Hey everybody, first time poster.
I am having a problem getting my Xbox 360 online. In order to save $100 for a Network Adapter, I am trying what I found posted on the internet (which works for the multiple number of people I've seen suggest this), suggesting to take a Crossover cable, and with the Xbox OFF, connect the Xbox and my wireless enabled laptop with the cable. Then I go into Control panel, then Network Connections (WinXP), and select both my LAN connection and my Wireless connection, right click and select "Bridge Connections". Once the connections are bridged, I then turn on my Xbox 360. But when I try to connect to Xbox Live for the first time, it fails. It is detecting the connection, but it will not secure an IP address for some reason, which I don't understand as the laptop should already have an IP address.
I am using a wireless D-link DI-524 with Firmware version 1.12, SSID enabled, WEP 128 bit security enabled. Does anyone happen to know what the problem is? Suggestions? Thanks in advance.