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Xbox 360 Network Connection.

By ptim
Aug 28, 2007
  1. I set my xbox up in my living room, my modem/router is in my kitchen. I hooked up the network cable to the back of the xbox and ran the cable to my modem, the problem is, the cable runs across the floor between the two (approx. 15') which looks like crap, if I leave it plugged in. It's a pain to plug the cable into the back of the xbox and plug it into the back of the router each time. I'm looking for a network "cable extension" that I can plug into the back of each item.

    Does anyone know where I can find one, or offer a better/easier solution.

    Thanks
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    add a wireless access point(AP) to your router.

    this would allow a wireless adaptor to be attached to the XBOX for a connection
    to the AP.
     
  3. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Will any wireless adapter (linksys, netgear, etc) work on the xbox, or will i have to get the Xbox wireless adapter.
     
  4. majorblenks

    majorblenks TS Rookie Posts: 29

    you'll have to buy an official XBox wireless adpater which costs around £50.

    why not get a longer ethernet cable for a fifth of the price?
     
  5. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Thats what I'm using now, see my 1st post, it will explain it.
    Thanks,
     
  6. majorblenks

    majorblenks TS Rookie Posts: 29

    sorry, by the sounds of it, your cable wasnt long enough.

    is it long enough to tack around the edge of the room, or is that not an option?

    failing that, you'll have to get an official XBox wireless adpater and adapter for your modem to that itll receive wireless signals. MS hardware costs a bomb but the later should be fairly cheap.

    Sorry for the mix up there
     
  7. majorblenks

    majorblenks TS Rookie Posts: 29

    an alternative solution would be to move your router to next to the XBox and buy a wireless adapter for the router and wireless card for the PC (if thats what it is connected to) = cheaper

    whilst using a wired connection for the XBox

    any help?
     
  8. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    The room is to big for that.
     
  9. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Thats a thought, I didn't think of that.

    Thanks
     
  10. majorblenks

    majorblenks TS Rookie Posts: 29

    hope it works out for you, whatever you decide to do!
     
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