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Discussion in 'Xbox - Backup discussion' started by shady78, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. shady78

    shady78 Regular member

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    this is in regards to the crossover cable i just spent 2 hours looking around the local staples office supply store and could not find anything called crossover cable what i did buy was a


    Fast CAT5e Networking Cable
    male to male ends ethernet cable RJ45

    will this work to network my xbox to my computer
     
  2. Quadratic

    Quadratic Regular member

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    That'll only work if you're using a router. If you're trying to do a direct pc to xbox connection, it won't work.
     
  3. monte530

    monte530 Guest

    Radio Shack has the crossover cables.. It will say "cross over cable" on the package..

    They carry two lenghts there on the shelf..

    ten feet for $9.99 is what I got.. works perfectly

     
  4. chaos321

    chaos321 Guest

    yea theres also one at futureshop for 14.99 its a retractable cable works great pretty fast transfers too!
     
  5. djboogie

    djboogie Regular member

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    cat5cableguy.com
    $7.99 shipped for 25 foot
    crossover cable
     
  6. dj_kush

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    my word---

    are people still buying these???

    you're getting ripped off buy paying through the nose for an "xbox link cable" or other marketing crap!

    a normal rj45 utp lead (std network cable) is much cheaper and can be easily converted into a crossover....

    its simple:

    1. cut the length of cable in two
    2. seperate the internal wires and strip the ends off the following (both ends):
    ORANGE, ORANGE-WHITE, GREEN, GREEN-WHITE
    3. now join ORANGE to GREEN (both sets)
    then join ORANGE-WHITE to GREEN-WHITE
    4. use insulating/electrical tape to cover all the bare wire and seal the cable back up in the same way

    VOILA!

    One crossover cable - make it as long as you want!!

    Note that the other wires, blue, etc are not needed - just make sure they're sealed off - a bit of tape will do this.


     

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