I'm experiencing a problem which i believe a few people have come across and after trawling the net for hours i still havent found a solution....
I am running a wireless home network using a brand new NetGear 108mbps wireless modem/router and 4 port ethernet switch. This is located in my living room behind the TV. Directly connected to it with an ethernet cable is Xbox number 1. This works fine and connects to Xbox live without a fuss.
Upstairs i have a PC with a 108mbps usb 2.0 adapter. This is working fine and i can access the router and have good internet connection.
This PC has a spare ethernet connection which is also working fine. I am trying to connect my xbox through this ethernet connection to find the wireless network and gain access to the internet through the modem/router downstairs.
I have manually set up the IP addresses of the ethernet card in the PC and the Xbox itself and i know from the Xbox's diagnosing program that it is finding the PC correctly.
However it won't connect to Xbox live and reports this fault:
"No DNS Server addresses were received from the DHCP or PPPoE server. Enter the DNS Server(s) provided by your ISP in the Network Settings menu."
I've checked the routing table and it is set-up correctly for the xbox to find the usb 2.0 wireless adpater as a gateway to the router and the internet connection.
I know that it is possible to use windows internet connection sharing to share a usb modem broadband connection on a pc with an ethernet card hooked up to an xbox.
Is there a way to share the internet connection my PC is recieving through the wireless adapter?
Xbox support told me it was impossible because turning on internet connection sharing sets the usb adapter connection to the same ip address as the router uses (192.168.0.1)
Any ideas? even my IT manager at works had a look at it and is baffled. He thinks Xbox needs to find DNS server addresses from the first IP address it hits or it won't keep going?