i apologize if this belongs somewhere else but i didn't see any other boards where this would be better suited.
anyways, here's my problem:
my xbox 360 won't connect to my Cisco E1000 Linksys router (or is it a modem? idk). i was using a different Linksys router before this one, and it worked fine, but when my parents got a different internet company, we also got a new router, and i couldn't get it to work with it. my friend, who knows more about tech stuff than i do, tried to get it to work, but he couldn't either. so what he did, was make it so i could just plug an ethernet cable from my 360 to my laptop, and play online like that. but last night, in the middle of me playing Halo Reach online just fine, i got disconnected from xbox live and couldn't connect again. at first, when i tested my connection, it was not connecting to the network, then it would connect to the network, but wouldn't connect to the internet.
not only is it not working now to connect through my laptop, but that method was pretty annoying in the first place, having to move my laptop to the floor, plug it in, etc. i want to actually connect to Xbox Live the way i'm supposed to. but my 360 won't connect to my Linksys E1000.
i tried setting the IP address to automatic, and that wasn't working, so i tried doing a static IP address and it's telling me either i'm putting it in wrong, or the static IP address will not work with my xbox 360. i tried going to xbox.com/networkhelp but all the suggestions they give do not help (big surprise there). i'm thinking about just getting the geek squad to come to my house and getting it to work, but i talked to a guy on the phone and he said it'd cost me about $150 so i'd rather not have to pay that if i can help it.
i THINK the problem is my xbox can't obtain an IP address from my router or modem. but when i tried doing it manually, it didn't work.