linking a 360 up without router.

I'm in a situation, all four ports on my router are taken up. I connect to my rotuer via an 8-core ethernet cable. My problem now is ,I want to hook the 360 up to the internet and my computer so I can stream films, music etc. Is there a way I can connect my computer directly to the 360. It will also allow internet access to the 360 and access to sharing files.

cheers,
j

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Original Poster

My problem is, I believe I only have 1 ethernet port in my PC. my router is wired directly to my PC via an ethernet cable.

When my dad goes to work tomorrow, I'll play around with the wireless access point and network. Sort have a rough idea, know how ICS connections work, and how to configure a static IP address, DNS, etc via Windows. Will have a scout about and see what I can find, nowhere has been of much help yet. =/

if you have two network ports on you pc (some motherboards do if not you can get cheap cards from places like ebuyer) then you can just connect the 360 to your pc, then on the pc you can click on the lan icon conneted to the router and click share this connection. the the xbox can get the internet and files from the pc. only problem is that your pc has to be on when u want to use the internet on the xbox.

sorry posted this before you made you last post and didnt see it.

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Iceman1610

if you have two network ports on you pc (some motherboards do) then you … if you have two network ports on you pc (some motherboards do) then you can just connect the 360 to your pc, then on the pc you can click on the lan icon conneted to the router and click share this connection. the the xbox can get the internet and files from the pc. only problem is that your pc has to be on when u want to use the internet on the xbox.



It might have I'm not 100% sure without looking, and I can't look now I'm too tired been working since 6am. Thanks for help, much appreciated.

you could get one of these
ebay Item number: 230167542850

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ryancs

you could get one of theseebay Item number: 230167542850



tempting, would take out my wireless card and whack that in, instead.

there are cheaper ones out there its just the first one i found:thumbsup:
ive got one and it works a treat. its more reliable and faster than wireless as well imo

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ryancs

there are cheaper ones out there its just the first one i found:thumbsup: … there are cheaper ones out there its just the first one i found:thumbsup: ive got one and it works a treat. its more reliable and faster than wireless as well imo



we have a wireless access point, if I was to use my computer and my dad's laptop on the wireless access point. We'd have a spare port on the router, which could be used for the 360. But we're both against wireless unfortuantly. We found running a 10m ethernet cable was more secure. I just suppose, I'll have to play about tomorrow an see what I can do. That ethernet card is a second option, but it'll mean air compressing dust out my comp, and thats not fun.

jamesterror

we have a wireless access point, if I was to use my computer and my dad's … we have a wireless access point, if I was to use my computer and my dad's laptop on the wireless access point. We'd have a spare port on the router, which could be used for the 360. But we're both against wireless unfortuantly. We found running a 10m ethernet cable was more secure. I just suppose, I'll have to play about tomorrow an see what I can do. That ethernet card is a second option, but it'll mean air compressing dust out my comp, and thats not fun.


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ryancs

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yehhhhh. My computer is a magnet to dust. It'll run 10x smoother if I use my air compressor to clean it. It was cleaned in a confined compressing unit where my dad works, they had to evaucate the room there was that much dust in it. 2 years of not being opened.

Banned

Don't use those compressed air cans to clean it, it just blows dust out to another place, and is a waste of money.

Use a Vacuum cleaner and a small paint brush, suck the dust out instead

Nuff said

Having seen computers go from not booting to working fine after a blast of compressed air, I strongly disagree with them being a waste of money. The problem is the dust has built up and clinging to some internal part, the compressed air loosens it (or just blows it clean out the vent) and gets rid of the build up.

Having seen the state of some people's hoovers, I wouldn't want them anywhere near a PC - also with compressed air you have very accurate control of where the air goes and at a much higher pressure than a vacuum cleaner.

John

Banned

Compressed air, Rofl!, Where does the dust go?
Honest, it is best to clean with a brush and vac, (make sure static ain't a problem tho')

U want dust free, not dust disperssed so it can get back in again!

Banned

Gotta agree with the hoovers thing tho'

PS2's have that problem the fan messes up and you need compressed air to fix it, one of the most common faults of the old PS2's dre's
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