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Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by WIIMAN999, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. WIIMAN999

    WIIMAN999 WiiloveWii

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    Hi guys,

    In the next few weeks i will be a proud Wii60 Elite owner :yesnod: and was pondering about my internet setup. If i have to go wired i will have to use a RJ45 Ethernet cable approximately 20meters in length to reach my room. The advantage to this is the cables are very cheap to buy (lol i thank ebay :lol:) and possibly quicker speeds. Or the other option is to go wireless. Obviously, the advantage to wireless is no wires but i fear i may lose signal strength due to my thick walls in my house and the £60 price tag. Although i should probably check how strong my Wii signal strength is first.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    I have my Xbox wired into my laptop which acts as a wireless device. All it takes is some port forwarding.
     
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  3. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    I'd personally like wireless but if you have thick walls I'd always go for the safe wired connection, it really doesn't matter more than likely because you don't live in an underground bunker but that's just my opinion, and I don't mind cords.
     
  4. WIIMAN999

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    Thanks for the replies FRuMMaGe and 261311

    1 more quick question:

    Would a 20 meter cable affect the speed of megabytes per second? (aka slower? :sick:) oh and i forgot to mention i have a BT Home Hub.

    Thanks in advance,

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  5. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    It would be slower, but not noticeably.
     
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    i use wired connection, 50 foot wire up to my room.
     
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    arogeek Got Wii???

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    i think wireless is slower, personaly....................
     
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    I do the same as FRuMMaGe... wired to my laptop...
     
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    Hi guyz,

    Thanks for all your replies :smilewinkgrin: and i have decided to go wired :aureola: and buy one of those dirt cheap 20 metre cables off Ebay. So setup should be a doddle!

    Thanks again,

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    i have a spare 50 foot cable laying around but i think something went wrong w/it otherwise id just ship it to u for free lol. i have no use for 100 feet of ethernet cable beleive it or not!

    i got a 50ft one for 30 bucks at gamestop, 2 of them actually, how much did u find one for on ebay? cause i know the same thing was 35 at radioshack.

    edit: im talking USD here if you didnt catch that, i dont know the conversions.
     
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    Hey, I'm currently deciding whether to get a 360 or a PS3...but if I was to go with the 360, would I be better to get an Ethernet cable to go from my router to my room, rather than buy the wireless adaptor? Because it would save me money, and I hear that wired is better than wireless. Are there any other advantages to wireless other than there not being any wires?
     
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    Think it's better to use a wire so the signal won't like... drop. But parents would kill me if I had a long wire going through my house. So I would personally get a wireless adapter, but if you don't mind the wires, use the wire! :)
     
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    Nice one...I'll have to see what my old man thinks of helping me thread the wire through, I'm sure it isn't a problem.
     
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    To SensesFail

    I found a 50ft (25m) ethernet for approximately £9 including shipping which is approximately $17.78. And thanks for the offer on the cable :smilewinkgrin: but i have nagged my dad to get a high quality KLOTZ (i think is the brand) ethernet cable so all is well lol.:wink:

    And thanks for hijacking my thread Lewi T (only joking! :yesnod:)

    Thanks for all your replies,

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    Lol, apologies...this thread helped me initially but I just needed to ask a quick question, so there was no point in making a new thread! You were joking though so all is good :thumbsup:
     
  16. blueovalboy7

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    Not necessarily slower, but definitely not as good a connection.

    I run two different set-ups, when I'm at my apt I run a shorter, say 6 foot ethernet cable and it's the best speed and connection for me anyway, but when I take it to my parents house I have to use a 50 foot cable, and it seems as though it is a little lower quality connection, but I'm not sure if that's my cable or just the internet being used by more than just my xbox at their house. Also depends on where you are in the world, some countries have better internet than others. I would go with wired over wireless, and it is a lot cheaper, but do you mind having a cable run down the hall and around the corner?
     
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    At some stores, like Wal-Mart, you can go to the electronics section where they sell cables and wires and buy some little plastic cable holders that use small nails hammered into the walls to hold cables. They are technically made for coax cables, but I use them to run my cat5 cables from the router in the computer room to the consoles in the living room.

    Every couple of feet along the baseboards, tack in a holder and run the cable through. Go up and around doorways so you don't have to worry about tripping on it.

    Our walls, cables, and the little cable holders are all white, so you can't even really see the setup.
     
  18. T3kNi9e

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    You can do that...? Can you tell me how? Or give me a link to show me how for future references? Thats cool... I know SOME about port fowarding, but I duno which ports to foward n such.
     
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