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Hi. Please accept my apologies if this question has been answered elsewhere. I have 2 routers chain connected. Here is how it looks:

Comcast cable internet box -> Belkin wireless router (192.168.2.1) -> Linksys wireless router (192.168.1.1) . None of the hardware I am using is using wireless, just laptops and Ipads.

Here is the problem. Xbox360 and PC are both connected to Linksys (192.168.1.1). The PC shows the correct connection (192.168.1.107), but XBOX360 for some reason shows IP of the Belkin (192.168.2.5), which is Linksys is connected to, but not the XBOX itself, not directly. So, XBOX doesnt talk to the PC, but it is connected to the Internet (I can download stuff).

How do I make them talk to each other? I need to use Windows Media Player from XBOX using media on the PC.

How is it possible that both devices connected to the same router Linksys but use different IPs.

Thanks a lot.
 

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Not a good idea to have two routers. Turn off DHCP on the Linksys, and simply use it as a switch. That should simplify your life a bunch.
 
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I have no idea why you would need to set up 2 routers like that, but have you tried just setting a static IP in the xbox?
 
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Originally Posted by garciab  /t/1470963/xbox360-connects-to-the-wrong-network#post_23270195


Not a good idea to have two routers. Turn off DHCP on the Linksys, and simply use it as a switch. That should simplify your life a bunch.

THIS.


x100.


You only need one router. Any router added to a home network to extend it.. should be bridged and not assigning IPs. Turn off DHCP and 2nd router will essentially become a switch (think of it as an extension cord for your network). This will solve your problem.
 
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Originally Posted by Daekwan  /t/1470963/xbox360-connects-to-the-wrong-network#post_23270433


THIS.


x100.


You only need one router. Any router added to a home network to extend it.. should be bridged and not assigning IPs. Turn off DHCP and 2nd router will essentially become a switch (think of it as an extension cord for your network). This will solve your problem.

Thanks, guys. Idea this simple never crossed my mind. I will check docs I find out how to turn off DHCP.


BTW setting a static IP on XBOX360 made it inaccessible (cant go on the network), so I had to switch it back to DHCP.
 

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Still, the main question is unanswered (even though I am grateful I got a resolution, thanks!). How in the world Xbox which is connected by wire to Linksys retains Belkin's IP it is not connected to?
 

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In that configuration the WAN port of the Linksys router would have grabbed a 192.168.2.0 address. If the 360 is plugged into a DMZ port that wouldn't be all that strange.


In either case, as others have said, just connect one of the Linksys router's switch ports to a switch port on the Belkin's. Disable DHCP on the Linksys through the web interface from your PC.

http://192.168.1.1
 

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Thanks!
 
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