You might have easily connected your Xbox 360 to internet using your wireless router via Ethernet cable but what if you are having a broadband dongle? Then how do you connect your Xbox 360 and broadband dongle.Of course you can’t plug your dongle directly into the USB port of Xbox.Let’s find it out.
Mobile internet access through broadband dongle can deliver speeds of up to 7.2Mbps.You can choose them from most popular providers shown like 3 Mobile, Vodafone,T-Mobile and Orange. Although the final transfer speeds may be decent, the downfall to using a 3G connection for gaming is your ‘ping’. To get a lag-free experience on online games, you must need a ping of under 100ms, and on a 3G connection, the least ping you’d get is 300-400ms.But its better than nothing.
I will show you a step by step tutorial for connecting Xbox 360 to a broadband dongle.
1)First of all ,connect your desktop computer or laptop to internet with USB dongle.
2)Connect your computer and Xbox with the Ethernet cable.
3)Take Control Panel> Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections
4)Enable sharing on your internet connection.Also tick the checkbox for ‘Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s connection’ and select ‘Local Area Connection’ for the ‘Home networking connection’ menu.
5)Test your Xbox live connection and check whether it succeeds to connect to internet.(If not make both connections to public instead of private)
6)If it fails again,then restart your PC first and then turn on your Xbox.(in case of dns failures)
Mobile broadband internet providers use slightly different settings for these services than are used in normal ADSL or cable connections. The important difference is the Network Address Translation.This NAT is important as the Xbox live uses different ports than the standard ones used for internet.