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Connect Xbox and PC with 1 Ethernet Cable

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Last response: in Networking
January 2, 2013 9:46:35 PM


I have my Xbox and Pc hooked up to a monitor. I want to be able to use both at the same time using only 1 ethernet cable. How do I go about doing this. Will a regular splitter allow me to use both at the same time? Any help is appreciated. Any links for products is even more appreciated :) 


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January 2, 2013 10:36:57 PM

You need an Ethernet hub/switch.
January 3, 2013 1:14:28 AM

and 3 Ethernet cables.

the only other way is the PC can do wireless, and you witlessly link the PC and ICS [internet connection sharing if you have window,s if you have unix you need router software] the xbox via ethernet to the PC. The computer must be on to use the internet on the xbox on that design. You also have to go into windows and tell it to share from wireless to the Ethernet and set up the IP system.

For clarity the later option is a horrible idea, but if you have to do it that way, then its possible.
A router and more cables is the better solution by far.