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Can't connect Xbox 360 to the Internet via Windows 8 w/ICS

  1. #1


    Portland, OR
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Can't connect Xbox 360 to the Internet via Windows 8 w/ICS


    I'm trying to connect my Xbox 360 to the internet to use my Live account. I'm following these instructions. My desktop is running Windows 8 that has a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. I connected the desktop to my Xbox 360 using the ethernet cable but whatever I do the Xbox doesn't seem to be able to connect. It keeps giving me errors that it can't obtain an IP address, and if I set it up with a static IP on the Xbox side it tells me that I shouldn't be using a static IP.

    Any idea how to make it work?

    PS. I need to point out that two of my network connections on Windows 8 use static IP addresses, as such:

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    Here's also a couple of screenshots to show my IP configuration:

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    And this one:

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If you have a Gateway from your ISP, just connect the Xbox to it. If you do not have a gateway, get a Router and use that.
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  3. #3


    Portland, OR
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    If you have a Gateway from your ISP, just connect the Xbox to it. If you do not have a gateway, get a Router and use that.
    In that same token I can buy a $99 Xbox wireless adapter.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Or just save yourself some money and get Ethernet over Powerline adapters.
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