1394 network adapter driver – Page 3 – Computers & TechnologyReport
As was suggested… pick up a wireless adapter for your USB port… its cheap, its easy. Just know the differences between wireless G and wireless N… know what your Xbox supports and purchace accordingly.
As was mentioned you can get wireless N usb adapters for as low as $10, and Wireless G for less than that. Cheap fix for for the problem you have. And I assume the Laptop works well otherwise. No need for a new laptop unless you really want one.