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.

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    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

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     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

    Ive done all of the above and it jus does not connect, the first stage (Xbox>Network) fails, im not sure what to do Help asap would be greatly appreciated

    this didnt work for me

    Thanks, I'll have to try this soon(Hopefully today or tomorrow) *Adds to favorites and votes*

    I am trying to setup my xbox live and i am having major problems. Can anyone help?

    When I try to bridge the connections it tells me "To create a Network Bridge you must select at least two LAN or High-Speed internet connections that are not being used by Internet Connection Sharing" I can't figure out how to turn off the internet connection sharing. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

    does this work to hook a 360 up to a router and LAN it? I'm wondering because i want to play my friends that have a 360 using my computer so we can see who is better. (age old rivalry that we can beat each other using our own platforms) thanks for any help

    Can you please help me? I've done this with my laptop and it loses the wirless connection like you said it would but, the 360 doesn't get any internet. It fails at IP. Also when i try the internet sharing method and I try to enable internet sharing. It says there is "A LAN connection already configured withe the IP address that is required for automatic IP addressing."

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    Similar Problem, My IP address never passes and i keep looking everywhere, but i can't fix. PLZ HELP!

    Would this work for two computers, one with wifi and ethernet to one with out?

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    It's possible, if it works with the xbox it should also work with a computer.