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What Kind Of Cable Do I Need To Hook Up My Xbox 360 To Xbox Live?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I'm going to buy a network cable to hook my xbox 360 up to xbox live and i just wanted to be certain it didn't have to be a certain type of cable. Do i need RJ45 or CAT6 or does it not matter as long as it's an ethernet cable?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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banned#1
Mine came with one, check your box, should have one as long as its not Core/Arcade
#2
RJ45 is the type of connector and CAT6 is the type of cabling. Any ethernet cable should be fine.
#3
yeah, it should have come with one, unless u bought it second hand. But either way its a standard CAT5 netwrok cable with RJ45 connector
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ODB_69
Mine came with one, check your box, should have one as long as its not Core/Arcade


I'll have a check now. Only problem is i need at least 15m because my router is at the other side of the house on a different floor.


Just checked and it's there but it doesn't look nearly long enough.

Edit: Make that 20m, just checked.
banned#5
hypnoticstate
I'll have a check now. Only problem is i need at least 15m because my router is at the other side of the house on a different floor.


Just checked and it's there but it doesn't look nearly long enough.


its about 3m I think

Doesn't a long lead cause it to slow down? Wouldn't you be better wireless?
#6
ODB_69
its about 3m I think

Doesn't a long lead cause it to slow down? Wouldn't you be better wireless?


MY pc's linked up by a 20m cable (360 is in same room) and there doesn't seem to be any problems with speed on that. I'll just keep my fingers crossed. I don't want to fork out on £55 for a wireless card for it when i can get a cable for less than a fiver.

Thanks for the help people.
#7
ODB_69
its about 3m I think

Doesn't a long lead cause it to slow down? Wouldn't you be better wireless?


not neccessarily

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/explain/maximum-cable-length.asp

and even then you are much more likely to get a better connection than wireless, or at least a more constant speed
#8
does anyone know what the difference is between a straight cable and a crossover cable?

Edit: i just found out. Crossover is computer to computer, straight is for router to computer (or in this case, xbox 360).
#9
hypnoticstate
does anyone know what the difference is between a straight cable and a crossover cable?


a straight cable is what you want as that is a standard cable. a crossover cable is something which you can use to connect 2 machine directly without the need for a router. a "system link" cable for the xbox (and 360) is a crossover cable where you connect 2 together.
banned#10
If your PC is in the same room just stick it into the back of that.

Thats what I did and it works fine.

Plug it in, create a bridge and done...5 mins job

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