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Offline Barra

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x-box,pc and ntl
« on: March 21, 2003, 21:16 »
Afriend of mine has NTL broadband which he connects too with his pc. A flatmate of his has an x-box. He wants to go online with it and to be able to connect to net even if pc is switched off. What do they need? Would they get away with a hub or do they need something else?
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Re:x-box,pc and ntl
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2003, 22:07 »
I'm not on sure ground here Barra, as I don't know a lot about the X-Box  ::)

Assuming that the X-Box has a standard ethernet port then yes, a hub would be required to share the NTL Cable Modem, which is presumably currently connected to the PC via ethernet and not USB.

Sorry to be so vague :-[

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2003, 22:38 »
Hi Sean. Don't worry about being too vague, I'm no clearer myself. Info has been given over the phone so I havn't seen set up but I'm led to believe it will be ethernet card and cable modem. i also believe sockets on x-box are RJ11's if that helps.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2003, 22:41 »
Ethernet is usually on an RJ45 connector Ade.

I'll do some research and get back to you :)

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2003, 22:48 »
Jackpot! Good old Google :D

You may find this pdf very useful Ade 8)

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2003, 22:51 »
Clicked on link and got the message "Could not connect to JRun Server"  :(
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Re:x-box,pc and ntl
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2003, 22:53 »
Try disabling your firewall?  That usually works for me Barra.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2003, 22:54 »
:o strange. It starts downloading a pdf file here ???

Try typing http://xbox.blueyonder.co.uk/guide.pdf into your browser.

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Re:x-box,pc and ntl
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2003, 09:02 »
Nope. Disabled Zone Alarm. Still no joy :'(
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2003, 09:09 »
Try holding down shift while you click the link Ade. It sounds like you have some kind of download manager software loaded :-\

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Re:x-box,pc and ntl
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2003, 09:37 »
Well, I just tried the link and it started to download the pdf, but after a couple of minutes it stopped and all I got was a blank screen.   :-\
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