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setting up for x360 live

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by bruce, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. bruce

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    I have a Core system and Broadband on me PC in the adjacent room.

    What Exactly do i need to purchase to set my Xbox 360 up so it can access live gaming.

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. gord

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    do you have a usb modem?

    do you use wireless broadband?
     
  3. oneilldo

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    You need a method of connecting your xbox to your broadband connection, i.e.
    1. 360-> PC via second NIC and do internet sharing - worst choice as PC needs to be on when xbox360 is.
    2. Get a router, connect broadband to router, then connections from xbox360 to the router and connection from PC to the router. If the router also offers wireless then you can buy a wireless adaptor for the 360 for £60.
     
  4. mmj_uk

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    i just boguht a wired router and some cat5 cabling.
     
  5. bruce

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    Cheers for replies so far...

    I have a USB Modem, just had a look at the OCUK routers and none of them work with these Modems... :confused:

    Do OCUK sell any products suitable for my needs?
     
  6. gord

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    Your cheapest option is getting a network crossover cable and using Internet Connection Sharing.. as mentioned though you have to be connected to the net with the pc on in order to use XBL. You might have to buy another network card though..
     
  7. bruce

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    My PC is on all the time anywway so that wouldn't present any problems..But.

    When you say a network crossover cable, that sounds as though i'd have to have a cable running from my PC to the living room...not good lo0ol...or maybe i'm reading this wrong?

    Is this one of the things i'll need to buy, its from OCUk...

    Netgear GA311 Gigabit Network Card - Retail (NW-045-NG)
     
  8. VIRII

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    You can buy a wireless modem/router relatively cheaply. It would be the tidiest solution.
     
  9. bruce

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    Sounds Good !!!

    Do OCUK stock these do u know m8?

    And is that all i would need, be great if it was that easy :)
     
  10. gord

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    Yes you would need a cable running from your xbox to your pc.

    Overall it would cost you about £15/20 [cable/network card]

    The other option is to buy a wireless network card for your Pc and the wireless adapter for your xbox. [as far as i know]

    Overall this would cost you about £70/80 [wireless network card /xbox wireless adapter]
     
  11. VIRII

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    Are you cable or ADSL broadband?
     
  12. Bossy papa

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    dont u also need a hard drive for your 360
     
  13. VIRII

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    Memory card would suffice in the short term I think.
     
  14. bruce

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    I'm on ADSL Broadband
     
  15. VIRII

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    Linksys WAG354G 4-Port Wireless-G Broadband Router (NW-044-LS)

    - ADSL2+ Modem, Internet-sharing Router, 4-Port Switch and Wireless-G Access Point in one box
    - High-speed ADSL2+ Modem gives you a fast, "Always On" connection to the Internet
    -Connect your home PCs using the built-in Wireless-G Access Point or to the 4-port Ethernet Switch
    - Advanced Firewall, Content Filtering and Security features protect your PCs, your data, and your family

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Wireless_Routers.html

    That should do what you want to do. You'll also need to connect your 360 to the network either with a long cat5 cable or with the MS wireless adapter.

    I personally really like linksys stuf but there are cheaper options that'll do the same thing.
     
  16. Bossy papa

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    go for it !!!!!! thats what i've got
     
  17. VIRII

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    Good taste :) I wanted a cable version of this but can't find a linksys one.
     
  18. oneilldo

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    and dont forget to make your wireless network secure
     
  19. bruce

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    Getting there ! Thanks so far...
    So all ineed to order is...

    One of those Linksys jobs
    and a MS wireless adapter...

    One last thing, i've been reading you need an ethernet port on your PC to connect to...i'm pretty sure i don't have one atm.

    Is that another thing i gotta buy, if so, what do i need?
     
  20. VIRII

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    The ethernet port looks a lot like a telephone socket, it'll be on the back of your PC.
    How old is your PC? If you don't have an ethernet port then you can buy a network card for a tenner or so. Alternatively you can simply plug in a USB dongle and go wireless that way. However for intitial set up of the wireless network it is likely to be easier with a network cable/ethernet port.

    A part of me is thinking that you should head over to the network section on these forums and get in touch with the guys there. They might be able to help you when it comes to setting it all up better than I can.