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March 22, 2010 10:14:44 PM

i just got an xbox pro and i need to connect it to ethernet. the closest and most manageable ethernet plug is in my comcast dvr cable box. i tried to plug it in but it didn't connect the xbox. is there a way to connect my xbox via the cable box at all?

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Anonymous
March 22, 2010 10:39:44 PM

No, but if you have a network cable from your router going to the DVR, you can add a network switch to connect the xbox.
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March 22, 2010 10:39:51 PM

The XBOX has to be connected to your wireless/wired Internet router, not the dvr. If running an Ethernet cable to your router isn't practical, you could consider using a wireless Ethernet bridge.

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March 22, 2010 10:50:34 PM

That sux. I'm in a rented house so I can't drill a hole in the floor to connect the xbox and router and I'm not willing to spend much money on a wireless bridge. Any other suggetions? But thanks anyway
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March 22, 2010 11:36:22 PM

bigboi said:
That sux. I'm in a rented house so I can't drill a hole in the floor to connect the xbox and router and I'm not willing to spend much money on a wireless bridge. Any other suggetions? But thanks anyway


The least expensive wireless Ethernet bridge I know of is the ASUS WL-520GU w/ dd-wrt or tomato third party firmware:

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch_v3.asp?scriteria=B... ($29 shipped, after $10 mail-in rebate)

At least it's reasonably priced.

There's also powerline bridging:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($43 shipped)

Besides running a wire, those are your options.
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March 23, 2010 12:15:56 AM

Nice thanks I'll use the rebatE one
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