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# 39303 12-Aug-2009 12:44
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Ok so i have a normal old Xbox which i previously connected to my computer by a Cat 5 Patch Cable into the network port and dialled up the internet and opened up local area connections and it all worked fine.

Now I'm on broadband the network port goes to the router and so i figure the Patch cable goes into one ofthe other ports on the back. As the broadband connects through Local Area connections it cant seem to find the Xbox.

Any help would be much appreciated. Let me know if you need anymore info.

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  # 245567 12-Aug-2009 13:03
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Long as the Xbox is set to use DHCP, and the router has a built in switch, you should be able to ping it from your computer etc.
What brand/model router is it ?

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  # 245572 12-Aug-2009 13:11
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Its a Belkin ADSL2 + Modem with Wireless G Router. i tried pinging the ip address and it timed out.


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  # 245607 12-Aug-2009 14:27
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I thought xbox-->pc connection had to be crossover, and xbox-->router uses a standard patch cable? Double check you're not using crossover cable (usually red) to connect to the router.

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  # 245714 12-Aug-2009 17:27
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Router/Modem to PC is a blue cable that says Cat5 Patch cable, and the cable to xbox from router/modem is a red cable that says Cat5 patch cable.

By the way Op sys is Windows Xp.

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  # 245930 13-Aug-2009 09:26
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A cable with red connectors is usually a crossover cable, which will not work if going from xbox-to-router. Can you beg/borrow/steal a cable with blue connectors (i.e. straight-through cable) to test if that works?

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  # 246160 13-Aug-2009 17:36
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Hold both ends of the cable next to each other facing the same way and look at the wires in the connector where they connect to the pins.

If the coloured wires are in the same order, it's a normal straight through cable otherwise it's probably a crossover.

Many modern switches auto sense whether a cable is cross over or normal and work anyway, I guess not in your case.

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