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Help networkin xbox 360 to laptop


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aquevedo831

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Hello, I am having trouble connecting my 360 to my laptop. I have succeeded with everything up to the point where the 360 looks for a computer. It cannot find my laptop. It tells me to test my connection and I do and the wired connection is good but the IP fails. How can I get my 360 to locate my laptop? I am connecting my laptop to the 360 directly with my ethernet cable.
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I have even tried manually setting an IP on my computer and xbox 360. When I do that my local are connection on my laptop is up and running and tells me I am connected to my network. Then whenever I go to my 360 and try to locate my computer I still get an IP failed on the media connection test. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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What windows are you running on your laptop 98 or xp
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I am running windows xp professional sp 2
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Have you tried the firewall settings to make sure you have open ports for xbox.
What are the error message/s you get
are you running windows media connect?
does this help
xbox pc setup
or this
xbox
I can't read the screen clearly but I think it is what you need

Edited by peterm, 10 July 2006 - 08:57 PM.

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aquevedo831

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Yes I have tried reseting my firewall settings and even turned it off, but I still had no success.
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I added 2 new links to my previous post try the 1st one
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Ok i will try these and repost the results tommorrow. Thank you
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The links you have given me are to download the setup files which will connect my 360 to the computer. But these were necessary requirements in the tutorial and have therefore already done these without success.
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Hello aquevedo831,

Sorry to butt in on in your helping hand there peterm, but aquevedo831 said he was using an ethernet cable to connect the 360 to the pc directly... Do you know for sure if the ethernet cable you are using is a Normal patch cable or a crossover cable... If you are not sure just take a look at each end (with the Tab facing down) and tell me what the order of color's are... starting from the left then going to the right.
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with the end of the cable facing me and the tab down, the colors from left to right are yellow, white with a yellow stripe, green, white with blue stripe, blue, white with green stripe, orange, and finally white with orange stripe.
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The ethernet cable is the one that came with my xbox 360.
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also trying to connected the xbox but no luck

Edited by StaticRed, 13 July 2006 - 03:02 PM.

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If you are trying to connect the 360 directly (as you described in your first post) to the Pc via no router then you will have to purchase a crossover cable... that is just a standard patch cable.
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Well thank you for your help. I will be sure to purchase one.
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