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LiaoGoren

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OK heres the thing.

I have a router in the other room, next to the modem. Neither are moveable. I have run one cable into the bed room for my computer. But Now I want to add an xbox to the bedroom, with xbox live on it useing a cable. ( I REFUSE TO GO WIRELESS WITH AS MUCH GAMEING AS I DO! Its far to unreliable!) Is there like a switch I can get to plug the wire from the router into and then run one from the switch to the xbox and computer?

I am looking for a cheap solution, without haveing to run an aditional wire, or getting under desk everytime and moveing the cable.

so any ideas folks?
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fleamailman

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hi, welcome to geekstogo

just some questions for the moment
- how many cables does the router allow, for example mine allows four cables to be connected
- can one simply switch cables manually in the bedroom,or do you use both devices at the same time
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LiaoGoren

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I hate to point this out, but I answerd those in the post.

I am not running another cable, so it doesnt matter how many cables the router will support.
Also I am trying to AVOID getting under desk everytime I want to play xbox.

Please read entire post before replying!
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Well if you arent running another cable, how do you expect to connect your xbox to xbox live?

The truly easiest solution is to have your internet connection go to the WAN port of the router. Then have two cables come out the LAN side of your router, one to your xbox and one to your computer.

Thats a permanent configuration.
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LiaoGoren

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Alas, I am trying to AVOID running another cable. Also trying to AVOID getting under desk everytime.

I belive there is something to switch which device is provideing the input to the router.
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So you dont want to switch cables at the router or under the desk. But you want to switch cables between your computer and your xbox?
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no, I want to use a device to switch them for me. Something where I plug the cable from my router into and then it has two(or more) cables comeing from it so that I can EITHER be on computer OR xbox... lol
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You can use a network switch. Even with a switch though the computer and xbox can be online at the same time. Without disabling the network card or unplugging a cable I dont know of anything that would shut one port down when you use the other if thats what your looking for. But if you want to put a cable from your router into a switch, then a cable to the xbox and the computer thats the best way to do it.

Here is a couple links to inexpensive switches that would work:
Switch 1
Switch 2
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I'm assuming your Xbox already has a cable.


there is a cheap thing that your local computer store sells. It's a splitter. It has one cable connected to your router and the other end has 2 openings. That way, you could plug in your Xbox and your PC.


I don't think you can run a Xbox and a PC on the same line O.o

you know, you can just buy cheap cables from monoprice O.o http://www.monoprice...amp;cp_id=10232

i mean, a friggin 100ft cat6 at 14bucks?

i have a 50ft cable from my living room to my basement router. No lag on xbl XD

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 19 February 2008 - 07:45 PM.

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As long as you have some sort of device that can transmit packets it will be fine. An unmanaged splitter would cause collisions on the uplink cable. A switch will stagger packets plus route them properly ensuring a better connection.
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