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Network Bridge Help

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#1 Eynonpower


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

So i'm out of town for 2 weeks for work. I brought my 360 down with a few games to kill boredom at night and over a weekend with nothing else to do. I called ahead and found out the hotel had free wifi. What I wasn't expecting is that they use a browser authentication. So, I hop on their network and I open chrome and authenticate. Great, I have wireless on my laptop. (Its a work laptop btw, not personal)

I do have a 4G capable wireless internet card for work, but i'm limited to 5gb/month and I got scolded a while back for getting an overage charge. I thought it was unlimited but thats another story. Since they use a browser authentication/password system, I didn't think i'd be able to get on xbox live. When I tried, I had no problem finding the wireless network, but it wouldn't connect.

So, I googled this and found that I can get online via wifi on my laptop, run an ethernet cable from my laptop to my xbox and just bridge the connections. AWESOME!

So I do it, and I get an error message:

"The network bridge can not be configured while other network property sheets are open."

So I google this. Not a lot of help. One thing is that I might have 2 network windows open. Nope. Another was to ctrl+alt+del and go to processes and look for "control.cpl." Nope, not there.

I know its not going to be my home connection, and i'll get lag spikes, but something is better than nothing.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Edited by hamluis, 06 February 2012 - 07:29 PM.
Moved from XP to Networking.

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