Connect an Xbox 360 to Wireless Without an Official Adapter

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Intro: Connect an Xbox 360 to Wireless Without an Official Adapter

This Instructable shows you how to connect your 360 to a laptop that has wireless access to get internet on your 360 anywhere that you can receive wireless internet.
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE WIRELESS INTERNET ON YOUR LAPTOP BEFORE THIS WILL WORK.

Step 1: THE FIRST STEP -find Your Network List-

First you need to Click Start->control panel-> Network Connections

Step 2: Bridge the Connections

then you Select Your wireless Connection and Your Ethernet Connection At the same time, Right click one of them and click "Bridge Connections"

Step 3: Your Finished!!!

Plug the Ethernet into your 360 and your laptop and Refresh Both Connections and You now have internet!
NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO MANUALLY CONNECT TO THE WIRELESS NETWORK YOU USE ON YOUR LAPTOP TO GET THE BRIDGE TO CONNECT.

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    Otaku Rehy

    1 year ago

    Someone please help me!
    My xbox 360 cant connect to wifi without adaptor and in mu country ...you cant find any ! Someone please halp me ... is there another way to fix this problem without wirelessing adaptor????

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    MinecraftM10

    2 years ago

    I found out to do this on linux

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    MinecraftM10

    2 years ago

    I found out to do this on linux

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    MinecraftM10

    2 years ago

    I found out to do this on linux

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    MinecraftM10

    2 years ago

    I found out to do this on linux

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    JhonA5

    2 years ago

    Do not use straight cable, use CROSS cable, else it will not work.

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    AS67

    4 years ago on Introduction

    First you need to have either a desktop that is wirelessly connected, or a laptop. bridging is irrelevant. connect an Ethernet cable to both the pc and the xbox 360.

    win 7 86x ultimate: click start, click control panel, then go to network and sharing center, you'll see in the top left "Manage Wireless Networks," once there, click adapter properties. when the properties menu opens, go to the sharing tab. Tick-

    "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection"

    From there, it should not be a problem to set up the Xbox 360. Cheers.

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    mancer67

    6 years ago on Introduction

    im going to try to hook it up from my computer to my xbox 360

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    awascher

    7 years ago on Introduction

    i have a new 360 and it as a wireless thing inside of it and it will not let me conecte to my belkin n router at all does anyone know how to fix that

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    curtisx11awascher

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    i tried this on my laptop and i have windows 7 .. it did not work either.....would not connect... send help fast...

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    JacmanPones

    7 years ago on Step 3

    Bro! After all of these years, this finally worked. Simple and effective steps! Thanks a miL!

    -Pones

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    animaonline

    8 years ago on Step 3

    Use OpenDNS it's always working.

    http://www.opendns.com/

    Even if the one provided by your ISP goes down.

    Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222
    Secondary DNS: 208.67.220.220

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    JuniorRawr

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Help me I followed all your step and I still can't connect to xbox live. This is what Test Status Xbox 360 X Network . . . . . Internet . . . . . Xbox Live Please help ASAP

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    DrWeird117

    8 years ago on Introduction

    This isn't technically wireless. Wireless would be if you used the Wireless Adapter.

    for XP Pro or Vista Home Premium (and whatever equivalent for 7) ICS can be configured by going into network connections, right clicking on the wireless, clicking properties, clicking the sharing tab, then clicking the allow other computers to connect through this one button, then selecting the ethernet connection from the drop down list, then hitting OK.

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    daveazar

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Holbrook15

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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!!! and also i'm connected to xbox live but is there a reason y it says that the wireless connectiuon is not connected?