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Dial-up 360 to laptop

Is it possible to get x-box live by connecting a t-mobile web 'n' walk enabled laptop on dial-up to the 360 using the provided ethernet cable?

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Plug xbox in via ethernet cable, then open network connections. choose the internet connection and the wired network connection. once both highlighted right click and choose bridge connections. then u might have to change settings on xbox but u may be ok.

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How do you update your xbox 360

How To Get the Updates
For most gamers, keeping the XBOX 360 up to date is pretty easy, especially if they've taken advantage of the numerous online components through XBOX Live!. When a gamer is signed in to the Live! service, the system automatically checks for new updates. If one is available, you'll be prompted to update. Most updates take 3 to 5 minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection.

If you've never updated your console, but have access to a high speed internet connection, getting your updates through the web is pretty simple and straightforward. Unfortunately, Microsoft has made online updates unavailable to those who have not registered for the XBOX Live! service. Most folks that don't like or participate in online gaming wouldn't normally think of signing up for XBOX Live!.


The Live! service has two levels of membership. The gold level allows you to play games online with others, an enhanced friends list, the online marketplace, and more, but is only available to those who subscribe monthly or purchase prepaid subscription packs. Getting a silver membership is free, and allows you to receive all system updates, but this also means you'll need to give some personal information to Microsoft. I've read through their terms of use and privacy statements pretty carefully, and even though it doesn't contain any major clauses that would cause me to be concerned, I would have appreciated an option to get online updates without having to give out my name, telephone number, and personal address.
8b5644ba4a76476f--54c34f3a-11972598fb2--76ab-628131945-w580h580.jpgYou can sign up for an XBOX Live! account directly through the 360 dashboard. Instructions for doing so are located here. Once you've successfully created an account (which may take a few attempts if the service bombs out on you), you should be notified immediately that a new update is available.
Not everyone has high-speed Internet access, and those that don't participate in online gaming may not have their Internet access accessible from their living rooms. Yes, Microsoft offers a Wi-Fi bridge for the 360, but most folks are not going to cough up $100 bucks to download an update. Besides, that still wouldn't solve the problem for dial-up users.
Microsoft has made one update available as a direct download from, which allows you to play more original XBOX games on your 360. If you don't care about 1080p or any other feature that they've made available, you can download the update and burn it to a CD. To update your 360, just stick that CD into the drive. It's unfortunate that Microsoft doesn't make all updates available in this manner, which would benefit a great deal of users that own high-tech consoles, but have low-tech web connections.
If you're in the dial-up group, there are a few ways you can get the full updates to your system. One option is to grab your console and drag it to a friend or family member's house in order to download updates. It's certainly a pain, but fortunately major updates are few and far between.

8b5644ba4a76476f--54c34f3a-11972598fb2--76a9-87690626-w580h580.jpgIf you're technically inclined, you can use a Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, or Vista computer to share your dial-up connection with your XBOX 360 via ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). It can be a little tricky to set up for the novice, but fortunately there's plenty of useful guides to walk you through the process. Updates will take a while to download this way, but it will prevent you from having to pack up your 360 and drag it to your neighbor's house just to download the latest updates.
Final Thoughts
On the surface, it may seem inconvenient to make the casual 360 owner jump through hoops to update a video game machine, but the move to an upgradeable platform will allow video game makers to adapt their existing technologies to ways that will improve your experience long after your initial purchase. Those who are up to date in the latest gaming hardware, but relics when it comes to computers and Internet access, will find updating their 360s much more inconvenient than those with ultrafast connections and whole house LAN. It's unfortunate that there's been less effort to provide system updates via alternative means to the Internet.
In the end, if you're always looking for ways to get more out of the gear you already own, these updates are a sure fire way to make your 360 investment seem better and better every day.

Hope this helps.

Dec 07, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Why does my xbox 360 disconect me from xbox live while im playing halo3 and all my other games

It appears during big games, so it may have been some kind of issue when there's a lot of traffic during big games. That may still be the issue.

Confirm that LAN connection icon on your PC will flicker
occasionally - the LAN connection will drop and instantly reconnect.

If you use a router try and bypass it and connect the modem directly to the PC because certain hardware's like router affect the browsing performance of the Device.

In the "Filters" page enable "Block WAN request" which apparently controls the filter controls whether the router responds to pings.

Also confirm that the web response test of your internet service is good.Contact you network service provider for that.

Good Luck.

Mar 29, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have tried to connect to xbox live

you need to make sure you have enabled ICS, Internet Connection Sharing. To do so, you go in to the internet settings (found in the network sharing centre)choose your net connection, click 'view status' and then click properties (the first of three buttons at the bottom, properties, disable and diagnose) then once the window pops up, there is a sharing tab, check the box that states 'allow other users to connect to this computers internet connection' after that simply dis connect and re connect and the new settings will be able to be used once you do a xbox live network test. Good Luck.

Nov 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How to hook your xbox360 to laptop to get on xbox live

wel if you have wireles internet you can get a wreles adapter for your xbox and conec it that way

Oct 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Is it possible to use xbox live on dial up

Yea on the computer but there is no game that will play on dial up anymore. If you are talking about the 360 on dial up then no.

Mar 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 live

if u ring microsoft support they can walk you trough it just tell them the crowd you rang cant help . united kingdom08005871102/ttyusers 08005871103/ireland1800509186/tty users 1800509197/orfrom a mobile 35312420758 i would greatley apreciate it if u could rate this solution

Jan 07, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Ip address failed

I think you need to ring your internet provider and they will enable xbox live from their side. Its fairly simple and they will know what your talking about.

Oct 20, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 pro

Salutations LHmom,

Because your using laptop computers and a mobile carrier for your internet services this will be a little harder then normal but not imposable.

First what you would need is a ethernet switch or hub. This should allow you use the laptop with the Verizon card as a "Gateway". You would then connect the Xbox 360 to the hub and it would share the internet from the laptop.

Windows XP, and Vista have nice networking wizards that can walk you through the settings. But be aware you may need to change the settings back when you are not using the Xbox 360.

Hope this helps.

Go Ahead. Use Us.

May 08, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Connecting ps3 via t-mobile web n walk

now then or you hav to do is plug it to your pc go to internet connection t mobile properties then advanced allow to share to other connections then plug your cable to your pc from your ps3 you might have to turn your windows firewall off or just change the settings if you dont want 2 turn it off

Dec 09, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Internet Connection for XBOX Live?

Hi Mate, i used to use the original xbox on live its best with 1mb broadband or above, and alot easier to use it if you buy a router ie wired or wireless whatever you can afford. its great fun. and yeah 256k would be the minimum. and you can get more information here, hope you have as much fun as i had with the xbox :-) John

Jan 04, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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