How To Connect To Xbox Live Through Laptop
Knowing how to connect to Xbox Live through your laptop can be easy if you have the necessary equipment needed to set it up. It normally takes no more than ten minutes to completely set up a working connection from your laptop to Xbox Live. There are a few things you will need to complete this task and you more than likely already have the proper equipment lying around your house somewhere
What you will need:
- Ethernet cord (not the one that came with your Xbox)
- Wireless network you have full access to (Wi-Fi)
- Make sure your Xbox is turned completely off. Doing this will save you some time by not having to restart it. Make sure your laptop is disconnected from the internet.
- Plug the ethernet cord into the ethernet port on your laptop.
- Connect to your wireless network. If your network has a password set on it, enter the correct password and continue connecting until you are fully connected to the internet. After connecting, navigate to the Control Panel and find Network and Internet. Open the "Network and Sharing Center." From here you will need to enable network discovery so that the Xbox can see your computer in the network and vice versa. Click on "Change Advanced Sharing" settings under Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel. This will bring up a new list of options. Tick the radio button beside Turn On Network Discovery to enable network discovery. Scroll down to Media streaming and find where it says "Choose Media Streaming Options." Click this and in the list of devices find the Xbox or Xbox 360 and select "Allow" from the drop-down list. Save your settings.
- Plug the other unused end of the ethernet cord into your Xbox.
- Turn on your Xbox and attempt to sign into Xbox Live. Most of the time your Xbox and laptop will sync themselves to each other and you will not have to do anything else.
After completing all of the steps above, you should have a working connection to Xbox Live. If not, double check the ethernet cord to be sure it is plugged in the appropriate port and check the prongs to be sure they are not bent. If you are still having problems, it may have something to do with your network or router settings. Do any necessary troubleshooting and try connecting again.