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Saturday, March 15, 2008

ICS with Windows Vista

How to share internet connection on your Windows Vista PC with your Xbox 360 console
To set-up ICS on Vista follow these steps:-
  • Connect to the internet normally on your PC.
  • Connect your Xbox 360 to your PC using an Ethernet cable.
  • Click Start then Network then the Sharing Center Button.
  • Now click Manage Network Connections. Make sure you identify which of the connections is your internet connection. If you are using a USB modem to connect to the Internet it will be under the "Dial-up" section.
  • If you have more that one Local Area Connection you must first know which one is the connection to your Xbox 360, try unplugging the Ethernet cable connected to your Xbox 360 from the PC side and observe which Local Area Connection have the unplugged sign on it (A red X will appear on the connection) so that's the connection to your Xbox 360, now reconnect the cable and right click on the connection to make sure the connection is enabled.
  • Now you know which is your Internet connection and which is your Xbox to PC connection (Local Area Connection), right click on your Internet connectin and click Properties.
  • Go to the Sharing tab.
  • Then tick the "Allow other network users to connect through this computers Internet connection" and "Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the Internet" boxes.
  • If you have more than one connection you'll have to choose the one you need to share the Internet connection to through a drop down list that will appear here, just select your Xbox to PC connection that we identified before, if you only have one Local Area connection there will be no drop down list so just go on with the next step normally.
  • Click OK then right click on your Internet connection and select Disconnect then right click again and select Reconnect.
  • Now the Dial-up connection will be Connected, Shared.
  • Right click on your Xbox 360 to PC connection and select Status/Details.
  • Go to IPv4 IP Address, it should be ( If not, there is something wrong with the settings you've done so you'll have to start the steps again and follow it more carefully.
  • Go on your Xbox 360 to "System" then "Network Settings", and make sure that all the settings are set to Automatic if not put it all to automatic
Now Connect to Xbox Live and Enjoyyy.....


Zeiad said...

I've tryed to do it so many times but I keep having a different ip address in ipv4 , can anyone help with this ?

Joel said...

When I go to the sharing tab for my internet connection there is no 'Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to acces the Internet' box, and when I press OK an error saying 'An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled'.

Please help,

simon said...

thank you very much for your help ... i have tried at least 6 or 7 other 'guides' in the last few hours only to fail but yours worked ... i am so grateful.

so once again a big thank you :)

Anonymous said...

i dont understand, the IPv4 address is right, but on the xbox, even though i have this set to automatic, it keeps saying the IP Address is help?

Anonymous said...

When i right click my internet connection then properties, there is no sharing tab all the guides say something about that but i can't find it