Ethernet Local Area Connection cannot connect

February 1, 2011 at 09:28:34
Specs: Windows XP, 556

Hi guys, Im losing my mind with this computer! My internet is working fine, but my Ethernet cannot get a connection. On my Ethernet Local Area Connection it says status is: Limited or no connectivity i am running an Ethernet cable from my xbox 360 to the Ethernet adapter slot at the back of my computer, no wireless or anything. And as i say the internet works fine though i cant get any connectivity out of the Ethernet adapter.This used to work fine two weeks ago, now it refuses to work i recently moved and so i disconnected my pc nothing broke and all it did was sit around in a safe place so happened before the move EVERYTHING worked fine On my xbox the display says:
Network adapter - wired IP address - failed Im sooo so confused with what to do now, anyone got any suggestions? Anything would be a great help i'm running windows xp sp 2 oh and i've looked into the crossover cable thing and either it doesn't matter or my cable is crossover because its been working for over three years so that point is moot please help

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#1
February 1, 2011 at 10:04:20

i am running an Ethernet cable from my xbox 360 to the Ethernet adapter slot at the back of my computer, no wireless or anything. And as i say the internet works fine though i cant get any connectivity out of the Ethernet adapter.

Ok, how many network interfaces do you have in your computer?

From the sounds of it, you have two. One to the internet, one to the xbox.

Are they both wired, or is one of them wireless?

What are you trying to accomplish by connecting the xbox to the computer?

I suspect you're trying to connect it to the internet. If this is correct, there's a much better way.

If you have one wireless interface, that means you must have a wireless SOHO Router which is connected to the internet. If this is so, and you are trying to connect the xbox to the internet, the simplest thing to do is plug the xbox into a LAN port on the router.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
February 1, 2011 at 16:32:01

ok i have two connections my internet connection is wireless and my xbox connection is wired to my pc now the reason i dont conecct my xbox to the router is because i cant the router is down stairs i'm up stairs and before i moved my room was in the garage so connecting to the moden/router was and is not really and option so what i've been doing is using my pc's wireless connection via internet connection shareing to get on xbox live which has been working fine for two years now i cant because my pc just stopped connecting to my xbox for some reason i really appreciate you guys takeing and interest in my thread but i'm not looking for alternative ways of getting my xbox online or anything like that i just want help for this problem thank you and please dont take what i said the wrong way because i really need help

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#3
February 1, 2011 at 21:50:26

you have a wireless router in the house correct.

a simple way would be to buy the microsoft wireless adapter for your xbox and your problems should be solved try it out you can always return the device check with the store first before you buy it to make sure they have a return policy. check out www.xbox.com for prices.

From Spacetro


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#4
February 2, 2011 at 07:15:11

once again I'M NOT LOOKING FOR ALT WAYS TO GET MY XBOX ONLINE i just want help with the problum i posted which is my pc not connecting to my xbox when i connect it via ethernet it tris then i get the "limited or no connectivity" meassage

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#5
February 2, 2011 at 07:41:33

ok i have two connections my internet connection is wireless and my xbox connection is wired to my pc

Ok, then you need to troubleshoot the issue with your wireless connection.

First, check to see if your wireless NIC has the most recent drivers available. If not, then update them and see if that fixes the issue. If it does, you're finished. If it doesn't then you'll probably need to troubleshoot the wireless router. NOTE: if this is the only wireless device in your LAN having this issue and the driver's aren't the issue, you will probably need to replace the wireless interface.

To troubleshoot the router, click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Troubleshooting Wireless Issues"

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
February 2, 2011 at 11:15:30

no no the issue i'm haveing is the connection between MY PC AND XBOX WHEN I CONNECT MY XBOX AND PC TOGETHER VIA ETHERNET IT TRIES TO CONNECT THEN IT STOPS AND SAYS "LIMITED OR NO CONNECTIVITY" thats what i'm asking help for THATS WHAT I'M TRYING TO FIX nothing else

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#7
February 2, 2011 at 11:21:49

Why on Earth would you connect your XBOX to your computer. You connect your XBOX to your router and your computer to the router.

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#8
February 2, 2011 at 12:18:51

i know what to do with a router but its down starirs i'm up stairs but none of that matters because thats not why i made this thred, i made this thred because my pc and xbox wont connect anymore for some reason and THATS WHAT I WANT HELP WITH THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MY PC AND XBOX MY LOCAL AREA CONNECTION SO IF ANYBODY WANNA HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM I'LL REALLY APPRECIATE IT

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#9
February 2, 2011 at 12:37:36

You can not hook an XBOX directly to a PC without a Switch or a Router unless you use a CROSS OVER cable. Even then you will not be able to get on the Internet this way unless you install a second NIC in both the PC and the XBOX that connect to the router. If the router is down stairs then you will need a Wireless Access Point to connect them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirele...

So explain to us what the heck you are trying to do? Hooking up this way will only result in you being able to share files between your XBOX and the PC which I can not understand why you need to do this.


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#10
February 2, 2011 at 13:05:20

i've been getting on xbox through my pc's internet connection via internet connection shareing for over two years my way works but the way i get online is not why im here and forget about my wireless connection that has nothing to do with anything its ethernet i need help with i already explained what i'm trying to in the very first post all i'm asking for is help getting my local area connection working

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#11
February 2, 2011 at 13:11:17

Again no router use CROSS OVER cable. Regular Ethernet cable will not work. Do it or don't I don't care I am telling how to hook an XBOX to a PC take it for what it is worth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethern...


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#12
February 2, 2011 at 14:26:04

and i'm telling you my ways been working for over two years if your here to help go back and read my past post in the very first post i say i've been getting on xbox live through my pc's internet connection via internet connection shareing and that i didint know if the cable i had was cross over or not bottom line my pc and xbox was connecting but if you dont care i'm asking you kindly to move on to another thred so someone else can help me, thanks for your imput, oh the weird thing is when i restore my pc to an earlier date my computer connects to my xbox just like before but then i cant connect to the internet my wifi usb thingy says i'm connected and that the signal is strong but web pages wont load so its kinda like damned if you do damned if you dont, you know what i mean? but i've un done the restore so i can get online and get help from fine gentlemen such as yourself

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#13
February 3, 2011 at 08:00:07

1) I did a quick google search of "connect xbox directly to PC" and everything I read agreed with ace_omega in that you're supposed to use a crossover cable.

At the risk of being as rude as you just were to him I can only tell you, try a crossover cable! And yes, you were rude even though you tried to dress it up nicely.

Yes, I know you said it was working for two years hooked up with a regular cable but that's beside the point. As computer people when we troubleshoot issues, we do so step-by-step. When we see as glaring an issue as this one, we're going to check it out quickly.

oh the weird thing is when i restore my pc to an earlier date my computer connects to my xbox just like before but then i cant connect to the internet my wifi usb thingy says i'm connected and that the signal is strong but web pages wont load so its kinda like damned if you do damned if you dont, you know what i mean?

With your PC restored so your xbox communicates wtih it properly, open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and perform the following command:

ipconfig /all

Copy the output of the command to a text file and save it where you can find it easily. To copy the output in order to paste it here, click on my name above in my response, read my "how-to" guide titled, "Post the output of ipconfig (version 2)"

Once you've done that, change your system so your Internet now works and do the same thing.

Once you've done both, post the ouput of both commands into a repsonse here. Clearly mark them so we know which is which:

ex
XBOX and PC communicate
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output


Internetwork works
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output

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#14
February 3, 2011 at 08:37:23

I know I said to my self I would not post to this thread any more but just wanted to clarify. I was under the impression that Alware was using a regular Ethernet cable but it appears he is not. He is already using a cross over. (Sorry I missed that).

The real problem here is not hardware but IP configuration. Because he is not hooked into a router his computer is using an automatic IP that Windows is assigning to the the computer which is on a different subnet than his XBOX. This is why it works when he roles back to a previous configuration because at that time he most probably had a static IP setup to the same subnet as his XBOX. The solution is to go into both the XBOX and the PC's netwrok configurations -> Switch the IPs to something like 192.168.1.1 SM 255.255.255.0 (for PC) and 192.168.1.2 SM 255.255.255.0 (for XBOX).

It worked when you where plugged into the router because the router has a DHCP server which does this for you automatically. Now that he not using the router he has to do this manually.

My last post this time.


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#15
February 3, 2011 at 10:02:41

if my tone seemed rude that was accidental and that fine gentlemen comment was for another forum i didn't mean to put that, you see i copy and paste my problem on other sites to get different perspectives and about the caps i was frustrated because i was getting answer's for everything other then the issues i posted about, it's not in my nature to be rude to people i ask help from not that i think i was being rude but the bottem line is you two are the only ones responding to my post and i am grateful so thanks and i really mean that and ace you getting it but where do i go to change my pc's ip configureations?

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#16
February 3, 2011 at 10:19:11

Depends on the OS you have, here are instructions for XP...

http://portforward.com/networking/s...


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#17
February 3, 2011 at 16:26:55

results from ip config here you guys go

XBOX and PC communicate after system restore
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner> ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : shaun
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-CA-23-3B-A1
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-8C-01-EC-45
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.107
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 03, 2011 10:57:45
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:57:45
AM

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

Internet work works after i undo the restore
==============

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner> ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : shaun
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Control
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-CA-23-3B-A1
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.96.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-8C-01-EC-45
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.107
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 03, 2011 9:18
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:18
AM

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>


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#18
February 4, 2011 at 08:30:28

Ok, in the problem seems to be with your "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:"

When communicating with the xbox correctly, it has a proper Class C IP address.

When it's not, it has an APIPA address which is assigned automatically by windows when the NIC does not get an IP from DHCP. This means something is most definitely misconfigured on your system

You're using ICS to share your wireless connection with the xbox. I suspect the xbox should be getting an IP from DHCP.

The first thing I want you to try is statically assigning an IP address to the NIC on your PC when you're setup in the mode that allows internet to work.

Try assigning the following settings:
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :192.168.0.107

If the xbox still can't communicate then it seems likely to me your ICS stopped working properly.

In that case, I would try re-enabling ICS and see if the NIC, and the xbox don't start communicating properly again while the internet works.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#19
February 4, 2011 at 11:56:40

i just realized i had three connections and i think one of them is the wireless router because i have local area connection xbox pc wireless network connection 1 and then this one called internet connection and i just noticed when when i disable that my local area connection works again but no internet but when i enable it i get the net back but no local area connection its like doing the restore with out doing it i just telling you guy this coulding hurt

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#20
August 1, 2011 at 22:16:29

Have you figured out the problem cuz mine just started doing that now

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