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    having trouble connecting to xbox live with AOL 9. HELP!!!!

    I tried unsuccesfully to connect to the xbox live service last night.

    I'm using a dlink 300T modem connected with an ethernet straight through cable to a Dlink 624 wireless router.
    the xbox is connected to the router with a crossed eternet cable.

    the xbox live set up page was able to automatically find the cable connection, the IP address & the DNS server but it wont allow connection to the xbox live service.

    I am using AOL 9 & i have upgraded the routers firmware to the xbox specified version.

    Are there any other settings i should change on the router to gain access to xbox live?

    Thanks
    Nathan

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    You need a straight through cable to connect the box to the router mate.

    Use a x-over for direct connection from PC to XBox.......

    Hope this helps.
    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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    thanks for that

    Do you know if thatll cure the connection problem?

    Nathan

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    if you are connecting your xbox to your router - yes!

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    thanks ill try that out tonight when i get home

    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by natty15d
    thanks for that

    Do you know if thatll cure the connection problem?

    Nathan
    Why do you think I gave you that advice?

    Assuming that your configuration is correct then the internet will see the router and so will AOL but that is where the connection will stop as the wires are wrong way round and the box will not be detected with a x-over cable for that reason.

    Good luck with it.

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    LOL

    Thanks ill try that when i get home in a couple of hours

    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by natty15d
    LOL

    Thanks ill try that when i get home in a couple of hours

    Nathan
    You already said that ;-)

    Good luck (I already said that too)

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    Hey clogger can you help me?
    I got a N*L modem connected to my pc via a ethernet cable and I want to connect my xbox to my pc for some online gaming, I got 2 network cards installed 1 for the internet connection and the second for the xbox. Do I need a X over cable too?
    Thanks m8.

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    Oooh ooh I know this one cus my set up is like this.
    What you need to do is.... oh hang on.
    This questions for Clogger.
    Damn !

    (I'll get me coat).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabir
    Hey clogger can you help me?
    I got a N*L modem connected to my pc via a ethernet cable and I want to connect my xbox to my pc for some online gaming, I got 2 network cards installed 1 for the internet connection and the second for the xbox. Do I need a X over cable too?
    Thanks m8.
    Yes you will need a X-over cable as there is no router in the way that will require the connection to be inverted so to speak.

    As routers are so cheap these days I would recommend that you get one if possible as they are less problematic and more secure (NAT) than using two nics.

    There is a good tutorial on XBox scene regarding Networking the XBox and is worth seeking out as it has recently been updated.

    Good luck.
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    swapped the cross over cable for a staright through cable last night & it still wouldnt connect.

    I check the xbox setup & it showed that the IC (ICMP) was "0", on xbox.com it says it should read as "1".

    I have the d-link 624 wireless router & its supposedly compatible with xbox live & i updated the firmware to 2.42.

    Any idea how to make the router let the IC connection reach the xbox, i have no idea about ports etc, but i have seen on the firewall section of the router that you can select ICMP but im not sure which IP address & port numbers to put in

    thanks
    Nathan

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    natty15d - can you draw a picture with your set-up, include all your IP address, do not give the internet IP Address on internal private network.

    This will help understand your set-up...

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    Thanks for the quick responce cloggy, much appriciated.

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    This is hows its set up, as for the IP address im new to this, i know the address of the modem, & router are those the ones you need where they start 19.........etc.



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    Have you set a DHCP range of IPs in the router? or a start address and then let the DHCP assign the internal IPs. You may also have to do this in the firewall too but you are better off disabling any firewalls while you are configuring the setup.

    When you have made any changes to the router settings you need to reboot everything to make sure the settings are picked up, so shut everything down that is connected to the router, including your PC, and reboot in this order :-

    Modem, Router, X Box. The DHCP should pick up the box and assign an IP to it.

    At least your cabling is right now ......

    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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    ive set a start address and then let the DHCP assign the internal IPs. & the fire wall is off on the router

    I phoned D-link helpline & they have told me how to open up the ports on the router for the xbox to access the net.

    they have said that the router doesnt come with the required ports opened to allow access

    ill give this a try tonight

    Well at least if the cables are right im a step closer now

    thanks
    Nathan

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    I misunderstood, as you said that your Dlink had been firmware updated to include "Live" - my Cisco has ports open for certain services with particular firmware updates so when you said you had updated to live I assumed the ports would be open.

    In case you don't have the ports I think these should do it ........

    3074 TCP and UDP
    88 and UDP
    53 UDP

    HTH
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    Dlinks update by downloading the update the harddrive & searching for the file from the router setup.

    Those are the ports i was told to open all apart from the 53 UDP.

    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by natty15d
    I am using AOL 9 & i have upgraded the routers firmware to the xbox specified version.
    This is what I meant mate.

    Leave port 53 (DNS) and see how it works although M$ might need it not sure.

    Also check that the router is AOL friendly.

    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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    natty15d - cloggers got this covered! I'll just add make sure you have your firewall on, as you've got no protection. Switch it on and then open the ports required.

    Nice drawing BTW. Helped alot!

    Post back if you were successful or not.

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    He will have the NAT protection in the router mate - he won't be bareback lol

    Always best to get the wall out of the way while sorting problems imho - especially if you run a personal on each PC as well as the NAT..... not sure if the DLink has a stateful packet jobby in it......

    One point natty - avoid putting the box in the DMZ - that IS a recipe for disaster.

    hth
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    Agreed Clogger!

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    Thanks mate.

    Good to know we are pulling on the same end of the rope.

    I didn't really want to get too techy as he said he was a nooob!

    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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    IT WORKED!!!!!

    i reset the router back to factory settings, put in the ports in the applications section & its worked.

    Thank for your help with this
    Nathan

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