The Easiest Way to Connect to Xbox Live Via Ethenet Cord! (XP Only)

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Introduction: The Easiest Way to Connect to Xbox Live Via Ethenet Cord! (XP Only)

This should only cost you $20-30, maybe less if you already have an ethernet cord.
And, this will take around 5-7 minutes(maybe a little less)
This was originally posted by me(masterofdarkness) on Cheapassgamer.com on 10-18-2007. If you couldn't understand it there, or you never heard about it, I'll use pictures and try to describe it better.
Connecting this via your Desktop PC you should be able to use the internet with both the 360 and the PC at the same time(I can). Laptops however, you cannot.

Original Link: http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3477770&postcount=3

P.S. Sorry if this is bad, this is my first instructable.

Step 1: Getting to the Control Panel

To begin, connect the ethernet cord to the Desktop PC/Laptop and to the back of the Xbox 360.
After that has been successful, go down and Left-Click the Start Menu and then click Control Panel.

Step 2: Getting to Network Connections

Step 1:
After getting to Control Panel, change your view to Classic View(See First Image)

Step 2:
Now, look for shortcut, Network Connections(See Second Image)

Step 3: Bridging the Connections

Step 1:
First, find the Local Area Connection that corresponds to the port on the back of your Desktop PC/Laptop.
Then, Left-Click on either Wireless Network Connection or the Local Area Connection, after that, it should be highlighted. Now, hold CTRL and click the other connection. (Example:If you first clicked Wireless Network Connection, you would then hold CTRL, and click on Local Area Connection(and vise versa)) Now Left-Click "Add to Bridge"(or something similar to that) (See First Image)

Step 2:
Now sit back on your chair and wait for the connections to Bridge themselves.(See Second Image)

Step 3:
If all goes well, you should have them in a category called: Network Bridge and the Network Bridge itself should say "Connected". (See Third Image)

Step 4: Congratulations, You're Now Connect to Xbox Live!

Congratulations, You're Now Connect to Xbox Live!

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If your computer is decided that it wants to shut down all of its internet connections with the network bridge on you may wanna try this: http://forums.hexus.net/networking-broadband/4607-problems-xps-network-bridge.html. It really helped me out

If You Need Help On Connecting Your xbox to your Laptop ` Window 7 Check out My video It May help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5emUFlY3QNw&feature=plcp

Hi I followed your guide to the letter but my Xbox still won't connect, it keeps failing at the first hurdle (at the network stage)

Any help would be great

Will this work if i have a Big pond ultimate usb internet thingy ????

umm... the "Bridge Connections" button is gray and it won't let me click on it.

You have to ctrl Click both types of connections

I have a windows vista do you know how to explain it on that pc

 the xbox 360 wont connect to the internet . can you help me please?

im gettin the wire today is there a way you could help me when i get it kind of confused

 Sorry for not answering, totally forgot about this account, though it may not be so helpful now, but if you still need help, feel free to message me