View Full Version : Do I need the Xbox System link cable or would a network LAN cable work as well???

02-22-2002, 11:04 PM
I just wanted to know if that works because the Xbox one is only 20 ft. I'd rather buy one of the 100-200 ft. cables. Signing off...

02-22-2002, 11:13 PM
Yea, a network LAN cable will work.

02-23-2002, 12:51 AM
You need a cat 5 crossover cable if you are linking two xboxes together. A regular cat 5 cable will not work. Go to a mom and pop computer store and they probably can make you one of any length. I say mom and pop because you may as well give them the business. :)

02-23-2002, 02:27 AM
of course 2 regular cat 5 cables will work if you are using a hub. Also, if you are into it, it is much cheaper to purchase a regular cat 5 cable (especially at 100-200 feet) and make your own crossover cable. It's really easy and there are plenty of instructions on the internet.

02-23-2002, 10:33 AM
really? Could you give me links to a couple tutorials on making my own crossover cat 5 after I've purchased my standard 100-200 feet standard cat 5? BTW, if I were to hook up more than 2 TV's, I'd need a HUB right? What kind of HUB would I need for it to work? Thanx in advance. Signing off...

02-23-2002, 09:48 PM
Any hub or switch will work just fine.

02-24-2002, 10:04 PM
you only use a crossover cable (or system link cable) if you are connection 2 divices directly without a hub or switch, so it sepends what you are doing...