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    When it comes to networking computers, I'm an idiot, so please help!

    Right, I have an on-board NIC, which I currently use to connect my XBOX for playing online. To connect to the Internet, I have a USB Modem for broadband.

    Now, what I want to do is take my XBOX downstairs to the living room and be able to play on XBOX Live, wirelessly.

    I obvisously know that I'll need a wireless router, but am not sure which one, or which type to get. I'll also be getting a laptop soon, which is also another reason for why I want a wireless router.

    What I need help on is just basically the hardware. Setting it all up should be ok, I'll be able to manage that.. As long as I have the right stuff.

    So.. What do I do??

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    You'll need the wireless NIC module for Xbox, which I believe connects to the regular NIC output on your Xbox. That can give you wireless connectivity to your router.

    As for router, I believe there's a list of compatible routers somewhere on Xbox's site, try doing a search but as far as my knowledge is, a router is a router and should work with Xbox.

    And... I hope you don't mind me moving this to the xbox forum.

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    Right, so you mean this: (link) for the XBOX will do... and then all I'll need is any wireless router on my pc?

    Thanks

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    In a nutshell, yes. But since I'm not online on my XBox I don't know if my router or any router WILL work, although looking at it in common sense any router should work - Still I suggest you look at the compatible list.

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    If you plan on having your pc close enough to the router, you just need an ethernet cable to connect, nothing wireless for the p.c.

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    I think he's only talking about the box, and he's planning on buying a notebook, for which wireless is the best thing ever invented.

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    Yup, the main computer's in my room upstairs, with AOL, Who only give a USB modem. That's why I've decided to get a wireless router so that I can connect it to my main computer.

    Then I can use the XBOX downstairs on the widescreen, along with my notebook when I eventually get it..

    Anyway, is this ok?

    Linksys BEFW11S4 - details

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    That looks alright, should work nicely.

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