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Connecting desktop and XBOX 360 with one CAT5

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  1. gayelewis

    gayelewis Thread Starter

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    We have a network in the house that is both wired and wireless. There is one network cable that runs from the router in my office to my stepson's room. He has a desktop that he connects to the cable. He also has an Xbox 360 he would like to connect but wants to get away from moving the cable from the desktop to the xbox and then back again. He would like to connect both components up with the same cable. I'm not sure how to do this since we are already tapped out on the router and I don't want to run another cable. Can you help with any suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    A small ethernet switch. Or an unused router that you configure to use as a switch.
     
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    Well, there are a few different options I could imagine here.

    He could purchase a network adapter for the Xbox 360 and access the wireless network in the house.

    Another wireless router could be purchased with more Ethernet ports, then run more cables from it.

    You could purchase a switch and connect the one Ethernet cable to that, then run additional Ethernet cables from that.

    There's also probably some options I'm overlooking or am simply ignorant of. I see TerryNet is posting at the same time I am, he'll be able to get you going as easily and cheaply as possible. :)
     
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    I like your 3rd option, my friend. :)
     
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    Glad to know I came up with an idea we're in agreement of. :D

    (Not that we normally disagree, just that I normally can't come up with the ideas you do. :D)
     
  6. gayelewis

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I will try the 3rd option ;) Seems to be the consensus! Appreciate your help!
    Gaye
     
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    You're welcome. :)

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