Ok folks, this is a technical question. I just set up a wireless router today (MN-700). I'm running my laptop on it, but right now it's docked and running off of Port 1 on the 700... when I undock it, it runs wirelessly off of a MN-720 wireless card. I set it all up today and it works like a CHARM all through the house and when it's docked.
My problem is when I went to install the MN-740 Wireless X-Box adaptor (Ethernet Bridge). Lets also add in here that I have a launch edition Box. So anyway, I hook the damn thing up per the instructions, insert the CD, go through the steps.... It finds and lists my SSID, detects my security (128bit WEP) and the key, bla,bla,bla. It even downloads an update for my console. So when I'm about done I get this message that says "There is an error communicating with the wireless adaptor. Please go to www.xbox.com/support" Then when I look at the Wireless Settings screen I see my SSID name up there, status is connected, speed is 0.0Mbps and as it's trying to detect signal strength for 5 seconds or so I get the same message. I tried unplugging it for a few minutes and trying again, re-doing the setup CD, changing to 64bit WEP and changing my SSID and WEP Key, made sure the firmware on it and my router is up to date (it was), and even restored the damn thing to factory defaults and tried a different ethernet cable. I talked to MS about it and we ran through all the same stuff to no avail, same message, same place. I'm going to plug my Xbox directly into the cable modem and make sure I can get on Live (I guess verifying the Ethernet Port is good on the Box) and then call back MS tech support. Now I get to move TVs, and all that fun.
Well, after all that, can anyone think of anything I haven't tried yet that I might be missing. The fact that it sees my SSID and detects my network initially and that the 740 shows up under my network utility lead me to believe that either the stinking 740 is messed up or (Heaven help me) my ethernet port on my Xbox is toast (which I doubt cause I system linked it a week ago). HELP, I was so ready to get on Live.