In this tutorial you will learn how to connect a Xbox 360 to the internet without having to buy the Xbox 360 wireless network adapter. There are two methods of doing this both using a laptops built-in wireless adapter to connected to a router while the Ethernet is connected to the Xbox 360.
Laptop running Windows 7 connected to the internet, or a desktop with a wireless connection.
Plug the Ethernet cable into the laptops port than the Xbox 360
At the computer do the following settings.
2…Network and Internet
Network and Sharing
Change adapter settings
5…Highlight both connections using CTRL button than right click and click Bridge Connections
6…A new connections saying “Network Bridged” should come up and the Xbox 360 should now be connected to the internet.
If the above method doesn’t work than this is a second method used.
At the laptop Go to control panel and Click View network status and task.
Under “view your active networks” click your laptops wireless connection.
A “Wireless Network Connection Status” box will appear. Go into properties.
Check the box that says “Allow other network users to connect through this computer internet connection. ” and then click the OK button.
The Xbox 360 should now be connected to the internet through the laptops wireless interface. You can also simply buy a adapter here is one such adapter on Amazon.
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