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Posted: 12/25/2005 2:45:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 2:45:36 PM EDT by S-1]
Can someone recommend a good router to play XBox Live with. I can't hook the XBox up directly to my cable modem because it's clear across the house by the computer.

I have ZERO knowledge about routers and need help. Are they just as fast as having a direct hook-up?

Thanks for your help.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:46:25 PM EDT
Linksys routers are the best that I have dealt with. Easier to configure, and more stable than any other brand of router, at least on my companies network.

I use a SonicWALL myself though.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:46:55 PM EDT
Do you want a Wireless setup?

if so they make WiFi acess points for consoles and than you would just need a Wireless router
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:49:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JBowles:
Do you want a Wireless setup?

if so they make WiFi acess points for consoles and than you would just need a Wireless router



Increases latency and gives you more lag than if you hardwire it though.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:50:09 PM EDT
I have mine setup through a LInksys wireless router. Its great!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:53:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I have mine setup through a LInksys wireless router. Its great!!



I will have to go the wireless route. Were can I get a Linksys wireless router? How much do the usually run?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:53:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
Do you want a Wireless setup?

if so they make WiFi acess points for consoles and than you would just need a Wireless router



Increases latency and gives you more lag than if you hardwire it though.



Yeah, but he said somthing about it being acroos the house, as a bad thing.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:54:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By S-1:

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I have mine setup through a LInksys wireless router. Its great!!



I will have to go the wireless route. Were can I get a Linksys wireless router? How much do the usually run?



Newegg.com

$45-$60

Defiantely consider going with a wired connection to the router. You will thank me later.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:55:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JBowles:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
Do you want a Wireless setup?

if so they make WiFi acess points for consoles and than you would just need a Wireless router



Increases latency and gives you more lag than if you hardwire it though.



Yeah, but he said somthing about it being acroos the house, as a bad thing.



Its not difficult to run CAT5.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:56:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By S-1:

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I have mine setup through a LInksys wireless router. Its great!!



I will have to go the wireless route. Were can I get a Linksys wireless router? How much do the usually run?



Newegg.com

$45-$60

Defiantely consider going with a wired connection to the router. You will thank me later.



Can you tell that much of a difference with a good wireless Router? I don't want a cable running through my house.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:59:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By JBowles:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
Do you want a Wireless setup?

if so they make WiFi acess points for consoles and than you would just need a Wireless router



Increases latency and gives you more lag than if you hardwire it though.



Yeah, but he said somthing about it being acroos the house, as a bad thing.



Its not difficult to run CAT5.



I know I have got CAT5 run all over the house.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 2:59:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By S-1:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By S-1:

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I have mine setup through a LInksys wireless router. Its great!!



I will have to go the wireless route. Were can I get a Linksys wireless router? How much do the usually run?



Newegg.com

$45-$60

Defiantely consider going with a wired connection to the router. You will thank me later.



Can you tell that much of a difference with a good wireless Router? I don't want a cable running through my house.



I dont know if you will be able to notice a difference, but I certainly can. Its up to you if you want to try it, but the wireless adapter for the console will cost an additional 60-something dollars, depending on where you get one. Linksys makes one, which is the same one I had experience messing with.
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