM

makkem said:
HI
What happens when you only have your PC into the switch,ie unplug the x box from the switch.


The same error comes up. Unidentified Network. No internet access. I have proven that the switch works by using on another computer setup but from a different wall plate that is hooked into the same router.
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September 18, 2013 3:37:38 PM

All I can think is that the wall plate has been incorrectly wired and is essentially a crossover connection,using a crossover ethernet cable would allow this to work.
Most modern equipment auto senses for this hence why the PC works directly and why the switch and xbox dont.
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September 18, 2013 3:40:39 PM

makkem said:
All I can think is that the wall plate has been incorrectly wired and is essentially a crossover connection,using a crossover ethernet cable would allow this to work.
Most modern equipment auto senses for this hence why the PC works directly and why the switch and xbox dont.


Yes I was just reading a post about wiring being wrong and a computer still working. I will try to find another female ethernet clip and redo the wires correctly. Thanks for the answer. I will try to post back soon with the results.

Do you think you could throw me a link of a diagram or correctly wired one?
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