[CENTER]Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) Bridging
(Also know as "Wireless Bridging" or "Bridging with a Laptop")
Credit goes to ADV1L
What do I need?
A Wireless Card
A Wireless Modem/Router
A Crossover(CAT-5) Cable
Ability to bridge connections on your PC
What does this type of connection do?
It shares the connections and making it a direct connection from your xbox, to yoru wireless card to the internet, but it will be going through your PC, which means if you have host you can alternate the connections since its going through your PC(Just think if it as another way than bridging through your router...)
Is this better then using a router?
I would say so cause I dont think it will screw up the internet access to anyone else using it through the router. Not positivley sure though. Also, you dont need Cain/Switchsniffer/WinAPR for this method.
Whats the Commnd Prompt for?
Dont worry about it, your gonna need it for this method to work, thats all you need to know. The other way is to go to "Network Properties" and asking it to share connections, but too many people are having problems with that including me, so this was the only way that worked.
I dont know, lets get started I guess?
(Note: For 360 users, leave your 360 on the main dashboard or, sign into live normally, then log out, and leave it on the main menu, once you are on the main menu, just hook your crossover into the laptop and connected your wireless internet and start with the precedure below)
Hook your crossover(CAT-5) cable from the ethernet port on your pc/laptop to your xbox/360, and have your wireless card plugged in and connected.
Once that is done, open up your Network Connections (Control Panel -> Network & Internet Connections)
It should look something like this
Now, highlight both connections by holding down the left button on your mouse, and dragging it over the 2 connections
Once they are both highlighted, right-click on of them, a pop-up menu should appear. From that menu, click "Bridge Connections"
Now this window should appear
Give it some time, if a window like this should pop up during the process
Just click "Continue Anyway"
Now, your network connections should look similar to this
As you see, the wireless internet is not connected, here is where we use ADV1L's method to force the sharing.
On your task bar, go to start and go to "Run.."
(Its a different skin, so yours may look different but it should say "Run" or have the icon my mouse is pointing to)
Another way is through the Task Manager, I didnt use images so im just gonna tell you:
Press CTRL + ATL + DELETE, on the menu bar click on "File" and on teh drop down list select "New Task(Run..)"
A small window shoudl pop up, in it, type in "cmd"
And then press "OK"
Now, a new window should pop up
Should look similar to that
Now, where the cursor is blinking, type in "netsh bridge show adapter" (without the quotations)
Then press enter
Give it some time, and this list should show up
Here is where we force it to share with the xbox/360
After you have done that there will be another line with a blinking cursor, in that line, type in "netsh bridge set adapter 1 enable"
Now before you do this, where I have the number "1" is the ID on the list, but what you have to do is replace that number with whichever ID number is your "Wireless Network Connection"(It way be number 1, EX: If it was number 2 in the ID list then you would put "netsh bridge set adpater 2 enable"
Back to my way, after you have typed it in, press enter
Now, give it I would say 10-20 seconds, it will start adjusting the network settings, so wait until its done.
If you typed it in correctly, is should look like this while adjusting
To double check, in the new line, re-type "netsh bridge show adapter"
Your wireless connection show now say "Enabled"," you may exit out of the command prompt(cmd.exe) window now
When its done, go to your Network & Internet Connections window, and it should look like this:
There you go, your connections are shared and bridged.
Note to Xbox 360 users: To get on live, you can do this one of two ways, you can log into live normally, log out and have it sitting on the main menu until you get all these steps done, then try signing in, if you get on after following these steps, you are bridged
If your on the dashboard, go to Settings -> Network Settings -> Test Connection
If you pass all the tests, your bridged, then go on into Halo
What do I do from here?
You may continue now onto Zone Alarm
Click Here For The Tutorial
This didnt work for me, what do I do?
Look at ADV1L's tutorial, he has some troubleshooting answers in it.
Force ICS Connecton or try this, click here
So, I dont need Cain & Abel or Switchsniffer?
And yeah, there you have it.
hey i followed this perfectly and when i try to sign in to xbox live my computer sais there is an ip conflict eith another system on the network...i need help...wat did i do wrong?