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Daedryon
10-07-2008, 06:36 AM
For those of us who have a laptop or a computer that is wirelessly hooked up to the internet, this guide can help you connect your XBOX to your computer, thus saving you from having to spend $100 on an XBOX wireless adaptor. However, this is only practical if your computer is in the same vicinity as your XBOX, or if you have a junker laptop you leave lying around all the time.

Step 1. Connect your XBOX to your computer/laptop via the ethernet port.
Pretty self explanatory, no?
http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FTZ/EIEX/FAQEDOCW/FTZEIEXFAQEDOCW.MEDIUM.jpg

Step 2. Change your internet properties.
This step allows everything to work properly. In picture 1, this may be different for you. Look at your taskbar, on the bottom right for a wireless internet icon. If you see one, right click it. If not, follow the pictures.
http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FQV/RAV5/FAQEDOD7/FQVRAV5FAQEDOD7.MEDIUM.jpg
http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F4M/GOHG/FAQEDODE/F4MGOHGFAQEDODE.MEDIUM.jpg

Step 3.Repair the Ethernet Connection
This is simple. Right click the Ethernet Cable icon in the task bar, and hit "Repair"

Step 4. This is for Windows Vista only!!!!!
1. Go to start
2. Run
3. Type in ncpa.cpl
4. Hit OK

Step 4. For Mac users only!
MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET VIA WI-FI FIRST

1. CLICK ON SYSTEM PREFERENCES (light switch with apple logo on Tiger, box with gears on Leopard. On Apple menu in both).
2. CLICK ON SHARING (Blue file with yellow diamond on Leopard, ?? on Tiger).
3. CLICK THE BOX NEXT TO INTERNET SHARING (2nd from the bottom of the list on the left of the window in Leopard, ?? in Tiger).
4. SELECT THE OPTIONS FOR SHARING FROM AIRPORT TO ETHERNET (right of the window).
5. DONE


Now you are done. Simply run a connectivity test on your XBOX and you should be connected via "Wired" and "Ethernet".

The actual guide itself can be found here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-your-laptop-as-an-XboxXbox-360-wireless-adap

AndRr3zZ
10-08-2008, 12:14 AM
:eek: i make a thread asking if you can do this but, thanks

AtOl Champion
10-08-2008, 11:53 PM
i youst to do this for months but the sad thing is you have to have your pc powered on at all times.

Darth Odan
10-09-2008, 12:46 AM
You can't do this with your PC or Laptop turned off?

Asian47
10-09-2008, 04:27 AM
Sadly, no. If you want on Live, your computer has to be on at all times. If it goes off for any reason, even restarting, you will lose your connection to Live.

CourageousCoos
10-14-2008, 05:06 PM
Whats going on, I don't have those share internet conenction boxes, the ones you said to check - they just arent there.

RavenE
11-12-2008, 05:39 AM
Awesome you just saved me $100! THANK YOU!

Eternal
11-12-2008, 05:42 AM
You have to keep the computer on at all times though.

Welsh Rambo
11-12-2008, 01:34 PM
Thats great, thanks

chefnegative
11-12-2008, 03:07 PM
my girlfriend is complaining because there is a wire running across her living room to the laptop if she buys a wireless network adaptor (yeah that 100$ thing) will my connection be like total crap like is the connection with the laptop better than that thing or will it be about the same?