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#1 WyattHook

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 08:56 PM

I've seen some talk about file transfers through crossover cables, but the question is, what kind of files, and how? Would I be able to, say, download games and transfer them onto the Xbox? Or how about movies/music? Gay porno? (oh wait)

Haha...Kidding.

I'm just looking for someone to explain this to me tongue.gif

#2 oODarkLinkOo

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 03:16 AM

Yeah, you can transfer any kind of file or data your little heart desires...it's just a cable, it doesn't come with a policeman at the door. However, that doesn't necessarily mean the Xbox will run it. Don't transfer UT 2004 from your PC and expect it to work.

You know what that means...

ALL THE PR()N U WAWNT!!11!1


Anyway, a crossover cable is just a normal CAT-5 (aka ethernet) cable, but rewired. It lets you transfer things without a hub/switch/router. Sorry to everyone else if I'm wrong about that.

#3 punqewe

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 03:52 AM

the best thing about a crossover (crosswire) cable is that it damn near eliminates the 'bottleneck' in the connection. With a crosswire I have transfers from my pc to xbox that are around the 11,000kb/s range....through a hub or router that number usually is around 1000-3000kb/s. It's like the difference between drinking beers out of a bottle or through a beer bong......why fuck with bottles anyways?

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 03:58 AM

it also doubles as a system link cable

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 04:04 AM

QUOTE (wolf202 @ Aug 20 2004, 11:01 PM)
it also doubles as a system link cable

a system link cable IS a crossover cable

I'm sure wolf202 knows that. I'm just clarifying for those that don't know.

Edited by RudeBastard, 21 August 2004 - 04:10 AM.


#6 RudeBastard

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 04:07 AM

QUOTE (punqewe @ Aug 19 2004, 10:55 PM)
the best thing about a crossover (crosswire) cable is that it damn near eliminates the 'bottleneck' in the connection. With a crosswire I have transfers from my pc to xbox that are around the 11,000kb/s range....through a hub or router that number usually is around 1000-3000kb/s. It's like the difference between drinking beers out of a bottle or through a beer bong......why fuck with bottles anyways?

there's something wrong with your router, man. my router is 5 years old and i get xfers in the 8mb/s to 12mb/s range.

If you have a good router/switch, there's no significant difference between using a direct, crossover connection and going through a router/switch.

Edited by RudeBastard, 21 August 2004 - 04:08 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2004 - 01:19 PM

Hey rudebastard, I'm getting the same numbers as punqewe. With a crossover cable, I get 9-12mb/s but only get 3-4mb/s through router. I think it's related to the FTP software. I use FlashFXP when using a crossover cable but I use windows xp's FTP program when using the router. Is there a good FTP program that would work through the router? I've heard that FlashFXP doesn't work through routers which is why I never tried it.

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE (thanhuy @ Aug 21 2004, 02:22 PM)
Is there a good FTP program that would work through the router? I've heard that FlashFXP doesn't work through routers which is why I never tried it.

works just fine for me.




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