Discussion in 'Xbox - Backup discussion' started by jmcole, Jan 10, 2007.
Will this work for connecting my Xbox to my computer?
Belkin CAT5e Crossover Patch Cable
in case you want to see them in various sizes, CompUSA also carries them for a real good price, $12.99 for a 50 foot cable.
then only thing that was weird about the one you listed is that it was called a Crossover patch cable.
a patch cable and a crossover cable are two different things. They look exactly that same but the wireing is different in them.
look down that page and you will see a diagram of a patch (strait) cable and a crossover. On a patch cable the wiring on both ends will be in the same order, on a crossover cable they will be in a slightly different order. If you buy the cat5 crossover cable that i linked you to at CompUSA then you can be sure it will be correct.
either one may work but from what i was told it depends on how the hookup is as to which you use. Strait from Xbox to PC i think you can use either one, but through a router i think you have to use the crossover.
Thanks steimy. I am so lost on cat-5, cat-5e, cat-6, crossover cable, crossover patch cable,,,,,, I'm going to take your advise and get this http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=cat3&product_code=289870&Pn=CAT_5e_UTP_Crossover_Cable. I want to get the right cable the first time.
this is the exact one i bough. Like i said before. Both may work depending on how you use it, but i KNOW that the one i have worked when i hooked my Xbox directly to my PC, and after i bought the router.
Then i decided to go high tech since the router was wireless and buy a wireless gaming adapter so i could make the connection without the wires (tv is in a different room then the PC so i had to unhook it and hook it to the small TV in the room with the PC every time i wanted to transfer stuff or update programs.)
the wired connection is noticably faster when transfering stuff, but for online gaming you would not notice a difference.
Goo luck and if you need help setting up all the FTP stuff between the PC and Xbox you know where to find help.
P.S. Is your Xbox modded? I forgot to ask that because if not you can forget about all the FTP stuff as a stock Xbox can not do it.
If it is and you want free online gaming here are so sites you need to check out.
Hyper X modchip is in the mail.
Not a great choice of chips.
You should really do more research before you buy a modchip.
a good inexpensive choice would have been a DuoX2 chip which is only $20
the Xenium chips are about the best. aroung $50-$60
or even the Aladdin chip which is $17
It's my first mod and I wanted something easy and cheap. All I'm wanting to do is "back up" my daughters games for her.
A little FYI..here is an excellent xbox modding resource page. Doesn't seem to cover the hyperX http://www.xbox-modchips.com/tutorials.html
HyperX install guide (pdf) linked from post 9 in this thread. http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?s=16f8a0d21bdcb787c24115d2354df4f6&showtopic=499301
Read the rest as well.. Interesting reading, and may help avoid some of the pitfalls with this well known awkward cheapie. ;-)
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