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I have a wireless network in my house but I don't want to drop 100 bones on a wireless adapter for my 360. My computer is a couple of feet away and has a desktop wireless card in it and an extra ethernet port. Is there a way to connect my 360 to live through my pc? I think its called ICS (internet connection Sharing) but I have not the slightest idea of how to set it up. Thanks
    
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The only way to connect your Xbox 360 to xbox live is with an ethernet cable from your Xbox to your PC. If you want a wireless connection you have yo buy the wireless adapter...
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get a router, thats the only way to share a connection with an xbox
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since your computer is only a couple feet away, go to a specialty computer store in your area, and purchase a 10-20 foot ethernet cable.
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I don't want a wireless connection to my xbox, I was just wondering if I could use a vacant ethernet plug in my computer to share the internet I have on my computer.
    
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Yes, you should be able to do it using ICS. But before you get into that, is is possible to move the wireless router into the same room as the computer? Then you could plug the PC and Xbox both into the router directly. As long as you have a cable line (for cable modem) or phone jack (for DSL) in the room, that's probably the easiest solution.
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post #7 of 14
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Unfortuantely I can't move the router becuase my dad's computer is wired to it. SO I only have two options, buy a wireless adapter for my xbox360 or figure out how, and if, I can use ICS.
    
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post #8 of 14
I take it your dad won't put the wireless card in his PC...he's paying for the connection, so he wants the full speed, correct? Bummer.

Just so you know, you don't have to buy Microsoft's branded wireless product. Any wireless bridge will do if you find one cheaper than Microsoft's. I have my Xbox connected with e D-Link bridge, for example. Just get one that's the same speed as your router.

Windows Help should tell you how to set up ICS, if you decide to go down that road.
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I have an old wireless router belkin 54g I believe.. my new one is a Belkin Pre-N. any chance of possibly working something out with that?
    
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need router and the microsoft wireless adapter for xbox ....
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