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Wireless On The Xbox 360 Without An Adapter.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:11 PM
The adaptor for wireless is $80+ and of course you will need a wireles router (about $30), aswell. However, while I was playing Gears of War, a popular game on the 360, I was told if you already had a laptop (with a wireless adaptor), you would not need to purchase an Official Xbox 360 Wireless Adaptor. Instead, he claimed, he used his Laptop to output, or rather, split, the wireless signal to the Xbox 360.
To do this you must have a laptop recieving wireless internet, and an ethernet cable. Plug the ethernet cable from the laptops port to the Xbox 360's so they are connected, sharing a connection. Now all you have to do is go to (on your laptop, if it is wondows, I'm not sure about Macs) Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connections -> Network Connections find your wireless connection, right click it, and click "Bridge Connections".
I was surprised this was so easy, I ran wires all the way from the second floor of my house to the basement so I could get onto Xbox Live, but I would never have if I knew I could use this much easier method instead. However, I'm guessing my wired connection is probably more clear than a wireless connection would have been since my wireless router has a weak signal. I hope this tutorial helps some people out, Good Day.
Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:08 AM
-reply by jason
Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:07 AM
Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:12 AM
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:11 PM
Does the usb port on the 360 support the usb wireless adapters sold for laptops? I completely understand bridging the wireless connection to the wired connection. So please, don't try to explain it to me. I was just wondering if anyone has tried a usb "dongle" type wireless adapter in one of the 360's usb ports.
Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:44 PM
To get your xbox on live with a pc or laptop with a wireless adapter built in, right click your wireless adapter and go to properties, click on the advanced tab and make sure 'allow all other network users to connect through this computers internet connection' is ticked. Plug in your xbox to your pc or laptop and turn it on, then click on library in media player 11 and go to media sharing, tick the 'share my media' box and your xbox should appear there. I've helped quite a few of my friends this way, hope this helps anyone else.-reply by David
Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:36 PM
Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:31 AM
[font=" monospace; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap"]when you bridge your connection it will actually be SLOWER, for a vista wut you would want to do is just got to the network,then go to network and sharing center, then go to the wifi's properties and go to the sharing tab and click both boxes then pres ok,(the second box has something to do with NAT, which sumed up allows certain privlages like talking on the mike and stuff as in IMPORTANT) then make sure you go directly to you network settings on your 360 to test xbox live connection,if you have halo you'll see if you go to a halo match and press select you can see your connection and youll see that you have full bar instead of a little red one, but if you need a video I can get you it just youtube it tho so look it up The only thing thats different from this method and the bridge is that on the bridge it also shares music which takes most of the ethernets usage space which leaves more chances of being diconected from xbox live, but thats the only real difference is that you cant share musicHey but its the same theing on a xp only way easier cuz its just a click away but follow the steps after you got to net. ConnectionsHears the vid link anywayhttp://www.Youtube.Com/watch?v=uAw6xVN9vsg[/font]
Posted 11 July 2009 - 12:57 AM
I went through all of the motions, I successfully bridged the connections. Plugged 'em in, even watched a video tutorial on youtube. But nothing. My laptop recognizes the 360, but the 360 remains unconnected to xbox live. Its frustrating, simply because everyone else is raving about how easy it is.
ANYBODY HAVE ANY ADVICE? I might just have to buy the f*cking wireless 360 adapter.-reply by burney
Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:32 PM
open network connections, highlight both wireless and LAN connections then right click and bridge
be sure to turn off all firewalls on the laptop, it will NOT work otherwise unless you allow the connection but it's easier to just disable them
it won't work with dial up
only broadband service works (ex. Cable/DSL/FiOS)-reply by Collector
Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:34 PM
there are 2 methods..
1st way: Bridge Connection
in Vista, go to settings, Network settings. U should see the wireless internet and the ethernet card. In order for the bridge to work, the wireless internet must NOT be shared. Highlight the wireless internet and ethernet card. Right mouse click, and the only option available will be Bridge Connection. Bridge it, and u should be able to connect to
2nd way: Sharing wireless internet
in vista, go to network settings. On your wireless card, go to properties, go to Sharing on the top. Make sure BOTH of the boxes are checked. Click ok..
-reply by snakes
Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:21 AM
I do not own a laptop and I'm getting another 360 (other one died sadly) and I forgot to take the adapter off so I REALLY want to see if this would work with a desktop and a wireless router so I can save 100 bucks. Please Respond ASAP so I don't have to throw away more money.
-reply by Ryan
Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:36 AM
I have a desktop with a wire less connection but when I click bridge it says "To create a network bridge, you must select at least two network connections that are not being used by internet connection sharing or the internet connection firewall" I tried to select two and right click but it does not have bridge network, what did I do wrong? Thanks-reply by Michael
Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:48 AM
I tried a cheap USB dongle on my XBox 360 with no luck. I am not sure if there is a way to access the settings in the XBox dashboard, but I could not find a way to change the settings to recognize the dongle and my wireless network.
-reply by Riskey