Hello, I've been having serious trouble connecting my Xbox 360 Elite to the internet. I've done it once before and played on LIVE! successfully, but am completely unable to do so now. Here are the details:
My past and current set-up works like this: my router and modem are on another floor in the house, so I connect my computer via a wireless adapter. To connect my 360 to the internet, I use a standard Ethernet Cable connecting to my computer, sharing the wireless internet the computer receives. None of this is the problem, as the set-up has not changed prior to my 360 being unable to connect to Xbox LIVE!. Same router/modem, same wireless adapter, same settings.
Methods I've tried to get this to work so far are the standard advice you get from the 360 itself (restarting router, tinkering with router/modem settings, etc.), and disabling firewalls and going as far as to uninstall anti-virus temporarily. I've read through the stickies as well, but since my problem seemed unrelated to each one, they were no help.
I can't get past the first part of the connection test, connecting my 360 to the network. My 360 "Can't obtain an IP address from my router or modem." The error status report is as follows
W: 0000 - 000B
X: 4000 - 1001
Y: 0000 - 0000
Z: 0000 - 0000
ID: 0001 - 0002
The only issue I have in mind that may be the culprit, is a change in computers. As soon as I had to use a new computer to connect to my 360 via Ethernet (the previous one simply broke), I could no longer connect. The current computer runs the latest Windows XP (not enough memory for Vista or 7 )= ), and is a very old 2002 Dell with ancient specs: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Can viruses in a computer cause Ethernet ports or internet sharing functionality to not work properly? Is this particular computer simply incompatible with the 360 (I don't see why it would be though, the other computer I used to connect previously was just as old)?
If any additional information is needed, I'll be happy to provide. So, could anybody please help me fix my issue?