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Windows 7: Trouble using ICS to connect to Xbox Live

14 Apr 2010   #11
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What you can do is:

Plug the internet into the vista computer.....


if you guys had a router it would work good...

but is it really necessary to put your computer online ... you should be good enough with the vista computer online.

1. Plug USB internet into the vista
2. Activate the NIC Card on the Vista computer, make sure its enable
3. Enable the ICS, point it to the NIC card, make sure the ip is: 192.168.0.1
4. plug the patch cable from the NIC card to your Xbox.
5. Force the Xbox to have the IP address as:
IP: 192.168.0.2
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

Your DNS should be manually inputed into the xbox... you can obtain your DNS
by open up CMD.. on your vista when you got the internet crackin' and type in:

ipconfig /all

and under your verizon connection you will see the DNS servers you will need to put into the Xbox, they must all match.

I am sorry, without a switch/hub/router .. only the vista and xbox will be online


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16 Apr 2010   #12
cryptictrip

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Thank you, I'm sure this would work...if I had the right Ethernet cable. I've come to the conclusion that I don't, due to the fact when I plug in either one of my cables, underneath my LAN it says "Network cable unplugged". I've looked things up and it said that I need a crossover cable...I'm going to buy one tomorrow, any idea what kind I'd need?
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17 Apr 2010   #13
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just one that saids Cross over cable... Pref Cat 5e


then the lenght is your preference.


Or you can build one yourself or go to a computer store... brin ghte cable there and have them build it there for them, you just have to switch two wires on one end...thats it.
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17 Apr 2010   #14
cryptictrip

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

I got a Cat5e cable today. It shows up as Unidentified Network on my computer now, and I entered all of the IP settings as you said on my Xbox, as well as DNS. But when I try to connect to Live, it says "Can't connect to your network hardware using a static IP address"

What am I doing wrong now??
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17 Apr 2010   #15
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

cryptictrip, once you plug the ethernet cable, and showed connected, now you should right click your "internet" connection, and share it.

zzz2496
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17 Apr 2010   #16
cryptictrip

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

I already have done that, it was one of the first steps I did...It still doesn't work, the xbox keeps giving me the same error "csn't connect to your network hardware using a static IP address"
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17 Apr 2010   #17
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sorry then, I don't own XBOX 360, so I don't know it's quirks... Playstation 3 works though, static IP nor DHCP enabled, both works... (-_-)a. BTW, can you ping your XBOX from the netbook? Just to make sure that network connection is indeed established...

zzz2496
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17 Apr 2010   #18
cryptictrip

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

I have no idea what that is lol

But something wierd I noted...I changed a few settings and noticed my Verizon connection said "Shared" underneath it..So on my xbox I said get IP automatically for the heck of it...Tested connection, it said "could not obtain an ip address from your network hardware" But when I looked at the Configure Network screen, under IP settings it had a new IP Address and Subnet mask that I suppose the laptop assigned it...But the default gateway was 0.0.0.0, and I'm pretty sure if the gateway is that, then Live won't work...And when I went to CMD and then ipconfig /all, my Verizon connection had its default gateway to be 0.0.0.0 too...
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17 Apr 2010   #19
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hmm... what's the current IP address of your LAN interface on the netbook? I'd like to try something that probably will fix your problem (if XBOX behaves as predicted). Can you make a screenshot of "ipconfig /all" ?

zzz2496
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29 Jun 2010   #20
lessthan3you

windows 7 starter
 
 

well, i dont know if you're still around on here, cryptic.
but, ive had the same problems - i just got my netbook today. i was running around the internet looking for information on this, and i found something that said the computer might not have enough of the internet cards. like, it has a wireless one, but it doesn't have the actual wired one.. which is why you don't see the Sharing tab.
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