two modems

By Smashin
Sep 1, 2007
  1. I was considering getting an xbox 360 soon, and I want to be able to play live. The adapter is $100 and I am looking for a way to avoid buying it. Considering where the xbox will be and where the router is, it is totally inconvienent to run a cable from it to the xbox. The only other thing I can think of is getting a second modem and putting it in the room with the xbox to get interent

    Will this work, and is there anything I need to be aware of?

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

    I am pretty sure you need the adapter. or is this adapter like a router, or does it just allow for the xbox to be connected to the net?
  3. Smashin

    Smashin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well you can plug the xbox straight from a modem with a ethernet cord

    Problem is, that I want it in my room, and the modem and router are downstairs. I'm on a wireless connection for my computer.

    The adapter is a wireless adapter for use with a wireless network. But its a little pricey and I was hoping that since I have cable in my room I could set up a second modem instead and connect the xbox straight in.

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

    Yep, then all you need is to get another modem, and your set.
  5. Smashin

    Smashin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, thats very awesome cause that saves me about $50

    Thanks for the help

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

    no problem buddy.
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    getting another cable/DSL modem is not going to solve the problem. Having another cable/DSL modem would require another cable/DSL line, and I am pretty sure that is not what you have in mind. If you meant a router, you could bridge the connection on the router downstairs with another wireless router, and then you could run an ethernet cable from the second router (in your room) to your xBox360. The other option, is just go and buy the wireless adapter.

    Honestly I'd just buy the wireless adapter. Its much less hassle in the end.

    On ebay there is an entire page of XBOX 360 Wireless Network Adapters, if sat and watched right you could probably get for like $25-$30 cheaper... =/

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 245

    yes a router is what i had in mind, router-modem, lol. Anyways a router bridged with a modem will do great.
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