xbox live

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Fuzzbass, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I've done a little bit of searching to find out how access the 'net simultaneously with Xbox and PC. One article suggested a hub, but I borrowed one and could not get both the Xbox and the PC to talk to the 'net at the same time. One of the techies here at work suggested a router... perhaps the extra safety of a firewall router. I have a software firewall for my PC (ZoneAlarm Pro), but of course that won't protect the Xbox. I don't know that I need firewall protection for my Xbox, but knowing what I do about the Microsoft approach to security, I figure I'd better be safe than sorry.

    Anybody else have experience with this? I'd really like to keep things simple... I don't need wireless; I won't need to connect any more than 2 PC's and one Xbox. TIA
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Here's some info from Microsoft... kinda answering my own questions...

    Still, any generic Xbox Live comments can go here. Mine: I kinda feel geeky wearing the communicator headset, especially when I hear that everybody else sounds less than 20 years old (those who talk, anyway), but Unreal Championship is kinda cool nonetheless... :)
  3. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    I've got an Xbox and I recently have acquired a Linksys DSL router which I use to split the connection with my mom's computer where the DSL modem is and my computer in my room. Works perfectly once its setup properly and it still has 2 ports left for extra devices. I figure the Xbox will take a port for some Xbox live action.

    Sounds like a cool idea to me, live with consoles. Then again I'm under 20. ;)
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    My wife and I don't have kids (won't be having any, either), so I feel it is my duty to be the kid of the family. :p Some of my middle-aged coworkers (even with kids) might be getting in on the action soon.

    So far the only Xbox Live title I have is Unreal Championship. It's kind of a sloppy port... I mean, the framerate sometimes gets choppy on big levels even when I'm *not* playing online. But I dig FPS deathmatch type games. Would much rather be using keyboard/mouse than a gamepad, but I'm adjusting.

    Mechwarrior looks pretty cool... anybody doing that online? What's it like?