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XBOX Live. A little guidance please...

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by captaindobie, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. captaindobie

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    Hello.
    Can you help.
    I now have a copy of xbox live (and an xbox obviously)
    I am planning to get connected over the weekend.
    I have decided that initially i will connect via my pc running windows xp. (it has the necessary connections - i think?)
    Now, as far as i am aware all i need to buy is some ethernet cable.
    This is where i get a little confused. Do i need a male/female connection and what is crossover?
    Any help greatly appreciated. Also, can i pick up the required cable via the high street? I will need around 10m.
     
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    The cable you need is a Ethernet CAT 5 cable. It should be a straight through cabel and NOT a crossover cable.

    Crossover cable would be good if you had to link two Xboxes together, but not the cable for you for this query.

    I think you can buy it from a high street. I use a 30m Belkin made cable. I bought it from dabs.com
     
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    Thanks for that.
    Was able to buy some cable from my local PC guy.
    Will try and get it working this evening.
     
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    I take it you are talking about using your PC as a server to share you broadband connection? Your P.C will obviously need two network cards in it for this to work.

    In my experience better option is to use a DSL router. I have my desktop, laptop and Xbox all connected to NTL cable using this setup. Works very well.
     

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