View Full Version : how do you get your xbox online

01-05-2002, 06:29 PM
ok i wanna know how to do it and what i need to get and does it cost anything i would look it up but this is just easier

snake plissken
01-05-2002, 06:39 PM
go to gamespy.com

01-05-2002, 06:39 PM
ya good thread i wus wundering the same thing??? anyone know?:confused:

01-05-2002, 06:41 PM
you need a ,,,hub ,,,some cat5 cables ,,,highspeed PC connection and the gamespy software thats a free download,, total cost about 50 bucks or so,,

or wait a few months till mircosoft gets their network up

01-05-2002, 06:44 PM
thanks people what connection do you have?

snake plissken
01-05-2002, 06:44 PM
this is the link http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/tunnel_xbox.shtml

01-05-2002, 06:46 PM
Gonna help you dawgs on dis one....

You need:

Cable, DSL, T1, or T3 connection
A Router, Hub, Gateway
Cat5 Cables (some should come with router)
Gamespy Arcade
Gamespy Tunnel

What You Do:

Turn on Computer and Router
Connect the Cat5 to the back of the XboX
Run Gamespy Click XboX
(If its Halo go to system link games and wait, when you connect to a game it should have the game come up there)
And there you have it

01-05-2002, 06:58 PM
do i need a router and a hub? and what are they and where do i get them and a cat5 cable where do i get those can i get em at best buy?

01-05-2002, 06:59 PM
ohh btw it totally kicks ((__)__)) halo online rocks!!

snake plissken
01-05-2002, 07:03 PM
you can use 2 network cards

01-05-2002, 07:24 PM
what about 2 network cards?

01-05-2002, 07:32 PM
go to best buy,, they have everything you need,,
if your like me im like a kid in a candy store over there so bring a list and stick to it,,,lol

1 hub
2 cat5 cables they have RJ-45 connectors dont get the crossovers

a nic card you should already have w/ high speed internet

im using a linksys 5 port workgroup hub a 3ft cat5 cable back to my cable modem and a 10ft cat5 cable to my xbox

you could do it with 2 nic cards also
gamespy has a few options to choose from

ahh yeah throw in a swordfish dvd because halle berry rocks!!! see dont get me started,, and a plasma TV omg,,, bose home 5.1 theater i could go on and on:D :cool:

01-05-2002, 07:40 PM
What I ment was a Router/Gateway/Hub all the same thing basically just different names

snake plissken
01-05-2002, 07:41 PM
if you go to this link it will tell you all the ways to get online to play http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/tunnel_xbox.shtml

01-05-2002, 07:43 PM
so about how much does this cost?

01-05-2002, 07:45 PM
what the other people said.

*evily ups post count :p"

01-05-2002, 07:46 PM
do you have to download the gamespy arcade software and gamespy tunnel software?

01-05-2002, 07:49 PM
gamespy is free if you can stand the ads 20 dollars for banner free site
hub and cables going to run ya about 50 or 60 bucks depending on the lengths you need,,

go with a hub its a bit cheaper the switch

a switch is a lil smarter about directing info between 2 PCs thats all,, its not needed for this aplication

01-05-2002, 09:30 PM
monkeyman you post way too much. You should be searching the forums, bud. :D

:crosses fingers: please dont reply (SIGH) :p

01-06-2002, 07:16 PM
i found a really cheap hub but the cables i need cost $25.99 and the hub costs $29.99 and i need 2 cables so it would $111.97 so i dont know what i'll do:mad:

01-06-2002, 07:19 PM
omg im a idiot i added wrong but still i dont got that money

01-06-2002, 07:36 PM
do you have to have 3 cat5 cables? how do you hook it up im confused.......:confused: someone write exactly what you do

01-06-2002, 08:10 PM
i think im gonna do it the nic cards way how do you hook em up thatta way like what do i need?

01-06-2002, 10:10 PM
here this came from gamespy it has all the info you need there


two network cards
If you do not want to use a hub, you can choose to use two network cards in the same machine. One network card will connect to your Internet connection, the other will connect to the console via a crossover cable. The second (console-connected) network card will need to be configured with TCP/IP enabled. You can use an IP address of "" on it, a netmask of "" and leave the gateway and other settings blank. Make sure you configure the GameSpy Tunnel application with the network card that is connected to the Xbox when asked to select one.

how are you connected online right now,,, btw

01-07-2002, 05:38 PM
nm im going with the hub the other way is to confusing