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Old 01-25-2010, 12:00 PM   #16
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that the OP isn't interested in cascading routers or running wire!

I think that he wants to use a wireless router in place of the XBOX360 wireless (USB) network adapter. As these cost almost a hundred bucks!
An economical way to connect the Xbox is to use a $20 wireless router with a software revision.
Previously, I posted a link to a site that where the software can be down-loaded.

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The easiest way to accomplish what you're looking for is with a Linksys router compatible with Tomato firmware.

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

It can be set up as a wireless bridge, and wired devices can be plugged into it. I used this setup for quite some time when I needed my wife's computer and my wired-only network printer connected from the 2nd floor to the basement.
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The easiest way to accomplish what you're looking for is with a Linksys router compatible with Tomato firmware.

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

It can be set up as a wireless bridge, and wired devices can be plugged into it. I used this setup for quite some time when I needed my wife's computer and my wired-only network printer connected from the 2nd floor to the basement.
I'm unfamiliar with what would be a 'wireless bridge'! Can you explain what this is and how it would fit in to Xbox communication?
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I'm unfamiliar with what would be a 'wireless bridge'! Can you explain what this is and how it would fit in to Xbox communication?

The xbox only has wired ethernet connectivity. A wireless bridge uses a standard wireless router and specialized software to connect itself wirelessly to the rest of the network, allowing its wired ethernet ports to behave as if they were directly connected to the "main" router.

You can also purchase standalone wireless bridges but they're often the same cost as a Tomato-compatible router.
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The xbox only has wired ethernet connectivity. A wireless bridge uses a standard wireless router and specialized software to connect itself wirelessly to the rest of the network, allowing its wired ethernet ports to behave as if they were directly connected to the "main" router.

You can also purchase standalone wireless bridges but they're often the same cost as a Tomato-compatible router.
OK! Thank you for your quick reply!

I have a surplus Linksys, wireless G router and would like to use this to connect to my home network that uses a standard D-link router.

So if I connect my Xbox network port to the Link sys port. Change its software over to Tomato. It would function in the same manner as if a cable were run directly from the Xbox to the D-Link router!
Am I understanding this correctly?
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In the grand scheme of things, yes, you're on the right page.

You'll have to download the Tomato firmware to a computer and then connect wired-side to the Linksys to update it; you cannot do it wirelessly. It'll stand a good chance of bricking the router.

Once you put the Tomato firmware onto it, it's just a matter of changing the Wireless mode to "bridge", giving it your D-Link's wireless information (SSID, encryption etc) and then you'll never touch it again.

From that point it'll behave as if you're plugging in your Xbox directly to the D-Link. It'll handle all of the networking, including DHCP.
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In the grand scheme of things, yes, you're on the right page.

You'll have to download the Tomato firmware to a computer and then connect wired-side to the Linksys to update it; you cannot do it wirelessly. It'll stand a good chance of bricking the router.

Once you put the Tomato firmware onto it, it's just a matter of changing the Wireless mode to "bridge", giving it your D-Link's wireless information (SSID, encryption etc) and then you'll never touch it again.

From that point it'll behave as if you're plugging in your Xbox directly to the D-Link. It'll handle all of the networking, including DHCP.
Now i understand! Thanks for your patience with this old guy! LOL! I should be pushin' up daisey's instead here I am networking game machines!


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