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.