Xbox to laptop problem

Hi, for the past year or so, I've been connecting my Xbox 360 to my laptop using ICS in order to use Xbox Live. The setup looks like this:

Xbox--->ethernet cable--->laptop--->wireless--->router--->modem

I've been using this setup for about a year, without any problems. However, yesterday, while the Xbox was connected to Xbox Live, my electricity unexpectedly cut out, and returned shortly. When I tried to reconnect, I wasn't able to access Xbox live. 

I'm running Windows 7, and in the 'Network Connections' page of the Control Panel, the Local Area Connection, which is the Xbox, remains on 'Identifying' for an extended period of time, and then eventually settles on 'Unidentified Network'. I tried resetting the network settings on the Xbox to factory default, to no avail. I've tried resetting my router, also with no luck, and I've tried disabling and enabling my main connection while ensuring it was 'shared', again with no results. I can bridge my main wireless connection and the Local Area Connection, but it results in an unplayable, poor Xbox Live connection.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

Because of the power outage, I suggest trying to connect directly to the modem, just to verify that the ethernet port is OK. If that works without issue, please try following these steps exactly to re-establish that connection.

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