Found 15th Apr 2009
hi just wondered if any one could advise on the best way of doing this we have wifi which is down stairs and so is the xbox would be grateful of any help

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you have two options:

ethernet cable - you get good connection but the downside is you will have a wire running through your house
microsoft wireless adapter - no wires, no mess but a hefty price tag and variable connection

if you dont mind the ethernet cable then it works out much cheaper and you can connect it straight to your router. i personally have the wireless adapter and it is much nicer but the connection comes and goes. it all depends on you

3 choices
1. ethernet wire from box to xbox (20 metres needed)
2. wireless (either the microsoft adaptor or a wireless network amplifier thingy)
3.. homeplugs

home plugs / ethernet are the best hance for high speeds

+1 for the homeplugs.

I've been using them with my 360 and apple tv for a few years now with no problems at all.

Homelplugs - could you suggest a kit that are good value for money, because there are lots, im fed up of streamed media from my pc to xbox being choppy n has to keep buffering lol - thanks.

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thanx every body have left heat rep for all help so far thanx again

djstrobe4real;4930470

Homelplugs - could you suggest a kit that are good value for money, … Homelplugs - could you suggest a kit that are good value for money, because there are lots, im fed up of streamed media from my pc to xbox being choppy n has to keep buffering lol - thanks.



i would get the 200mbps version and from a decent manufacturer ... should be about £60-£70 on ebuyer

ebuyer.com/pro…ded

djstrobe4real;4930470

Homelplugs - could you suggest a kit that are good value for money, … Homelplugs - could you suggest a kit that are good value for money, because there are lots, im fed up of streamed media from my pc to xbox being choppy n has to keep buffering lol - thanks.



I use the ones from Devolo. I can't find my exact one for some reason, but ]THIS is pretty similar.


EDIT, mine is ]this one

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does any one think this earthnet cable would be fine for the job sorry for the questions but its for my o/h birthday amazon.co.uk/PCA…0EE

pinkangel;4930811

does any one think this earthnet cable would be fine for the job sorry … does any one think this earthnet cable would be fine for the job sorry for the questions but its for my o/h birthday http://www.amazon.co.uk/PCArena-metre-Network-Ethernet-Cable/dp/B000PEN0EE



i used a 20 metre one to run my xbox, 2 pc's and a ps3, i had a splitter to do it

thats not sold by amazon btw so would need to add postage of £2-£3 on top

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faevilangel;4930868

i used a 20 metre one to run my xbox, 2 pc's and a ps3, i had a splitter … i used a 20 metre one to run my xbox, 2 pc's and a ps3, i had a splitter to do itthats not sold by amazon btw so would need to add postage of £2-£3 on top



right ok thanx could you suggest some where else i could maybe get 1 thanx

pinkangel;4930811

does any one think this earthnet cable would be fine for the job sorry … does any one think this earthnet cable would be fine for the job sorry for the questions but its for my o/h birthday http://www.amazon.co.uk/PCArena-metre-Network-Ethernet-Cable/dp/B000PEN0EE



Yes it's fine. :thumbsup:

pinkangel;4930902

right ok thanx could you suggest some where else i could maybe get 1 … right ok thanx could you suggest some where else i could maybe get 1 thanx



maplin, pc world any computer shop

ebuyer.com, scan.co.uk ebay (should pick one up for £5 on there)

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faevilangel;4930925

maplin, pc world any computer shop ebuyer.com, scan.co.uk ebay (should … maplin, pc world any computer shop ebuyer.com, scan.co.uk ebay (should pick one up for £5 on there)



thanx much appreciated :thumbsup:

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faevilangel;4930925

maplin, pc world any computer shop ebuyer.com, scan.co.uk ebay (should … maplin, pc world any computer shop ebuyer.com, scan.co.uk ebay (should pick one up for £5 on there)



hiya does it make a difference if its gold on the end or not :oops:
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