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Windows 7: Connecting to Xbox Live using Ethernet Cable, Laptop & USB Dongle

04 Jan 2012   #1
djb85

Windows 64 bit
 
 
Connecting to Xbox Live using Ethernet Cable, Laptop & USB Dongle

Ok so I've been at this all day with no solution to my problem!!

My set up is

USB dongle(Huawei e173) in my laptop (connected to GiffGaff-which runs on o2 network)
Xbox Connected to laptop via Ethernet
Then I'm sharing the USB internet with the Ethernet using ICS.

The problem I've having is that the Ethernet is taking a long time to identify and then returns a state of 'unidentified network' when I try and connect laptop to the Xbox.

I had been connecting to Xbox Live for months tethering from my android and bridging connections without problems until my phone provider blocked tethering.

Anybody any ideas what the problem might be??


Here is my ipconfig from cmd:

PPP adapter giffgaff:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.136.170.110
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::80c0:5ab9:1e1e:acfe%12
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.172.254
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

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

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

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

Tunnel adapter isatap.{108CEC71-8630-4FDB-BEB0-B444B8E691DB}:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fb:3cc0:23a:f577:5591
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3cc0:23a:f577:5591%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter isatap.{0B135B8E-7051-46A2-BB4C-A3C12DB2456B}:

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

Tunnel adapter isatap.{74C53451-58C5-459B-B3AE-7B5069112FF4}:

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

Tunnel adapter isatap.{265B5EC2-2148-45FF-A90D-DEEC54E60729}:

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

Tunnel adapter isatap.{99593FC2-3ABE-40A6-92CC-00939CF8A3C5}:

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

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

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


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04 Jan 2012   #2
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

is the xbox connected using a straight CAT5 cable that you would use for a router? If so, when going from machine to machine you need a crossover CAT5 cable or a CAT5 crossover adapter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2012   #3
djb85

Windows 64 bit
 
 

Hi

AFAIK its a standard ethernet cable so I presume CAT5. This was working fine though when using the android AP as my internet source in recent months.

I've been playing around with static ips. I can get the laptop to form a network with the xbox with I assign them both static ips. However it won't connect to the internet. Could I assign my USB Dongle a static ip or would this work?

Unfortunately my knowledge in this area is limited!

DJB
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