Also what do you have your internet connection type set to?
Here is the link to the d-link forums and we can get you set up running smoothly, there are a couple of members over there that will get you set up!
Please can a kind person help a lost soul?
I live in Dubai, and the Internet connection works a little differently to the common ADSL type you see back home in the UK. Rather than having an ADSL modem, the data link comes into your home with the outlet for an RJ45 connection. As most of the population here live in flats, the flats tend to have a communications room, which holds "routers" for each flat. A say routers, but they're not really routers. I don't think? See, I'm quite confused on this matter.
Going back to the connection / data outlet, I can plug a CAT5 cable straight into it and away I go, no router required. If I plug my Xbox directly in, or home computer, the device will get an Internet IP, something like 188.8.131.52, or whatever... I suppose in addition to asking about how the connection works here, I'm also trying to understand whether or not there is still a reason to use a router for on-line gaming. When reading maccabi's very interesting router configuration instructions, I wonder if there's any point for me to do the same thing, as the data is already being somewhat "routed" prior to it even getting to me. These "routers", which I cannot meddle with, also carry the TV data, as I have an RJ45 connection for my TV / sat box.
If anyone can enlighten me on how this stuff works, and possibly tell me whether it's still possibly fruitful to get a router and change the MTU settings, etc, I'd be really pleased.
First of all I would just like to say thanks very much for taking the time out to try and help the community with this thread Maccabi.
I have started to tweak my settings to try and optimise my connection.
Thus far I tried changing the DNS settings to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 which seemed to speed things up a little, but could quite easily have been a placebo affect.
I then did the second step and downloaded namebench, ran it, and changed the DNS settings to the recommended config in the top right side box. I assumed it's the bottom 2 lines I had to copy.
This is working fine too.
While this has worked out for me, I am having some trouble trying to Port Forward, and get my BT Homehub 2a to let my Xbox pass through it. When I try to set my Xbox's IP to Manual it seems to stop connecting.
Also when I try to tell my router what to forward and from where, I get stuck on what device in the list is my Xbox. Some are obvious like Sony Vaio, Ron's iPad, etcetera, but others are groups of numbers.
Is there a way to find out which of the items in the drop down list is my Xbox please?
Thanks for any advice you can offer.