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Windows 7: Bridged VS ICS

08 Feb 2010   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Bridged VS ICS

Hey everyone! Been a while since I posted for help.

As you all (should) know, I have a Xbox 360. I use my laptop to give it internet via ICS. I share my WiFi with my ethernet and grant it internet that way.

Now, my question is, would I be better off using ICS or Bridging the two (ethernet and wireless). I have some friends saying I'd be better with ICS and some saying Bridging it is the best option.

For the record, I connect to Xbox Live faster with bridged then I do ICS.

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Also, what are the pros/cons of using Bridged over, ICS?


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08 Feb 2010   #2
RedBirdDad

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

Bridged would normally be faster since it's just a pass-through. ICS requires the host PC to actively do routing which would most likely add more latency. So from a speed point of view bridging would be better. If you had more than one device to give internet access to, you'd be better off with ICS as it handles all the DHCP stuff. At this point I'd use bridging.
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09 Feb 2010   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
Bridged would normally be faster since it's just a pass-through. ICS requires the host PC to actively do routing which would most likely add more latency. So from a speed point of view bridging would be better. If you had more than one device to give internet access to, you'd be better off with ICS as it handles all the DHCP stuff. At this point I'd use bridging.
Ahh, alright. Thank you for your comment.
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