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Today i will show you how to use a windows Vista laptop as a wireless adapter for a xbox 360.I'm not sure if it will work with windows xp or windows 7 but it might.

 
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Step 1: What you need

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For this you will need:
A xbox 360
A vista laptop that has internet connection
A ethernet cable

Step 6: Seting up

then this should pop up (look at pic)  just click on "continue.  
then this should pop up (look at second pic)  then click sharing.
then check both the boxes (look at third pic)
then go to the bottom and click "ok" (look at last pic)

Step 7: Connecting

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now all you have to do is connect your ethernet cable to your laptop and xbox.
now first your laptop must be on and open to work and then turn on your xbox
if it doesnt work then:1. make sure the laptop is on.
2.make sure the laptop is on before you turn on the xbox.
if it still wont work just put a comment and i will try to help you.
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lkeating211 months ago
I tried on windows 8. It didnt work for me
So i guess no idea for windows 8, Ill have to check it doesnt do it it self first but i cant check it yet. I love my laptop
jonnn_m3 years ago
when i get to the sharing tab, when i click the top box and then ok i get an error message, it says " an error occured while ICS was being enabled. can anyone help me or had the same problem and figured it out? thanks guys.
spiffy9563 years ago
I will try this tomorrow. (Cool xbox btw.)
dhammell3 years ago
It worked to the T. No bridging neccesary. Yay
mjohnston103 years ago
i dont have a sharing tab how do i get it?
shot789 (author)  mjohnston103 years ago
If you dont have a sharing tab then your router probably cant share a connection
i have attempted to do this multiple times and still it does not work, im am using a modem hooked to the laptop and still nothing happens, please comment whenever you can to help me.
Hello, thanks for the tutorial; however, I am having trouble at the step where you share the connection, after i click properties on my vista laptop there is no sharing tab anywhere, so i cannot proceed.

Please tell me what to do.

thanks
b3ctx4 years ago
a regular ethernet or a crossover
doodos4 years ago
my problem, you probably can't help me with, my dad has a laptop, but he wont let me use it, maybe i could convince him. the only way you could help me is by telling me how to convince my dad!!!
necrogrl4 years ago
so, theres no bridging involved??
daveazar4 years ago
You can connect to xbox live using this method but i personally wouldn't recomend it.

i've gone through about 12 -15 (wasn't really counting)  xbox's since i bought my 1st console 2nd hand a few of them stopped working for other reasons but l went through the most of them when i shared my laptops internet connection through xp.

I connected in this way for approximatly 3-4 months when i was connected in this way i went through around 8 -10 most of which had the same error i can't remember the exact code but console displayed 3 red lights and error message i asked guy at the store were a kept returning my consoles and he said the error was to do with hardware failure on the ethernet port.

I kept getting newer consoles which also broke the one i have now is one that i had previously returned but having been repaired shortly after recieving this console i stopped connecting through my laptop and i've had this one for at least without and problems.

I would risk this if you don't have a guarantee on your xbox i was lucky that with store i bought my console from i could just go a swap it for another there and then with out having to send it off.
Holbrook154 years ago

I'm using the connection it works. BUT everytime I play, the server times like every two minutes. Does anyone know how to fix this? or what would cause this? Because the connection is always excellent or very good. HELP PLEASE!!!

shake1234 years ago
under LAN it says unidentifyd network ??
same here, it says error occured. please help
shot789 (author)  tinixterryx34 years ago
it means your router wont work with xbox live for some reason
nwells214 years ago

I have a question if it says an error occured while the network was enabling what exactly does that mean and what can i do about it so i can hook up my xbox to my laptop. Thanks Nate

shot789 (author)  nwells214 years ago
 TO EVERYONE WHO'S LAPTOP SAID ERROR: Now i know what the error thing is because i went to my friends house and the same thing happened with the error message. It means that your wireless router wont work with xbox live for some reason.
LeodeDog4 years ago
 it says an error occured when i clicked it.
Ayane4 years ago
Yay! it worked! thank you very much..
Gage9874 years ago
nice skin.
After i follow all of the steps, i went to test the PC Connection on my xbox 360, and it pops up and say Pc Not Listed...... So i cant figure out how to get it on the list, please help me.
Shredder5434 years ago
umm... it says that the connectivity to the xbox is "little or none" any ideas on how to fix this?
shot789 (author)  Shredder5434 years ago
its guna almost always be a crappy connection but for it to be a better connection  just make sure your wireless connection is good.

Also if you have a desktop computer then for some reason the connection is on the xbox is better than a laptops connection.
ok so iv done this set up before on the same laptop and no problems at all worked first time.

Recently formatted my laptop.. now when i try to click the share box i get an error,

- 'an error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled'

i worked my way around that but now when clickin to bridge the connection i get this other error 

- ' to create a network bridge, you must select at least two lan or high-speed internet connections that are not being used by internet sharing'


note i can bridge connections fine without share ticked. i have tried goin on CMD n resetting somestuff on there and have checked if certain services are enabled. 

any clue?  sorry this was a bit lengthy  =|

Mike
shot789 (author)  mike got errors4 years ago
i really dont know but you should make sure that your wireless router can share a connection (most do) and can support xbox live connection
i tried everything you said but it still won't work.
it says error when i try to share the connection.
shot789 (author)  hardcorebeauti4 years ago
make sure your using windows vista and make sure BOTH boxes are checked in step 6 and make sure your wireless internet has a decent signal 
I don't have the option for sharing when I click on the properties.
shot789 (author)  hardcorebeauti4 years ago
well i guess i dont know what it is   so sorry
gonzalvj4 years ago
i believe it work....wow thanks!
Thanks this one actually worked. I tried another one that required bridging and stuff but when I tried to use internet on my laptop it wouldn't work. this one actually works great. Thanks!
murdm3n5 years ago
 this didn't help me. I've tried multiple times.
shot789 (author)  murdm3n5 years ago
you tried to connect to xbox and it didnt work       make sure your laptop is open and on before you turn on the xbox
murdm3n shot7895 years ago
 It was. i found out my router is not accepted by xbox live so i cant go through the router... could that be the problem? thanks

shot789 (author)  murdm3n5 years ago
 yes that probably is the problem then
TcFlux5 years ago
This was super helpful. Thank you very much!
 Thanks this really helped
Hey i really need help to figure out how to to this since switched to Windows 7? any advice?
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