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Connecting my xbox360 to u-verse with out buying wireless adapter

I am trying to connect u-verse to my xbox 360.  The gateway is in another room so i cannot connect it directly.  I have the wall unit connected directly to our uverse tv box.I can connect the 360 directly to the wall and it works fine but then I cannot have the tv recording for DVR.  I have a netgear router.  I tried to connect it to the router but i did not receive a connection.  Do i just need to allow my router to be seen by my network or do i need to buy a switch.  I need suggestions since I am new to u-verse.

 

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Jan 17, 2010 5:52:36 PM
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I connect my Xbox directly to my set top box using an Ethernet cable which works great.

 

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Jan 17, 2010 6:13:54 PM
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You can do one of 2 things:

 

1. Purchase a small Ethernet switch that is 802-1p compliant, such as the NetGear GS105.

 

2. You can use your NetGear router, but you will have to configure it and hook it up as follows:

 

  • Plug an Ethernet cable from the wall into the NetGear router, into one of the LAN ports.
  • Log into the NetGear router, and turn off DHCP.
  • Plug the U-Verse box into the NetGear router, into one of the LAN ports.
  • Verify you can watch TV.
  • Plug the XBox into the NetGear router, into one of the LAN ports.
  • Verify the XBox works.


Note that you will not use the WAN port at all, it will be left empty.

 

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Jan 17, 2010 7:34:28 PM
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If I plug in from the wall to the netgear will i be able to go into my settings from a laptop?

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Jan 17, 2010 7:56:23 PM
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Actually, there is an easier way than what I told you, try this:

 

  • Power up the NetGear router with nothing connected to it.
  • Turn off your laptop's wireless connection.
  • Plug an Ethernet cable from the NetGear (one of the LAN ports) into your laptop. 
  • Your laptop will get an IP address from the NetGear.  Open up a web browser, and enter http://xx.xx.xx.xx where xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of the NetGear.  (To find this, open a command prompt on the laptop.  Type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes.  Note that there is a space between the g and the forward slash.  In the output, there will be a Default Gateway listed.  That is the IP address of the NetGear.)
  • Once you have logged into the NetGear router, do the following:
    • Turn off DHCP
    • Change the LAN IP address of the NetGear to 192.168.1.20 (static address).
  • Your laptop will lose network connectivity to the NetGear because the IP address has changed.
  • Unplug your laptop from the NetGear, plug the NetGear into the wall.
  • Turn wireless back onon your laptop.
  • Try to browse to the NetGear using http://192.168.1.20.
  • If that's successful, the NetGear is ready.  Plug the U-Verse STB into it, and plug the XBox into it.

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Jan 18, 2010 4:33:51 PM
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works now thanks for help

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