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FREE XBOX 360 WIRELESS BRIDGE NETWORK ADAPTOR CONNECTION RRP £59.99 for laptop users
FREE XBOX 360 WIRELESS BRIDGE NETWORK ADAPTOR CONNECTION RRP £59.99 for laptop users

FREE XBOX 360 WIRELESS BRIDGE NETWORK ADAPTOR CONNECTION RRP £59.99 for laptop users

I'm sharing this with everyone because i really love this community and i've made so many friends here plus i also noticed some people wanted a wireless network adapter but was looking for a decent price.

Ok, you don't actually receive a product for this deal but instead of spending £59.99 to buy a Wireless Network Adapter for your Xbox 360, i've discovered a free way to connect online via your laptops wireless connection if you don't want wires throughout your house and it works just as well with less hassle.

This works just as well as the Network adapter with literally 2 minutes of effort, regardless of how clueless you are with stuff like this (believe me, i managed to do it) and apparantly it's supposed to be more reliable with no fiddling around.

Here's a very simple version of the step by step guide i've compiled:

1) Enter the Ethernet cable (the one that has a phone line socket at the end from your xbox 360) into the back of your xbox 360 and your laptop.

2) Switch on your xbox 360.

3) Simply press START on your laptop screen, which is located in the bottom left of your screen.

4) Double click on CONTROL PANEL

5) Right click WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION and then click on properties.

6) Then click the right tab ADVANCED, which is located right at the top of the newly opened box.

7) This will show 2 options/boxes, click on the top box, which states "ALLOW OTHER USERS TO CONNECT THROUGH THIS COMPUTERS INTERNET CONNECTION" and untick "allow other network users to control or disable the shared internet connect"

Click ok.

That's it, that's all you have to do, which literally takes about a minute or 2 at the very most.

I hope this helps a lot of people and if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask for any help.

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This is the way i have mine set up and it works fine (under XP anyway).
However, alot of people seem to have problems with this method, especially if using software firewalls etc, and it can screw around with network drives sharing.
Worth a go.

I don't think this is a 'hot deal' - it should be in the misc section as this is misleading. Also, the laptop isn't free - it's consuming power for doing very little and it's likely to reduce the longevity of the laptop if it's on unnecessarily, even just to increase the dust build up.

As bornagainst has mentioned, this is far from foolproof and can cause too much latency for gaming.

John

Wont it need a cross-over cable rather than the straight supplied with the xbox?

Generally I'd think so unless the 360 or laptop has an autosensing network card.

John

This info is constantly being sold on ebay when i search for actual wireless adapters.

Pretty useless if you don't have a laptop! Misleading, voted cold.

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pobz

Wont it need a cross-over cable rather than the straight supplied with … Wont it need a cross-over cable rather than the straight supplied with the xbox?



I just bought my xbox 360 yesterday and i just used the ethernet cable that the xbox 360 premium arrived with (i'm pretty sure it also comes with the core version as well) arrived with and it works perfectly well with no problems whatsoever.

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0rchid

This info is constantly being sold on ebay when i search for actual … This info is constantly being sold on ebay when i search for actual wireless adapters.Pretty useless if you don't have a laptop! Misleading, voted cold.



That's obviously a very dumb response as i already mentioned in the title that it's for laptop users, so it's useful for anyone with a LAPTOP.

one of the ends must be autosensing, as physically it shouldn't work.

I'm guessing maybe the xbox but why?

Voted Hot anyway as it is usefull (and was also how Xlink Kai used to work on the original xbox)

0rchid

This info is constantly being sold on ebay when i search for actual … This info is constantly being sold on ebay when i search for actual wireless adapters.Pretty useless if you don't have a laptop! Misleading, voted cold.



Well then you have it for free, I don't see the relevance of that point at all apart from you to have a moan at ebay.

Anyway I didn't know about this so thanks for the info will try it out.

Would this work on the ps2 aswell??? or only if the console has a wireless cared allready installed? Just sick of long wire from my network point to the ps2.

Cool, I wondered what I was doing wrong and gave up on this method last year But now I have no internet connection and my Live subscription expired last week too :-(

0rchid

This info is constantly being sold on ebay when i search for actual … This info is constantly being sold on ebay when i search for actual wireless adapters.Pretty useless if you don't have a laptop! Misleading, voted cold.



Can also be done on Desktop PC's not just laptops!

MBeeching: Sorry to hijack, but Lancaster & Graphic Designer?

I may have a job for you depending what sort of graphics you do!

This is how my 360 connects to my network... will work fine with a desktop connected a network also

notsofriendlyman

That's obviously a very dumb response as i already mentioned in the title … That's obviously a very dumb response as i already mentioned in the title that it's for laptop users, so it's useful for anyone with a LAPTOP.



I think the title is mis-leading - perhaps if it was prefixed with "HOT-TIP: " or somthing - I saw "FREE XBOX 360 WIRELESS BRIDGE NETWORK ADAPTOR ..." and assumed it was a deal for a product - putting "for laptop users" doesn't fix it IMO.

It's a useful tip, none the less.

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gram333uk

This is how my 360 connects to my network... will work fine with a … This is how my 360 connects to my network... will work fine with a desktop connected a network also



Yep, i heard you can run it through your PC as well, as there's no reason why it shouldn't but i suppose then you don't have the freedom of having your xbox 360 in any room and has to be in close proximatey to the pc.

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erics

I think the title is mis-leading - perhaps if it was prefixed with … I think the title is mis-leading - perhaps if it was prefixed with "HOT-TIP: " or somthing - I saw "FREE XBOX 360 WIRELESS BRIDGE NETWORK ADAPTOR ..." and assumed it was a deal for a product - putting "for laptop users" doesn't fix it IMO.It's a useful tip, none the less.



Point taken, as i wasn't in my best of moods and the response about this being a useless post because you could buy this information on ebay has no relevance, if that's the case, i've saved some people some money, as he didn't have to buy a guide.

Also the part that i was refering to was that he said that you also need a laptop, which is what i stated in the title anyway but as mentioned previously, you could also run it through a pc but you wouldn't have the freedom of having the xbox in any room.

P.S i forgot to write connection in the title, so my bad.

pobz

MBeeching: Sorry to hijack, but Lancaster & Graphic Designer?I may have a … MBeeching: Sorry to hijack, but Lancaster & Graphic Designer?I may have a job for you depending what sort of graphics you do!



Ooh, another lancastrian

*wonders where Mbeeching & Pobz work*

so my bad.




sorry what does bad mean in that context?

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jasonrat

sorry what does bad mean in that context?



hehe, sorry, the street in me came out there

It means my mistake.

jasonrat

sorry what does bad mean in that context?


my bad = my mistake

0rchid

Ooh, another lancastrian :)*wonders where Mbeeching & Pobz work*



Small World isn't it! :-D

A bit harsh to vote cold guys.
That might be useful to some others out there who don't want to fork out £50 for an adapter.
However I agree the title may be misleading

thanks seen it on here a few times

i'm a bit lost
do i need anything out of the xbox to get a wireless conection

0rchid

Ooh, another lancastrian :)*wonders where Mbeeching & Pobz work*



I work at Printing.com on Penny St. (next to the police station) *waves*
I wonder what Pobz needs designing

Yeah this has no place in this forum.

It's not a hot deal at all. It's just something that most know, and if you post on any 360 forum they'll tell you how to do it all if neccessary.

Slim

After someone who can produce "photo real" images of concepts for a client on an every now and again basis.

MBeeching

I work at Printing.com on Penny St. (next to the police station) *waves*I … I work at Printing.com on Penny St. (next to the police station) *waves*I wonder what Pobz needs designing



Ah cool - underneath the citypoint flats right?

ps - title of thread is better now, but still shouldn't really include "Free wireless bridge network adapter RRP £59.99" because that isn't actually what you're getting at all.

ok can someone help me get on track with this wireless thing please

jasonrat

ok can someone help me get on track with this wireless thing please



You need an Ethernet CrossOver cable, not a patch cable. Plug the Xbox … You need an Ethernet CrossOver cable, not a patch cable. Plug the Xbox 360 into the NIC on your computer, right click My Network Places, click properties. Now right click your wireless NIC, go to properties, then go to Advanced. Click Allow other users to connect through this computers internet connection, and select the NIC the Xbox 360 is using. Click OK. Now right click the NIC your 360 is using. Click properties, then scroll down to Internet Protocol. Click Properties. Click Use The Following IP Address. Make sure it says IP Address: 192.168.0.1. Your Subnet Mask is most likely 255.255.255.0. click OK, and close out of that. Check the IP you are getting from the router. Write that down. Go into your Xbox 360 Network Settings. Change the IP to manual. For the IP, enter something like 192.168.0.x (x can be any number from 1 to 9, make sure your router hasnt assigned this IP to another computer). Subnet Mask should be 255.255.255.0, DNS1 should be 192.168.0.1, and DNS2 should be 192.168.0.x (x can be any number from 1 to 9). Tell me if it works. There may be other setting you need to enable on your setup.



Copy-pasted from ]Xbox-Scene forums so YMMV

thanks

0rchid

Ah cool - underneath the citypoint flats right?



It's CityBlock but yeah, that's the place :thumbsup: Not really our line of work, there is a guy locally who does this sort of thing - His work was very impressive.

I'll try and dig out his contact details, not seen him for a while come to think of it.

Cheers, guessed you would either be printing.com or APPS

0rchid

You need an Ethernet CrossOver cable, not a patch cable. Plug the Xbox … You need an Ethernet CrossOver cable, not a patch cable. Plug the Xbox 360 into the NIC on your computer, right click My Network Places, click properties.


Sorry, but that's just wrong. There's loads of debate about whether you need a crossover cable for the 360 or not, but you'll find that it's not at all true.
I've got my 360 plugged in via the patch cable that came with the machine to the ethernet port on my PC NIC (network card), which is bridged with my wlan card's connection.
To set up ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) isn't particularly hard. I recall it was simply a case of selecting both the wireless and ethernet adaptors in the network connections window, right-clicking and selecting some option labelled "Bridge Connections" (or something along those lines).

Voted hot, despite being a bit rambly. The whole point of these forums is to save people money. The OP was succinct to the point, so that even someone not too technical could understand it and immediately begin saving money.

It may not have been technically posted in the correct place, but I think it's more useful here than buried somewhere deeper down.

Thanks

i dont know how the xbox goes wireless though does it need anything else

This all assumes your laptop is wirelessly connected to the internet in the first place

ok office comp is set up to wireless router but is wired
from router the xbox is wired
laptop is wireless
and lounge comp is wired too
so from router i have 3 wired and one wireless

So which PC are you connecting it to?
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