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wrt300n, wrt54g v2 and Xbox360

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Ayala, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Ayala

    Ayala LI Guru Member


    I replaced my WRT54G v2 with a new wrt300n v2, and now I want to connect xBox360 to the Internet.
    I connected the Wireless USB antenna to the xBox360, but the wireless signal is very "weak" and does not allowed and Internet access or Xbox Live access.
    Wireless settings in Xbox360 are now configured, and xBox managed to detect the SSID of the wrt300n.
    Wirelsss USB MAC is already in the Wireless Client List of the wrt300n as well as the Security mode and PSK Key.
    So everything needed to access Internet are now done.

    Now the questions:
    1) Can I use WRT54G as a repeater or access point placed half-way distance between wrt300n and Xbox360, without any ethernet cable connecting WRT54G and wrt300n?

    The point here is how to increase or expand the range of the wireless signal sent by wrt300n to the xBox360 using a WRT54G to boost the wireless signal, but doing this "boosting" without any wired connection between both routers.

    2) Do I need a Static IP for the xBox360? what type and range of the IP?
    I read on another thread the following:

    "First, you need to set a static IP on your Xbox then forward ports then disable UPnP on the router's setup page. Your NAT will now say that it is open and you should have no more problems connecting to the live server. "

    Should this settings ("UDP 88,TCP 3074 and UDP 3074") be done on wrt300n "Application & Gammings"? on "Single Port Forwarding" or "Port Range Forwarding?

    This can be done?
    If yes, what should be the configurations of both routers ?

    thanks in advance
    Lisbon, Portugal
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    1. No, you cannot make this a wireless repeater of the 300n
    2. You do not have to use DHCP, and i've had best luck when setting the actual IP static. Just set it to a valid IP in your network (like if your routers IP is and make sure that address you give the xbox is not inside the DHCP pool
    3. do "single port forwarding", opening 99 to 3074 would be a huge range of ports to open just for an xbox
  3. Ayala

    Ayala LI Guru Member

    let's supose my router configurations are:
    DHCP: enable
    Start IP Address:
    Maximum Number of Users: 3 (I have 2x PDA's and 1x Xbox360)
    IP Address Range: ~ 202

    Now, regarding your anwser number 3:
    99 should be External Port and 3074 Internal Port?
    What about the Protocol? TCP/UDB/Both?
    "To IP Address" is
    "enable" should be select


    Lisbon, Portugal
  4. Ayala

    Ayala LI Guru Member

    Let's assuming another cenario using WRT300n v2 (firmware 2.00.14) and WRT54G v2 (firmware HyperWRT G Thibor 15c):

    Can I connect WRT54G with a ethernet cable to xBox360 ethernet port and then connect wirelessly WRT5t4g to the WRT300n?

    In this cenario I would not use Wireless-G USB antenna of the xbox which cannot detect wireless signal from the WRT300n.
    Connecting WRT54G and xBox360 with a ethernet cable would solve my problem, because I'm sure WRT54G would be able to detect wrt300n wireless signal!

    If this is cenario is correct, what configurations do I need for WRT300n, WRT54G and xBox360, assuming that WRT300n is connected wirelessly to the WRT54G, and Xbox360 is connected wired to the WRT54G?

    Lisbon, Portugal

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