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Windows 7: Unidentified Network when connected to Xbox 360.

24 Oct 2012   #1
Vexelior

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Unidentified Network when connected to Xbox 360.

So I am trying to connect my Xbox 360 to my laptop's WiFi so I can access Xbox Live.

I have them connected via an Ethernet cable and I have media sharing turned on for my Xbox.

I am also running Windows 7 Ultimate if that helps too.

Thanks, Vexelior.


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24 Oct 2012   #2
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you are trying to share access to your internet from a ethernet cable between your laptop and the xbox then you need to make sure that Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is turned on and configured correctly.

Internet Connection Sharing - Enable
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25 Oct 2012   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vexelior View Post
So I am trying to connect my Xbox 360 to my laptop's WiFi so I can access Xbox Live.

I have them connected via an Ethernet cable and I have media sharing turned on for my Xbox.

I am also running Windows 7 Ultimate if that helps too.

Thanks, Vexelior.
So you want to share the wireless connection through the Ethernet port to the Xbox. This can be tricky to do correctly.

In order for the NIC to have the share option you need to be using Windows 7 approved drivers.

Because "Internet Connection Sharing" uses the 192.168.0.0 Subnet (the Host PC has the address 192.168.0.1 and allocates addresses to Client computers in the range 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254), your router needs to be operating in a different Subnet to avoid an IP addressing conflict. If the third 'octet' (number) of your router's own IP address is "0", change it to 1 or 2 etc.

Otherwise the laptop or Xbox could end up with the same IP as the router. This is probably why you are seeing the unidentified network problem.

There are also tutorials on this but they don't mention the real possibility of the routers gateway being used as the IP for the laptop or Xbox. Following the steps in the paragraph above will fix that type of problem.

http://wifi-wireless.knoji.com/how-t...-in-windows-7/
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25 Oct 2012   #4
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was taught that ICS used 192.168.137.1 as the default. I have never actually configured one so I could be way off.
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25 Oct 2012   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
I was taught that ICS used 192.168.137.1 as the default. I have never actually configured one so I could be way off.
From what I read it starts with 192.168.0.1 and works it's way up which would cross into the routers default gateway "Unidentified Network" unless it's changed.

I think this is why so many people have trouble setting this up wireless>Ethernet ICS, and having it work reliably every time.

The ipconfig's from his machine will tell us more.
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25 Oct 2012   #6
Vexelior

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks you, Chev. I will get to looking at that link as soon as I get to my desktop at home.

I appreciate it.
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26 Oct 2012   #7
Vexelior

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

"From what I read it starts with 192.168.0.1 and works it's way up which would cross into the routers default gateway "Unidentified Network" unless it's changed.

I think this is why so many people have trouble setting this up wireless>Ethernet ICS, and having it work reliably every time.

The ipconfig's from his machine will tell us more."

I'll post a screenshot of my ipconfig when I am copnnected to my house's WiFi.
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