How to set up an Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

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Connect your Xbox 360 console to Xbox Live using a Windows computer in place of a router
Once you've had a chance to make sure that it's working properly it's a good idea to "lock down" the wires with some hot glue. Click the Start button. Select Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet Connection , and then click OK. A green light on the receiver indicates that the unit is working. This is very much like the WiFi we hacked back during the Wii laptop tour de force.

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This type of connection is called a network bridge connection. This connection is quick and easy, but you cannot access the Internet on the laptop when the laptop is connected to your Xbox console. Note The following steps show Windows 7 and Windows 8 images. However, the steps are the same for earlier versions of Microsoft Windows, unless otherwise indicated.

Xbox Live service is active. Xbox Support Xbox One. Xbox on Windows Connect your Xbox console to Xbox Live using a Windows computer in place of a router. There are two ways you connect to Xbox Live without using a router. Use Windows Internet Connection Sharing. Create a network bridge connection. To use Internet Connection Sharing, you must have the following: A computer that has two network adapters Note Most laptop computers have two network adapters, one for a wired connection and one for a wireless connection.

Click the Start button. In the Search programs and files box, type ncpa. Click the Start button, click Run , type ncpa. Windows 7 Windows 8. Right-click the network connection that you want to share, and then click Properties.

The appropriate network connection to share is the one between your computer and your modem, not the one between your computer and your Xbox console. Click the Sharing tab. If you are using Windows XP, select the Advanced tab. Select Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet Connection , and then click OK.

Wait for the network connection status to change to Shared. Start your web browser, and try to connect to the Internet. If you cannot connect to the Internet, make sure that you are sharing the primary Internet connection in step 3.

Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the network port on your computer. Plug the other end of the network cable into the back of your Xbox console. On your Xbox console, make sure that all network settings are set to Automatic. Note If you are connecting to a wireless network, or if you have PPPoE settings entered, note the settings because you might have to enter them later. Select Wired Network if you are prompted to do so. Select the Additional Settings tab.

Select Restore to Factory defaults. Test your Xbox Live connection. To do this, follow these steps: Select Test Xbox Live Connection. Troubleshooting Internet Connection Sharing issues Solution 1: Make Sure Windows Internet Connection Sharing is set up correctly If the Sharing tab is not displayed or, in Windows XP, you do not see the option Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection, one of the following might be true: Your computer does not have two network adapters.

To resolve this problem, install a second network adapter in your computer or check to see if your existing network adapters are functioning correctly. You might be trying to share the wrong network connection. Scroll down and select Downloads. Select the version of Windows 7 that matches the processor on your computer: Windows 7 bit only Windows 7 bit only From the Languages dropdown list, select the operating system language.

Click on the software link below the language dropdown list. In the downloads location on your PC, right-click the downloaded program and select Properties. On the Compatibility tab, select the Run this program in compatibility mode for checkbox, and then select Windows 7 from the dropdown list. Select Apply , and then select OK. Double-click the program to run it. The Xbox Accessories Setup program installs the necessary files on the computer. You might be prompted to restart when finished. Test the controller Open the Game Controllers dialog box.

At the Start screen on your computer, type joy. Then, in the search results, select joy. Select Xbox Controller , and then select Properties. Test your Xbox wired controller by pressing a button, pulling a trigger, or moving a stick on the controller. If your controller is not detected by your PC, try plugging it into a different USB port, and then test it again. Install using the installation CD: To install the software using the installation CD that came with your Xbox Controller, follow these steps: On the Setup screen, select Install.

The Xbox Accessories setup program installs the necessary files to your computer. Note You might be prompted to restart your computer after the installation is complete. Install by downloading the software: Go to Xbox Controller for Windows. Select Downloads under the product listing.

Select the link provided for the download under the drop-down lists. The Xbox program installs the necessary files on your computer. You might be prompted to restart the computer when finished.

Test the controller On your computer, select Start , type Run , type joy. Connect the Xbox Wireless Gaming Receiver to your computer Remove the green label from the wireless gaming receiver. A green light on the receiver indicates that the unit is working. If the wizard fails to install the software, continue to Step 2.

Install the Xbox gaming receiver software If you have the installation disc that came with your Xbox Wireless Gaming Receiver, you can install the software from that disc. Follow the steps to install the software. Go to the Software Downloads section of the Microsoft Hardware website. In the Search for download field, type "Xbox" and select Gaming as the product type. Select Xbox Wireless Controller for Windows as the product this is the software for the wireless gaming receiver.

Connect the Xbox wireless controller to your computer Turn on the Xbox wireless controller by pressing and holding the Guide button. On the receiver, press the connect button, which is a circular button located near the middle of the receiver.

The light will flash green. Press the connect button on the controller, which is a small circular button located on the front edge of the controller as you hold it in your hands. Did this resolve your issue?

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