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dual ethernet ports for xbox?

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March 13, 2013 1:27:38 PM

I have an MSI bigbang x-power with 2 ethernet ports. Due to the restrictions of where i live the wireless is awful so i ran a 100 foot ethernet cable to my tower. Now my xbox is also hooked up to my monitor and every time i play i have to switch that ethernet cable, which will wear it out over time. Here's the question my mobo has two ethernet ports is there any software or settings i can use to make my xbox piggy back on my computer's internet? I understand this may impair my connection and my pc will have to be on to do use my xbox but that's usually the case as i run my music through my computer as i play. This would just help avoid buying/running another 100 ft ethernet cable through my house and i'm eager to see how poorly/well it would work out if possible.
March 13, 2013 1:37:39 PM

Its called internet connection sharing, rather quick and easy to setup.
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March 13, 2013 1:54:19 PM

Internet connection sharing is easy to use, it makes your computer act like a router. It does take up some computer power and bandwidth but i bet you wont notice.

Choose Start→Control Panel→Network and Internet
Click the Network and Sharing Center link.
click the Manage Network's
Click a connection (the one that is connected) and then right click and hit properties.
Click the Sharing tab.
This tab doesn't give you a whole lot of options. Select the Allow Other Network Users to Connect through This Computer’s Internet Connection check box.
Hit apply or ok and close the windows.

Now use a short network cable to plug the xbox to the extra network port on the PC.

Good to go. Remeber the PC must be on for this connection to work.
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