How to - Use Your Laptop As a Wireless Adapter for Xbox 360

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     Wireless adapters are outrageously expensive for something that I can teach you how to do with what you have. This trick can save you the $100 on the official Wireless Adapter that Microsoft greedily sells in the stores. For those of you that have spent money on one, then you just have cleaner looking model.

Note: This is for Windows 7.

Step 1: Materials Needed

Okay, now here's what you need to get started.

- One Laptop
- One Xbox 360
- One Ethernet Cable (The one that came with your Xbox will work, but it's short.)
- Wireless Internet connection

Step 2: What to Do

Check out the pictures for information too.

1.     Plug you Ethernet cable into your laptop and your Xbox 360
2.     Second, you'll need to open up the start button
3.     Then click Control Panel
4.     Choose Network and Internet
5.     Choose Network and Sharing Center
6.     On the left side, choose Change Adapter Settings
7.     Control click both of the files that are here
8.     Right-Click one of them and click Bridge Connections
9.     A new file should appear and now you have wireless Xbox Live!

If you wish to un-bridge the two, then you just need to delete the Network Bridge connection. Enjoy your new adapter!

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    40 Discussions

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    amelos

    3 years ago

    guys do you know where can i buy xbox one pwer supply adaptor here in dubai.. tia

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    braydenb3

    3 years ago

    yo man it did not work for me can u help

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    andrew.b.williams.9

    4 years ago

    I connected the two and bridged th but now it's saying that it can't connect to the network help?

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    bwulf1

    4 years ago on Step 2

    I have a problem. When I connected the network cable to my xbox and lap top, my wireless connection on my lap top dissapeared.

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    bvang3

    4 years ago on Step 2

    4 words:::

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

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    mgrudzinski

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Followed every step made the bridge and went to go sign in and said that it failed to connect to xbox live. Tested the connection and couldn't even get connected to network let alone xbox live. Reset modem and double checked connection and still nothing.Any advice ?

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    curtisx11

    7 years ago on Introduction

    what am i doing wrong.. i followed the steps but still no net...send help please

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    vreddy7

    7 years ago on Step 2

    Wow! Thank you so much now i can play live on my 65 in. TV. The connection is excellent.

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    shanejade

    7 years ago on Introduction

    can there be a a way to the same thing, but have the laptop connected to a broadband stick and work off that, or does it have to be hooked up to a wireless hotspot?

    please get back to me on that.

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    shanejadeFethrdWlf

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    still doesnt work, i control click both, but the bridge connections botton doesnt come up

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    FethrdWlfshanejade

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hmmmm...... Try turning your Xbox on while you do it (I don't know if it makes a difference), and check to make sure that you have a definite connection with the broadband stick. Otherwise..... I kinda' don't know. Sorry dude! Or dudette (the Internet does not allow that type of information from usernames)!

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    FethrdWlfy501hattersley

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    All I can suggest is clearing your Xbox's hard drive cache, or just running the Xbox Live setup. Sorry if it doesn't work!

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    geizt111

    8 years ago on Step 2

    i dont get the option to "bridge connections", when i right click