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    Network advice

    I need some suggestions on how I could possibly set up my home network. We have a cable modem in our living room that connects to the family desktop. My room is in the back of the house and I have a laptop and a desktop that I would like to have internet access to. I would also like to have xb live access but that can be to the tv in the living room. Here is the hardware I already have but not hooked up to anything yet: wireless router (802.11 b), wired router, hub, and a crossover cable if needed. I was wondering what would be the best way to hook this up and still have xb live even though I think that has to use ethernet. Thanks

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    In my networking class we learned how to setup stuff like that but to play it safe you should contact someone locally who can setup networks so that they can actually see how your house is setup and determine the best way to run cable and the best media to choose as well as the router configurations(opening ports for the xbox to connect online with the other other nodes on the network) . Good luck.

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    Thanks treanglin for the advice. I have done some more research and I think I am going to buy a wireless G router and use my B as an access point until I can afford the wireless adapter for my xbox. I will then run a cord from the B router which will be in my room so my mom can't complain about ethernet cords running everywhere. I am also looking at D-Links wireless bridge for gaming. That is a possiblilty since I want to go completely wireless in the end. Later

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