A Guy Named Joe wrote:
Same here, this topic applies to me as well. I have a computer at home with an SBC DSL modem and I have an ethernet card in my computer. I'd like to run a CAT 5 cable to my new X-Box and set it up so I can use the X-Box live someday in the near future.
What would I need? How much would it set me back if I were to buy the parts & equipment I would need? How do I set it up?
you will need a router. it doesn't have to be this one, but almost any should be fine for xbl. other than the extra network cable, that's about it. you'll have to pay a monthly fee for xbl, so i recommend a free solution www.xbconnect.com
it's absolutely free and they continue to improve the software. they support a lot of games too. be sure that you do some connection speed tests to see what you will be capable of (mainly if you plan on hosting games). i have sbc dsl and i'm suppose to be getting 334k or something around that for my upload but still get the previous speed of around 225k.