Connect to a Computer using ICS?

February 23, 2011 at 08:29:11
Specs: Windows 7
Ok so I have an old computer(windows xp) that Im using to connect my xbox to the internet with using ICS. My current setup is i share the wireless card to the lan and connect it to the xbox. I can connect to the internet fine but I am trying to get my computer thats in my room to connect to the xbox over windows media center and it can't find the xbox. I also can't ping the gateway or the actual ip address for the xbox. I tryed getting some info over the internet but I didn't know how to search for it. I also can stream music off of my computer(windows 7) and connect to it from my xbox but when I try and search for my computer over the xbox it doesn't find it any more as opposed to it just being hooked into my router which isn't an option for me anymore. Just wondering can it be done and if so how can I fix this problem?

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#1
February 23, 2011 at 11:49:05
your xbox is on a another subnet.
you need a router for what you are doing not ics though you could try bridging instead of ics which would put your xbox in the same subnet as everything else

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#2
February 23, 2011 at 11:52:07
I could be wrong but the subnet for my xbox is 255.255.255.0, and thats the same for the rest of my computers

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#3
February 23, 2011 at 13:48:37
If you are using ICS the

PC 192.168.0.1
XBox 192.168.0.2

Subnet 255.255.255.0

Internetnet Connection IP/Subnet ????


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#4
February 23, 2011 at 15:04:25
so if the lan side of ics is
192.168.x.0
then the wan side of the ics is
192.168.y.0

BTW 192.168.x.x is a subnet
255.255.255.0 is a subnet mask
Two very different things.

Did you try bridging the connections as suggested? this way everything is in the same subnet.

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#5
February 23, 2011 at 15:13:31
I tried bridging them together, thats how I had it set-up on my laptop but for some reason everytime I try and set-up a bridge it gives me an error "An unexpected error occured while configuring the network bridge" and I did some research and stopped wmi and deleted the repository directory and rebooted and that didn't work and all the reasons that microsofts website said why it wouldn't work weren't valid.

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#6
February 23, 2011 at 16:17:58
are both of your nics set to obtain ip automatically?

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#7
February 23, 2011 at 16:19:36
Yes they are.

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