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    Ok, this is all new to me and I am trying to figure it out. I currently have a macbook in which I receive full signal wirelessly. To play online, do I need to just hookup the ethernet cord from the laptop to the xbox, or does it need to be hooked up to something else. The reason I am asking is because the modem is not the closest to where my computer would be. I would be greatful for any and all information on how to get it hooked up. Thanks.

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    Needs to be hooked up to the Wireless Router dude..

    Either through one of the ethernet ports at the back, or via a wireless gizmo that Microsoft (Xbox) Sell for around £60.

    Nothing to do with any laptops. Take it out of the equation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewwy View Post
    Needs to be hooked up to the Wireless Router dude..

    Either through one of the ethernet ports at the back, or via a wireless gizmo that Microsoft (Xbox) Sell for around 60.

    Nothing to do with any laptops. Take it out of the equation
    Lewwy, Thats not true . you can use your laptop to bridge the wireless connection to your xbox... I used to use my powerbook to bridge to my regular xbox. Im almost certain that on an apple its not required for you to use a crossover cable (although I always did). You should be able to use a regular cat5 cable, plug the xbox into your laptops ethernet port. and go into system preferences, go to sharing, and turn on the internet sharing. Tell the system to bridge your wireless connection to your ethernet port. That should be all you need to do, let us know if you have any further questions

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    Whoops, appreciate the correction dude.

    My bad for the shoddy information
    (although my way *also* works)

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    wow, i had NO idea you could do that. I was going to agree with lewwy and say the xbox has to be plugged into the router.

    does this work with the 360s?

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    yes, it should work with ABSOLUTELY anything that needs plugged into an ethernet port. including another laptop, or desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleisgreat View Post
    Lewwy, Thats not true . you can use your laptop to bridge the wireless connection to your xbox... I used to use my powerbook to bridge to my regular xbox. Im almost certain that on an apple its not required for you to use a crossover cable (although I always did). You should be able to use a regular cat5 cable, plug the xbox into your laptops ethernet port. and go into system preferences, go to sharing, and turn on the internet sharing. Tell the system to bridge your wireless connection to your ethernet port. That should be all you need to do, let us know if you have any further questions
    While you are correct, we are under the impression the OP believes he needs to use his Mac as a pass through for his 360 to connect to the Internet when in fact he simply needs to find a way to hook it up directly to the router. For all we know, his router is sitting in the same room as the 360, which would make hooking it up much easier than trying to patch it through the computer.

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