How to Get on Xbox Live With Dial-Up
A big question on many gamers' lips is just how do you get on Xbox Live with dial-up? According to Microsoft, it cannot be done. We all know how that goes, though. We are here to tell you that, yes, you can get onto Xbox Live with dial-up.
You will need:
- Xbox 360 console
- Xbox Live subscription
- A PC or laptop
- An ethernet cable
- Dial-up internet connection
- First, you will need to connect to the internet via PC or laptop. One you are connected to the internet, go into your "Control Panel" and go to "Network Connections."
- From "Network Connections," go into "Create New Connection." This will bring you to a screen that will allow you to set up a home network. You will want to set your dial-up connection as the main connection for this network and allow other devices to connect through that connection.
- Connect the ethernet cable into the ethernet port on the PC or laptop. Connect the ethernet cable to the ethernet port on the back of the Xbox 360.
- The Xbox and the PC or laptop should be networked together. This will allow you to connect to Xbox Live with dial-up.
This is one of the only ways to connect to Xbox Live with a dial-up connection. This is because Xbox Live will only recognize a broadband connection, so you are giving one to your computer. The Xbox 360 will use the dial-up connection through your computer to connect to Xbox Live.
Tips & Warnings:
- Do keep in mind that with a slower connection, you will not be able to play any of the multiplayer games, but you will be able to download games and make purchases to the Live Marketplace.