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Connecting Xbox 360 to a Desktop PC and Laptop

by QuikSilver75 / September 24, 2007 9:58 AM PDT

Does anyone know what I would need to hook my 360 to my desktop and my laptop. I know there are adapters, but I would like to know which would be best for use with both a desktop and laptop. My mother in law is a Jehovahs Witness and she is offended by the games that I play and I cant play games when she is home out of respect for my other half. I want to take the TV in the room but that would leave them with nothing to do, and I would like to play it on my laptop but I need some adapter for that. Any help would be great. I would really like what works best with a laptop.

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re: 360 to computer monitor
by Ck87.JF / October 2, 2007 1:39 AM PDT

I am guessing you're wanting to hook up your xbox to the computer monitor.
This is easy with the desktop computer's CRT or LCD monitor, though nearly impossible with a laptop (at least, without opening its case).

Microsoft offers (for the 360 only, not original) an xbox cable that connects to a VGA input, for use with monitors and televisions that accept VGA connections.
You can probably find this on ebay MUCH cheaper than buying straight from MS.


To date, I still have not found a solution for the original xbox; while I could get a component to VGA adapter, that would not work due to the lack of horizontal and vertical sync. At least, this is what I am told.

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connect an xbox 360 to a pc to use it's internet connection
by buzzbad / December 31, 2010 5:51 AM PST

I once successfully connected my 360 to my pc(windows 7) to get to xbox live and it worked for a while though it would log itself off sometimes and I would have to manually test the connection every time to get it to connect.
I followed the same steps I did last time and for some reason it won't work.
I went to my network options and checked the box that said 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's inernet connection.'
Still my xbox won't connect to xbox live.

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