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#1 Naatae117

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:06 PM

I'm planning a LAN at my house
Crossover is the type of cable to use when connecting 4 xbox's together, right?

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:10 AM

Ok how about this
Is a system link cable a crossover cable?

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:51 AM

Ok what you'll want if you have 4 xbox's is a hub, switch, or router and use Cat 5/5e/6 PATCH/Straight Through cable

If you're doing directly from one xbox to another use a crossover

xbox -> xbox use crossover
xbox -> hub -> xbox + xbox + xbox use patch/straight

and the direct "system link" cable from MS is a crossover

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:43 AM

Thanks much
That answers my question exactly

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:09 AM

Yep do what I can, just made a crossover for my little brother to use for him and his friend (xbox to xbox lan)

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:46 PM

system link, crossover and ethernet (ethernet's are basically un-official system link cables and are very cheap from PC shops) work

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:49 PM

Do NOT get a hub!
You want a switch.
A router would work too.

A hub will physically connect and get the systems to locate and recognize one another, but it is a very "dumb" device. A switch or router are "smart" devices and will transfer data much better and smoother.

Use a router if you want internet access, and either a switch or router if you don't.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:01 PM

not quite machine man

Crossover and Patch/Straight-through are types of ethernet cables, just saying ethernet doesn't say whether it's crossover or patch

As to not using a hub, there's nothign really wrong with it, they're usually much cheaper (20 bucks or so) but as you said it will be a touch slower (not really noticeable on a LAN)

The home use routers now are actually routers w/ a 4 port switch smile.gif so there's nothing wrong with getting a switch or router.




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