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March 11, 2010 7:01:46 PM

Hi Guys,

Having issues connecting up my 360 to LIVE , I dont have a router , but my motherboard has Dual LAN , This is how i have set it up.

Ethernet cable from my Modem to my Ethernet port 1 on my PC ( host connection )
Ethernet crossover cable from my 360 to my ethernet port 2 on my pc.
I have gone into my host connections properties and selected ICS
However when i turn on my 360 it wont connect or see my PC to shar its connection
What am i missing??

Regards

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March 11, 2010 7:35:03 PM

You don't need a crossover cable between the PC and XBOX, you should be using a standard network cable. And make sure you enabled ICS on the network connection that leads to the modem, not the XBOX. And make sure to disable any third party firewalls that may be on that XBOX connection (McAfee, Norton, etc.).
Anonymous
March 11, 2010 7:35:05 PM

Forget ICS and get a router.
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March 11, 2010 7:56:23 PM

Thanks for the reply , I dont need a router as i have dual lan , i did have the standard ethernet cable , but had same problems , tried everything accept disabling the third party firewall , will try that and report back ,

Thanks
March 11, 2010 9:34:46 PM

Nope still no joy !! :( 
March 11, 2010 9:40:57 PM

Dogfood09 said:
Nope still no joy !! :( 


I just notice you said "connecting up my 360 to LIVE". If you need access to the XBOX online system (Live), you do realize you need to open and forward the necessary ports, right? I'm just not sure if this is a problem of not being able to connect the XBOX to your PC at all (e.g., to stream local content) or it is connected but you can’t access the XBOX Live system specifically. I just want to be 100% sure which is the case.

And btw, the XBOX is configured to use DHCP, right?
March 11, 2010 11:26:40 PM

Hi , I was not interseted in streaming media , just wanted to get into LIVE so i can get access to my save games etc , i was not aware about opening ports , I dont know what DHCP is , sorry but i know nothing about networking/ports was just hoping for a plug and play scenario , guess not lol
March 11, 2010 11:48:44 PM

Dogfood09 said:
Hi , I was not interseted in streaming media , just wanted to get into LIVE so i can get access to my save games etc , i was not aware about opening ports , I dont know what DHCP is , sorry but i know nothing about networking/ports was just hoping for a plug and play scenario , guess not lol


Well now that I think about it, it may not matter. ICS is UPnP (Universal Plug N Play) enabled by default, and I assume the XBOX is as well. UPnP makes it possible for the XBOX to manage any ports its needs automatically. So unless you specifically changed something (and since you’re not aware of it, not likely), it’s probably not the problem.

DHCP is the mechanism the XBOX (like most other devices, including your PC) uses to initialize its network connection, specifically TCP/IP. Here again, unless you changed something, DHCP is probably enabled on the XBOX by default.

Try this,

Go to Start->Run, type "cmd" (no quotes), and hit enter. In the command window, type "ipconfig > temp.txt" (no quotes) and post the file's contents here.
March 12, 2010 5:21:11 AM


Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1901:f0c1:8497:6610%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 80.6.141.226
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 80.6.140.1

Tunnel adapter isatap.{0FA14801-813C-409F-B556-29BF35509470}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73ba:1832:3544:aff9:721d
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1832:3544:aff9:721d%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E093D845-E2A6-41D0-968F-DAB4DBEEE20D}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:5006:8de2::5006:8de2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E4B3B07E-B62C-4113-8082-52C827088619}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Anonymous
March 12, 2010 9:41:52 AM

For $40 you could have solved the problem by now. ICS is a PIA!
March 12, 2010 11:21:04 AM

That ipconfig dump only shows one network connection is active (LAN Area Connection), the one connected to the modem (internet side). The other one (LAN Area Connection 2) doesn't seem to be physically connected (says "Media disconnected"). That usually means either the cable is not connected, or the cable is bad or wrong type, etc.
March 12, 2010 12:13:38 PM

Oops , sorry , i had not turned the device on... here it is again


Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:5006:8de2:e:bdaa:fa8a:89f9:cc3
Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::e:bdaa:fa8a:89f9:cc3%2
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:5006:8de2:e:70b9:79e1:452:D 4f4
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bdaa:fa8a:89f9:cc3%14
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.12.195
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1901:f0c1:8497:6610%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 80.6.141.226
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 80.6.140.1

Tunnel adapter isatap.{0FA14801-813C-409F-B556-29BF35509470}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73ba:144d:2c6:aff9:721d
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::144d:2c6:aff9:721d%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E093D845-E2A6-41D0-968F-DAB4DBEEE20D}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:5006:8de2::5006:8de2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E4B3B07E-B62C-4113-8082-52C827088619}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
March 12, 2010 12:18:44 PM

Well now Local Area Connection 2 has assigned itself an IP address in the 169.254.x.x., which means it's trying to use DHCP to configure itself but failing. Normally ICS just configures everything automatically and it just works.

Disable ICS, go back and make sure each of those two connections is specified w/ DHCP, then re-enable ICS again.
March 12, 2010 12:34:10 PM

how do i find out if my connections is specified with HDCP?

Thanks for helping me
March 12, 2010 12:56:45 PM

Go to Start->Run, type "ncpa.cpl" (no quotes), and hit enter. There you'll see your two network connections. For each one, right click it, select Properties, and you'll see the details for that connection. In the list box, locate TCP/IP, select it, and hit the Properties button. "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically" should be selected.

Again, disable ICS *first*. Then check those settings. Then re-enable ICS.
March 12, 2010 1:35:02 PM

Success !! I disabled ICS , turned on my device , then enabled ICS and now it works!! thanks alot for your assistance :) 
!