How to hook up (2) Xbox's to play Halo with 7 people?

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  1. Jeff_Rice

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    I am curious on how to hook up two Xbox's so my friends (7)and I can play halo (two TV's)?

    Another question...Is there an adapter for the Xbox to hook in the car (sigarette lighter)?

    Jeff
     
  2. Jared_B

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    You need a hub and two network cables. We have our neighbors come over every weekend for Xbox parties. I just roll our 36" bed room TV out to the living room (which has the 55" HDTV), and hook everything up. It is such a blast with 8 people!
     
  3. Dave Falasco

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    Can't you just use a system link cable between two Xboxen? I thought a hub had to be used for three or four, but for just two, all you need is a system link cable?

    I've never done it, so maybe I'm wrong.
     
  4. Jared_B

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    Tried it Dave, to no avail. Someone here even told me that all you need is the system link cable. Finally called tech support and they said you gotta get a hub.

    Still, it's the best $50 I've spent lately.

    Maybe a straigh through cat5 cable would work. All I have is twisted.
     
  5. Dave Falasco

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    Sorry 'bout that, Jared. I had always heard that for two you only needed the system link cable, but I defer to your experience. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jason Quillen

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    I went out and got a system link cable. Even though it could be longer, I got it streched so it goes from my XBox to my roomies XBox. Thats all we have, is the system link cable (no hub) and it works fine.

    Its a blast playing on 2 TVs!

    JQ
     
  7. Jared_B

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    Well now I'm pissed.

    The tech support guy specifically said that we HAD to have a hub, even if there's only two Xboxes, no matter what cable we used.

    Dave, that's actually what I remember reading as well. Why market the "System Link Cable" if that alone doesn't do it?

    Is there a difference between the system link cable and a standard cat5 network cable? I'm using generic cat5 twisted pair cables. Anybody fluent in network type stuff want to chime in?

    Thanks
     
  8. Dan Clark

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    I brought my Xbox to a friend's house last week and we hooked them up and played Halo. For two XBox, you just need an ethernet "cross-over" cable...that's all the official system link cable is. Our setup consisted of 50' of standard ethernet cable, a coupler, and the ethernet cross-over cable, but that's only because the cross-over cable wasn't long enough on its own. If you can find a cross-over cable long enough, that is all you will need for two.
     
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    What's the difference between a standard ethernet cable and a "crossover" cable? Will the system link cable also work with a hub?
     
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  11. Chris Bardon

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    It looked to me like the "system link" cable is just a regular ethernet cable. Either way, hubs are pretty simple to find.
    There's no Xbox-specific car adapter that I know of, but thers IS a general one that you can get that just has an AC plug on the other end. Usually listed as a Power Inverter or something similar, they'll usually run about 40 bucks. Did a quick search, and here's an example of what I mean, but you should be able to find em anywhere. They get a little warm after a while, but I've been using one for a laptop in the car for a few years now.
     
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  13. Dave Falasco

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    Jason and Dan, you guys rock. That's exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you very much!!! [​IMG]
     

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