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Is this possible with an ethernet cable?

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I only have 1 port on my PC and want to use a wired connection, I do have wireless but I dont get as high a speed. plus it means removing the cable and taking it to the xbox and doing it every time I …
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
I only have 1 port on my PC and want to use a wired connection, I do have wireless but I dont get as high a speed. plus it means removing the cable and taking it to the xbox and doing it every time I want to play it.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
so what are you trying to achieve? Don't understand :-(
#2
I'm slightly confused as to what your actually asking, but yes you can use an ethernet cable to connect your PC to an internet modem or router.

However I get the feeling theres more to it than that?
#3
I'm guessing you want to have your pc wired ito your modem and the xbox but you can only have 1 at a time and don't want to have one wired in and one wireless?

If so you can just buy a router to give you more ethernet ports
#4
I think your probably right RedIron - and a router or perhaps an ethernet switch would do the job :thumbsup:
#5
yes buy a cheap and cheerful 4 port switch or if you have a router use the ethernet ports from the back of them. Ideally you should do this rather than plugging your ethernet cable into a PC. this way you will need to keep the PC powered up to get the internet on the XBOX, not advisable!!
#6
I already have a router with 4 connections but want to share the port of the PC so I can connect PC to router via ethernet, then the pc and Xbox 360 via ethernet too

And dont want 2 cables going from router to the same room and almost next to each other since xbox is next to PC.

I have my PC on most of the time hence me wanting to have both connected to PC which I knewe only shared a connection when powered on, its just easier than removing cable each time I wanted to use the 360 online then having the PC using wireless.
#7
ryouga
I already have a router with 4 connections but want to share the port of the PC so I can connect PC to router via ethernet, then the pc and Xbox 360 via ethernet too

And dont want 2 cables going from router to the same room and almost next to each other since xbox is next to PC.

I have my PC on most of the time hence me wanting to have both connected to PC which I knewe only shared a connection when powered on, its just easier than removing cable each time I wanted to use the 360 online then having the PC using wireless.


You can buy a USB ethernet adaptor or a PCI ethernet card that will gve you one extra ethernet port on your PC though i'm not sure if you can network that way as i think Widows classes it as a dfferent network

What I would do is just buy a cheap and ethernet switch, plug the cable that you currently have in your pc into that and then it will route that down two short ethernet cables to your pc and XBox

This ethernet switch is under 7 quid

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NEWLink-Mbps-Ethernet-Switch-Port/dp/B000BNDIP0/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215107239&sr=8-35
#8
Buy a cheap PCI network adapter card and a crossover network cable and then bridge the connections.
#9
If you have the Xbox bridged with the PC, then you'll only be able to get a moderate NAT at best. I'd go with two network cables going into the same room if I were you.
#10
jah128
Buy a cheap PCI network adapter card and a crossover network cable and then bridge the connections.


Didnt want to use a PCI card as only have 2 slots on my new mobo used by my tv tuner and wireless card.

I guess I will have to just have the PC use wireless and xbox wired.
#11
You can use a cheap four port switch, you plug the cable coming from the router into this switch and then you'd plug the PC and the Xbox into the switch ports with ethernet cables.

John

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