Woo! Tech Talk!
What’s up, ya’ll? I’m having some trouble with my xbox 360 seeing my network. Here’s the story.
Previously, I had the 360 sharing an internet connection via the ethernet port on my computer, which was connected wirelessly. This worked perfectly fine, other than the fact that it was slow as hell.
Last night, I picked up a 100-foot Cat5e cable to run it from the router in the back room of the apartment to the living room. Upon plugging the cable into the router and the 360, the console is unable to connect, citing a hardware issue (as in, it doesn’t even see the network.)
Now, I haven’t tried connecting it directly to the modem yet, which would definitely single out whether it’s an issue with the cable, the router or the xbox. I did, however, try different connection ports on the router and even popped back to the connection to the PC. The PC connection still worked, but connecting straight to the router, from any port, did not.
The weird thing about all of this is that I can connect that long-ass cable to the router, then to my laptop, and get a connection just fine.
Have any of you come across this issue? Or do you perhaps see something I’m doing wrong? The only issues I can really think of are that there is an issue with the router, in that the xbox doesn’t like it. Or could the cable be so long that it’s losing too much info from the xbox to the router?
I’m completely at a loss here. Please help!