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Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by phenom2003, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. phenom2003

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    I want to get online with my XBox. I want to set-up the xbox wirelessly to my NTL 600K service downstairs, from what I have heard I will need the following:

    A wireless router
    Network bridge
    XBox live starter kit

    However I still want to keep my two PCs connected to the internet, do any wireless routers come with built in RJ45 ports to connect them through ethernet to the router?

    If you haven't guessed I'm a complete newbie to wireless networking so any help would be MUCH appreiciated.

    Thanks,
    Rich :hiya:
     
  2. phenom2003

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    Anybody :(
     
  3. CarlB

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    This is exactly the setup I have, with 3 PC's connected via cat5 to the wireless router in my office, and the XBox upstairs connected via a wireless device.

    I have the Linksys BEFW11S4 router (4 port + 802.11b) and a WET-11 wireless access point to connect the XBox.

    Search for both on DABS and I'm sure you'll find them.
     
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    Thanks for the help, much appreiciated.

    Rich
     
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    whats teh WET-11 like?

    Im looking into getting the 54g ones... possibly netgear as they seem cheaper and heard more things about them..
     
  6. Messiah

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    They work brilliantly. I wouldn't worry too much about them being 54G ones as I doubt we're ever likely to get Broadband that can work at anything like that speed. Even the WET11's work (theoretically) 20 times faster than a standard 512kbps BB link.

    Brilliant bits of kit though. One word of caution. Personally, I would not buy the ones aimed directly for console use as Linksys informed me last week that these would be unlikely to work with anything but a console. I therefore went for another WET11 which can be used for console, printer, laptop, whatever.
     
  7. IainGamer

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    You can also try the dlink router which has 4 ports and I use it with the dlink bridge.

    Does same job but a bit cheaper than linksys.

    I've had no probs and very easy to set up for a beginner like me!

    Iain
     
  8. NeilMcRae

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    I use the WET11 and its great but some news just in:

    [​IMG]

    available now in the US.

    and also Linksys have done special gaming versions of the bridge:

    [​IMG]

    it has more diagnostics and buttons to push than the WET11 and both of the above will do 54M wireless [not that you'll ever need that].

    Neil.
     

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