XBox 360 networking
Need your help guys :x
I think you need to either enable Windows Internet connection sharing (ICS) or Bridge the Ethernet and Wireless Network Connections in the PC where you have the Xbox connected.
You enable ICS in the Network Connection Properties Advanced tab.
You enable bridging by opening Network Connections, selecting
the two adapters you want to bridge, right click and select Bridge Connections.
When you enable ICS it defaults one of your nics to 192.168.0.1, which your router is already using. I dont think you can ICS from one nic to another though. I believe ICS is only for internet connection to nic (ie, if your dsl modem was right on your computer and you had a pppoe connection made)
I'm pretty sure you will want a bridge in this situation. I've never made one in windows before but we might be able to figure it out
If the nic you are plugging the xbox 360 into on your computer is gigabit you do not need a crossover cable, gigabit nics are auto switching (xbox360 has a gigabit nic). If the nic in your computer is not gigabit you will need a crossover.
Lets try something like this:
select the two network adaptors, right click on them and select bridge.
right click on the bridge and go to properties
click on internet protocol (tcp/ip), click properties
pri dns 192.168.0.1
Make sure only the two network cards you chose are checked under adapters.
if the xbox does not recieve an ip via dhcp give it this:
pri dns 192.168.0.1
Hopefully that does something, lol.
Right, after hours of messing around I finally got it working.
You need to use ICS, not a network bridge.
Firstly, ICS requires that IP 192.168.0.1 is free, by default my router is that IP. So, I changed my router IP to 192.168.1.1
Then, I altered my 3 PC's to have IP's of 192.168.1.2/3/4 (Putting them on 192.168..2/3/4 resulted in timing out when I tried to access anything - Can anyone tell me why?)
Then, using a cross over ethernet cable I bought, I connected the Xbox360 to my onboard NIC. I set that NIC IP to 192.168.0.2, it's gateway to 192.168.1.1, and the DNS server to 192.168.1.1
At the Xbox end I set it's IP to 192.168.0.3, gateway 192.168.0.2 and the DNS server to 192.168.1.1
AFTER all that, it worked!!!! 8O