Can't connect to Xbox Live

Microsoft Xbox 360 arcade
July 26, 2010 at 16:28:07
Specs: Windows XP
I have my ethernet cable plugged into my computer which has a network adapter to connect to a D-Link router in another room. I've bridged the LAN connection and the wireless connection. I'm trying to connect to Xbox Live with this setup and the following message occurs:

"Your DNS servers can't resolve the names of Xbox Live server or"

I've tried power cycling, port forwarding, and Microsoft's support page for this problem. I still get the same error message.

Any ideas?

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July 26, 2010 at 18:03:12
When I added my daughter's Xbox to our network it was in a similar configuration to yours. Xbox connected by ethernet cable to her PC which obtains internet by wireless NIC to the main router.

Instead of bridging I used ICS in her PC.

Only problem was the router's default IP was ( Same as yours is using)

ICS automatically assigns as the address of the LAN connection in the PC so I had to change the router.

I now use as router IP with all my client systems now obtaining IPs in the range.

With ICS active in my daughter's pc it's wired NIC connected to the Xbox uses and the Xbox has no problems

Of course I had to reboot all the client systems after changing the router IP but that was a minor inconvenience.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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July 26, 2010 at 18:37:48
How do you do ICS? Is there any setback to it?

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July 26, 2010 at 20:12:17
I think this is something worth to mention.

When I un-bridge the connections. My wireless connection is enabled/connected and I can browse the internet just fine. But my local area connection is limited or no connectivity. I checked the properties and it only has an ip address and subnet mask listed. No DNS server, no default gateway.

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July 27, 2010 at 05:17:29
ICS = Internet Connection Sharing.

It is inbuilt in XP and simply needs to be enabled

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