Xbox360 to computer with switch and router

January 14, 2011 at 14:10:12
Specs: Windows XP
Connected the xbox360 via ambit modem > Linksys switch> which splits signal to computer, belkin wireless router (wireless network), and Linksys router used as a bridge to xbox 360. I ensured that each modem/router has a different default IP address. And I had to manually enter my computer's MAC address into the xbox to get it to connect to xbox live. Its working. The reasoning for the switch is theoretically it enables all lines to share the same bandwidth without impedance to each other... ie I have ten meg inet connection and the switch gives all lines out a ten meg inet... the problem I am experiencing is now getting the xbox and computer to talk to each other. Have downloaded Zune and Media Player 11 and enabled sharing. I am wondering if I must disconnect the line in to get them to work wirelessly. I would prefer to get them to talk hard wired. Any suggestions?

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January 14, 2011 at 14:17:21
The reasoning for the switch is theoretically it enables all lines to share the same bandwidth without impedance to each other... ie I have ten meg inet connection and the switch gives all lines out a ten meg inet...

Wrong.

Your 10 Mbps internet connection is shared by all clients whether connected to the switch or the router's LAN ports.

Correct config should be as follows:

Modem >> Router 1 >> Router 2 >> Switch >> clients

Alternately, you could setup as follows:

Modem >> Router 1 >> Switch >> Router 2 & clients

For details on how to correctly add a second router to your network, click on my name above in my response and read my "how-go" guide titled, "Add a second Router to your LAN"

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