IP Problems with Router

Belkin G wireless router
October 16, 2009 at 07:58:37
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Belkin G wireless router, and both a desktop and laptop running Windows XP. The laptop was connected to the router (which was connected to my modem), and my Xbox 360 was connected via LAN to the laptop, allowing access to Xbox Live fr a good few weeks. So when all of a sudden my Xbox decided that my NAT type meant that i couldn't connect to Xbox Live, nturally i headed to google. Me being the impatient fool i am, i took pretty much the first piece of advice that made sense to the situation and manually assigned the IP of my Xbox, and, misinterpreting the info, changed the IP of my router to the same. I hate admitting my mistakes : (. So anyway, now i can't connect to the router by wireless or by LAN, it just says that "the network did not assign an IP address to the computer", so i can't change the settings in my router. Help a networking noob out?

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#1
October 16, 2009 at 08:07:06
Did you switch the Static IP on your XBOX back to Dynamic? Also when you messed with your router did you turn off DHCP? If so then turn it back on.
Does your XBOX have WiFi?

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#2
October 16, 2009 at 08:22:14
1.yeah, i switched it back after
2.i can't connect to the router to change the settings on it, so i can't put it back on even if i did (which i'm pretty sure i didn't)
3.xbox-laptop-router-modem is the order the connection goes, but my problem is that i can't connect to the router from anything, not just from my xbox (which i don't need to do),and to answer your question no, i use an ethernet cable (wireless adapters for xboxes (?) cost like £60)

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#3
October 16, 2009 at 08:51:58
Do you recall what ip you gave the router? What was it? You just put a static entry into the nic of your computer the same ip setting but one up in the ip range [so if router at .1 your pc is .2]. Then you can connect and correct.

You can always set the router to factory defaults which is usually done by pressing the reset button with a paperclip or pen point and power up the router at the same time.

This clears the config back to how it was from the factory.


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#4
October 16, 2009 at 09:05:20
Jesus, you might just be right, i'll give it a try now...only how do you manually reassign the IP of your computer?

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#5
October 16, 2009 at 09:28:02
go to the nics properties and instead of autoassigned type in a ip address and subnet [no gateway required]

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#6
October 16, 2009 at 09:35:03
Alright, restting the router worked (didn't see that switch there-lol), but now i can't connect via ethernet to my xbox, again because "the network did not assign an IP address to the computer". Help?

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#7
October 16, 2009 at 10:00:29
Seriously, guys, i need help...

oh and thanks a bunch for all the input wanderer


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#8
October 16, 2009 at 10:23:12
I've tried to repair the connection a few times, and it just said that the IP address couldn't be renewed, i can't see anything different about my settings since i couldn't connect so...guys?

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#9
October 16, 2009 at 10:40:16
It would appear you disabled the routers dhcp server
It would also appear you are not back at factory defaults.
Review the routers documentation on how to reset and follow the instructions. I have found it does take a couple of times before the reset takes effect.
disconnect the xbox so its config doesn't mess things up. you want to get your router straighted out first.

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#10
October 16, 2009 at 11:05:19
Sorry, i meant i couldn't connect my xbox to the laptop, I don't know if that changes anything. Oh and i definitely restored factory default on the router before running the setup program again.

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