At present I am using an ICS with a usb modem given to me as part of the broadband package. I am with tiscali broadband and when using xbox live I need to have my computer running fully to be able to connect to xbox live but Ive heard with ethernet modems/routers you can have the computer turned off when on xbox live is this right? Ive noticed what seems a decent priced modem/router 'Netgear DG632' The 'Netgear DG632' has a usb port and an etherport, would i just connect the usb port to the computer and the ethernet to my xbox via a cross over cable? Sorry if this seems a silly question but i don't know much about networking yet. I may also be looking into wireless connection, any advice on equipment needed/general prices would be much appreciated also are they reliable? Would need to go from front of house 1st floor to front of house ground floor.