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Eliminator
10-20-07, 09:05 PM
i can never figure this out... every month or so my other PC which connects to this PC just fails to connect and refuses to work... i havent changed any setting but now my other PC says automatic private address 169.xx... it says connected on both PCs but the other one cant access the network or the internet... i tried ipconfig/renew and release but that didnt do anything... somehow when im in vista it works fine but xp just doesnt work anymore ... can anyone help me out here?

evilghost
10-20-07, 09:17 PM
Try a static address instead of DHCP?

Eliminator
10-20-07, 09:23 PM
i tried manually setting it to 192.168.0.2 on the PC that is not connecting and it still doesnt work... man this was working perfectly just a week ago

evilghost
10-20-07, 09:27 PM
Meh, check cabling.

Eliminator
10-20-07, 09:45 PM
i checked and it seems normal... i mean if it works in vista why not in xp... i also just tried that winsock fix program on both machines and it didnt help

Eliminator
10-20-07, 09:53 PM
my xbox 360 wont connect anymore either... it says some problem with the DHCP server.... same thing says on my other PC when i do ipconfig/renew

Eliminator
10-21-07, 01:12 PM
well i finally got the computers to see each other by setting a manual IP and gateway but now the internet wont work on the other PC or 360

evilghost
10-21-07, 01:14 PM
Can't really offer any help and/or suggestions until you describe in detail your network infrastructure.

Thanks!

Eliminator
10-21-07, 01:24 PM
ok so my main PC has 3 wired network connections

1. internet cable modem
2. PC #2
3. Xbox 360

in network setup ive got my internet connection which is shared and then a network bridge with both PC #2 and Xbox 360 part of it

network bridge has IP 192.168.0.1

on the xbox 360 setup menu i have set it to
IP 192.168.0.3
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.0.1

on PC #2 i have set it to
IP 192.168.0.4
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.0.1

so now PC #2 and Xbox 360 can both see my PC and connect to it and I can also see the shared files... however internet connection sharing doesnt seem to work as neither PC #2 or Xbox 360 can access the internet