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Need some serious help with Xbox to Laptop bridging!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by johnweir, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. johnweir

    johnweir Thread Starter

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    Okay so here it goes.

    I'm trying to connect my Xbox 360 to my laptop to get Xbox Live. I've read and watched hundreds of instructables and videos to try to do this but it's not working.

    I'm running Windows 7, and my problem is that first of all, when I go to the "change adapter settings", I have a choice of my wireless network, and a Bluetooth connection. There is no Local Area Connection available to bridge it to."

    So instead I tryed the other method of getting Live, which is the go to the sharing tab under the network properties, but the problem is, I don't have the sharing tab there.

    So basically I have no way of doing it, can someone help me?

    If it helps I have an HP Pavilion DV6810us upgraded to Windows 7.

    Thank you so much, I've been trying this for weeks. :eek:

    image of adapters(where local area connection doesn't show up, and only bluetooth)

    http://www.glowfoto.com/static_image/13-224700L/1302/png/04/2010/img4/glowfoto
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  2. TerryNet

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    What is listed under Network Adapters in Device Manager? Any of those, or anything else in Device Manager, have warnings or errors?
     
  3. johnweir

    johnweir Thread Starter

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    There is the following:

    Network Adapters:
    Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
    Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocal TDI)
    Nvidia nForce Networking Controller *****this one has a yellow exclamation mark****
     
  4. schang626

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    download the latest win7 driver for your network card
    uninstall your current network card driver
    reboot
    install the latest driver
    DONE!
     
  5. johnweir

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    Okay so to make sure I'm doing this right, install the latest update for my "Atheros" card,

    then uninstall the "atheros" update I just installed,

    reboot, and then reinstall the driver for the "atheros"?
     
  6. johnweir

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    I'm just wondering before I do anything wrong and majorly screw it up:(
     
  7. TerryNet

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    I think the reference was to the Networking Controller that needs a driver. :) Should be from your PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site. Usually no need to uninstall the old one (if there is one); just install the new.

    You could also update the wireless driver if you are having any problem with the wireless.
     
  8. blakcshadow

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    be sure to use a crossover when connecting the xBox to the laptop
     
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    If neither port is auto-sensing (MDI/MDI-X). First we have to "find" the connection. :)
     
  10. johnweir

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    When I search for new drivers for the Networking Controller it comes back saying Windows has found that it's up to date?!

    What now:(
     
  11. TerryNet

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    Can you give us a link to the HP page you were on when you got that message?
     
  12. johnweir

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    I actually got that message when I right clicked it in Device Manager and clicked Update Driver, on the HP website they do not give out drivers for my model with Windows 7, a HP Pavilion dv6810us with Windows 7. The only driver available is the HP Wireless Assistant. Otherwise there's nothing. heres the page I used:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ca&dlc=en&submit.y=0&submit.x=0&lang=en&cc=ca

    I then click Windows 7 32 Bit and there's only one driver. Heres what it looks like when I try to do it the other way:

    Windows Key + R - devmgmt.msc

    Under network adapter, I go to the Nvidia Networking Controller, right click, "update driver software", comes back with this message:

    http://www.glowfoto.com/static_image/14-124137L/5093/png/04/2010/img6/glowfoto
     
  13. TerryNet

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    Use the Vista driver from HP's site. When there is no Windows 7 driver the Vista driver usually works. I installed all (starting with the chipset) HP's Vista drivers as soon as I installed Windows 7 and have had no problems. If there is no Vista driver you may be out of luck.

    This is my preferred order for finding drivers:

    1. PC manufacturer's web site,
    2. Motherboard manufacturer's web site,
    3. Device manufacturer's web site,
    4. A "drivers" site, such as DriverGuide,
    5. Anywhere you can find one that might work,
    6. Let Device Manager try to find one.
    7. Use Windows Update.
     
  14. johnweir

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    I don't really know what to look for though. Am I looking for a driver for the Nvidia Networking Controller? Is that my problem for no Local Area Connection being shown?
     
  15. TerryNet

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    Yes. Sorry, we don't always get the level of our communication correct. Local Area Connection (LAN), Networking Controller, Ethernet adapter, and NIC all refer pretty much to the same thing. If and when we get warnings and errors off the Nvidia Networking Controller you should see a LAN in Network Connections.
     
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