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Windows 7: Trouble using ICS to connect to Xbox Live

11 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Starter
Trouble using ICS to connect to Xbox Live


I am *extremely* frustrated right now, for the past few hours I've been trying everything I could to access Xbox Live using ICS.

I have Windows 7 Starter on my Netbook, my internet is broadband Verizon Wireless USB760, meaning it plugs into my usb port..and I have the ethernet cable connected to both my Xbox and my netbook.

I have a Local Area Connection set up for the Ethernet, when I go to Network And Sharing Center --> Change adapter settings, it shows both my Verizon broadband connection and the Ethernet one. I know I'm supposed to right click them and click the Sharing tab, but...There is none one either one of them. It just has the Networking tab. I also tried bridging the connection, but there's no option for Bridge Connections when I have them both highlighted and right click on one...

I really don't know what to do from here, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #2


Type services.msc in the start menu search box. Hit enter. Enable Internet Connection Sharing service and set to automatic start.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Starter

Thank you for replying, and I did so. I clicked Start and it said "The ICS service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not being used by another service or program."

Still no Sharing tab.
Also, under my LAN connection, it says Network Cable unplugged, although I have the Ethernet cable plugged in to the Xbox, which is on, and this netbook...

Do I need to like, reinstall Windows 7? What is the problem here?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Here is the website where I got it from:

Networking in Windows 7 Starter

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Starter

I've heard that you can, though, using ad hoc? Not completely sure what it is, I've just heard it works with Windows 7 and you can share internet with it...

I can't afford a router, and do they even work with USB modem internet?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ad hoc: is when you use wireless and connect one computer wireless to another computer wireless

You can get a router for 15 dollars. You can find one cheap man...

So you are telling me that the modem that you are using does not have a RJ 45 connection coming out of the back at all??? If that is the case... a modem won't do you any good. You are going to have to upgrade your windows. You have to use ICS to convert the USB to the CAT5 or Wireless
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Starter

All my internet is, is a simple USB drive. So...I guess it won't help.

I've seen people on forums with the same internet and Windows 7 Starter be able to access Live this way. I'm also wondering if it's a hardware compatibility problem, the Ethernet cable is 2 years old...But, I could have no idea what I'm talking about, I don't know much.

So there is *no* way to get the Sharing tab to appear without upgrading? That's the main problem, that it's not there, but for anyone else with the same internet & OS as me, it appears for them.

Also-- I have a friend coming this weekend with Windows Vista, if I plugged the Ethernet into there and got my internet on there...Would Xbox Live work with that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah actually when your friend comes over. You can do it.....

This is how you do it:

When you activate Sharing:

It will make the NIC:

for you to share your internet... two ways... either you are going to have to set up a Ad Hoc or you are going to have to ask your friend to bring a router.

It really depends on how your hooking up your system and what hardware you have already
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Can you inform me on what you have in the house already and what your friend has and i can help you set it up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Starter

Right now I have: Hp Mini Netbook w/ Windows 7 Starter, Verizon USB 760 internet, the Xbox, and the Ethernet cable.

My friend is just bringing their HP Laptop which has Vista on it.

I was thinking I'd just plug my USB internet and the Ethernet cable into his laptop and plug it into the Xbox, and share the internet there...If that'd work.
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