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Postby MadMind » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:22 am

I know Xbox Live Silver Membership is free on the Xbox 360, but what about Xbox Live access on the original Xbox? I tried it the other day and a subscription code seems to be required.

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Postby paulie » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:27 am

xbox live was NEVER free on the OG xbox.

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Postby MadMind » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:58 pm

paulie wrote:xbox live was NEVER free on the OG xbox.

That's what I thought, thanks for the confirmation.
I picked up Crimson Skies from the bargain bin last the other week and wanted to see if I could get a hold of the extra levels/planes that were made available via Xbox Live. Unfortunately I can't find any Xbox Exhibition or Official Xbox Magazine demo discs with the downloadable content for Crimson Skies.

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Postby Shipley » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:11 pm

Xbox Live is a must for any Xbox 360. if you don't have it, then you're missing the whole point of having the console.

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Postby fisticuffs » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:12 pm

Then they should make it free and wireless like the Wii. If it wasn't free and really easy to set up I never would have connected it but now that I have I can stream Movies/music/photos off my Mac up stairs, surf the web and all sorts of other stuff. Our choice right now for Xbox live is either buying a $100 wireless adapter or running 100' of cable.

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Postby Shipley » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:31 pm

the reason you pay is because its not like the Wii. its actually easy to use, more community friendly, and functional. The Wii sells you old nintendo games over a wifi connection. Xbox live actually offers online functionality on EVERY game and access to a catalog of hundreds of downloadables. not to mention all the media functions.

Wii online is a joke. it makes the PS3's last gen functionality seem robust. No voice support, archaic friend codes, no community, and very few games that even work online. I had fun trading Miis the first couple days, but that box has been dead since I finished Metroid Prime 3.

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Postby MadMind » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:22 am

Do they even sell non-wireless routers any more? Seems all that is advertised these days are wireless routers. I don't suppose you can hook cables up to wireless routers as well can you?
I'd like to get a wireless router for future plans, but I don't want to pay another extra $100 for the Xbox 360 wireless adapter at the moment.

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Postby fisticuffs » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:35 am

Pretty much all wireless routers have at least 4 wired outputs.

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Postby MadMind » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:26 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Pretty much all wireless routers have at least 4 wired outputs.

Thanks! That solves my conflict.

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Postby MadMind » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:23 pm

Can anyone recommend a reliable router (that is compatible with Win98SE)?!?
Finding one that's compatible with such an old OS obviously limits my choices.
I'd pick up a regular ole wired router if I can get one cheap enough.
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Postby Shipley » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:40 pm

I've only ever used Linksys. no complaints here.

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Postby Beer Moon » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:39 pm

In order to access router settings, you are usually required to use IE v6 or later (I use Firefox for mine). From what I can tell, IE v6 can be installed on 98SE, so there should be no issues with compatibility with even new wireless routers.

Unless you have chosen not to upgrade to the latest IE browser on Windows 98, which is pretty much just asking to be hacked.

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Postby MadMind » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:04 pm

I dunno, the only Linksys wireless router I can find on their website that says it's compatible with Windows98SE is a combination modem/router - and I already have a modem. Help! I need recommendations w/ model #'s.

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Postby Shipley » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:51 pm

unless its expensive, just buy it and then give charter back the modem you've been renting.

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Postby MadMind » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:38 pm

Shipley wrote:unless its expensive, just buy it and then give charter back the modem you've been renting.

Own, not rent. So that's not an option. I'm not that stupid to rent something from Charter!


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