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Topic # 27599 1-Nov-2008 00:18
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Kia ora.  Sorry if I'm repeating an old post, but...

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!

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  Reply # 175704 4-Nov-2008 13:50
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Hi,

- You don't need an additional switch to connect your 360 to your PC. Just connect it into your existing modem/router that you use for internet and that will do the job. You only need a switch if your current modem has a single ethernet port.
- Streaming media from you PC to your 360 does not add to your monthly bandwidth in any way. However once you have your 360 connected to your network it will have access to internet in which case you could access Xbox live and download content from there which could possibly (depending on the media you download...such as trailer or demos) add to your bandwidth.

Not sure where you are located and not sure if this would even help but Dick Smith Electronics Power House in Manukau and Sylvia park have 360's setup as media extenders to play videos, music, pictures and live TV.


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  Reply # 175714 4-Nov-2008 14:10
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I use a wireless network and have my xbox plugged in via the PC - Router/Modem is too far away to plug into the xbox.

Works sweet as - cant get xbox live (not that I useit) but the streaming is mint




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  Reply # 175715 4-Nov-2008 14:13
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Cool, thanks guys!  I'll give it a go.

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