Nov 20 2006, 10:50 AM
first of all, do regular cables work or do i need a crossover?
do i need a router for this?
im assuming ill need either 3 regular or crossover cables? do i need to buy an "official microsoft system link cable" for accomplishing this?
Nov 20 2006, 12:31 PM
you need regular cables and some form of a hub...i believe...the hub will send info to all the connected xbox's, so yeah, i think im right...
Nov 20 2006, 02:24 PM
ya you need a hub(switch) or a router .. you just use regular network cable .. system link cables are for if your plugging your xbox directly to another xbox or into the back of your pc ..
Nov 20 2006, 11:22 PM
Nov 21 2006, 02:32 AM
c-2, i learneded that from you, i think....
well, at least i know something....
Nov 26 2006, 10:41 PM
does the router gotta be connected to a pc with some settings of a certain IP or i can just use it specifically for my 3 xbox's? and does it gotta be connected to dsl/cable internet in order for my xbox network to work?
Nov 27 2006, 02:16 PM
no you don't need to change the ip's at all , it doesn't matter if your only playin system link .. just plug them all into the hub, load the game , go to system link and play .. no you don't need internet ..
Nov 28 2006, 04:54 AM
Nov 28 2006, 07:37 PM
Just FYI. NEVER recommend hubs. Switches are FAR better and just as cheap these days. Hubs cause collisions, so that means packet loss and slowdowns..... basically just use switches and NEVER EVER recommend or use hubs.
Nov 29 2006, 01:12 PM
Well said BCfosheezy. Hubs is an unbelievable poor inversion, though much much cheaper than switches when it was distributed in high volums 10 years ago.
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