Xbox wireless gaming question

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  1. Gary Seven

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    Hello All,

    I currently have two Xbox's... one in the living room and one in the bedroom. The one in the living room is hooked up to xbox live, using a linksys WET adapter. I was thinking of getting the wireless xbox adapter for the bedroom. What I wanted to know if anybody had used this adapter for system link gaming as well as live. Does it support system link? If so, then this would be a purchase for me (which means I would buy two, replacing the WET adapter). Anybody have experience with this?
     
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    I'm not well versed in networking and wireless but it seems to me that the System Link connection required a different type of LAN cable (twisted pair or somesuch). A wireless rig may not allow for that type of "communication". Don't understand why SL connections require that different configuration.
     
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    It only required a different (crossover) cable if you were connecting the two boxes together. If they were both connected to a router or hub, you would use a regular cable. In other words, it should work fine. SL and Live merely define the software protocols that they use. The network connection is the same.

    Hope I didn't confuse the issue...
     
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    Thanks both for responding. I thought it should work but didn't want to put out the cash if it didn't. I guess I'll give it a go. Thanks again.
     
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    I tried playing Halo with a friend who was using the MN-740 upstairs and I was plugged straight to the hub downstairs. Horrible lag. We didn't bother troubleshooting the problem and just set up everything downstairs. FWIW.
     

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