XBox 360 Live Connection Through Ethernet (And Wireless Computer)
How to set up your xbox 360 to live using an ethernet cord (comes with your xbox =o) and a wireless computer (most likely a laptop) by setting up a bridge between your computer’s Internet connection and your Xbox 360.
To start things off, most people say this is a very confusing and frustrating process, but i found it to be very simple.
Things you need to make this work:
1) An Ethernet Cable
2) a computer with an Ethernet jack
3) obviously, an xbox
(and of course, an Internet signal =P)
A) OK, first things first, plug in your Ethernet cable into your Xbox 360 (the plug should be in the back) and plug the other side into your (turned on and connected to the Internet!) computer. and
-(for settings such as manually putting in you IP address, your mac address, and gateway, just leave them on automatic, if your computer is able to get on the Internet, these are already set up just fine.)
B) 1)go to the start menu and open up your control panel)
2) Turn on your Xbox 360
3) Open your network and sharing section and on the left side in blue, click manage network connections.
(on your computer)
4) (you should see your Internet signal and your xbox’s plugged in signal) hold down Ctrl and select both of them. now right-click and you should see an option to bridge the connections, click it and wait for the page to re-load (you might be disconnected from the Internet for a few seconds as it sets up the bridge)
5) now make sure your computer is still able to access the Internet (i had to reset mine) by going to google or something quick and simple. If you are, try and test your xbox’s connection to live.
now you should be able to connect to xbox live! congratulations!