This is alot to take in… here we go.
[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2604826]Aha, a Wireless bridge device. It’s starting to make all sense now. I’m sorry that i didn’t see that earlier
First of all, did you upgrade it to the latest firmware available? I have not. I will do that tonight tho. I may have awhile ago tho since its so old. I dont remember.
It’s not working at all now, right? Then i think it’s best to get it back to its factory default settings. See the manual if you can do this with some kind of little button on the device itself. I have reset it already to default. But I might as well do it again and start all over.
Your WGE111 is capable of 54Mbps at max. So make sure you have a Wireless-G network (802.11G) enabled in your wireless [b]router/b]. That wireless router is either built in your modem (your modem has antennas) or directly connected to your modem. My wireless router is separate from the my modem (provided by Time Warner). I sure hope its builtin, because if it is not, it will make things more difficult. Also make sure your wireless router accepts new incoming wireless devices (after it all works you can disable this again). Usually you can configure all this inside the webbrowser configuration page of your wireless router. Pretty sure it does since my laptop setup fine. Where would I look to find out tho?
After that, try the configuration utility. You will probably be required to connect your WGE111 to your computer via a UTP cable for a while. See the manual for more information. It’s probably accessible at some ip adress like 192.168.0.1 or something. Your network interface card (NIC) inside your pc might need a static ip address for a while.I’ve hooked it up to my desktop and it finds the bridge fine. it just doesnt connect to the router tho. I THINK ive set it up right (im using the above utility as well) but it just doesnt want to connect to the router. That I think would be the first step in getting this thing to work right. If I cant even get it to work on a decktop pc, chances are it aint gonna work with the 360, right?
You should be able to connect it to your wireless router by searching for the correct SSID (your wireless router) and typing in the correct passkey. Hasnt worked correctly yet.
Then you need to open up a few ports on the device in order to have a good Xbox Live connection. I’ve done this in port forwarding using many online tutorials ive seen for xbox live setups. But most tell me to assign an IP for my xbox, which i also think creates a new problem on that end.
If you can enable uPNP inside both the wireless router and WGE111, then use uPNP instead of opening up ports. I know its enabled on my E2500 router, not sure about teh WGE111 tho.Will check tonight. The Xbox 360 is uPNP compatible. I am not sure if this will work as it should be, because i don’t know if the uPNP information is also “bridged-along-wirelessly”. If it fails, open up the ports as described below instead:
The Xbox Live service uses UDP ports 88 and 3074 as well as TCP port 3074. Should be open for both in and outbound communication.
Next, check if those ports are also open on your wireless router as well. Those and more are setup. But like I said, they forward to an assigned IP which is also creating another issue.
Next save all the changes and make sure the WGE111 can find your wireless network perfectly.
Then disconnect it from your pc and connect it to your inactivated Xbox 360. Next power on the 360. Check your wireless router if you see the WGE111 connecting to it.
If this all works, secury both your router and WGE11 device. Change the admin/root passwords to something other than the default password. Do not allow new devices to connect automatically to your wireless network as well.[/QUOTE]
I think the first step should be, find out if this “bridge” can even connect to my router thru a regular pc, right? as of right now, i cant even get that to work. But, i will try it all out tonight and see where i can go with the above info.
Btw, I couldnt find any section in the router configuration to “enable” G access like you suggested. It says on the box that it IS backward compatible, but i didnt see a setting for it…if that helps.