How do you LAN two xboxes? 9 replies

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Dank

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#1 15 years ago

I have a router, and plan on getting another xbox so i can link them together, and play halo 2! The problem is that i dont know how to do it. I have a router, which a coupe of the computers in my house are using, and luckily for me, the router is a couple feet away from my xbox. So the question is, how do i do it? Thanks in advance.




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#2 15 years ago

i think you need the xbox router, but i'm not entirely sure, but you plug the cables into the xobx, and the other end of each cable into the router, and power to the router, from there, the xboxes should detect each other




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#3 15 years ago
Homer Gonersoni think you need the xbox router

never heard of it :uhm:

just buy two ethernet cables and plug your two xboxs into the router




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#4 15 years ago

i thnk all it is is just a nromal router that microsoft stole from Linksys, painted green, and called it their own.... ok, i couldn't find what my friend had... but heres a cable you buy and link the 2 together directly.... i'm too lazy to find the US $ site.... http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/hardware/systemlinkcable.htm




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#5 15 years ago

thats not a router its a ethernet cable

but you wont need to use your router if your two xboxs are close enough to plug them together with one ethernet cable. if theyre spread out then you can use your router to use two ethernet cables




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#6 15 years ago
Mortal Gathumthats not a router its a ethernet cable but you wont need to use your router if your two xboxs are close enough to plug them together with one ethernet cable. if theyre spread out then you can use your router to use two ethernet cables

So I can link them directly?! Please tell me so, they will only be a couple feet away! Im going to buy the xbox today, awnser fast please!




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#7 15 years ago

YOu need a specifically designed link cable for the XBox to link two xboxs directly to another. If you dont want to hastle with buying one I would suggest just plugging them both into a router with standard Ethernet cables works the same but more clutter.




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#8 15 years ago

the specifically designed cable is enthernet so if the two xboxs are close you wont even need your router

I have no clue where you all got the idea of a "certain" cable/router in your head I think you have fallen victim to microsoft's marketing




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#9 15 years ago

I plugged a cable between them, and it didnt work, but using a router worked. So im happy.:)




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#10 15 years ago

The cable u need is a patch/crossover cable. There are guides on the internet that show you how to make them or you can go down to radioshack and buy one for about $6 to $10.