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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...
    http://www.xbox.com/LIVE/connect/routers.htm

    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

    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?