Although my last post showed one way of getting XBox Live working through a laptop, there is another solution. And this one works for those of us who are limited to one sign up per username at university. So here goes:
1. Make sure you have an internet connection already established.
2. Connect your XBox 360 to your laptop.
3. Turn on your XBox 360.
4. Go to Start\Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center
5. Click Manage Network Connections down the left hand side.
6. Make sure your laptop can see the XBox connection. On mine I had LAN Connection 1 as my internet connection, and LAN Connection 2 as my XBox connection.
7. Right click your connection that is connected to the internet (i.e. LAN Connection 1).
8. Go to Sharing and enable ICS. You will have to choose which connection you want it to be shared to, so choose the connection your XBox is on. Click OK.
9. Go to your XBox connection and right click and go to Properties.
10. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4).
11. Change the IP Address to 192.168.0.1 if it isnt already. Click OK.
12. On your XBox 360, go to Network Settings in the far right blade and click Edit Settings.
13. Look to see if the IP is 192.168.0.something. The last number isn’t too important.
14. Run a few Connection Tests on your 360 and you should be ready to go! 😀
I want to thank Andersonshatch for helping me out with the second way of connecting. Go read his blog as he deserves a reward from myself and my blog viewers in the form of blog views 😀