I just got a new Windows 8 PC and everything has been working fine up until now. The way my house is setup, I have a DSL modem in one room and I play on my 360 in a different room. So I have been going on xbox live through Internet Connection Sharing through my PC. I set this up on my new system and it was working fine. I was on xbox live though, and I couldn't connect to my friends' parties and it said my NAT type was moderate. I tried a bunch of things, including port forwarding, port triggering, and WPS settings. Then I was on my Network connections page on my control panel. I right-clicked on the ethernet connection (which is the cord from my PC to my xbox) and it had manual IP/subnet/DNS input already in there. From previous experience, I thought it was best when all that information was acquired and assigned automatically. So I changed it to automatic and now I can't connect to xbox live. I tried manually entering in IP numbers on my xbox as their website suggested, but I got no results. I've also tried restarting my PC, xbox, and modem, but none of that has worked. Any suggestions?
When i tried ICSing on Win7 last week i couldnt get it to work, instead i just highlighted both my wifi card and ethernet port, right clicked and hit "bridge connections". Then set the 360 to automatic and it worked without a hitch
glad it works. When i had the xbox off my laptop internet would be janky, to fix it i just highlighted the two connections again and unbridged. dont know if thats necessary, but thats what i did to fix it
Seems like bridging would be the best solution then. I'd do that any day when there are no tangible negative affects and the alternative is spending $100+ (It's not $200, my original guess was wrong) on a physical ethernet bridge.