Vista Won't Allow My Xbox 360 to Connect to XBL

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by EquivocatorDust, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. I recently caught a virus on my computer that resulted in the loss of m
    OS, and I discovered my recovery disc was blank, and before I was usin
    XP
    They do not sell XP anymore as far as I know so I ended up buying Vist
    Home Premium 32bit
    Before with XP, I would connect my Xbox 360 up to my computer throug
    an Ethernet cable and use ICS and it would immediately work just fine
    But now with Vista Home Premium 32bit, my Xbox 360 comes up as a
    Unidentified Network (if that's my problem...) and my actual Xbox 36
    says it cannot obtain an IP address from my modem/router
    I've tried everything I can find using google and such, I even trie
    xbox customer support and all they did was recommend I read thei
    knowledge base (which I tried a long time ago multiple times and i
    never helped)
    Can anyone help me with my problem
     
    EquivocatorDust, Mar 15, 2009
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  2. EquivocatorDust

    Noel Paton Guest

    Please describe your setup - I'm a little confused!
    do you have.....

    Modem/router-------Computer-------X-Box

    Modem/router-------X-Box-------Computer

    Modem/Router------X-Box
    |
    |
    Computer

    or some other configuration?

    It's simplest to connect both the X-Box and the Computer directly to the
    router, either wired or wirelessly depending on hardware, of course!)

    If you have the first layout above, then you need to enable ICS on the
    computer - same as you did with XP. This will make the computer a DHCP
    server that the X-Box can connect to.

    If there is no router involved (and no modem) then you need to set up Vista
    to act as a DHCP server in its own right.

    -
    Noel Paton
    CrashFixPC

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    www.crashfixpc.co.uk
     
    Noel Paton, Mar 16, 2009
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