2 xboxes, pc acting as wireless bridge, no system link games

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by pants, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. pants

    pants Networkin' Nut Member


    I have a bit of a issue with my Asus WL-520GU running Tomato Firmware v1.28.8754 ND USB Std.

    I have 1 pc connected via ethernet to router, 1 Xbox 360 connected via ethernet to router in the living room.

    In the bedroom, 1 pc connected via wireless, 1 Xbox 360 connected via ethernet to pc with bridged connection between wireless adapter and ethernet.

    I can play xbox live with both xboxes no problem, but I cannot play a system link game of Black Ops Zombies no matter what it seems. I know it is not this version of Tomato specifically, as I tried various other versions with the same result. I even tried DD-WRT with the same result.

    In the Tomato "device list" page, both the bedroom xbox and pc show up with the same MAC address, the MAC address of the pc's wireless adapter. Kinda makes sense as the network adapters in the pc are bridged. Is there a way to get Tomato to recognize the bedroom xbox correctly using this setup so I can play system link games?

    Bedroom pc and xbox are both assigned IP via DHCP as is living room xbox.
    Any further info required to help solve this? Please just ask....it'd be really nice to get this solved :)


  2. pants

    pants Networkin' Nut Member

    Well, after much googling I have come to the conclusion that this is not going to happen. Apparently Xbox does not like to System Link a game accross a network where 1 Xbox is wired and one is wireless through a pc acting as bridge.

    As a work around, we just use the Xbox Live zombie setting, make the match private, and invite the other person. But I guess if you don't have a Gold Live account this won't work for you.

    I have given up as this is only a temporary situation. I know I could always try with another wireless router acting as a wireless bridge, but I'm not buying another router at this time.
  3. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Need a cheap second 802.11g wireless router. Or maybe a Ethernet to Wireless Bridge, if you can find a G version still cheap as an N version will most likely cost you more than a router.
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