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  1. #31


    I never thought of using the command prompt to set up an Ad Hoc, nevertheless when trying to connect to xbox live it still fails to connect to the internet section.

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by Graav xD View Post
    I never thought of using the command prompt to set up an Ad Hoc, nevertheless when trying to connect to xbox live it still fails to connect to the internet section.
    Have you tried connec8? I linked to it a few posts ago.

    You may be having another problem if you can't connect to it via ad hoc. I'm guessing your firewall is preventing the connection.
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  3. #33


    Yeaah, I did try using connec8 but again I got the same results, I always make sure both windows and Norton firewalls are turned off when trying to connect. I'm going to un-install Norton quickly and try it then.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Graav xD View Post
    Yeaah, I did try using connec8 but again I got the same results, I always make sure both windows and Norton firewalls are turned off when trying to connect. I'm going to un-install Norton quickly and try it then.
    Unfortunately, I do not have 3g dongle, so I have no way of testing this out for you. I have set up someone's w8 machine to act as an ad hoc. So, I know it works perfectly if set up right. I'm just trying to figure out what could be the problem.

    Unfortunately, the best way for me to diagnose the problem is to have the machine in my hands. Such is the limitation of online support.
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  5. #35


    Okay after uninstalling Norton I still could not connect to Xbox live. I'm really at a loose end now as to what I can do now, and this is the reason behind my frustration to begin with. I just can't quite understand why Ms have seemed to take a step backwards with windows 8. What about sharing my dongles internet with a router and connecting to Xbox live with that router? I think this is really the only option i have now. Again, I appreciate the response and help from everyone.
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by Graav xD View Post
    Okay after uninstalling Norton I still could not connect to Xbox live. I'm really at a loose end now as to what I can do now, and this is the reason behind my frustration to begin with. I just can't quite understand why Ms have seemed to take a step backwards with windows 8. What about sharing my dongles internet with a router and connecting to Xbox live with that router? I think this is really the only option i have now. Again, I appreciate the response and help from everyone.
    I'm just making sure I understand you correctly.

    You have a windows 8 laptop. You have a 3g dongle connected to the laptop. The 3g dongle gives you internet access. You want to use your wifi card as a wifi hotspot source. You want to connect your xbox to this wifi source.

    If all of the above are correct, then could you please tell me something. At what stage of the connectivity does the connection attempt fails? For example, your xbox fails to find the wifi source. Your xbox finds your wifi source but is unable to connect. Etc.
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  7. #37


    Yes that's perfectly correct. The Xbox recognises and finds the wifi source or ethernet cable. The Xbox is able to connect to the source and to my pc. But it is not able to connect to the internet. The connection test looks like this:

    Xbox 360 ----------> Wifi Source ----X----> Internet ----X----> Xbox Live
    (or Ethernet)

    The X's represents where the connection fails.

    Also when I run a pc connection test on the Xbox it works fine.

    Xbox 360 --------> Wifi Source --------> PC
    (Or Ethernet)
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  8. #38


    The (or ethernet) should be below wifi source in the diagram *
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  9. #39


    Do me a favor. Do you have a smartphone? Try to connect to the wifi from your laptop.
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  10. #40


    Well I have an iPod 4 and I've tried connecting that. Again it finds the wifi connection, it can connect to the wifi connection. but I cannot access the internet on it. I have the three bars of wifi on the iPod, but when I try to access the internet for example safari, it just does not work. Something must be stopping devices from using my 3g dongles shared internet.
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