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I bought this hard drive in march and never hooked it up and i can find the instructions do i need the ethernet cable or is it optional

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No the ethernet cable is optional...you do not the it to funtion the device

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There's possibly a recovery partition on the old drive )or a recovery CD). If so, you'd connect the new drive to a second power cable, and data cable (which might not be included in the tower) :

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I just bought a laptop computer and I already had a desktop. My internet provider is Hugesnet Satelite. I bought a Netgear N600 wireless dual band router thinking I could just hook it up to my desktop...


The HN9000 should have an ethernet port. You will require two ethernet cables to connect the desktop to the router.
1. Connect the ethernet cable from the Modem to the Ethernet Input port on the Router (It is generally placed away from the other ports on the back of the router.) 2. Connect another ethernet cord from one of the output ports on the router to the desktop computer. 3. On the laptop, turn on your wireless card. The process for this differs from computer to computer. If you were to provide the model of laptop, I could provide you specific instructions. 4. The network setup should be complete.
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Where do i hook up my x box 2 the computer


It's quite simple actually. All you need to do, is buy one eithernet cable and have a router. (continued below)
Step 1. If it's an Xbox 360 it would've come with one ethernet cord. If it's an original Xbox, then you'll need to buy 2 instead of the intended 1.


Step 2. Make sure the ethernet cable from your modem is in the back plugged into the router, also make sure that another cable is plugged into the back of your computer and also to the back of your router (thats what one of the cables is for).


Step 3. Now take the second cable (the one that you bought) or the cable came with the xbox system and plug that into the back of your system into the ethernet slot.


Step 4. Plug the cable you just plugged into your system into a third open slot on the back of the router and Voila! you are ready to "Pwn The Noobs" on a 'lil XBL. Mind you that Xbox Live does cost money ($50 or so a year). Now you can play with friends, transfer pictures or movies or music, depending on if its an original or xbox 360!...I hope this helps
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p.s. - You will need to do a few more things: go to system setup on the xbox dashboard (all the way to the right on the screen where your profiles are kept) then go to computer setup. Then you will get a code to enter at www.xbox.com/pcsetup



The above will only hook up the Xbox 360 console to the INTERNET by routing the internet to it, a router just splits the internet and assigns internal IP addresses in order to allow internet use by both the computer and the Xbox console. If you meant how to hook up the console to "Browse" its hard-drive/DVD drive/etc., it is not quite as easy. You should look up "Xbox 360 hotswapping" in google or something and that will show you how to view the hard drive contents.

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  2. 2 Insert the installation CD that was included with the Netgear WGT624 into your computer's disc drive. Click the language option you want to use and then click "Setup."
  3. 3 Follow the setup wizard's onscreen instructions and then click "Finish." The wizard will automatically detect your Internet settings. Open a web browser and navigate to "http://192.168.1.1."
  4. 4 Type "admin" in the Netgear's "User Name" text box and then enter "Password" in the text box labeled "Password." Click "OK."
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  6. 6 Click the "Wireless Settings" link if you want to password protect your wireless network. Click the "WEP" radio button and then type in the password you want to use for your network in the "Passphrase" text box.
  7. 7 Click "Apply" and then close the web browser.

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HP 4450 desktop, not have a ethernet port


No you can't.
But you have ywo other options to use broadband connection.
1. Use a USB modem, or
2. Install a network card to be able to use an ethernet cable.

A network card cost around $10.00.

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Ethernet cord


no that is a optional funtion...you do not need to that to do the main funtion of the HDD

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Ethernet cable


Its just optional if you like to use a Ethernet cable for this device , for us long the device is connected via USB its definitely fine....

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