Hi, I'm trying to setup sort of a LAN keep-alive proxy...


  • My Xbox 360 is connected strait to my computer via an ethernet cable.
  • My computer is connected to the internet via a Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Everything works fine and I can access the internet on the Xbox and computer.


Every time I start my Xbox I have to set up a "Home or Small Office Network" via the control panel to access the internet. What I would like to do is implement a proxy that when I shutdown the Xbox the LAN doesn't give the "Network Cable Unplugged" notification. I wasn't sure if there was a way to make the connection stay open for so long after it should say unplugged. Such as if I need to restart the system and don't want to have to re-setup the network on the computer. Any ideas?

This is my code to retrieve the network info:

Imports System.Net
Imports System.Net.NetworkInformation

Module Module1

Function GetAllIP(Optional ByVal args As String() = Nothing) As Collection
    Dim strHostName As New String("")
    Dim col = New Collection

    strHostName = Dns.GetHostName()
    Console.WriteLine("Host Machine: " & vbTab & strHostName)

    Dim ipEntry As IPHostEntry = Dns.GetHostEntry(strHostName)
    Dim addr As IPAddress() = ipEntry.AddressList

    Dim i As Integer = 0
    While i < addr.Length

        If i = 0 Then
            Console.WriteLine("Host IP:" & vbTab & "{0}", addr(i).ToString())
            Console.WriteLine("LAN IP {0}:" & vbTab & "{1}", i, addr(i).ToString())
        End If

        i += 1
    End While
    Return col
End Function

Sub Status()
    Dim adapters As NetworkInterface() = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces()
    Dim n As NetworkInterface
    For Each n In adapters
        Console.WriteLine("  {0} = {1}" & vbCrLf & "      {2}" & vbCrLf, n.Name, n.OperationalStatus, n.Description.Trim)
    Next n

End Sub

Sub Main()

    Dim X = 0
    While X = 0
        Console.Write("Network Detected = ")
        If My.Computer.Network.IsAvailable Then
            X = 1
        End If
        X = 1
    End While


End Sub

End Module

Result(IP masked for security):


Thank you, but that doesn't really solve my issue... I already know how to configure all of my equipment to connect to the internet. I have my wireless enabled 360 puposely wired to my computer to boost the signal. I'm trying to see if I can trick my Broadcom Controller into thinking that a client is still connected to it.

Oh. Then no, I don't think it possible.
If the XBox is turned off, then the network connection is down.
But I am a bit surprised that you have to recreate the network connection. Once it's created is should just sit there.
However, I just remembered that there is a feature called Keep-Alive. Read this.

Well thanks for the link, that's further than I've made it on my own. I'll mark the topic solved.