PC and Xbox 360 to share my internet connection

  Armchair 18:23 11 May 2008
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I'm with Tiscali, and using a Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem. I've connected the ethernet cable from the 360 to my PC (ie RJ45 port), and I have my PC connected online as per usual. What else do i have to do?

According to Tiscali, I have to:-

Windows XP


To use ICS to share your Internet connection, the host computer must have one network adapter configured to connect to the internal network, and one network adapter or modem configured to connect to the Internet.

1. Log on to your PC as Administrator or Owner.
2. In Windows XP, ICS is automatically loaded during installation.
3. On the taskbar, click Start, right-click My Network Places, and select Properties.
4. Right-click Local Area Connection.
5. On the shortcut menu, click Properties and click the Advanced tab.
6. Below Internet Connection Sharing, click the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box.
7. Click OK.
The connection to the Internet is shared to your Xbox console.


It doesn't work, though. Has anyone done this before and can guide me through the process?

  simmo09 22:12 11 May 2008

Try a method i eventuallly figured out a few month back, hope it helps:

PC Setup:
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Connection Method: Xbox to PC via ethernet. PC connected via WIFI USB Adapter to WIFI Router.
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Setting the LAN: (this allows the xbox to connect to the PC)
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> Right click Local Area Connection, Properties.
> Scroll down to Internet Protocol(TCP/IP), Properties.
> Select Use the following IP Address and enter:

IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: Leave Blank

Preferred DNS Server: 194.168.4.100
Alternate DNS Server: 127.0.173.31

> Press OK.

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Setting the Firewall:
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> For Windows XP goto Start, Run type firewall.cpl
> Click Exceptions tab, Add Port then add:

Name: Xbox TCP 3074
Port Number: 3074
Type: TCP

> Add another port:

Name: Xbox UDP 3074
Port Number: 3074
Type: UDP

> And a final port:

Name: Xbox UDP 88
Port Number: 88
Type: UDP

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Setting the Router:
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> Open your internet browser and type 192.168.2.1/
> If you need to log in to the router, default password is normally blank, so dont type anything.
> Click Virtual Servers, now you need to add 3 new entries, they are:

Description: Inbound Port: Type: Private IP Address: Private Port:

DNSServer 3074-3074 TCP 192.168.2.2 3074-3074
DNSServer 88-88 UDP 192.168.2.2 88-88
DNSServer 3074-3074 UDP 192.168.2.2 3074-3074

> Make sure they are enabled and click Apply.

> Finally click DNS from the left and ensure that Automatic from ISP is checked.

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Sharing Internet Access With Xbox Live:
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> Click Start, Control Panel, Network Setup Wizard.
> Click Next, Next, then a box will appear, select the LAN and click Next. (the Xbox needs to be turned on with the ethernet running to the PC)
> Select the first option which should say this computer is connected to the internet and i i will configure access for the other networks.
> Complete the on screen wizard and all should be done.

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XBOX 360 Setup
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In the Xbox Dashboard you need to edit the Network Settings like so:

IP Settings: (manual)

IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS Settings: (automatic)

Primary DNS Server: N/A
Secondary DNS Server: N/A

PPPoE Settings:

Username: N/A
Password: N/A
Service Name: N/A

Advanced Settings:

Host Name: N/A
Alternate MAC Address: N/A

Run the Xbox Live Test and all tests should pass:

Network Adapter: Wired If fails make sure the ethernet is connected from Xbox to PC
Wireless Network: N/A Only applies if you use the Wireless Dongle for Xbox
IP Address: Confirmed If it fails check you can go on the internet on your PC
DNS: Failed Make sure the networks have a fast enough connection
MTU: Confirmed Makes sure there is enough speed to go on Live
ICMP: Confirmed If it fails make sure you run the Network Setup Wizard on PC.
And that you have LAN Enabled.
XboxLive: Confirmed If you pass then you are ready to go on Live
NAT: Open Network Address Translation

If the Test passes like above your good to go on Xbox Live.

  simmo09 13:57 14 May 2008

did my advice work? if not i can help more

  core2kid 17:33 13 Jul 2008

I'm actually trying to do this with the original Xbox. I have gotten all the way up to the router and am stuck. I am using a WBR-2310 router by Dlink. Do you think you could help me?

  MizzyA 13:32 20 Jan 2009

I have followed what simmo09 has put and it worked,IP Add worked but the thing DNS Server still failed. I havnt got a router i just use ethernet and connected to xbox 360 and to the moderm.

Before I could go on live perfectly but then
something happened to my pc then I have to reboot everything. Ater then my live don't work and DNS keeps failng.

Could anyone help me please.

Thankz

  MizzyA 13:36 20 Jan 2009

I have followed what simmo09 has put and it worked,IP Add worked but the thing DNS Server still failed. I havnt got a router i just use ethernet and connected to xbox 360 and to the moderm.

Before I could go on live perfectly but then
something happened to my pc then I have to reboot everything. Ater then my live don't work and DNS keeps failng.

Could anyone help me please.

Thankz

  alfredgerald 18:54 02 Feb 2010

Have followed the instructions as far as the router. I have an ADSL modem what should I do to continue?

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