What cable do i need to connect my xbox to my router??

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  1. Ran1gers2001

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    Anyone help??

    I think i need Cat 5Patch Cable RJ45. Is this right?

    Where is cheapest place to get this?

    Thanks :smashin:
     
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    a cat5 should have come with router £2-3 Maplin or ebay etc game do em for £5 IIRC
     
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    thanks mate :smashin:
     
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    make sure you get the right type though

    1 being crossover which is the norm
    2 being the stright connection

    this all depends on the router you have
     
  5. Ran1gers2001

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    i thought it was usually straight for XB Live and X-over for linking two together. My router is a d-link DI-614+ so i'll have a look.
     
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    I use a Cross connect but this is using a moden router which may be different
    to a seperate router
     
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    The good thing with the 614+ is that you can use both types of cables, the router will configure either cable correctly. But normally if you stick with straight through (aka patch cable) you wont have a problem. :smashin:
     
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    Correct

    Its normally straight to a router (Unless its an old router that cant remap the ports). Cross over to a computer, network device or another xbox for link play. Maplins sell a cross over adapter for £2 odd. You can then use your cable as either :) (This is what I use)

    Unless you need a long cable Maplins will be as good (and as cheap) as anywhere. Ebay is a good option if you need a long cable, I have seen good length ones going cheap on there.
     
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    Cheers guys :smashin:

    Tech support told me I could use any but i stuck with a straight through. Was a long cable needed so i got it from ebay.
     

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