Nov 19 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?
Nov 20 2006, 01:10 AM
Ok how about this
Is a system link cable a crossover cable?
Nov 20 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
Nov 20 2006, 05:43 AM
That answers my question exactly
Nov 22 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)
Apr 5 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
Apr 5 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.
Apr 9 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
so there's nothing wrong with getting a switch or router.
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