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for xbox live can u just run a phone cord to the xbox to the internet box ? Answered


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zack247 (author)2011-05-17

just buy a cheap ethernet cable (like a phone cable but a wider connector) at your local dollar store, plug one end into the internet box, the other into your xbox. works like a charm.

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orksecurity (author)2011-05-17

No. An Ethernet cable is needed. (Phone cord won't have the right connectors or number of wires, to start with.)

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aelias36 (author)orksecurity2011-05-17

Although he does in fact need to use an Ethernet cable, cable does, in fact have enough wires. The real problem is that they aren't twisted or shielded.

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orksecurity (author)aelias362011-05-17

Enough wires for 10base-T, but not at the right positions in the connectors. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Ethernet_over_twisted_pair#Cabling

(BTW, I'm one of those who mildly objects to calling anything which requires a hub or router "Ethernet". I remember the original Ethernet hardware and protocols -- and the Chaos subset protocol -- where the network behaved more like a shared antenna than point-to-point connections. I understand how and why 10base-T evolved, but I've always felt that calling it ethernet when there's no ether is misleading at best.)

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frollard (author)orksecurity2011-05-17

if it's 4 wire cable, it can have short runs of 100baseT, sans T :)

He CAN just run a phone cord to his xbox...into a dsl modem box, and then ethernet rj45 into the xbox :)

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