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Windows 7: Sharing internet to xbox 360

06 Jan 2010   #21
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Why would another router be needed after the X-box? Going from the PC wired NIC into the X-box with ICS enabled should get it done unless I'm missing something here.

ICS use to work well for me back in the XP days but the lame part is that you need to have the host machine turned on for ICS to work. Never had a problem getting the connection up though.


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06 Jan 2010   #22
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Why would another router be needed after the X-box? Going from the PC wired NIC into the X-box with ICS enabled should get it done unless I'm missing something here.
The issue is that liamdawe isn't able (or allowed) to share the wireless connection. In Properties there's just a Network tab, no Sharing tab. I'm interested to hear whether bridging the wireless and ethernet connections will work. Seems like people have had success with that method.

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06 Jan 2010   #23
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Why would another router be needed after the X-box? Going from the PC wired NIC into the X-box with ICS enabled should get it done unless I'm missing something here.

ICS use to work well for me back in the XP days but the lame part is that you need to have the host machine turned on for ICS to work. Never had a problem getting the connection up though.
I wasn't referring to adding a router. He already has one, and if he uses ICS on the PC to connect the xbox, that in essence *is* another router. It may well work just fine. But you end up with a double NAT'd connection.
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06 Jan 2010   #24
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Why would another router be needed after the X-box? Going from the PC wired NIC into the X-box with ICS enabled should get it done unless I'm missing something here.

ICS use to work well for me back in the XP days but the lame part is that you need to have the host machine turned on for ICS to work. Never had a problem getting the connection up though.
I wasn't referring to adding a router. He already has one, and if he uses ICS on the PC to connect the xbox, that in essence *is* another router. It may well work just fine. But you end up with a double NAT'd connection.
I use the same basic setup (Modem -> Router (wifi) -> Laptop -> Shared to X360)

I never run into any internet related issues with that setup, signing in is a tad slower but thats about it.

Also sometimes, it wont connect, you'll need to take your ethernet cable out of your laptop for about 10 seconds, plug it back in, wait 10 more seconds, then try connecting to Live.
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06 Jan 2010   #25
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I use the same basic setup (Modem -> Router (wifi) -> Laptop -> Shared to X360)
DarkNovaGamer, do you share the wireless using ICS or a bridged connection?
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06 Jan 2010   #26
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The ICS option from my wireless machine works for me and apparently DarkNovaGamer also. I even tested it from my laptop and the ICS sharing option is right there for me and is fully functional. I don't see any reason why it won't work for the Op.

Of course the more obvious and much easier solution is to just purchase the wireless dongle for the X-box. I guess that would be too easy though LOL.
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06 Jan 2010   #27
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I use the same basic setup (Modem -> Router (wifi) -> Laptop -> Shared to X360)
DarkNovaGamer, do you share the wireless using ICS or a bridged connection?
ICS, never used bridge before in my life (that I can remember) to be honest.
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06 Jan 2010   #28
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Why would another router be needed after the X-box? Going from the PC wired NIC into the X-box with ICS enabled should get it done unless I'm missing something here.

ICS use to work well for me back in the XP days but the lame part is that you need to have the host machine turned on for ICS to work. Never had a problem getting the connection up though.
I wasn't referring to adding a router. He already has one, and if he uses ICS on the PC to connect the xbox, that in essence *is* another router. It may well work just fine. But you end up with a double NAT'd connection.
I use the same basic setup (Modem -> Router (wifi) -> Laptop -> Shared to X360)

I never run into any internet related issues with that setup, signing in is a tad slower but thats about it.

Also sometimes, it wont connect, you'll need to take your ethernet cable out of your laptop for about 10 seconds, plug it back in, wait 10 more seconds, then try connecting to Live.
That's good to hear. It would be interesting to see which is more reliable and faster, ICS or bridged connection.
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06 Jan 2010   #29
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I use the same basic setup (Modem -> Router (wifi) -> Laptop -> Shared to X360)
DarkNovaGamer, do you share the wireless using ICS or a bridged connection?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post

I wasn't referring to adding a router. He already has one, and if he uses ICS on the PC to connect the xbox, that in essence *is* another router. It may well work just fine. But you end up with a double NAT'd connection.
I use the same basic setup (Modem -> Router (wifi) -> Laptop -> Shared to X360)

I never run into any internet related issues with that setup, signing in is a tad slower but thats about it.

Also sometimes, it wont connect, you'll need to take your ethernet cable out of your laptop for about 10 seconds, plug it back in, wait 10 more seconds, then try connecting to Live.
That's good to hear. It would be interesting to see which is more reliable and faster, ICS or bridged connection.
My guess would be ICS, but I've never used Bridged for my Xbox 360 so I'll let others give their opinions.
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06 Jan 2010   #30
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Interesting. I would guess bridged since it's a passthrough. Either way you probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway.

Hey, whatever works!
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