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xbox networking

Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by lowdog, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. lowdog

    lowdog Member

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    Hi, maybe someone can help me here. I am trying to hook my xbox up to my pc so I can play xbox live. I don’t have a mod chip and I don’t really want one. I just want to play online. I have a wireless linksys wrt54g router in one room and a linksys usb wireless adapter in the other room. I have a Ethernet card in the pc with the usb adapter and it’s plugged into the xbox using a xbox system link cable (I hope that is the same as a crossover cable or maybe it is just cat5?). I have tried everything I think.

    I tried network bridging, ics, and manually configuring it but nothing seems to work.
     
  2. Bohefus

    Bohefus Regular member

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    Are you trying to do a wireless connection to your xbox? If so, you need a wireless bridge not a usb access point.The xbox has to be able to tap into your wirless network without software installation.
    Are you plugging the cat5 cable into the ethernet connection on the pc that has a usb access point?
    If so, it won't work.That ethernet card has no connection to the internet.The connection to the internet on that computer comes from the usb access point and doesn't even use the ethernet card installed on that computer. You'll have to either run a network cable from your router to the xbox or get a wireless network bridge.

    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=241

    http://www.linksys.com/splash/wetxbox.asp

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/xboxwirelessadapter.htm

    The only time you need a crossover cable is when your doing a direct connection from xbox to xbox or pc to xbox.If you have a router or a hub you don't need a crossover cable.
     
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