I'd like to set up my XBox360 as a Media Center Extender. Wireless is out of the question (my flatmates don't want a wireless network for some reason) and a wired network wouldn't be a problem.
I know you can connect the XBox360 to the computer via ethernet cables, but can I avoid having to get a router or switch by adding a second 10/100Mbps to the computer, using one for broadband internet and the second to connect to the XBox360?
Also, if you stream media to the XBox360 as a media extender, does this count towards your monthly bandwidth through your ISP?
I'm new to this, so sorry if these are stupid questions.
Many thanks in advance!