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October 23, 2008, 06:00:29 PM
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SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« on: October 23, 2008, 06:00:29 PM »
Having won a 360 off of eBay for less than half its retail price, I'm currently in the process of setting it up and I'm trying to find a way to get it online without having to resort to paying $100 for the wireless adapter. I think I can get it to work by sharing my PC's wireless connection - I have it connected to my PC via the Ethernet ports, and my PC seems to recognize it when the console is on, but nothing seems to be picking up past that. Turned off the firewall and that doesn't seem to help either. Currently using a Linksys USB wireless adapter for the PC's connection. Any insight?


October 23, 2008, 06:26:50 PM
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October 23, 2008, 06:42:27 PM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 06:42:27 PM »
So I have to buy a hub instead of a wireless adapter then. Whee.


October 23, 2008, 07:45:08 PM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 07:45:08 PM »
No, that's really only if you need to share the connection with more than just the Xbox. It should still work the way you have it set up.

October 23, 2008, 08:45:50 PM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 08:45:50 PM »
Y'know what, never mind, found my old wireless A/G adapter from Linksys. And it seems to work fine except for the fact that Xbox Live appears to be down at the moment.


WOO YAY


October 23, 2008, 08:55:41 PM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 08:55:41 PM »
Xbox Live is not in fact down, and the way Spazz linked to should work very well.

October 23, 2008, 09:24:18 PM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008, 09:24:18 PM »
You can probably find some kind of gaming ethernet bridge for cheaper then a 360 wifi adapter or try to find a used one at an acceptable price.

October 23, 2008, 11:02:52 PM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2008, 11:02:52 PM »
Well, the thing is mine works, or at least seems like it does - whenever I test the connection, though, every time I try to download the console update for Xbox Live it gives me a lovely "Update Failed" message. And since it's picking up on the wireless signals around the area it has to be functioning, so.

Also: calling the 800 number tells me that Xbox Live is experiencing issues, so that's why I think the Live network's fudging up.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2008, 11:04:34 PM by Artemuswolfwood »


October 23, 2008, 11:32:35 PM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 11:32:35 PM »
EDIT: K, never mind that post I just made, I've got it bridged and everything just fine. The console's picking up on the IP address, DNS, MTU, ICMP, and then we come to Xbox Live and get to the system update. Same exact problem as with the Wireless A/G adapter - just won't download the update. Like it's not even trying. Is 11.0 Mbps too slow or what?
« Last Edit: October 23, 2008, 11:50:48 PM by Artemuswolfwood »


October 24, 2008, 12:16:05 AM
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Re: SERtek: Networking an Xbox 360
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2008, 12:16:05 AM »
Fuck's sake, I just get done reading this line here:

"Note! If you need to download an update for Xbox Live, do it through the Xbox Live tab rather than the System Test tab, I had better luck there."

And so I go into the Xbox Live tab and try updating there, and lo and behold.