Need advise for going online with PS2 and Xbox please

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  1. Jon Teddlie

    Jon Teddlie Stunt Coordinator

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    I bought a PS2 network adapter today along with SOCOM and really want to give it a spin but I have a small problem.. At this time I don't have a phone jack in my HT and my computer is in my "office room" I am using DSL internet through my telephone company, I am looking at having a jack installed in the HT but for now was looking at buying one of those Linksys wireless routers for the two gaming systems to share. Will this work? If so, I want to know what brand and model would be the best to get. I don't have much knowledge about lan etc but have been reading and trying to get somewhat more familiar with how it works.
    Any help here would be GREATLY appreciated. Hopefully I will be able to join in on some of the HTF clans and sports tourneys soon! Thanks, Jon
     
  2. Jon Teddlie

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    I thought for sure someone could help me out here... After more investigation I may want to just go with a regular router and run some cat5 I know the speeds are supposed to be better than wireless. Could anyone atleast verify that and if it would benifit me? Thanks
     
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    I've got the Linksys 4-port broadband router and have my PC and PS2 hooked up. It works without any problems and if you have XP you don't have to do anything. I just plugged in everything and it worked without having to configure anything.
     
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    I have the linksys 4 port router as well. No problems at all. I would definitely recommend it.
     
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    I have a Netgear router, works great. I'd stay away from wireless for the consoles just from the standpoint of speed. There should be no difference between wired and wireless, but for gaming I wouldn't want to take the chance. Plus, you can buy a router and an awful lot of Cat 5 cable for much less than the price of a wireless setup.
     
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    Here is a link to another thread where I posted some general information on wired vs wireless setups. FYI, I'm considering a wireless set up just do to the horrible run of Cat5 I would have to do with a wired setup.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...highlight=xbox
    This topic is coming up a LOT and someone should put together a FAQ or primer. I'd volunter but I'm a programmer not a network guru (although I'd be happy to participate).
    FYI, EGM put together a nice little article (in a funny comic kind of format) in the latest issue about this same issue. You should check it out.
     
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    All of our internet stuff is in my room (DSL modem, LinkSys wireless router) and we have a wireless network set up. Eventually, I will have my PS2 online, but it's in another room that's a good distance away. Could I get a wireless receiver that could hook up into the ethernet port on the network adapter? We got USB adapters for my brother's computer and my dad's computer and I have a PCMCIA card, so I'm not sure if there's even a thing that could help me.
     
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    Thanks keep the suggestions coming. Morgan, so far most of the receivers are usb and will not work with Sony's official NA or Xbox as far as I know, this is why I decided to consider running cat 5 that and My HT is connected to the computer room so we are only talking about a 50ft run..
     
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    That should do the trick. Then again, I have no money.

    I could just try to get my PS2 in my room whenever I want to play online...oh well, I'll figure something out.
     
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    Joel, I did look at that receiver you listed and read that the xconnect program will not work with it. This doesn't mean xbox live and ps2 online won't work but I didn't want to blow the money just to find out.
     

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