Sorry guys but I just have to vent, I was anxiously looking foward to getting my XBL starter kit and other equipment to play some this weekend and play some GR with you guys this Monday. On paper the plan was good, connect a cable modem to my X-Box and be done with it. Well today I decided to give my cable provider a call about the splitter they gave me to connect my modem to the outlet in the living room by the Tv, well today my provider tells me over the phone(Even though I've had numerous contact with them through email about this) that I can't do this right now and it's one modem per house, I was shocked. Needless to say I've already looked at my other options (wireless and router). I can safely say wireless won't work because it is just to expensive for me right now, it would be my best choice though because of my current situation with 2 rooms away from eachother but it is just to expensive. The other most obvious choice is a regular wired router. The big problem with that though is that my mother will never put up with Cat-5 cable going from one room to another even if it's along a ceiling or a baseboard (she thinks I'm going to destroy the house), I think right now though because of money issues a wired router is the way to go the only problem with it is that if I do it I will have to detach the cat-5 cable from my X-Box and hide it whenever I'm done which can be a pain, I suppose I could also drill through the wall into the next room and bring my cat-5 through tthere directly behind the tv to my X-Box but than again it would "ruin the house". What would you guys do in this case, use the cat-5 only when needed or just give up completely thinking that XBL is a hopeless dream? I guess if anything good comes out of this it is that I may be able to do this tons cheaper and if I do get XBL running get a couple games for it and also I got a new splitter for my Tv which I say improved the picture. Always got to look at the positive . Sorry about the long rant which may make me sound like an ass but I'm extremely mad with my cable company and house set-up right now .