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Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Annatar, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. Annatar

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    Im getting ADSL via Pipex.

    I have an internal pci modem that has a RJ11 port which is used to connect the modem to the telephone line.

    Now the Xbox uses a RJ45 cable to connect to a modem.

    So Am i correct therefore in saying that to get the xbox connected to Broadband, i need to get a new modem that can accept a RJ45 connection?
     
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    correct - your existing modem is for normal analougue connections, you will need an ADSL modem and/or router in order to plug your xbl (and possibly PC) into.

    several are mentioned in this forum from d.link and netgear they're from about £50 upwards depending on features and what you want to achieve.
     
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    Yes.

    You are better off though buying a router as this means you can play Xbox without turning on your PC (cost ~50-150quid), please search the online forums for Xbox Live and routers. I have typed up responses enough times now :)
     
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    The internal PCI ADSL Modem has only a RJ11 connection?

    If this is for analogue phone lines only, why am I able then to use it for ADSL?
     
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    Unless I'm mistaken your PCI modem is a 56K landline modem, not a ADSL modem?

    If you buy a ADSL outer (ie Netgear DG814) plug you PC's & Xbox into the router's 4 way network hub ports and you can share dirs/internet over the network. Plus play internet games on your Xbox.
     
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    who said you could use it for ADSL? It sounds like a 56k modem as Nathan says
     
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    ADSL uses a normal RJ11 cable and a filter to keep the signal seperate from the telephone frequecy.

    Your best bet for Xbox Live is to buy an internal network card (Ethernet). That will have the RJ45 connection the Xbox requires. Only downside is that your PC will have to be on to play on the Live system.
     

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