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Xbox Live headset / Wireless network questions

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chad Seymour, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. Chad Seymour

    Chad Seymour Stunt Coordinator

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    Question 1:
    For all you beta testers out there, does the headset that comes with the Xbox live setup have a standard input jack? If you wanted to remove it from your Xbox setup and use the headset as a mic on your PC, could you?

    Question 2:
    I am trying to decide what router to go with in anticiapte of going Live. The Linksys wireless router/4 port hub is on sale at BB for a good price. Has anybody had any problems with going wireless or does your connection definitely need to be wired?

    Thanks,

    Chad
     
  2. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

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    I'm not a beta tester so take my response accordingly.

    I think the headset plugs into the controller so I doubt it has a standard jack.

    802.11B (or A for that matter) aren't recommended for gaming. The throughput is fine but there is a major latency issue. You'd get spotty performance at best.
     
  3. Trevor Harveaux

    Trevor Harveaux Stunt Coordinator

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    yes, you can replace the mic/headset. It looks like a standard headphones port, but you will want to be sure that the new headphone jack is the same as the XBOX live one. I have heard of people in the beta replacing theirs with other headsets.... I havent tried it yet though, as i dont mind the Xbox mic at all. It even fits compy over my glasses.
     
  4. DonRoeber

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    Camp,
    Can you show me any documentation or tests showing where wireless networks cause problems with console network gaming? I still have a hard time believing it (and I don't have any currently networked console systems, so I can't run any tests of my own).
     
  5. Keith M.

    Keith M. Second Unit

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    I dont know what Camp is talking about...

    there is no latency!!
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    with wireless you are introducing more lag into the equation. It's simple math

    Whether or not that's enough to affect gameplay is a YMMV situation, but no game company recommends it
     
  7. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

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    I cannot show you any numbers...I can only tell you it didn't work well on my 802.11b set up. Search this forum as it's been discussed a couple times before.
     
  8. DeepakJR

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    Im on a laptop right now, i ping my other computers at a max of 5 ms. That shouldnt be a problem after gettin it working.
     
  9. Michael D. Bunting

    Michael D. Bunting Screenwriter

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    I purchased the Linksys wireless router this past week at best Buy also (on sale - with a rebate!).

    I should be getting my beta starter kit tomorrow via UPS!

    However, for the next month...I'll be connecting it to the wireless router via a wire (cat 5) to one of the 4 available ports.

    I move into a new home next month...and that is where I am going to actually try out the wireless portion of this router (it works fine on my laptop now though) on my XBOX live setup.

    I can let you know then...I'm thinking you'll probably be okay with the wireless...but like others have stated...YMMV. Good luck!

    BTW: The Linksys wireless network was a breeeze to setup...and I can't believe I waited this long to finally go wireless!
     
  10. Dave E H

    Dave E H Supporting Actor

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    I think it's best said like this:
    "If you want the OPTIMAL experience, use a wired connection"
    And since the HTF, it's all about the optimal, right? [​IMG]
    I've got wireless all over my house and it's just not as fast as a wired connection.
     
  11. DeepakJR

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    I think the REAL speed of wireless (4-6 Mbps) is more than enough to accomodate most broadband providers. They do cap the modems regularly at 1.5 or 2 Mbps. So even if the connection is at 50% you shouldnt notice a difference.

    l8rz,
    Deepak Jr.
     
  12. Dave E H

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  13. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    Regarding the headset, are you supposed to hear your own voice? I tried both Whacked and MotoGP, enabled one of the voices, and made sure the mute button was green, but I could never hear my own voice.

    -Dave
     

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