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I need help with my xbox live connection, PLEASE!?

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Okay, so I do have wireless internet, but thats not what I use to connect to xbl. I just plug in the connector cable to my computer, and it has always worked. But I just got a new computer, and now when I plug it in, it doesnt work. Its the exact same model computer, so I know its compatible. I dont know what to do!

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  1. I’m guessing it’s a PC. I used to do the same as you until i got a Mac (which is way more complicated but i got it to work).

    You will need: An Ethernet cable (like the one included with your Xbox), a pc/laptop connected to the internet via wifi, and of course an Xbox.

    Your first step will be to set your firewall to low. This is simple and was already explained here by Timans.

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    Next is to enable Internet Sharing

    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center and then, on the left, click Manage network connections.

    2. Right-click on your wireless connection, and then click Properties.

    3. Click the Sharing tab and enable the ‘allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection’ option. Click ok.

    Now connect the Ethernet cable to your pc and to your Xbox. Give it a minute to connect and then on your Xbox go to the system tab and click network settings. Next click ‘test Xbox live connection’. If everything worked as it should the test should finish ok.

    If your NAT settings are strict then you will need to do this:

    Strict means that your router is not letting certain information through. You can still connect to Xbox live and play some games but other features will not work (voice chat, ranked games ECT.)

    The only way to set NAT to open is to open certain ports on your router so the information will be allowed through (this is called port forwarding), however port forwarding will not work when you are connected through this method. The only way it will work is to bridge your wireless connection and you Local Area Connection.

    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, click Network and Sharing Center and then, on the left, click Manage network connections.

    2. Right-click on your wireless connection, and then click Properties.

    3. Click the Sharing tab and DISABLE the ‘allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection’ option. Click ok.

    A NETWORK BRIDGE WILL NOT WORK WITH ICS ENABLED.

    4. Disconnect for your internet connection (or switch of wifi if your laptop has a switch for it). YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BRIDE A CONNECTION IF YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.

    5. Highlight the Local Area Connection and the Wireless Network Connection, right click and either of them and select ‘bridge connection’. When complete you can reconnect to the internet.

    6. Open any webpage just to make sure you can still connect to the internet.

    Test your Xbox live connection again, just to make sure it is connecting. You NAT settings will still be set to strict, so now you must open the correct ports.

    1. On your pc go to your router homepage (open internet explorer/firefox and go to 192.168.1.254).

    2. Click custom services on the left and in the ‘service name’ dropdown box select ‘Xbox live games’. It will be near the bottom of the list. Click enable and in the ‘select host device’ dropdown box select the pc your Xbox is connected to. Click enable.

    And you’re done. Test your Xbox live connection again just to be sure but your NAT settings should be set to open.

    Enjoy Xbox live!

    And your connection on Xbox Live wont be so great. Sometimes you may see lag in games, and not being able to connect to some of your friends on Xbox Live. It’s just the poor connection you get through your laptop.

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