Can DSL and Cable work in 1 house?

March 3, 2009 at 23:47:41
Specs: Windows Vista
OK live in a house which is roomed with others.The basement has a dell desktop which is connected to a verizon dsl wireless router. I stay on the 2nd floor and have a gateway laptop with windows vista, and also have an XBOX 360 elite hooked up.The connection strangth from the router is pretty good and somewhat consistent.

BUT I have been having some gaming issues with XBOX Live via the wireless adapter, its constantly disconnecting randomly during games and is annoying as hell. If i could hardwire the connection, id be fine but i cant as its too far and cant drill and run the wires.

SO my question is,
A)Is there anything i could do to emulate a hardwired connection

B)I know only 1 dsl line can run per househould. If i purchased comcast cable internet and modem, and hooked it up to my laptop in my room, would it and the dsl in the basement be able to co-exist?
this is my last resort as im a die hard gamer, and figure the 50 bucks a month is worth having the consistent hardwired connection.

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March 4, 2009 at 02:05:26
1) How could you emulate a real physical cable, no.

2) You can have 2 DSL cables, you just pay for 2 x line rental and 2 x internet package and 1 x installation fee.

yes you could hve a cable and a DSL line in one house but again it all depends on whats availble to you, it is a matter of cost.

Maybe you are getting interfence from another wireless signal, a neighbour for examaple, or a mobile(cell) phone or some other radio emitting device.

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March 4, 2009 at 02:08:12
If you get cable just use it for your internet connection. Just ignore
the wireless connection.

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March 4, 2009 at 07:21:44
Wireless is chronically not good for gaming. This is due to the media itself and not bandwidth issues. My suggestion is, get a cable long enough to reach from your Xbox to your router and when you want to play, plug it in and when you're done gaming, disconnect it and wind it up and stow it with your Xbox.

It may be a little inconvenient to have the cable laying around across the floor, but I will most definately work better than wireless.

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March 4, 2009 at 07:53:15
Or you could maybe route the signal though a homeplug?

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March 4, 2009 at 17:21:07
If you can run an ethernet cable to router without problem that
would be the most efficient. Depends on access through walls,
floors. ceiling. Sometimes you can run it outside or along utility
access (pipes, air conditioning from basement to attic and down
to your room.

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