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xbox network setup

Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by icp4life1, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. icp4life1

    icp4life1 Member

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    okay i have a computer connected to a wireless router. i have 1 laptop that wirelessly connects to it. but i want my xbox to connect to but problem is is that its far away and i can run a wire from the router to the xbox. so what i want to know is what kind of thing do i need to buy to network it?
     
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    if you can run a wire from the router to the xbox, it should establish the settings automactically
     
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    oh i meant to rite i cant run a wire
     
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    steimy Active member

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    you need a wireless gaming adapter which will run about $100
    for a good one. Then you can connect wirelessly just like your laptop once you set it all up.
     
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    oh okay thanks
     
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    but is it possible for me to just get another router. or is it not possible to have 2 routers
     
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    steimy Active member

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    not that i know of. I have heard of things like gaming adapters
    like access points. But i can tell you 100% that a wireless gaming adapter and a wireless router will work. Especially if they are like mine and are the same brand. Mine are both from Linksys
     
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    Yes, you can use a wireless router instead of a wireless gaming adapter, but you have to have one that can do wireless bridging (bridging the ethernet and wireless).

    Check this out to see if you understand what's going on:
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Bridge

    If you do, fine. You may net even need a WRT54G because some routers have wireless bridging. I've been able to have both my xobx and PC access other PC's on the network and internet using a wireless router linked to the router which is attached to my cable modem. I have not tried System Link or XBL.

    If you don't understand the tutorial above, get a wireless gaming adapter. It will save you a lot of hair pulling. I've seen them go for $40-$50 on sale every now and then.
     
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    yeah ill just get a gamin adapter thanks
     

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