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Windows 7: XBox Live through computer (network help!)

22 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
XBox Live through computer (network help!)

Alright, so. I recently acquired a VERY gently used Xbox 360 Elite, which I have sitting next to my computer, using my main monitor for it (just need to hit the source button )

Now, being that the Wireless adapters run at $50 (WAAAAAY too much), and my router is on the other side of the house, I was looking for a way to connect to XBL.

I successfully achieved this by bridging my Local Area Connection (XBox is connected to comp with a Cat5) and my Wireless Connection (802.11N).
However, the bridge tutorial that I saw here had this:
warning   Warning
You should not create a bridge between an Internet connection and a network connection because it creates an unprotected link between your network and the Internet, which makes your network accessible to anyone on the Internet.


So, would this mean that I SHOULD NOT bridge my LAN and Wireless connections (even though I have a modem to wireless router, to computer then XBox)? Or is it safe?

Now secondly, I know about the shared internet connection thing. When I enabled it on my LAN, the wireless could not connect to ANY network. I finally did a diagnose, and it now works correctly. However, the XBox cannot connect like this.
I am thoroughly confused!

Any and all help (as always) is appreciated!

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

i think that's little dangerous if you made bridge connect between network and internet.
that's means internet allowed to the network. that's must be don't safe.
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22 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
i think that's little dangerous if you made bridge connect between network and internet.
that's means internet allowed to the network. that's must be don't safe.
That is why I wanted to try another way to connect.

~Lordbob
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23 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
1.Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type adapter, and then, under Network and Sharing Center, click View network connections.

2.Right-click the connection that you want to share, and then click Properties. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3.Click the Sharing tab, and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection check box.
Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)

Then just fire on your Xbox while it's connected to your computer and it should work.
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23 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Quote:
1.Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type adapter, and then, under Network and Sharing Center, click View network connections.

2.Right-click the connection that you want to share, and then click Properties. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3.Click the Sharing tab, and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computerís Internet connection check box.
Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)

Then just fire on your Xbox while it's connected to your computer and it should work.
I tried that, but it does not connect to the internet.

~Lordbob
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23 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Well, this thread says to bridge connections like you did:

windows 7 ICS with Xbox 360
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23 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Well, this thread says to bridge connections like you did:

windows 7 ICS with Xbox 360
Yes, but I was hoping for an alternative.

~Lordbob
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23 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I have a cheap solution. For my original Xbox and PS2, I use an adapter that's basically a Wifi receiver, but takes a LAN cable between the console and itself. You program it via computer software for your SSID. I've also read that you can use the original Xbox wireless adapter (which is basically like what I described) too.

EDIT: This is what I use: http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-.../dp/B0000AJVBW

It's compatible with anything that takes a standard LAN cable, even a PC.
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23 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I just don't understand why I cannot use it the way I have it configured now!

~Lordbob
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23 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Dunno, but your avatar matches the situation perfectly.
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