DNS Server Settings Help

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DNS Server Settings Help

Background:
I'm trying to setup my Xbox 360 to use my aircard as its internet connection. Dialup is my only other internet option where I live, so I just want to see if I can get this to work. I use my aircard on my PC and Laptop to play online games, and to download just fine...so I feel I can use it for xbox live as well. I have the Sierra USBConnect 881. I have a Linksys WRT100 Wireless router. My PC and my Xbox are both hard wired into the router. I will not be using any wireless for this setup.  I am using the windows Internet Sharing Connection thing to do this.
 
The xbox runs verification test on my connection. It checks for a network adapter, which is located. It then checks for an IP address, which it was able to detect and confirm.

It FAILS the next part. Locating a DNS server. Anyone know where I should start? I believe its a network setting on my computer. Any ideas or starting points to look at?
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KartR31487 wrote:
Background:
I'm trying to setup my Xbox 360 to use my aircard as its internet connection. Dialup is my only other internet option where I live, so I just want to see if I can get this to work. I use my aircard on my PC and Laptop to play online games, and to download just fine...so I feel I can use it for xbox live as well. I have the Sierra USBConnect 881. I have a Linksys WRT100 Wireless router. My PC and my Xbox are both hard wired into the router. I will not be using any wireless for this setup.  I am using the windows Internet Sharing Connection thing to do this.
 
The xbox runs verification test on my connection. It checks for a network adapter, which is located. It then checks for an IP address, which it was able to detect and confirm.

It FAILS the next part. Locating a DNS server. Anyone know where I should start? I believe its a network setting on my computer. Any ideas or starting points to look at?



simple solution: just hardcode the opendns server IPs for the xbox DNS setup. they will work fine over at&t's data connection - ICS or otherwise.

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
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I changed the primary DNS server my xbox to 208.67.222.222 and the secondary as 208.67.220.220. It still failed. Do I need to change anything on my computer?
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KartR31487 wrote:
I changed the primary DNS server my xbox to 208.67.222.222 and the secondary as 208.67.220.220. It still failed. Do I need to change anything on my computer?



no, that shouldn't matter. does the xbox indicate what IP address it is getting? are you sure it's a valid IP for your subnet? (make sure it's not 169.254.*.*)
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