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Homeplug Help - Xbox live (also normal cable connection advice)

James... Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Right, here it goes...

I'm getting an Xbox on Tuesday so would like to get live setup on it ASAP if possible.

Dont think I want to go the route of wireless unless nesecery which leaves me with a cable or homeplugs.

I PM'ed Chris UK who I have recieved some info back from but as he is offline I think this will get a faster answer.

He says, with homeplugs I still need a router, but can use a wired one rather than wireless which are better.

The router would plug into the phone line & the home plug which would be pluged into the wall socket. At another socket, I could plug the other homeplug in & stick that into the Xbox. This would give me the ability to get online.

So first of all, does anyone know of a cheap wired router which would be able to get me setup & get the connection done for me?

I thought about where it could go & realised that I had a telephone socket in my mums room next door, but it is on a different electric ring, although I could still use the one downstairs.

But that got me thinking & I came up with the idea of getting a normal ethernet cable connection. If I could just stick a router into the phoneline in my mums room & run a 10m cable into my room to my exbo from it, would that work?

I've been going on the assumption the whole time that the cable would have to run from my computer downstairs but if not then it would make it a whole lot easier, & cheaper.

If it would work, the only thing that my step dad was cautious about was if there would be two many connections. We have 3 phone points in the house, each with a splitter on, this would mean that the one phoneline would have 2 phones & a router pluged into it. WOuld this cause a problem?

I offered them my wireless phone which only needs a plug socket & recieves the signal from downstairs.

Please let me know if I have the right ideas, especially if my second idea would work ok as it would save me buying homeplugs. Also, if anyone could point me to a cheap WIRED router which would work with Xbox live.

Thansk alot

James
James... Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Also, are routers noisy at all as my mum wouldnt have it in her room if it were :lol:
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James...
Also, are routers noisy at all as my mum wouldnt have it in her room if it were :lol:

No routers are not noisy I think the difference between wired and wireless is the signal, with a wireless router your computer has a wireless signal, i've never heard of a wired router (I could be wrong I'm sure someone on here could correct me).
So you could have the router plugged in and then have the ethernet cable from the router to the xbox, hope this helps x x x
banned#3
Routers are silent mate

stick the homeplug in router

stick the other homeplug next to 360

DONE

its the set up I have had for a year and its brilliant


and yes your idea would work! Could also stick it into back of PC and create a bridge which would work too
#4
Most routers these days are both wired and wireless so you can use either or both together. They are silent. A router like the Zyxel PW660 sends a signal down it's own power cable to the mains to homeplugs and can also run wired and wireless.
#5
Thaks for the replys, just what I was hoping for.

Just found a spanner in the works though...

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/xbox360/XboxLive/GetConnected/SetupaHomeNetwork/HomeNetworkingBasics.aspx

.....it says the internet on my PC couldnt be used at the same time as Live.....is this tru & if so, is there a way around it?

Thanks alot

James
banned#6
my internet is going while mines playing
#7
James...
Thaks for the replys, just what I was hoping for.

Just found a spanner in the works though...

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/xbox360/XboxLive/GetConnected/SetupaHomeNetwork/HomeNetworkingBasics.aspx

.....it says the internet on my PC couldnt be used at the same time as Live.....is this tru & if so, is there a way around it?

Thanks alot

James



I have 2 xbox360's and a PC running at the same time without any problems. The only thing I can think of where you may have a problem is, if if you have a slow broadband connection. my connection is normally between 3 and 6 megs depending on the time of day.

You can get wired only routers but by getting a wireless one it will save you then having to buy another router later on if you need to. With some wireless routers (if not most of them) you can switch the wireless part off.
#8
I'm running at about 1Mb but I'm hoping to get it increased.

Are yours running on the same router though?

I would be having it with my internet connected to one phone point & the router connected to a different one upstairs.....
#9
I use a orange live box router which is connected to the master phone socket on a 20 metre extension lead and have the following connected to the router.

2 x xbox's which are conected wirelessly.

2 x Laptops connected wirelessly (although most of the times only one is connected)

1 x Print server connected via cable.

1 x 25 metre cable which ocasionaly is connected to a PC

1 x telephone (voip) or oranges version cnnected direct to the live box


Normally when using the xbox I will have both the xbox's on, the laptop, telephone and possibly the print server.
#10
James...
I would be having it with my internet connected to one phone point & the router connected to a different one upstairs.....


Won't work. Well, if you did then you definately wouldn't be able to have an internet connection on your computer and on your 360 at the same time.

You can't use two different phone points for the internet at once. If you have a router, everything for the internet would run through that.

As such, you have a couple of options.

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[*]Get a router, connect it downstairs to the phone point there. Your computer connects directly to that, whilst the 360 plugs into a Homeplug upstairs and another Homeplug plugs into the router.
[*]Get a wireless router, connect it upstairs to the phone point there. Your 360 connects directly to that on the cable from your mums room, whilst you buy a wireless USB 'dongle' for the computer, allowing it to connect to the router wirelessly.
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