10 Jan 2009 13:03
Talk talk is an ultimate bitch when it comes to online gaming, particularly with an xbox.
Ive never heard of Homecall Broadband, and it could be the same story, perhaps even worse.
Forget about connecting to live via the pc—this can just confuse things. Im assuming that
you've tried simply plugging the ethernet cable from the router into the back of his xbox?
Ip failing is different from the NAT settings now thinking more about it. Best to give the Homecall a call and tell them
what you're trying to do—there are certain ports that an isp has to have open if you can't connect
and tried everything else. You might also have to set up a static ip on your xbox.
Ive probably confused things even further but type in Homecall xbox live into google or the type
of the router (name and model number) and xbox live and this might bring up some resolutions.
10 Jan 2009 13:09
Right, there's plenty of tutorial on YouTube, but the jist is:
There should be two connections in his "Manage Network Connections", one for his internet, and one for the xbox (probably called "Local Area Connection"). He needs to shift select both of em, and right click and bridge them. Enable the bridge and test the connection on the xbox. You may also need to right click the internet connection, go to sharing, and check both boxes about enabling other devices to connect through this connection.
10 Jan 2009 13:11
Cheers velvetant. I haven't actually tried connecting the modem direct to his Xbox, if I did this how would the modem dial up to the internet, which the user has to initiate on the PC? Worth a try I guess, but unsure how it will establish an internet connection..
10 Jan 2009 13:17
Make sure the xbox is connected to the PC via ethernet, when it happens a pop up shoud open in the bottom right hand corner, something about a media centre detected or something
10 Jan 2009 13:22
Ahh, i see > has to dial up. Worth giving a direct connection a try, but like you said, i don't think the xbox will initiate the dialing up process by itself.
What are his upload speeds anyway? If they are really low, there is not much point playing over live. You will have a laggy connection. Best, of course, to get
him to change to a better isp, or probably better still, best to get him to give Homecall a call and explain that he' trying to connect to xbox live/use online gaming
via a console and they'd talk him through it. Reason im in the mood for helping is that i've dealt with this over xmas with 2 friends, both of whom were on god awful isp's for gaming.
19 Jan 2009 18:59
I'm playing COD5 now if anyone wants a game.
19 Jan 2009 19:07
I havent been able to use marketplace for weeks i keep getting an error code, i can still play online though whats up??
20 Jan 2009 19:47
anyone wanna zombie out on cod5 in a little while.
25 Jan 2009 11:36
Anyone got Left 4 Dead?
Noble - you need to get involved if you're into Halo/COD etc
25 Jan 2009 12:29
Noble, no jokes, you should get on it and not take the piss before u try, im trying to hook up with homer but he keeps dissing me, even tho i gave him a month free xbox live just to `get into him`.
25 Jan 2009 12:36
just ordered it from amazon, cheers lads.
25 Jan 2009 12:39
Can you cancel? COD4 is so much better than COD5
25 Jan 2009 17:09
i dont even know your user id son. what is it. ill leave u some messages if you want…
25 Jan 2009 22:29
It's Sunday and I'm bored, pm me your gamer tag if you play Haqrdcore Team Deathmatch on COD4.