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Windows 7: connecting xbox 360 to internet

29 Mar 2014   #1

connecting xbox 360 to internet

hi guys

im having issues tryin to connect my xbox 360 to internet for xbox live.

it tested my internet and says for the 2 availible networks

wired network - i need to make sure an ethernet cable is connected to both your console and your router or modem (sky) , but all i have is HDMI ends with ethernet

wireless internet connection - connect an xbox 360 wireless networking adapter to my console. problem is i dnt have a adapter

can anyone help me ?

my system is win 7.

thanx matty

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29 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More

If you don't have a wireless adapter for your xbox 360, you can connect your 360 to a computer via an Ethernet cable that is connected wireless (e.g. A laptop). Then share the wireless adapters internet connection with other devices via network and sharing center.

If your router supports more than one Ethernet connection, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect your xbox 360 to the router that connects to the modem for internet. If you do not have a router, then you will have to connect your xbox directly to the modem unless you have an available Ethernet slot on your computer to share the internet connection with.
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30 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home premium

How old is your Xbox 360? The newer models all have integrated wifi and you don't need the adapter anymore. If it's an older model, then yes you do need an adapter.

You shouldn't need to use a computer to setup Xbox Live over wifi or a wired connection. All you really need is your network password for a wifi connection.

Do you have it set for Wifi or wired connection? Check the network options area of your Xbox dashboard and make sure it's set correctly. If it's set for wifi it should detect any available networks automatically and all you should need to do is select your network and input your password.

It should select wifi or wired automatically, but check to make sure it's set properly anyway.

For a wired connection all you should need to do is plug in one end to your modem or router in an open port and the other end into your Xbox 360. Wired connections usually don't require password authentication and should be simply plug and play.
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30 Mar 2014   #4


Hi guys ive now put my ethernet cable back of my sky router and back of my xbox box 360 my xbox is the one that came with a 256mb stick lol so its old. I hit sign in and it doesnt seem to want to sign in keeps saying sign in to xbox live all the time.
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30 Mar 2014   #5


Seems ok now i just needed to set it up at settings.
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