you bought a switch. You need a router. A switch is a simple bridge, a router assigns addresses and enables sharing.
Get a router.
Hey all, I just relocated to SKorea and am trying to get my xbox and Vista pc to talk to each other. I'm living on a university campus, so I bought a switch so I could plug both my pc and xbox into the wall ethernet jack at the same time, thus avoiding the slow wireless speeds. Both connect to the internet just fine, but the xbox can't find the pc, and visa versa. I've been googling for an hour with no luck.
The IP address for the xbox is xxx.xxx.40.98, whereas the IP for the pc is xxx.xxx.32.232 (the x's represent the same numbers in both address). Plus, the subnet is different for both the xbox and pc. Is this what's preventing the two from communicating? I've tried forcing the IP, subnet, etc., for the pc, but then of course I can't connect to the internet plus the xbox still doesn't see the pc. Help?!