I should be making music in Renoise, but for the last couple of days I’ve hopelessly been trying to get 2 computers and an old XBOx communicate with each other in a network. Since I feel I’m getting tangled in a configuration maze of l33t Internet terms and google isn’t proofing that helpful moving my hands, I thought I’d ask here!
I have gotten an old hub from a friend without manual or driver/software cd (dunno if installing drivers is actually needed), namely a Sitecom Nexhub HA50.
Now I’ve connected my Internet modem to the hub and have connected through RJ45 patch cables, my laptop, computer and XBOX to it. The internet on my laptop works fine, but I’m having trouble getting the other systems to connect to each other or the net.
How does one set up a network through a hub?
Should there always be a ‘main’ computer (like my laptop now, because it CAN access the net) that is sort of like the boss in the network on which you must configure all the other connections?
Could it be that my Internet provider blocks having multiple connections to their service?
In school to be able to access their network, I had to do something with a ‘mac adress’, is this needed now as well, if so where/how?
If getting all computers connected to the Internet isn’t feasable, then more important I’d like to access my XBOX hard-disk to transfer games too from my computer using FTP.
I’m reading about 2 ways to do this (tried ‘everything’ seen here :explanation in Dutch http://www.xboxservice.nl/content/view/57/39/ & http://www.xbox-hq.com/html/xbox-tutorials-204.html ).
Something about setting up a FTP having DHCP enabled or through setting up a ‘static’ adress. How can I check my laptop supports DHCP or not?
Pffff, enough questions for now… I’m going to finish up my indamixx submission and hope to have this sorted out next week.
If anyone can help that be greatly appreciated!