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Ethernet cable dont fit in the bak of my pc

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Re: ethernet cable

This means that you only have a 56k modem in your computer, you are missing the piece that you need, a Network Interface Card. Otherwise known as a NIC. You can get one at walmart or bestbuy rather cheap

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How do i hook my xbox up to my computer to get on xbox live?


just to elaborate on zombies post.....
Zombie is correct in what she says...but in 'Laymans' terms.........
you dont need to hook up your xbox to ur computer to get 'On Live' .
The easiest way is a direct 'Ethernet' lead (plugged into the back of ur 360....(dont worry....u cant put it in the wrong ethernet lead will only fit an ethernet slot)) & the other end into an empty Ethernet slot on your broadband suppliers router (the little box they sent you which is plugged into ur fone line)....there are usually '4' ethernet slots on most routers ! once the ethernet lead is plugged in just follow on screen instructions (xbox) for 'signing' up to 'Xbox Live' :-)

hope this is a little easier to understand ??

p.s. Dont get ripped off buying an ethernet lead if u havnt got one long enuf ! dont let the shops tell you ur better off with 'Gold' plated ones !! its rubbish !! u dont need gold plated !
the usual 'bay' shop (u know who i mean??) have numerous suppliers....u dont want to be paying more than £5 for at least a 5 metre one !

p.p.s dont bother with the wireless adapters !! there pants !

good luck :-)

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How do i connect xbox 360 to internet i will be connecting by ethernet,what do i need to do many thanks dave.

HI Dave ...
If you dont have the manual, you can get one online from the Xbox site.

All you need is an ethernet cable and a router port ( where your PC gets its innernet connect.

Nov 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I've been playing online with my ps3 for years now since it first came out. i connect with the ethernet cable my system came with and it has always worked but last week i pluged it in like usual in my...

hello have you tryed another ethernet cable also turn the power off at the router take the lead out at the back of the router there should be reset button hold this in for 15 seconds re plug in everythink in hopeful it should work good luck


Jul 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ethernet cable dosent fit. can i use a dsl cabel?

Your best option is to buy a new ethernet cable.

They aren't very expensive and you'll know for sure that you have the correct cable.

Jul 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wii wired connection for internet access?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the Wii does not come with an ethernet cable port. It is only Wi-Fi capable.

Mar 28, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Why isnt my xbox connecting? i plugged the cble into the rouder and then put the other cable into the xbox and its not letting me connect.

To make a router connection to Xbox Live:
  1. Before you connect any cables, turn off your router, modem, PC, and Xbox 360 console. (Unplug your modem from its power source to turn it off.)
  2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your modem and the other end to the Ethernet input port on the back of your router.
  3. With another Ethernet cable, connect one end to one of the router's Ethernet output ports. Connect the other end to your PC's Ethernet port.
  4. With the third Ethernet cable, connect one end to another of the router's Ethernet output ports. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on the back of the Xbox 360 console.
  5. Turn on your modem, then your router, then your PC.
  6. Make sure your PC can access the Internet. If not, you may need to configure the router for Internet access. For help configuring the router using your PC, check the instructions that came with the router.
  7. Turn on your Xbox 360 console with no disc in the disc tray.
  8. If you've already used your Xbox 360 system for offline play, the Xbox Dashboard will open to the Xbox Live area. Select the Xbox Live banner. When you see the Xbox Live Marketplace you'll know you're connected to Xbox Live.

Jul 02, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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It sounds like you may be trying to connect the ethernet cable to the TELEPHONE jack, which is used for a telephone line, and connects to the modem in your PC.

If equiped, the ethernet jack is similar to the phone jack, but it is wider, and will accept the ethernet cable. Please look for this on your PC.

Jan 10, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 internet problem

Hi, best way to connect the PS3 is to buy a router, wireless or wired router. and if you go for a wired one, connect the ethernet cable (RJ45) from the PS3 to the Router,

Other option is plug ethernet cable into PS3 & other end into the Network card which will be built into the base unit, otherwise you can buy a ethernet card which should cost you about £10.
but you will need the PC switch on, whenever you want to use the PS3, as well as you will have to configure the network setting to get it working,,

Have a good new year


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Connecting ps3 via t-mobile web n walk

now then or you hav to do is plug it to your pc go to internet connection t mobile properties then advanced allow to share to other connections then plug your cable to your pc from your ps3 you might have to turn your windows firewall off or just change the settings if you dont want 2 turn it off

Dec 09, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Internet connection

It depends... If you use a router for the Internet then you don't need any cable, just turn on the router and then go to the PS3 and configure the PS3 to work with the router. If you have wired internet, then you will need an Ethernet cable, but since the PS3 comes with an Ethernet cable, you don't need to buy one. With the Ethernet cable, you have 2 options. If your modem has an Ethernet port, then just connect the PS3 to the modem directly. If the modem doesn't have an Ethernet port or direct connection won't work, then you can use Internet Connection Sharing to connect your PS3 to the Internet.

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