I am planning a surprise for my son's Bar Mitzvah party in June. I am going to sneek into the dance hall 3 large screen tv's and want to network 3 or more xbox 360's together so that my son and his 12 friends can have a halo reach and black ops tournament.
I have a wireless router with 4 extra ports available or I can get a 5 or 8 port switch for this project. I dont necessarily want to have any live internet for these xbox's to use. Each guest who will play in the tournament will bring with them their gamer tag loaded on a USB card and I will load it into each of the xbox counsoles. I had hoped that just using some eternet cables and the router or switch would be all I need to do so that the boys can play a tournament at the party. But, my son confused me last week when he asked to borrow my laptop to take with him to his boy scout troop slumber party where he linked 3 xboxes together on the particular owner of the house's wireless network and then he connected between the routher and laptop a "lagless port device" he configured on the laptop's network card. he called it a "dmx" configuration to stop all lag in their game. Of course, when he returned my laptop, my network card had to be reconfigured to run at my home and he errased his programing.
Now, my question is, do I really need my laptop at my son's surprise party? I can't ask him to remake this DMX port thing without spoiling the surprise. Do i need access to xbox live at the party at all? THe restaraunt/dance hall owner does not have a dsl line near the party room for me to use, so wiring to his internet access will be hard. What would you do? I do have a verizon mifi card to use at the party for the wireless xbox adapters in each console, but that might be too slow? Feel free to answer my post here or at my email, removed email. I would really appreciate any advice. I do not want to be wrestling with wires and problems during the party. I wanna have fun too.
Edited by Artellos, 16 May 2011 - 12:33 AM.