Xbox and PS3 share wifi

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Ok so i have this which is hooked up to my ps3 (no wifi, but backs compatibility) and now since im awaiting my 360 to arive, i want to use that with both devices. Will something like this work if only one unit is using the web at a time?

 

Admiral Michael

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No, you need a network switch.

The best option would to buy a Linksys WRT54GL and use a third party firmware that support being a wireless bridge (ddwrt) and using that.

This way you have a bridge (like you linked) and an integrated 4 port switch.
 

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Those look like adapters to run two network connections through a single Cat-5 cable... Two connections go in one end, a single cable connects the two, and two network connections come out the other end.

They make these adapters so that you can run two devices on a single (presumably already run) network cable... It works because in a standard 100mb or 10mb network connection you only actually use two pairs (out of 4 pairs in a cable), so one of the incoming network connections is switched over to the unused pairs of the single existing cat-5 cable.

These won't work with Power Over Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet.

But no... unfortunately you CAN'T use them as you stated.

I'll second Admiral Michaels advice: Wrt54GL (Or V4 or earlier Wrt54G) with custom firmware.

I use Talisman from Sveasoft... lots of options, easy to setup and configure. Not sure where the other firmwares are at these days... haven't looked into them for some time.
 

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Mainframeguy used one of these when we ran out of switch ports when he and I were sharing a flat in London. They work a treat :)
 

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Just re-read the first post and realised you already have the Belkin bridge. So just get a cheap 5 port switch and you're good to go.

If you don't want the extra hardware around then get the Linksys router.
 

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