Wired ethernet connection from PC to Xbox with ICS

  Ricktos 00:10 05 Feb 2009

...basically not working.

I have Virgin media broadband, connected via USB to my PC. An ethernet cable is running from my PC to my Xbox. I bought a crossover type cable today as I tried the connection last night with a straight through ethernet cable hwich wasn't working but the problem has not been sorted.

I have religiously followed the Xbox guides, trying to connect via the xbox and also from the PC via Windows Media Centre but both fail. Xbox complains about IP address and computer just says it can't connect although it does bring up a 'click here' bubble to install a 'Media Extender'. I'm running Vista Ultimate.

I've tried static IP addresses, automatic and nothing works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  Ricktos 00:33 05 Feb 2009

for some reason the 3rd time I restarted the computer was the charm, all working automatically... :)

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