Xbox help

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Found 6th Dec 2009
Hi, Just wondering if someone can explain to me how many ways there are to play our xbox on the internet?
Have you got to have broadband installed in the house or would it work off a dongle?

Sorry if this seems daft but my step son has an x box, he plays it down our house via wires. Up his house there is no internet, although after christmas there will be a dongle and laptop, What will i have to buy or do (if possible) to connect his x box up?

Thanks and sorry for the long story.

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The easiest way is to buy a wireless adaptor for the Xbox 360 at a cost of about £40
The second easiest is to buy a set of "Homeplugs" which you can still use a wire near the Xbox upstairs, at a cost of about £40.

There are other ways, but start to get complicated. Microsoft milk you for all you're worth when it comes to accessories.

you can't play the xbox through the laptop dongle if that's what you meant, you need to have broadband installed

souljacker;7133628

you can't play the xbox through the laptop dongle if that's what you … you can't play the xbox through the laptop dongle if that's what you meant, you need to have broadband installed



You possibly could with a bit tweeking but i would not recommend it as the ping's would be astronomical.

Rocketronnie7;7134224

You possibly could with a bit tweeking but i would not recommend it as … You possibly could with a bit tweeking but i would not recommend it as the ping's would be astronomical.



I'm not sure what tweaking you could do to improve the connection but you could certainly set it up to use the mobile broadband via the laptop (when it was turned on).

However, mobile broadband dongles do apparently give a pretty poor connection. It's fine for internet use since that's not very interactive and page loading times varying by half a second don't make much difference.

However, gaming is often a lot more interactive and requires a better connection. It does depend on what sort of game it is, anything where you're constantly clicking (sorry, hitting buttons) will be a lot worse off than games where you're only uploading results or downloading bits of content from the net.

Still, if he's getting it anyway then it's worth trying. I think you need to network the xbox 360 and laptop together (either via a cable or an ad-hoc wifi network if he's got the wifi adapter for the xbox360) and then select both that connection and the mobile broadband connection, right click and choose bridge connections - but I may be wrong as I've never done it myself.
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