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Old 05-01-06, 11:29 AM
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can anyone help explain what happend to my network

Symptoms: Only Computer OR Xbox360 will use internet connection --Not both?

They used to work together just fine. My Vonage modem crapped out so I took it out and theyre sending a replacement so my set up is as follows

-----[cablemodem]-----[router]-------{PC and Xbox360



Now only one device will use the internet and only while the other device is off and disconnected. I even have to reboot my cable modem in order to get a different device to see the internet.

What happened? Can it be fixed?
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Old 05-01-06, 12:11 PM
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your router is not configured properly?
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Old 05-01-06, 12:40 PM
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what needs to change with my router? Doesnt it just split the signal? Its always worked before (behind the vonage modem)
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Old 05-01-06, 01:43 PM
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in your router software.. what do you see connected?
are the ips hardcoded in the pc and/or xbox?
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Old 05-01-06, 01:55 PM
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ive never accessed my router software ever. Ive heard its done through an internet browser but thats all I know. My whole setup is 'wired' if that wasnt clear before. I have a microsoft router MN-150

I have a linksys 5port switch is that better?
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Old 05-01-06, 02:12 PM
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I think what twikoff is getting at is if you have manually set IP addresses in pc or xbox.

If they have the SAME IP, you'll prob see the what you see now. So give them different IPs or use DHCP to automagically set them.

Is NAT configured on your router? what IP does your computer have? something like 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x?
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Im pretty sure my IP is like the 192.168......

Just to clarify, im such a noob, What I really have is a HUB not a router. Its a 5 port switch. :\

Can I not use both unless I have a router?
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Old 05-01-06, 05:04 PM
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Thats your problem

Your ISP is only allowing you one at a time.. You can probably call them and ask for two, but they'll charge you more as well most likely.

(as a side not, your IP is probably not 192.168.. if so, your ISP using an atypical setup, but its possible)

I'd recommend getting a router, you can get them from $20 up (or FAR sometimes). Apart from letting you put as much as you want on your network, the NAT they provide is a decent protection against the scum-of-the-net.

My personal, unscientific opinion is that software firewalls on your pc is a distant second 'defense' from a router.

And you could get a wifi one for the same price probably in case you want to wifi it up at some point.
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Old 05-04-06, 10:08 AM
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Yea, what you need is a router.. Your cable modem will be plugged into your router and the router will use the cable modem as the "outside" world and will have your external IP address (not the 192.168.x.x).. Then, in turn, your router will assign any devices plugged into it a DHCP IP address..

The question is... How did it work before?
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Old 05-04-06, 10:13 AM
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Here are a couple from newegg w/ good reviews...

Netgear RP614 = $32 after MIR

D-Link DI-604 - $25 after MIR

And actually I think I may have one laying around and since your a fellow Xbox Live friend I can send it to you for free if you pay shipping.. Let me know if your interested..
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