View Full Version : XP Internet Connection Sharing

10-12-2008, 08:55 PM
Got a customer with a query regarding his Xbox. Basically he wants to connect it wirelessly upstairs to his router downstairs so his son can play online. He is trying to avoid forking out 60 for the Xbox wireless module.

He has a PC with a wireless connection upstairs near to the Xbox that works flawlessly. He dooesn't want to run cable upstairs. He wonders if he can use the PC to connect the Xbox?

My initial thoughts were he might as well buy the wireless module. Then I remembered Internet Connection Sharing in XP. I have never actually used it and don't know how reliable it is, but it does sound like a possible solution.

Any experience of this?

10-12-2008, 10:25 PM
The amount of latency on that type of setup would be horrible.
Unless he's just planning to download demos and games, he should just get the wireless module.

10-12-2008, 10:46 PM
I think it's worth a try seeing as you won't have to buy parts to try it out (apart from an ethernet cable). If the computer is decent, it might not be too bad.

I would also keep an eye out on ebay - I've seen a few 360 network adapters go for 30 or less.

Is he on ADSL or Cable? Would it not be possible to move the router upstairs?