Solved Connet PC and xbox live to one modem w/1 jack

June 28, 2011 at 21:32:51
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium
I just got Xbox Live hooked up, but I have one problem: I have to unplug the ethernet cord from my computer, and hook it up to use XBox Live. I googled how-tos and found out that I can get an ethernet splitter, but I heard that I am not able to use the Ethernet cord with both PC and XBox simultaneously. Does know any cheap alternatives on how I can use both the internet on my PC and use Xbox Live at the same time?

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June 29, 2011 at 07:32:31
routers were not secure and that they had security issues

Where on earth did you hear that. Even it were true, inserting a router will make you no less secure than what you have now.

The reality is that routers improves security because of the Network Address Translation mentioned earlier and most home routers have a firewall built in. The only insecure aspect of routers is if a wireless router is configured with an open Wi-fi connection. Something that is easily rectified with a reading of the manual. If you have no intention of connecting via wireless a simple wired router will do the job or a wireless router with wireless disabled.

On thing is certain that you cannot connect two device simultaneously to a single internet connection without a router unless you want to get into the complexities of Internet Connection Sharing via software.

Stuart



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June 29, 2011 at 00:42:50
rather than getting a splitter just get Switch. 5 port switches a relatively cheap.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&...


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June 29, 2011 at 03:24:39
It is not a splitter nor a switch you need but a router. With a switch you will still be in same situation of only one device being able to use the Internet at a time.

A router will overcome that problem by giving each device its own IP address and translating between that and your public IP address via Network Address Translation. A outer is the only way to do it but that are not that expensive if you shop around.

Stuart


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#3
June 29, 2011 at 04:27:54
Okay, thanks! But, I also heard that routers were not secure and that they had security issues ...

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#4
June 29, 2011 at 05:27:05
"not secure" where did you hear or read this, please explain...

Just buy a Wireless Router a cheap and simple solution.......


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June 29, 2011 at 07:32:31
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routers were not secure and that they had security issues

Where on earth did you hear that. Even it were true, inserting a router will make you no less secure than what you have now.

The reality is that routers improves security because of the Network Address Translation mentioned earlier and most home routers have a firewall built in. The only insecure aspect of routers is if a wireless router is configured with an open Wi-fi connection. Something that is easily rectified with a reading of the manual. If you have no intention of connecting via wireless a simple wired router will do the job or a wireless router with wireless disabled.

On thing is certain that you cannot connect two device simultaneously to a single internet connection without a router unless you want to get into the complexities of Internet Connection Sharing via software.

Stuart


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#6
June 30, 2011 at 07:45:04
Ok! Thanks! I guess wired or wireless router it is(:

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