Solved: Connecting my Xbox to my PC to get internet.

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austingn

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I know it can be done, I have searched and searched pulling up answers that don't work for my computer (I don't know why but they didn't). I built my computer myself so I have no one to call for help (besides Xbox but they wanted 80 bucks for their help). I can give as much info about my computer as needed and am open to trying anything, I just realy need it to work... soon. the basic Idea though is that I hook up my desktop to my wireless connection (which works) and then connect my xbox to my desktop via RJ-45 cord to get a connection on my xbox for xbox live. any hints/suggestions please?
 
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What you need is a crossover RJ-45 cable to connect the two. In the properties of your wireless connection you need to enable ICS (internet connection sharing) and it should get you up and running.
 
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i did this in the past and all i did was connect the supplied ethernet from the xbox into the Network card on the computer and found the setting to "share internet access through this pc" or whatever under i believe network connections
sorry for the vagueness of my answer it was a while back and i dont have it set up that way anymore
 

JohnWill

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Don't use ICS, bridge the two connections in the PC for the XBOX connection This will eliminate the NAT layer of ICS and result in better results. :)
 

austingn

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Thankyou! wow, I couldn't find out how to do this anywhere. it worked, I just connected my xbox to my wireless desktop via RJ-45 cord went into the network connections highlighted the two connections that I wanted to use, for example I highlighted the first local area connection and the wireless connection right clicked one and left clicked bidge connection. and that worked, but you have to make sure that your xbox is set up so that it automatically detects your settings (DNS, IP adress, etc.). so that is the very detailed version of how to hook up your xbox to xbox live through your PC.
 

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Glad it worked out. I've never understood why people try to use ICS if there's a router in the picture, the bridged connection works much better.


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