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Using wifi and LAN at the same time... possible?


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TinM4n

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Hey guys.
I have a D-Link wifi card which I use to connect to my mate's router to access the internet. It works fine. I also have on board LAN which I use to FTP to my Xbox, which works fine. Problem is, I can't use them both at once. If the wifi is on and I enable the LAN, I can't use the wifi connection for the internet (IE lags out, and gives me a not-found error).

Is it possible to use both connections at once? My IP addresses in the TCP/IP properties are unique to each connection too.

Thanks!
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Internet Explorer generally uses the first open connection to anything it can find to get out onto the internet, and probably for historical reasons will favour the LAN port first over anything else. Therefore it sounds like it wants to go over your XBox.

I don't quite follow this "FTP to [your] XBox" thing though. Could you elaborate?
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explain in more detail i read and this is what i think you are trying to say.

you connect to the wireless and then you run a cable from xbox to your computer and use the computer wireless as your xbox connection. is that what you want. you can do that but i don't want to explain if that is not what you want.
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Sure.
I use my Xbox to play media files, mostly music, and the easiest way for me to put music on there is to FTP the files over with Cute FTP. The box is fitted with a mod chip so I can do this of course, otherwise there's no way to FTP to a standard box.

It's not just IE that fails when both connections are open, either. If I'm downloading something with a P2P program, it'll stop when I open up the LAN connection. It's pretty frustrating, I'm sure there's a way to separate the two somehow and use both at the same time. Any ideas? Can I make XP look only at the wifi connection for the internet?

Thanks for the reply.
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Sorry, let me explain again. Ultimately, I'd like to be able to use the internet on my PC, whilst being able to access the network with my Xbox at the same time. I don't want to use the wifi setup with my Xbox at all, I just want to be able to have network access while I'm on the wifi internet connection on my PC. It's a pain having to disable my LAN connection every time I want to check something on the internet.

With this setup there's also the possibility of radio streaming onto my Xbox from my PC (via LAN), but the PC's internet connection must be active, and I can't have both active at the same time (ie if LAN is on, wifi internet doesn't work, but the LAN does).

Does that help?

Thanks for reading.
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ok thanks for clearing that up you need to go to start accessories communication network setup wizard. in the wizard check the bubble that sais this computer belongs to a network that does not have an internet connection. that should have IE and P2P programs not use the LAN as the default so the wireless will work. there are a few other things i can think of if that doesn't work but we will just start with the easiest and move up till something works.
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Thanks, but no good. Same old thing: internet works fine (wifi) until I enable the cable LAN, then nothing. Thanks for the advice though. Any other ideas?

Cheers.
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Fixed! All I had to do was turn on internet connection sharing. Thanks for the replies guys.
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