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Using laptop as a bridge between ethernet and wireless

Discussion in 'Networking' started by killerorange_27, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. killerorange_27

    killerorange_27 Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2006
    Is it possible to connect my Xbox to my laptop via ethernet, connect my laptop to a wireless access point, and somehow bridge the connections so that I can indirectly connect my Xbox to the internet? I know that I can buy a wireless to ethernet bridge from DLink or Linksys, but at the moment that isn't possible. My laptop is currently connected to the internet wirelessly (no hardwire where i am) and I tried to connect the ethernet cable from the laptop to my Xbox, enable the connection, and bridge it with the wireless connection, but my Xbox is receiving no signal through the cable. Please help:confused: Thanks
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You could try using ICS on the laptop, but it's an ugly kludge.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If you are using a USB wireless adapter, bridging will probably not work. Otherwise, it should work.

    With bridging or with ICS you need to use a cross-over cable unless either ethernet port is auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX).
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