If you are like me and have an Xbox 360 linked through your computer's ethernet card, it can be frustrating to get ZA to let you on Xbox Live.
After hours of pouring through the knowlege base here and at Xbox.com, I figured out how to do it.
Here are detailed instructions.
I suggest that you read all the way through them before you start.
follow them step-by-step, so you do not miss anything.
Step One:First you need to gather your information (make sure you write this stuff down and label it correctly):
- go to your start menu and click on run
- in the box that pops up type cmd or command and press enter
- in the dos window that pops up type ipconfig /all (it is important that you put a space before /all)
- ipconfig will list the network info for each network connection you have made
- under your internet connection there should be 2 DNS server IP addresses, write these down
(if there is only 1 address then you will need to contact your ISP to get the correct addresses, because the single address will be your router/gateway)
- there will also be a default gateway address
(this will be your dhcp)
- once you have the
three addresses type exit in the dos window and hit enter (this closes the window)
- now you need to go to your network connections and right-click on the local area network/ethernet connection and pick properties (under the general tab, in the property window, there will be a list of clients and protocols)
- select TCP/IP and click properties button
- write down the IP address and subnet mask that are shown in the box that pops up
Step Two:Setting up your Xbox 360
- go to the settings blade in the dashboard and select network settings
- then select edit settings
- select ip settings and set it to manual
- The first option will be for an IP address, this is the address of your Xbox.
You will have to create an address.
To do this you will use the first 3 octets (xxx.xxx.xxx.) of the IP address that you found in the local area connection properties, and add a number as the last octet.
This number has to be between 2 and 99, because 1 is used by your ethernet card.
Make sure you write down the IP you use and label as your Xbox.
- next put in the subnet mask you found under local area connection properties
- then add your local area connection IP as your gateway
- now set up the dns settings the same way by useing the DNS addresses you got from ipconfig (or your ISP provider)
Step Three:Set up ZA Free
go to the Firewall section of ZA and click on the Zones tab
at the bottom of the screen, click the add>> button and select IP address
- On the box that comes up select trusted for the zone and put in the addresses you have gathered and a description.
The description should be something that will make you remember why the address is there.
You will need to put in one address for each of these items:
the Xbox static IP you assigned, the two DNS addresses,
and the default gateway address
- Now there are three more addresses that must be put in that were not collected during the rest of the setup.
These addresses are for the local host (127.0.0.1) and Xbox live (188.8.131.52
Put these addresses in like you did for the last ones.
- now that you have all your addresses added, click on the main tab at the top of the screen and change your Internet Zone Security to medium
Now you can reboot your Xbox and sign into Xbox Live.
If you test the connection it will probably fail at the MTU check, but don't worry you can sign in anyway.
If there are any questions about these instructions, please post to this thread.
That way I will see your post and try to clarify.
Good luck, and maybe I will knife you in CoD4
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