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:tazz: ok have have two ethent ports on my computer. one on the motherboard and one on a pci card. the connection from my router to the ethernet on my motherboard is working but when i plug into the pci card to go to my xbox with a crossover cable it keeps saying a network cable is unplugged i have check and recheacked the cord i think i might just need to go and buy a new pci card because this one is from another system but just to make sure...

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you can't have an onboard NIC (The one on the motherboard) and a pci nic at the same time...just won't work...what you will need to do is use one or the other...(i suggest only using the PCI NIC so that if it breaks..you still have the one on the board to fall back on)...and buy an eithernet hub..or switch to allow you to network with your xbox...

to disable the onboard nic..you need to enter bios (either by pressing f2 or del during the boot up process) and look for something that says onboard network support or onboard ethernet or integrated something or another...and disable that...once you do...windows will detect the other card and install it.
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ooo ok cause i got it to work but now i restarted it and it freezes any ideas on how to fix it....(i started it in safe mode and am running a defrag on it) and back at dsenette umm if i wanted to could i have 2 nic cards and bridge them not using the one from my motherboard

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you could..in theory..but it would be better to just get a cheap ethernet hub..you can get them for like 20 bucks at best buy
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you can't have an onboard NIC (The one on the motherboard) and a pci nic at the same time...just won't work...


Yes you can, some high end motherboards come with two NIC ports on them. Though quite why anybody needs more than one NIC port is another kettle of fish.

After all, a Wireless Network card is technically a NIC port, and it works quite well regardless of the state of the onboard/PCI ones.

I can't comment on whether the Xbox supports networking in this way though, it may well be that it doesn't.
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@ dsenette so i could have the pci ethernet and a usb to ethernet then i would be fine ? and not use the montherboard ethernet
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Yes you can, some high end motherboards come with two NIC ports on them. Though quite why anybody needs more than one NIC port is another kettle of fish.

After all, a Wireless Network card is technically a NIC port, and it works quite well regardless of the state of the onboard/PCI ones.

an ethernet port...and an ethernet card are two different animals....just because it has two ports to plug a cable in...doesn't mean its a different card....you can have a nic with two ports...you can also h ave two PCI ethernet cards in a machine...(cherrabum...if you have a usb NIC card...then yes....but if you DON"T already own this...it will be cheaper to by a hub....)...or an ethernet card and a wireless card...because wireless is not the same as ethernet...adn a wireless card IS not the same thing as a NIC card.....wireless is a completely different protocol..which is why you can have onboard NIC and a wireless connection
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ok so if i wanted to bridge my pc and xbox im going to go with 2 pci ethernet card or what would be the cheapest and easiest
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the cheapest and easiest would be to buy A ETHERNET HUB..or an ETHERNET SWITCH...then all you have to do is plug both your computer..and the xbox into the switch/hub..
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is that like a router?? cause im trying to get my xbox through my pc so i can moniter the ip addresses commming through my xbox
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no it's not like a router...it's like a hub or a switch
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so if i had one of those "hubs" i could plug in a ethernet cord from my router and a crossover cable from my xbox and bridge them?!?!

hey thanks for all the help im new to all the networking stuff
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ok i got a hub but how do i bridge the xbox and my computer
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o wait i got it...ok what software would you recommend to view ip addresses comming into my computer...i currently have commview but when i bridge the connections it wont let me view a specific lan port only the bridge
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ethereal is a good network scanner...and it's free...it will scann the wire and pick up all the ip's within your range..and all the traffic there-in...you just need to know what you're looking at
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