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Windows 7: xbox 360 not connecting to live through laptop

08 Jan 2010   #21

Windows 7

Thanks Vaughn, that site was helpful, but I a still getting an error that the XBOX can't connect to network hardware using a static IP address.

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18 Apr 2010   #22

sooooo confused

i have the ethernet cable into my xbox and my laptop and i have gone to the sharing thing in the control panel and cheked both boxes when i go on my xbox and say test connection it sez it cant even connect to the network wat the heck!
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19 Apr 2010   #23

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Just thought I should add, this is EXACTLY how I connect my Xbox 360 to the internet. So there should be no problems.
I do this exact same thing, although my 360 connects maybe 80% of the time. The other times I have to either do a computer reboot or unplug of cord.

And yes, bridging does fail.
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25 Jul 2010   #24
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lakers View Post
Has anybody figured out any more issues with this? I bridged the local area and my wireless and i could actually get on xbox live. if im on the dashboard there is no problem at all, im online and everything. but as soon as i play a game, after about 5 or ten mintues into it i get disconnected from xbox live. has anyone else had this issue? if so let me know and it would be awesome if someone actually knew how to fix this. reply ASAP
Yes I am having this same problem, i used to have the connections shared and it was working fine then something happened and i couldnt get my xbox to connect through that method any more so i read online that there was another way of connecting (bridging the connections) and used that and it worked fine accept the fact that after being connected for about 5 min or so i would get completely kicked off xbox live and have to go and test my connection again just to get back on, this happens every time. also i had to manually set the network config because auto detect just wouldn't work. Can anyone help me PLEASE? I'm very frustrated and would like to fix this problem asap. Any information about this would help thankyou.
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18 Sep 2010   #25

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Fix without using bridge

Go to this link and follow the instructions. How to Connect to Xbox Live Through a Wireless PC - wikiHow
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24 Nov 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was having difficulty with the same problem connecting my girlfriends brothers xbox to my laptop. They have a knock-off router that supports 3G cricket. They have Cricket because they live where no cable company want to touch. Anyways, they dont have the house wired up and the xbox is no where near the router, so I connected my laptop to the router and connected a cable to the xbox360.

(p.s. I dont plan on playing games cause its so slow, just do updates and download games and my gamer score.)

Now, Ive been following everybodys steps and I finally got it to work.
1. I did what most people recommended not to do on Win7, bridge the connection. Took me forever how to do this, but I got it and did it.
2. I read what other forum questioners across the internet, and I found that what you may need is a Cross-over cable, not just any network cable.
3. Making sure the Xbox is off when bridging the connection worked too.

It works really well, just really slow for how complicated of a process I am making this go through. I am pretty sure bridging the connection and using a cross over cable make a difference. So far I am testing it and able to connect to Xbox Live, woot. Now to make sure there are no problems.
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