Crossover Cables The Answer?
Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:06 PM
Crossover is the type of cable to use when connecting 4 xbox's together, right?
Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:10 AM
Is a system link cable a crossover cable?
Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:51 AM
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
Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:09 AM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:46 PM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:49 PM
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.
Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:01 PM
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 so there's nothing wrong with getting a switch or router.
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