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Local Area Connection cannot connect please help

by ghostdragon69 / February 2, 2011 2:20 AM PST

Hi guys, Im losing my mind with this computer! My internet is working fine, but my Ethernet cannot get a connection. On my Ethernet Local Area Connection it says status is: Limited or no connectivity i am running an Ethernet cable from my xbox 360 to the Ethernet adapter slot at the back of my computer, no wireless or anything. And as i say the internet works fine though i cant get any connectivity out of the Ethernet adapter.This used to work fine two weeks ago, now it refuses to work i recently moved and so i disconnected my pc nothing broke and all it did was sit around in a safe place before the move EVERYTHING worked fine, On my xbox the display says:
Network adapter - wired IP address - failed Im sooo so confused with what to do now, anyone got any suggestions? Anything would be a great help i'm running windows xp sp 2 oh and i've looked into the crossover cable thing and either it doesn't matter or my cable is crossover because its been working for over three years so that point is moot please help and I'm not interested in buying any xbox wireless adapters or any alternate ways of getting my xbox online i just need help getting my pc to connect to my xbox 360 via ethernet again thanks for the help

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Direct connection
by bill012 / February 2, 2011 3:08 AM PST

Not sure what you are trying to accomplish, I assume you unplug the internet and then plug the xbox into your machine?

Unless you want to do a lot of work you must set the ip addresses manually.

It is not a cable issue, if you get a light it means you have the correct cable. The message means it does not have a IP address you get cable is not connected or something when if it is a cable problem.

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thanks for the reply
by ghostdragon69 / February 2, 2011 5:20 AM PST
In reply to: Direct connection

no i dont unplug my pc or xbox i get on to xbox live via internet connection shareing but the internet's not the problem it works fine forget about that it my Ethernet connection thats the issue when i connect my xbox to my pc it tries to connect then it say "limited or no connectivty" this has worked for over two years and now this is happening and idk why the weird thing is when i restore my pc to an earlier date my computer connects to my xbox just like before but then i cant connect to the internet my wifi usb thingy says i'm connected and that the signal is strong but web pages wont load so its kinda like damned if you do damned if you dont, you know what i mean? but i've un done the restore so i can get online and get help from fine gentlemen such as yourself

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ICS
by bill012 / February 3, 2011 12:07 AM PST
In reply to: thanks for the reply

I see the evil internet connection sharing. This was designed in the previous days of modems. So I assume you are trying to use your PC basically as a wireless adapter for your XBOX.

There are entries in the sticky on this forum about ICS that may help. I would try to remove the ICS settings and start over. Even when it works ICS tends to be a pain to keep running.

The PC is acting like it does not have ICS enabled. When the PC detects 2 option for a network it will pick the BETTER one which by default is ethernet. You cannot run both at the same time without special configuration, or running ICS.

I know why you do it but the cost of a wireless extender for the XBOX may be worth it to avoid the aggravation of ICS

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absolutely correct
by ghostdragon69 / February 4, 2011 2:37 PM PST
In reply to: ICS

yeah i am and i have been for like two years without a problem here maybe this well help you help me lol
*******before restore*****
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner> ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : shaun
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Control
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-CA-23-3B-A1
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.96.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-8C-01-EC-45
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.107
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 03, 2011 9:18
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:18
AM

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

*****after restore*****

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner> ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : shaun
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-CA-23-3B-A1
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-8C-01-EC-45
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.107
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 03, 2011 10:57:45
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:57:45
AM

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

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ethernet 1 config
by bill012 / February 6, 2011 12:47 AM PST
In reply to: absolutely correct

Been away, figured someone else would see this.

Its been so long since I did ICS. The interface that says nvidia which appears to have a hard coded IP... in fact it is the same as your router.

You need to go back in and tell ICS to use this interface, it will then generate those funny 169 addresses it uses.

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can you please tell me how
by ghostdragon69 / February 6, 2011 12:04 PM PST
In reply to: ethernet 1 config

because i'm totally lost

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Let me google that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2011 1:10 PM PST
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