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Xbox 360 to win 7 PC connection dramas
eightyeight
Brisbane, Queensland
1244 posts
yo

Having a problem trying to connect my xbox360 to my windows 7 ultimate 32bit PC. I want to be able to directly connect the 2 without the use of a router but neither can find each other on the connection. I have tried a fair amount of different settings and even googled it but still no luck.

Both systems don't have wireless, I do have a router but that is at the other end of the house and I really don't want to run 2 cables though the house and don't want to spend money on wireless crap I don't need.
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eightyeight
Brisbane, Queensland
1246 posts
hmmm double post..
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Panda
Brisbane, Queensland
36 posts
Are you using a crossover cable?
Are the IP addresses conflicting at all?

EDIT: The xbox may not be getting an IP address assigned either.

Can you see what the IP addresses are for the XBOX and the PC?

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eightyeight
Brisbane, Queensland
1247 posts
yeah the windows 7 trouble shooter is saying it cant assign an ip and so is the xbox. I have tried giving them both separate manual IP's and then the PC still cant find the xbox and the xbox gives me an error about the mac address possibly being blocked.

what to do?

and yes using a crossover cable.

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Denominator
Brisbane, Queensland
709 posts
go and buy a hub then plug the hub into the router with crossover cable or an uplink port, the plug the hub into pc and another cable to the xbox. then you dont need to keep changing cable or worry about any software issues
06:27am 16/01/10 Permalink
Zylox
Brisbane, Queensland
1214 posts
i heard you need a 32 bit system.
06:36am 16/01/10 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10190 posts
Try setting up a static IP for your PC and Xbox. Make sure that the PC is set up on the NIC that the crossover cable is plugged into.
Use something easy like:

192.168.2.1 for your NIC
255.255.255.1 subnet

192.168.2.2
255.255.255.2 subnet for your Xbox.


Are you certain it is a Crossover cable? I remember I once bought a Crossover cable from a Useless IT computer store many years ago. After a couple of hours of fail I found out the cable was not a crossover cable, just a normal one...
07:01am 16/01/10 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Queenstown, New Zealand
3702 posts
Are you certain it is a Crossover cable? I remember I once bought a Crossover cable from a Useless IT computer store many years ago. After a couple of hours of fail I found out the cable was not a crossover cable, just a normal one...
This, this belongs in the grinds my gears thread for sure
07:04am 16/01/10 Permalink
whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
15303 posts
Why do you have a different subnet for his xbox toll? whenever I network PC's I give them all different IP's but the subnet number is always the same: 255.255.255.0
02:17pm 16/01/10 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10192 posts
rofl It was meant to be the same subnet. I usually use 255.255.255.0 too. Just need to make sure it doesn't conflict with his net and whatnot.
02:51pm 16/01/10 Permalink
whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
15308 posts
I'm assuming his PC doesn't even have the internet since it doesn't appear to be anywhere near the router nor is his xbox so there's no chance of conflicts.
02:55pm 16/01/10 Permalink
sandman
Brisbane, Queensland
67 posts
go and buy a hub then plug the hub into the router with crossover cable or an uplink port, the plug the hub into pc and another cable to the xbox. then you dont need to keep changing cable or worry about any software issues


Why would you use a hub these days? Only 1 collision domain on hubs = bad.
03:02pm 16/01/10 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
977 posts
maybe you need to bridge the connections?
06:27pm 16/01/10 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Queenstown, New Zealand
3706 posts
Sorry did I read it right or did you say you have no wireless and don't want to run cables? Then how would these things connect to one another
07:42pm 16/01/10 Permalink
lewd
Brisbane, Queensland
563 posts
i wish xbox 360 the best of luck in the competition......
08:15pm 16/01/10 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
4294 posts
Sorry did I read it right or did you say you have no wireless and don't want to run cables? Then how would these things connect to one another
He doesn't want to run two cables across the house to the router.
08:21pm 16/01/10 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
5372 posts
put a valn capable switch (2x$40 linksys wrts w/ ddwrt) at each end and vlan the traffic

1 cable solution
10:36pm 16/01/10 Permalink
d[o_0]b
Brisbane, Queensland
3503 posts
mine worked fine first time using media centre and even just video browsing. you sound like a noob so you should just move your router and turn dhcp on or fork out and buy a wireless adapter
10:16am 17/01/10 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10193 posts
I've got my 360 set up on a wireless bridge running dwt firmware. ASIF pay Microsoft $120 or whatever on their usb wireless stick thing. What a waste.
11:51am 17/01/10 Permalink
eightyeight
Brisbane, Queensland
1248 posts
hey guys after all that it turned out to be a cable fault. changed to another crossover cable and it worked fine.

what a f*** around that was spent hours trying to figure it out.

thanks guys
06:53pm 17/01/10 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
10194 posts
woot, I mentioned the cable. I win by default.
07:26pm 17/01/10 Permalink
nomis
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
1 posts
you do realise that all you needed to do was plug a lan cable into each and bridge the connections
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eightyeight
Brisbane, Queensland
1295 posts
sweet revival noob. turns out that is not what you do either.

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nomis
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2 posts
well it works for me everytime
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eightyeight
Brisbane, Queensland
1296 posts
so how did you go about doing that,bridging one connection that is?
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nomis
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
4 posts
sorry forgot most of u r using pcs. i us a laptop just to connect to live but i could have a look into it with a pc
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