Discussion in 'Cable TV & Virgin Media TV' started by Stevo99, Oct 4, 2004.
Got NTL broadband
Whats the best way to connect to XBox Live with this?
Do you have a standalone cable modem or do you connect to a set-top box? You can just attach an ethernet cable between the modem and the Xbox if you like.
I have a cable modem and use a wireless router to connect my 2 xboxes and my 2 pcs simultaneously. Its quite easy to set up really [EDIT] if you have a bit of tech know-how, but it costs a few quid to buy the equipment.
Craig, as a fellow MUFC supporter , here's my comments.
Assuming you have a cable modem, I would plump for a wireless router. The Linksys WRT54G has 4 fixed Ethernet ports and supports the 802.11G standard (54Mb).
This gives you the flexibility to use a cat5 Ethernet cable or wireless for the x-box. Depends on the proximity of cable modem to x-box.
The WGA54G, or similar, will be needed for the x-box if using wireless.
Hang your head in shame, AndoverRed. At least the other bloke has the decency to be from Manchester, like myself. Of course, I'm enlightened enough to follow the Blues.
The Linksys routers appear to be the way to go, as they have models that are fully Live compatible 'open' routers, as explained here in the "What does NAT mean to me and my friends" section.
Thanks for the Info guys
I probably should have added, I have a network at home already. My NTL modem go's into my wireless router on PC 1. This is then connected wirelessly to PC to which has a wireless network card in it. Is it just a case of sticking a crossover cabel between the router and the XBox then?
Yes, just connect the router to the Xbox but not with a cross-over, you want a straight through.
Cool, do i need to set a static IP anywhere as they are auto generated at the moment?
AFAIK, you don't have to set a static address, but I do anyway.
all you need to do is plug the Xbox directly into your Router and it should pick up an IP address from your Router. If you have problems go to the xbox.com support section and give them a call. Usually problems are router-related. I've set up loads of Xbox Live connections and have never had any problems - usually plug-and-play.
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