FORGIVE THE LENGTH I am trying to bridge my Xbox 360 and my laptop in order to force host because I am tired of getting modded and standbyed in Halo 2 (honestly good intentions I don't cheat and am happy with my mid-high 20s rankings - just tired of getting screwed by immature rank *****s). My laptop has a LAN and Wireless connection and is running Win XP home. My network normally runs my XBox, laptop and 3 other PCs off a Linksys WRT54GS v1 router, with v23 dd-wrt firmware. The XBox is the only thing wired while everything else is wireless. As near as I can tell there are a few ways to do what i want. 1. Modem to PC to XBox 2. Modem to Hub that splits to router and PC to Xbox (I think) 3. Modem to Router to PC to XBox (with port forwarding I think) 4. Modem to Router and the router acts as the bridge while simultaneously acting as a gateway for the network. I cannot do 1 b/c of the need for a router and I don't have a hub and am reluctant to buy one just for this. Therefore 3 & 4 are my only options. I cannot get 3 to work and I don't even know if 4 is possible. As for 3, I have tried highlighting the connections under Windows and selecting bridging but it doesn't work, at least not properly. I have also tried Internet Connection Sharing, but this won't seem to work according to XBOX.com w/out running through a dial up, which you can't for XBL. I am missing something here, whether wih my router firmware, my Windows connection settings, or both. OK everyone, I have searched several forums and all that I can find accross many websites are posts that refer to other posts. Consequently, I can never get the whole picture, plus I am only moderately familiar with networking. I thank everyone in advance for any help thay can give.