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Old February 4th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help with setting up a router

so im getting an xbox soon and i want to play live soi need some help seeing if all this will turn out good.

i am looking at this router.(i dont want/need a wireless router.) D-Link GamerLounge - EBR-2310 Ethernet Broadband Router



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Product Description:
BASIC NETWORKING
Create a wired network in your home using the D-Link Ethernet Broadband Router (EBR-2310). Connect this Wired Router to a broadband modem and share your high-speed Internet access, check email, share files, and enjoy online gaming.

SIMPLE NETWORKING
This Wired Router provides four 10/100 Ethernet ports to connect up to four Ethernet-enabled PCs or network devices. Switching capabilities have been integrated into this device to efficiently manage your network traffic.

SECURITY PROTECTION
This Wired Router includes a built-in firewall for safeguarding your network from hackers and malicious attacks. Parental control features are also included to monitor Internet usage and block inappropriate content.

EASY TO INSTALL AND USE
The Quick Router Setup Wizard is provided to help you set up your network in minutes. A built-in Cable Tester Utility is also included to help you diagnose and troubleshoot physical cable problems.

For creating a simple wired network for your home, the easy-to-use D-Link Ethernet Broadband Router (EBR-2310) gets the job done.
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Standards • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
• IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
• IEEE 802.3 NWay Auto-Negotiation

Advanced Firewall Features • Network Address Translation (NAT)
• MAC Filtering
• Website Filtering
• Scheduling

Device Management • Internet Explorer v6 or later; or other Java-enabled Browsers

Certifications • FCC

Led • Power
• WAN
• Local Network—10/100Mbps

Operating Temperature • 32ฐF to 131ฐF (0ฐC to 55ฐC)

Operating Humidity • 90% Maximum (Non-condensing)

Dimensions • Item (WxDxH): 4.5” x 5.9” x 1.4”
• Packaging (WxDxH): 8.3” x 10.9” x 2.7”

Weight • Item: 0.5 lbs
• Packaging: 1.6 lbs

Warranty • 1 Year*

Minimum System Requirements • Cable or DSL Modem
• Computer with:• Windowsฎ XP SP2 or Windows 2000 SP4**
• Internet Explorer 6
• CD-ROM Drive
• Network Interface Card


Package Contents • Ethernet Broadband Router
• CAT5 Ethernet Cable
• Power Adapter
• CD-ROM*** with:• Installation Wizard
• Product Documentation

and this is what i was thinking i would have to do but im not sure. i think i might have it backwards



thanks for your help.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If nobody helps you in like thirty mins I will, I just need to get my setup CD that came with mine.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 11:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Your cable input goes to your modem, not your router.
Use a network patch ethernet cable to go from your modem to your router. Then use two more network patch ethernet cables, and make one go from router to computer (If you plan to share the internet connection with the computer). The other goes from router to Xbox.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes, pizza is correct. The cable goes to the modem first, then from the modem-to the router. Then whatever you want to share the network plugs into the router from there. You may have to go into the router configuration after everything is set up and open/close some ports for your xbox.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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alright. im looking at a lot of routers and there not saying anything about gaming and they need to install stuff? idk

i saw this Amazon.com: Netgear GS605 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (10/100/1000 Mbps): Electronics

and thought it looked easier. would this work well with my setup?

BTW what does it mean when it says its a switch?

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Old February 4th, 2007, 12:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You want a router for this, not a switch.

They don't need to say anything about gaming, they will work for the XBox. All a router does it route the electronic signal from the modem to your XBox. It doesn't care what it's hooked up to (XBox, PS2, a PC, a Mac, etc), it just knows to send the signal that way.

Get the first router you showed us, or a Linksys or something. If you need any more help, let me know. I have decent experience with small networks and might be able to help.

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Old February 4th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the first router seems somewhat complicated. it says i have to install stuff etc. that would be ok for my computer but what about for xbox?

so the first one is a good one to get? or do you have any other suggestions for under $75?
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I've used both a router and a switch for this application and they both seem to work.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I dont have any experience with Cable. Anyone care to enlighten me on it? Is the actual cable different from an Ethernet cable?
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the first router seems somewhat complicated. it says i have to install stuff etc. that would be ok for my computer but what about for xbox?

so the first one is a good one to get? or do you have any other suggestions for under $75?
You wont need the software on your xbox you just need it on your computer to make setting up the router easier.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Any router will work for the xbox and you shouldn't need to install any software to run this exept maybe software that comes with xbox live.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Make sure you forward the ports...
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how would i forward ports?
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PortForward.com - Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall is a great site to learn about routers and such.
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You only have one line coming into your house. That goes into your cable modem. From there, you need a router. You use an ethernet cable out of the modem, into the WAN port on the router. Then you run more ethernet cable out of the LAN ports (3 or 4 of them) to your individual computers and/or XBox/PS2/PS3/whatever.

Buy this. Note you will also need 2 ethernet CAT5 RJ45 cables of desired length to run from the router to your destination.

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As I said in the other thread. Do that.
You may or may not have to forward ports. If you do, no big deal at all. Anyone can do it. Here's how:

1.)In a browser, type in 192.168.1.1
1b.)If this does not work, check box of router for IP address. It is going to be 192.168.x.1, where x = some number, usually 1, but I have seen it be 15.

2.)A prompt will show up, asking for the user name & password. Depending on your router, it will most likely either be "admin" for the user and "admin" for the password, or "admin for the user and nothing for the password.
2b.)If neither work, again, check your router box, or search Google for your router model. They have dozens of websites that have the passwords & admin names for the default settings.

3.)On a Linksys router (which I recommend), click "Applications & Gaming" at the top of the page you have been sent to.

4.)For "Start" and "End", type in the port number that you want to open. So if you want to open port 80 (a port reserved for the World Wide Web), type in '80' for Start & End. Set the protocol to either UDP or TCP if you know what it should be, or Both if you don't. For the IP address, set it to whatever the XBox's IP is, such as 192.168.1.101. Click 'enabled'.

5.)Save the changes.

6.)Play your game.

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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have the WRT 54-G it's a pretty good router for cheap.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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As I said in the other thread. Do that.
You may or may not have to forward ports. If you do, no big deal at all. Anyone can do it. Here's how:

1.)In a browser, type in 192.168.1.1
1b.)If this does not work, check box of router for IP address. It is going to be 192.168.x.1, where x = some number, usually 1, but I have seen it be 15.

2.)A prompt will show up, asking for the user name & password. Depending on your router, it will most likely either be "admin" for the user and "admin" for the password, or "admin for the user and nothing for the password.
2b.)If neither work, again, check your router box, or search Google for your router model. They have dozens of websites that have the passwords & admin names for the default settings.

3.)On a Linksys router (which I recommend), click "Applications & Gaming" at the top of the page you have been sent to.

4.)For "Start" and "End", type in the port number that you want to open. So if you want to open port 80 (a port reserved for the World Wide Web), type in '80' for Start & End. Set the protocol to either UDP or TCP if you know what it should be, or Both if you don't. For the IP address, set it to whatever the XBox's IP is, such as 192.168.1.101. Click 'enabled'.

5.)Save the changes.

6.)Play your game.

-Jin

ah dude. thanks so much
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