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my dns connection fails when i try to connect my xbox360 to my laptop Answered

im trying to connect my xbox360 to my laptop, to take advantage of the wireless internet. when i do the connection test through the xbox360, everything works, but the dns connection fails. does anyone have any suggestions??



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11 years ago

Hi, I had the same problem when trying to go wireless. I done everything right but it still failed on DNS test every time. After weeks of frustration, I disabled the security on my router (belkin G+ mimo) and retried test. It worked. The only thing is the sponger next door was picking up on my signal and using my connection. If possible, follow these steps. No need to disable security and it works...... 1) Connect ethernet cable to PC/Laptop and xbox console. 2) Open Network Connections (Start-Run-ncpa.cpl). 3) Right click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties. 4) If the Sharing tab is there, make sure the top box is UNCHECKED! If it's not there, you will find it in the Local Area Connection. 5) When finished, highlight both Wireless Network Connection and Local Area Connection, right click, and Create Bridge. You should then notice your Wireless Network Connection drops down with the new Bridge Connection 6) The most important part now is to right click Local Area Connection and Add To Bridge. You should now be able to see all 3 connections in line. Wait a few seconds to let them connect to each other, and hopefully, that should be you. Hope this helps.