Help me set up a wireless-wired spoke for my home network using existing 10+ year old parts
January 22, 2011 10:34 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to use the wireless connection from my laptop to connect my hacked XBox (not 360) running XBMC to the network using a Ethernet cable?
posted by MCMikeNamara to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
So in my old apartment, I used this set-up for playing media through my XBox?
Cable modem --> Wireless Router --Ethernet Cable 1--> Desk PC1
--Ethernet Cable 2--> Xbox 2
1 where media files are stored)
2 for playing media files from the PC over Windows SMB and occasional Internet streaming
In my old apartment, this XBox was used in the living room and sometimes in my bedroom but it didn't matter because they were close enough that I could always use the same long Ethernet cable.
Now that we've moved into a bigger place, I would like to use the XBox occasionally in the bedroom without running the Ethernet cable (because it's not long enough)
I was hoping I could use my old mostly unused laptop (jacked up screen but can connect to the existing network wirelessly) and use an Ethernet cable to connect the Xbox to the network, creating a set-up like this:
Cable modem --> Wireless Router --Ethernet Cable 1--> Desktop PC
- --Laptop Connected Wirelessly> --Ethernet Cable 2--> Xbox
I've searched online for a solution but keep getting bogged down in solutions connecting XBox 360 to the Internet for Xbox Live (which is far newer than I need). I also realize that I could buy something to make the wireless connection but the whole point is to do this with existing gear to not spend any money.
If this is possible, please let me know what I need to do to the laptop, and what I should set the IP settings for in the XBox's network settings.
I feel like this could be really simple or not at all possible and I figured this would be a nice place to be told how to do it or that it can't be done.