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connecting a xbox 360 to router help please

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ok,id like some advice for my friend please,they have a xbox 360 and cannot afford the wireless adaptor thingy can anyone tell me what the wire is that they will need to play xbox live on the internet… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
ok,id like some advice for my friend please,they have a xbox 360 and cannot afford the wireless adaptor thingy can anyone tell me what the wire is that they will need to play xbox live on the internet it`s a wireless sky router it will have to connect to and is it only 1 wire they need or 2 thanks
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
you just need to use the ethernet cable that came with the xbox and plug it directly into the router

http://support.xbox.com/global/support/PublishingImages/xbox360/XboxLive/GetConnected/Setupahomenetwork/ILM-HomeNetworking_BASICS1.jpg
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fragaliciousbob
you just need to use the ethernet cable that came with the xbox and plug it directly into the router

http://support.xbox.com/global/support/PublishingImages/xbox360/XboxLive/GetConnected/Setupahomenetwork/ILM-HomeNetworking_BASICS1.jpg


[COLOR="Magenta"]Thanks very much for that but i forgot to add the router is downstairs and the xbox is upstairs so do they need a longer wire ? sorry me and them don't understand these things :oops:[/COLOR]
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shacal
[COLOR="Magenta"]Thanks very much for that but i forgot to add the router is downstairs and the xbox is upstairs so do they need a longer wire ? sorry me and them don't understand these things :oops:[/COLOR]


yes or you need a set of homeplugs (powerline adapter) that will give you a wired connection using the electric sockets of the house http://www.faculty-x.net/homeplug%20value%20range.htm plug one in near the router then use a small ethernet cable into the plug and into the xbox then take the other adapter and plug that into the socket near the xbox and use another small lead from the plug to the xbox
1 Like #4
The cable needed is known as CAT 5 Ethernet. There are two different types of wiring you can have but as your friend will be using a router, they require the most common - Straight Through. I havent used this website but their prices seem really good:

http://www.comms-express.com/products/booted-rj45-patch-leads/

I wouldnt recommend PC World or Maplin - they're prices will be much more! :thumbsup:
[helper] 1 Like #5
Can you move the router upstairs? If you can't then I'm afraid you'll have to spend money on homeplugs, or a gaming bridge or the MS wireless adaptor........
#6
fragaliciousbob
yes or you need a set of homeplugs (powerline adapter) that will give you a wired connection using the electric sockets of the house http://www.faculty-x.net/homeplug%20value%20range.htm plug one in near the router then use a small ethernet cable into the plug and into the xbox then take the other adapter and plug that into the socket near the xbox and use another small lead from the plug to the xbox


[COLOR="Magenta"]Thanks i`ll have a look :thumbsup:[/COLOR]
#7
[COLOR="Magenta"]is this something they can use as it seems a lot cheaper than everything being mentioned?
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3516352/Crossover-5e-RJ45-Ethernet-Network-Cable-UTP-XBox-10M/Product.html [/COLOR]
banned#8
shacal
[COLOR="Magenta"]is this something they can use as it seems a lot cheaper than everything being mentioned?
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3516352/Crossover-5e-RJ45-Ethernet-Network-Cable-UTP-XBox-10M/Product.html [/COLOR]


you can just run a long cable if you dont mind it running around the house or on the outside of the house
#9
fragaliciousbob
you can just run a long cable if you dont mind it running around the house or on the outside of the house


[COLOR="Magenta"]so what cable do they need is it just the one i said in my post or do they need different ones ?:thinking:[/COLOR]
banned#10
you need a long ethernet cable
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[COLOR="Magenta"]Thankyou rep will be given to all that replied [/COLOR]
#12
Amazon resellers or ebuyers are very good for cables.

I have two 360's in my house mine is connected via wireless while the other is connected with a long ethernet cable. I'd get a tape measure and do a check of how long you need then get slightly longer so you have enough slack.

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