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Old 08-07-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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My son is trying to get a signal so that he can connect online through his game console. We have high speed internet but I'm wondering, do I need to get a router for him to do this?

He has a PS3 and an XBOX360 ...in case that matters?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Hope I'm allowed to post this link here...

This is with or without a router for Xbox:

How to Connect to Xbox LIVE | Xbox LIVE Connection | Xbox Support (http://support.xbox.com/en-us/pages/xbox-live/get-started/connecting/default.aspx - broken link)
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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My son is trying to get a signal so that he can connect online through his game console. We have high speed internet but I'm wondering, do I need to get a router for him to do this?

He has a PS3 and an XBOX360 ...in case that matters?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Do you already have a router?

What I would do is run an ethernet cable to his room (or wherever) from the router (or modem if you have one), then put a switch in his room and attach all his stuff to the switch.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:04 PM
 
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By switch do you mean a power cord surge?


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Do you already have a router?
What I would do is run an ethernet cable to his room (or wherever) from the router (or modem if you have one), then put a switch in his room and attach all his stuff to the switch.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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By switch do you mean a power cord surge?
no, I mean switch:

Newegg.com - NETGEAR GS105 Desktop Switch ProSafe Gigabit with Jumbo Frame support 10/100/1000Mbps 5 x RJ45 4000 MAC Address Table 128K On-Chip Packet Buffering Buffer Memory

Routers route. You only need one per household (generally speaking). If you have a modem, they usually come with routing capability built in. A switch does not route, it simply divides a single connection into multiple connections and directs traffic to wherever the traffic's destination is.


Here's what it should look like (not physically, obviously)

{Your Internet Connection}
v
[router or modem]
v
[switch]
v
[game consoles]
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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for the PlayStation 3 the best bet would be to get a wireless router and set the connection up in the network tab in the settings.

PS3™ | Internet Connection Settings (wireless connection)

here is an address on how to set it up via wireless

it may not be as fast as a wired connection to the PS3 but it will be a lot less cluttered at the back
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the info guys/gals !!
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