Question about Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router
I have a Linksys 5-port Workgroup Hub and I have Comcast internet thru a modem Broadband. I am online and I want to add X box live so I can play and search the internet at the same time. What do I need to do?
OH so thats why my hub isnt working. I need a router
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
If you have a Linksys 5-port hub there are no ports to configure. Hubs differ from routers in that they behave more like a splitter. Their basic purpose is to divide the connection among networking devices.
You have one of two options. You can keep the hub and contact Comcast to ask for an additional dynamic IP address so that you can connect both your computer and your xbox at the same time. There will likely be a monthly fee, usually ranging from 5-10 dollars a month.
Your second option would be to purchase a router and attach both of your devices to it. The router only uses one IP address for everything behind it, so there would be no need to request an additional one from Comcast. You would have to connect the router into the back of the modem/mta, power cycle the modem, then power cycle the router. That *should* provision the modem to work with Comcast. If not, call their technical support for provisioning instructions.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
Here is a link to the Xbox ports. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908874
In the firewall option, direct those ports to the IP of your Xbox. I don't have an xbox, but I would think there is someway to set a static IP on it. That way DHCP won't change your xbox ip when you reboot it. Some routers allow you to assign a specific IP to the xbox, but not sure about yours.
Visit this site, http://portforward.com/routers.htm It may have your router, and will tell you how to setup the ports for your xbox step by step.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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