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Windows 7: Setting up a computer so other devices can use internet off of them

05 Jan 2011   #1
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 
Setting up a computer so other devices can use internet off of them

I did this with my vista laptop, but I can't find information on how to do it on 7. I'm trying to get my XBOX 360 to use my computer as a router basically.


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05 Jan 2011   #2
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have 2 Ethernet cards on your laptop? OR are you connected wirelessly and wanna connect the xbox through wired Ethernet?
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06 Jan 2011   #3
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TonyTiger2004 View Post
OR are you connected wirelessly and wanna connect the xbox through wired Ethernet?
This
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06 Jan 2011   #4
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All you must do is go to your wireless adapter and right click go to properties and click the sharing tab, you will then share that connection and files with your wired Ethernet adapter.

Thats how it works with 2 wired cards, should work very similar. Im sharing my internet connection from this computer to one beside me via 2 onboard 10/100/1000 nic cards from my motherboard.
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06 Jan 2011   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Thank you much. A little different from Vista, where you had to create a network.
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06 Jan 2011   #6
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Thank you much. A little different from Vista, where you had to create a network.
Yes its a bit different, did you get it? Its kinda complicated at first but once you do it you'll think its easy
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07 Jan 2011   #7
ha1o2surfer

Windows 7 Professinal x64
 
 

you could also do a bridge. that is less work and less prone to variables such as, the windows firewall interfering with the xbox connection. a bridged connection acts like a DMZ to the main connection.
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08 Jan 2011   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Lol, I haven't used windows firewall since two weeks after it came out. But thank you for the suggestion
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08 Jan 2011   #9
ha1o2surfer

Windows 7 Professinal x64
 
 

well some people have the windows firewall on by default and it blocks some outbound connections by default that xbox live needs. just trying to cover all angles :P
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