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Old 11-24-2007, 01:37 AM   #1
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heres the deal. i dont want to spend 70-100 bucks on a network adapter for my xbox360. so upon searchin around online i found that you can do it with a connect cable (aka crossover cable)

i bridged my connections and couldnt get it to work. anyone have any idea how to do this? maybe im doing it wrong. please help. ive searched everywhere on the interent.
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Are you trying to connect from your Xbox360 through your PC? Is that why you are using the crossover cable?
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tryin to use my laptop as a "bridge"

i just redid my bedroom into more of a living room. futon, counch, TV. my router is downstairs and i was told taht i could bridge the connection from the laptop to the xbox 360 through a crossovercable
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what OS is the laptop running?
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what dont you want to spend money on? im not familiar with the 360, but why would you need to buy an "adapter" if it already has an ethernet hookup?
if your laptop has a wireless connection and an ethernet port, you SHOULD be able to connect to your internet wirelessly with the laptop, then send the connection out through ethernet to the 360.
i did that a while back, although not with a console. you basically use your laptop as a router.
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heres the deal. i dont want to spend 70-100 bucks on a network adapter for my xbox360. so upon searchin around online i found that you can do it with a connect cable (aka crossover cable)

i bridged my connections and couldnt get it to work. anyone have any idea how to do this? maybe im doing it wrong. please help. ive searched everywhere on the interent.
Sometimes wireless cards need to be forced to be in promiscuous mode in order for the bridge to function.

Refer to this M$ knowledge base article.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302348/en-us

EDIT: Of course you will see the above applies to XP, not sure about Vista...
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You need to put the laptop in Gateway mode to share its internet connection. I'm not familiar with how you'd do that in Vista.
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promiscuity ftw
takes me back to the days of driving around and cracking public WEP networks
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im using xp as an operating system. i bought a connector cable and tried to bridge the connections but couldnt get it to work.
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im using xp as an operating system. i bought a connector cable and tried to bridge the connections but couldnt get it to work.
What do you get when you do an IPCONFIG on your laptop after you bridge?
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