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Connection Problems To Xbox Live Via Wireless Laptop

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#1 j80cln


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:50 PM

Hi all,

I have read numerours posts on how to setup Xbox live using my laptop as a wireless adapter, i.e. connecting the Xbox to the ethernet port of my laptop. Now I have followed the instructions in terms of checking the box on my laptop wireless connection to allow sharing. I have also added the following ports to the firewall on my laptop and opened the ports in my wireless router: UDP: 53, 88, 3074 & TCP: 50, 80, 3074.

Now when I go to the System Test Xbox Live connection it passes the, Network Adapter, Wired, IP Address, DNS, MTU, ICMP but when it gets to XBOX LIVE it says an update is required. I select Update Now, however after a certain amount of time it fails saying it couldn't download the update. I'm now lost what to do to resolve this issue. Any help will be greatly received biggrin.gif

Here's my setup:

VirginMedia Broadband connected to a modem. The modem is then connected to a wireless Linksys WRT54GS router. This router is connected to the ethernet port of my desktop PC (all of which is located upstairs). I now have my laptop downstairs connecting wireless to the internet and I have connected the Ethernet port of my laptop to the ethernet port of the Xbox.

Any ideas what might be wrong given it passes the initial tests as noted previously?

Please help uhh.gif

#2 j80cln


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

Sorry this got posted twice.... please use the other post for replies as I have added additional information


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#3 jjb5484


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Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:32 PM

Everything pretty much looks right on your setup, I have mine the same way. The only thing I can think of is I think you might need a crossover cable, not a straight through. If you're not sure which cable you have a look on each end of the cable you have and if the colors are the same on both ends then its a straight through. If the colors are different on both ends then its a crossover. Also I would recommend using a different IP for your xbox, something like Hope this helps.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:46 PM

Should be a crossover like mentioned in the post above. And you'll want to make sure you're using Windows ICS for the connection.

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