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Windows 7: Sharing wireless connection with 360 through ethernet

02 Jul 2009   #1
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 
Sharing wireless connection with 360 through ethernet

Ok, not sure if this is where this goes, but I'll try and see. I use Wi-Fi and a wireless router to connect my laptop to the internet. I really don't want to stretch my 50 foot ethernet cable across the house to the router, and I came upon a tutorial that showed me how to share my internet wireless connection with my 360 by plugging the 360 into my laptops ethernet port. Are there any downsides to having a 'shared' connection? I know when I connect to xbox live my connection will be split between my xbox and my laptop, but does having a shared connection bring up any issues when my xbox is off? I haven't noticed anything yet, but I only did it today. But I don't wanna have any surprises down the road, such as having to repair my connections ever other day. Thanks guys.


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02 Jul 2009   #2
Webadict

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

I don't see the downside here, except having your laptop running while your gaming.

But why not get yours4elf a wireless adapter for your 360?

Scott
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02 Jul 2009   #3
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webadict View Post
I think this is possible, using the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Adapter. I'll look into it.

But why not get yours4elf a wireless adapter for your 360?

Scott
I plan on getting one soon, but right now I dont have the funds to do so. I just wanna fix until then, and hopefully I won't have to drag out my fifty foot ethernet cable
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02 Jul 2009   #4
Webadict

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

Lol, you quoted me while I was editing . . .

I misread your post, thought you were asking how to, then I had the DUH! moment when I realized you were just asking if it would cause any problems . . . check my post now . .

Sometimes I feel
Scott
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02 Jul 2009   #5
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webadict View Post
Lol, you quoted me while I was editing . . .

I misread your post, thought you were asking how to, then I had the DUH! moment when I realized you were just asking if it would cause any problems . . . check my post now . .

Sometimes I feel
Scott
lol I saw that once I finished quoting. No worries man. And thanks for the quick response.
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02 Jul 2009   #6
Webadict

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

No problems, Wish it was my job, wish it was what I do . . .

Scott
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