can i access directly to internet using an ethernet modem?

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moontaxi
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can i access directly to internet using an ethernet modem?

Post by moontaxi » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:29 pm

i installed gentoox to my xbox via ftp install, it works great. can i access directly to internet using an ethernet modem? i'm planning to buy an ethernet modem, but i'm not going to set up a home network, or share the network connection with my pc. (i sold it). i searched through the forum but all the articles are about sharing a connection with a pc etc.

i want to plug ethernet cable's one side to my xbox, and its other side to an ethernet modem. (simple newbie explanation) will it work?

do i have to buy a router?, also is the number of ports of the modem important? would you prefer which modem(brand,model)?

thanks ;)

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Post by sevenlayercookie » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:46 pm

Yes, that's the setup that i use :D . Mine is DSL, but no diff. I'm using Westell 2100, but any should work.

Good luck!

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Post by orochi » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:03 am

yes it will work just fine, typically youll just use DHCP unless you have some specific reason to run a static ip, if you wanted to, get a USB NIC and make your xbox a router :D

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modem query

Post by moontaxi » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:54 pm

gentoox can't recognise my ethernet modem. modem query fails. which port i have to choose? thanks.

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Post by orochi » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:03 pm

How are you connecting your modem? via USB? or using the Ethernet port

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Re: modem query

Post by sevenlayercookie » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:18 am

moontaxi wrote:gentoox can't recognise my ethernet modem. modem query fails. which port i have to choose? thanks.

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Post by moontaxi » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:39 pm

i use ethernet port. kppp can't recognise my ethernet modem and adress of modem setup (192.168.2.1 as written in modem's manual) cannot be found by konqueroro or mozilla firefox

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Post by sevenlayercookie » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:56 pm

DCHP or static? If its static, use a computer connected to the modem, go to internet explorer and type 192.168.2.1. Look around and try to find DHCP server and enable it.

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Re: modem query

Post by orochi » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:11 am

sevenlayercookie wrote:
moontaxi wrote:gentoox can't recognise my ethernet modem. modem query fails. which port i have to choose? thanks.

seven I realize that was said, but not everyone calls things the same, i was trying to fish out more info to help

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