YellowShadow

I was wondering this. Since I have a cable connection (no router) directly to my computer, how would I connect my Xbox to my computer so I can use the Creators Club Right now I just disconnect the Ethernet cable from the back of the cable modem and connect the Xbox 360 Ethernet cable to get Live on my 360.



Re: XNA Game Studio Express A Question (Creators Club)

OasisGames

A bridged connection may work, last time I tried it, though, it didn't work properly.
I suggest getting a cheap wired router for around $40, though.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express A Question (Creators Club)

Jim Perry

You should be able to find a router for less than $40. I'd suggest it as well.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express A Question (Creators Club)

waruwaru

If you want the xbox and your PC online at the same time (eventually you will want to), a router is a must. Most of them have multiple ports, so you can plug both PC and Xbox in there.

If you need to go wireless, wireless bridge is an option. I have a pair of LinkSys WRT54G acting as my wireless bridge (using DD-WRT firmware). Working really well for me. If your xbox will be far away from the router and you don't want to set up a bridge, I heard some people had success with the Logitech Play Link Wireless Network Extension. It's a discontinued product, so it's cheap now. Easy to set up. Google for it. I know Outpoost.com and SurplusComputers carries it.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/5067725 site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.surpluscomputers.com/store/Main.aspx p=ItemDetail&item=CES11169






Re: XNA Game Studio Express A Question (Creators Club)

Billr17

Just a side note, its been mentioned that the transfer of XNA assemblies between the PC and 360 is unsupported because of slow transfer rates and the possibility of signal loss. Not sure if unsupported means you can do it at your own risk, or you just cannot do it. The only way they can tell your connecting wirelessly though is if your using the offical 360 USB wireless adapter. Otherwise if you used a wireless bridge it would appear the 360 is connected via wire. Perhaps someone could comment on this, because I'm trying to decide if I want to spend the loot on the wireless adapter or go the bridge route.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express A Question (Creators Club)

waruwaru

Billr17 wrote:
Just a side note, its been mentioned that the transfer of XNA assemblies between the PC and 360 is unsupported because of slow transfer rates and the possibility of signal loss.

Umm, I assume you meant "wireless transfer", not all transfers. heh. Do you have a link for that I can see that as a cover-your-behind-disclaimer for support reasons because so many things can go wrong in a wireless connection.

As far as speed goes. It's not too bad. With 802.11g, I can deploy the standard debug build of a Spacewar starter kit (75 megs) in ~2 minutes 15 seconds. With incremental builds, don't have to re-transfer all the data with every build, so it's faster.

I invested in my wireless bridge (2 linksys routers) a few years ago and have been very happy with the decision. I think a bridge is more expandable than a single gaming adapter. And you can use it for multiple devices too! I've got my xbox, x360, ps2, and tivo hooked up to one end of the bridge, and the other bridge/router end supports all the laptops/printers/pcs/ds/psp in the house. I think that's well worth the $200 I spend (you can probably build the same bridge for under $100 these days).

Btw, if you go this route, I would recommend using modded routers instead of getting hardwares that specifically made to do bridging. Modded routers are more flexible, and should be cheaper. Take a look at DD-WRT

http://www.dd-wrt.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DD-WRT






Re: XNA Game Studio Express A Question (Creators Club)

Jake_****

Wireless isn't supported, but it isn't prevented either. Even slow speeds are fine, the real issue is what will happen to your files if the connection is interrupted when someone fires up the microwave or the cordless phone rings. I imagine even in that worst case scenerio all you would have to do is delete the files from the xbox 360, and then force all the files (by default only changes are transfered after the first time) across.

If your PC has two network ports you may be able to use the PC as a bridge as mentioned above but the advice about getting a router really is the easiest way. Good luck!