both my lads have got laptops, and both got xbox 360 too. pc gets internet from virgin cable modem, which goes through wireless router. xboxes are other end of the house.
what ive been trying to find out is if you can use a laptop as a sort of router/hub type thing and then connect the xbox to the laptop with the cable that came with it. so........router sends wireless internet signal to laptop. laptop picks it up and feeds xbox from the cable.
ive googled it and seen that it seems to be possible, but ebay wants to charge for the method, and other forums/sites arent particularly clear.
my lad played around with his xbox and ip addresses he seems to have got from google, and it asked him to make profile etc, so it looks like somehow he wangled it. altho he hasnt paid for subscription so couldnt go any further.
also, im a bit loathe to let kids chuck money at subs, if the internet connection or laptop signal is that crap that it makes gaming useless. so is there a way of trying it out first?
i did a speed test on my pc and got the results 2078 download, 246 upload, ping 18ms, dist 100 miles, whatever that means. i assume its quite low so could make things difficult without upgrading internet speed.
any help is much appreciated