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[360] Wireless ICS through ad-hoc mode?

MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
So, I've been toying around with the idea of hooking my 360 up to a wireless network, just to make it easier if I want to move it into the living room or something. What I'm contemplating is this

I do not have a wireless router at my place. I do have an 802.11g card in my PC. I can set up the 802.11g card to run in ad-hoc mode, share the connection wirelessly through that, and connect to it from another PC as if it were a wireless network.

Has anyone tried doing this on a 360? Will it see the network, will I have to set it up manually, will it even work with a regular network adapter (i.e. not the microsoft one), etc?

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  • FirebrandFirebrand Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I have not personally tried connecting a 360 through ad-hoc (I don't even own a 360), but the wireless troubleshooting on has this to say: wrote:
    If your console is connected to an ad-hoc network (in which devices are connected directly to each other), it will probably not pass this test. If your IP address is assigned automatically and your ad-hoc network does not include a DHCP server, this does not indicate a problem. The test is properly reporting that a DHCP server could not be contacted. Xbox Customer Support does not support the use of ad-hoc networking to connect to Xbox Live.

    If you're using an ad-hoc network without a DHCP server and you can't connect to Xbox Live, check a different diagnostic test for the root of your problem.

    ...which I'd interpret as, yes, as long as your ad-hoc network is setup properly and there's a DHCP server (say, Windows ICS) the console will connect to the Internet. But as I mentioned, I don't own a 360 so don't take my word for it. :wink:

    As for setting it up manually, yes, you'd have to do that with an ad-hoc network since there's no access point broadcasting the frequency and other networking details.

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