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Old 02-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hi my name is tj and I have a problem with the internet network in my house. It seem that no matter what i try I can't get more than two devices in my home to connect to the internet at the same time. I have my computer a family computer and my xbox360. Whenever I try to connect my xbox to xboxlive it won't connect unless I turn off one of the other computers and reset my modem. I tried calling the xbox service hotline but they couldn't figure it out. None of the devices are using the same ip address so thats not it.




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Old 02-18-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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What router are you using? Are you using wireless or a wired connection?
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:37 AM   #3
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:53 AM   #4
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What router brand and model are you using?
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:57 AM   #5
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It says Lynksys 10/100 workgroup switch 5 port
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OK. From what I have read, when using a switch connected to a modem, only one computer or device can connect at a time because the ISP only gives you a single IP. If you want to connect more than one at a time, you'll need a router that will share the IP between your connected devices.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:15 AM   #7
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Well only two will go on the internet, not just one. I have three devices trying to connect and only 2/3 will connect at a time.
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Hmm. . . Maybe your ISP supplies you with two IPs.

I have an idea, if one of your computers has dual ethernet ports, set it up for internet connection sharing and connect the Xbox 360 to it.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:01 AM   #9
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I can't do the connect through my computer trick. How would I go about fixing the other problem you mentioned?

Also when I test my connection on the xbox the ip always fails
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