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ninnema
10-02-2008, 08:51 PM
Do you need internet too play over system link? Or is it enough with a network cord? And do we need too have a router too play? I have never played over system link befor, so i need help =) Btw, i´m from sweden so the spelling might be wrong ;)

SuperNova X2X
10-02-2008, 08:55 PM
Hey, welcome. Why not introduce yourself in the members area.

As for an answer, you just need an ethernet cable, no router or internet is required for system link.

ninnema
10-02-2008, 09:15 PM
Thx, i will =)

Okey thats great, thx for your help :D

Pheonix_Assassin
10-02-2008, 09:18 PM
Yes simply plug one end of the cable into the one xbox and the other end into the other xbox if you need cables i will post some on here

Deadly Moves
10-02-2008, 11:04 PM
Hey, welcome. Why not introduce yourself in the members area.

As for an answer, you just need an ethernet cable, no router or internet is required for system link.
No thats wrong. you need a crossover cable.. a eithernet cable is only a oneway signal.
I do system link at least once a week. and i tried a eithernet cable and it doesnt work..
A console link/crossover cable is needed, thats all.. But you cant connect to XBL while in system link :(

Glowin Smurff
10-03-2008, 02:49 PM
No thats wrong. you need a crossover cable.. a eithernet cable is only a oneway signal.
I do system link at least once a week. and i tried a eithernet cable and it doesnt work..
A console link/crossover cable is needed, thats all.. But you cant connect to XBL while in system link :(

that's not correct, a simple cat5 or cat6 (RJ-45) will work fine, i used it to system link halo 3 w/ my gf's lil brothers 360 w/o using my hub. the cable that comes in the box w/ the 360 is an acceptable cable. ethernet cables are not 1 way signal. (otherwise live would never work.)

but hubs are cheap anyway, you can always pick one up, i've got a 16port hub if i goto/help host a lan party / system linkages.

Jim Ignatowski
10-03-2008, 03:21 PM
Can you do a system link on a wireless connection? I have one 360 wired to my wireless router in the basement and one 360 upstairs with a wireless adapter. Haven't tried it yet but might like to soon.

Glowin Smurff
10-03-2008, 03:34 PM
not sure.....it might be possible, but i just don't know. (i am oldschool and use wires)

Gun-Nut
10-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Yeah you should beheld to do System Link with a Wireless connection no problems :) I do it quite often.

DarkPyroGuy_09
10-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Ya, the wireless system link will work I will just go through your wireless network.

Deadly Moves
10-03-2008, 11:25 PM
that's not correct, a simple cat5 or cat6 (RJ-45) will work fine, i used it to system link halo 3 w/ my gf's lil brothers 360 w/o using my hub. the cable that comes in the box w/ the 360 is an acceptable cable. ethernet cables are not 1 way signal. (otherwise live would never work.)

but hubs are cheap anyway, you can always pick one up, i've got a 16port hub if i goto/help host a lan party / system linkages.
Well it didnt work for me..
But i didnt use a hub. i just directly connect 2 360's with a crossover cable.
no need for a hub


Can you do a system link on a wireless connection? I have one 360 wired to my wireless router in the basement and one 360 upstairs with a wireless adapter. Haven't tried it yet but might like to soon.
No you can't

Gun-Nut
10-03-2008, 11:29 PM
Can you do a system link on a wireless connection? I have one 360 wired to my wireless router in the basement and one 360 upstairs with a wireless adapter. Haven't tried it yet but might like to soon.
No you can't

Yes you can :) I do it most days :)

As long as there using the same router which I don't see why they would not be then it will work as if they where both wired or both wireless it does not matter.

If both can share the same internet connection what stops them from connected to each other? even if there was no connection to LIVE it works.

Deadly Moves
10-03-2008, 11:48 PM
Yes you can :) I do it most days :)

As long as there using the same router which I don't see why they would not be then it will work as if they where both wired or both wireless it does not matter.

If both can share the same internet connection what stops them from connected to each other? even if there was no connection to LIVE it works.
Thats just 2 people using the same internet line isnt it?.. not system link
And alot of peoples connection isnt fast enough to let 2 360's use 1 line

Jim Ignatowski
10-04-2008, 04:32 AM
Thats just 2 people using the same internet line isnt it?.. not system link
And alot of peoples connection isnt fast enough to let 2 360's use 1 line

Haven't tried it yet, but I don't think speed will be a problem. I have 20/20 Verizon Fios. :)

Glowin Smurff
10-07-2008, 01:47 PM
Well it didnt work for me..
But i didnt use a hub. i just directly connect 2 360's with a crossover cable.
no need for a hub

when i was playing halo3 i didn't use a hub either, just a straight ethernet cable (cat5/rj45)

DigitalFury
10-07-2008, 02:42 PM
Taken directly from: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/console/connecttoanotherconsole.htm

Technical Support


You cannot join a system link game of (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911200)HaloŽ 2 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911200).

You can connect two or more Xbox 360 consoles to play a multiplayer match. Xbox 360 supports up to 16 consoles for system-link play.
To establish a system-link match you must satisfy the following conditions:

Your Xbox 360 game (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/catalog.aspx?st=&g=0&r=0&s=2&p=1&c=10) must support system-link play, as indicated by a system-link icon on the back of the game box. The game's box or user manual will indicate how many linked players the game will accommodate. Note
Many games support split-screen multiplayer gameplay. In split-screen multiplayer play, multiple controllers connect to a single Xbox 360 console and to one TV. This does not require a system-link connection.

If you're linking an Xbox 360 console to an original Xbox console, the game in question must also be compatible (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/backwardcompatibilitygameslist.htm) with both Xbox 360 and the original Xbox system.
You must have one TV for each connected Xbox 360 console.
See the procedures below for networking and cabling requirements.
Console-to-Console Connection: Wireless

Some Xbox games offer console-to-console, or system-link, play, in which two or more players (depending on the game) can wirelessly network their consoles for multiplayer use.
If you connect consoles wirelessly, you have a choice of connecting them with an infrastructure network (using an access point, router, or gateway) or you can connect them with an ad-hoc network. In an ad-hoc network, the consoles connect directly to each other with no other device between them. An Internet connection isn't shared with this type of network, and the console-to-console connection is typically temporary.
Whether you establish a wired or a wireless connection, you need to make sure both consoles have their IP addresses on the same network. If you are setting up an ad-hoc wireless network, you may have to manually assign IP addresses to your consoles.
http://assets.xbox.com/en-us/support/_images/XUAcrosslinkPointer_14.gifFor more information, see Understanding TCP/IP Addressing (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=164015).

For console-to-console play, you need:

Two Xbox 360 consoles.
Two Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapters (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360wirelessnetadapter/default.htm).
An Xbox 360 game (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/catalog.aspx?st=&g=0&r=0&s=2&p=1&c=10) that supports system-link play.
To wirelessly connect your console to another console:

Attach an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter to the back of each console as described in Use Your Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemsetup/xbox360/accessories/wirelessnetworkadapter.htm).
On each console, go to the System area to enter your network settings. (They will be the same for each console.)
If all settings are correct, exit the System area. The consoles should now be wirelessly connected to each other. Up to four Xbox 360 consoles can be connected in this fashion.
Console-to-Console Connection: Wired

You can also connect your Xbox 360 console to another console using a standard Ethernet (RJ-45) cable.
Tip
Unlike the original Xbox video game system, Xbox 360 does not require a special crossover Ethernet cable.

To connect your console to another console:

Make sure both Xbox 360 consoles are off.
Connect the ends of a single Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of each Xbox 360 console. Note
To connect more than two consoles, you must use one Ethernet cable per console and one of the following: an Ethernet hub, a switch, or a router with one available port for each console.

Make sure each Xbox 360 console is connected to a separate TV or monitor.
To start playing, follow the game instructions for multiplayer gameplay.