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XBOX Live to router to wireless adapter to w router???

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Kingcodez, Mar 31, 2004.

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  1. Kingcodez

    Kingcodez Thread Starter

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    Ok. First I'm happily running XBOX Live through the Linksys Wireless game adapter. (sometimes it cant see my network im planning on getting a better wireless router) What I wanna do is connect 2 Xboxes, this Laptop (the wireless card dosent work anymore for some reason and yes I did set my router to allow this pc to connect) and in the future my BLEH PS2 :p
    So last week and 40 $ later I bought the Linksys 5 port SWITCH, and a lot of cat 5 cables. hook the laptop and Xboxes up, flip my box on and BAM no connection (but since i was bummed i did like playing halo against my self on the other lcd screen) So I brought it back my friend says i needed a router.

    WILL THIS WORK!!?1!one?question!?
    umm i need BOTH xboxes to be able to get on the net.
    It's a wireless B network and the adapter is a Linksys wireless B game adapter.

    Thanks in Advance!
    -Kingcodez
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    (now on to my networking problems...)

    Oh this laptop is connected through the very dsame adapter i really hate to keep swapping cables

    CANT SOMEONE MAKE A Y SPLITTER GAH!
     
  2. Kingcodez

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  3. Rikku

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    Yes you need a router.

    Right now either your xbox or laptop is getting the external ip address you've been assigned from your broadband modem.

    The router will take that ip address for itself and then section off a new group of ip addresses which it will hand out to each internal device (xbox, ps2, laptop, etc)....

    basically, yeah, you need a router!
     
  4. Kingcodez

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    so my wireless router splits up the ip and gives me a piece of pie no pizza (im hungry :/) adding another router will split up this PIECE into more PIECES?
    X.X.XX.XX.1 lets say is this laptops ip through the adapter
    the router will make the piece smaller so my xboxes can get a bite?

    Thanks so much I've been to a ton of boards for months and now i have the answer
    off to radio shack
     
  5. srhoades

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    If I understand your question you shouldn't need two routers.
     
  6. Kingcodez

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    oops The MAIN router is downstairs the wireless adapter is basically taking the place of a ethernet cable connecting to the second router
     
  7. Rikku

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    hum. i didn't realize you already had a router :D

    You should only need ONE router. Let's start at the beginning of your network. YOu have a cable/dsl modem which is plugged into a ________? And then into that device you have plugged what? and so on?
     
  8. Kingcodez

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    Problem is solved it worked :)

    well... *playes song*
    The modem is connected to the wireless router
    the wireless router is connected to the wireless adapter
    the wireless adapter is connected to a wired router
    the wired router is connected to the 2 xboxes and ps2
     
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