09-04-2004 12:02 PM
mikesocomrules wrote:For all of you that are scared to run wires through walls, as u should be, it can be easier than u think..
-1/2" drill bit-Cat 5 ethernet cable (amt. varies person to person)
Check your basements, see what kind of a rooof there is down there..if its moveable tile your in luck....Now hopefully either your computer and ps2 are located on the main floor, or your comp and ps2 are located on the main and basement floors of your house. Now the best way to do this and have it not noticable..is drill a small whole in the carpet below your computer desk, make sure u dont drill into a support beam, and thread sum ethernet cable through the whole, go downstairs find the cable and thread it above the roof tiles to your computer or PS2 and bring it out of the roof tiles from there. If both systems are located on the same floor u can drill another whole and go back up stairs.
09-04-2004 12:42 PM
09-04-2004 12:44 PM
ldfrostbite wrote:To make it simple, there are 3 options you have to set up your Network Adapter to your modem.First, a direct connection. A cable will be run from your NA to the modem. This means that you'll have to switch out the cable from your PC to your modem when you want to play UYA online. You can't share the connection, so you can't surf the web while playing online, or vice versa.Second, a wired router. A cable is run from the NA to the router. Another cable is run from your PC to the router. And finally, a third cable runs from the router to the modem. This allows you to share the internet connection, but requires a bunch of wires being run through your house.The last option is a wireless router. The router transmits the connection from your PS2 and PC to the modem, allowing you to share the connection without bundles of wires going through your walls. This is the most expensive and complex option, but it really helps if you don't want the wires. It also works great if you have a laptop.So basically, you just have to pick the option that's right for you. If your PS2 is in the same room as your modem, you can easily just switch out the cables between your PC so you can hook up the PS2 directly. This is good if you don't want the complexity of networking your house. A wired router is good if you want a cheaper alternative to wireless and don't mind the cables. And a wireless router is good if you have things in a bunch of different rooms that need to share the connection, and you don't mind having to go through the frustration of setting it up.
09-04-2004 03:00 PM
09-04-2004 11:51 PM
,Great job Dr! While I don't really recommend getting a wireless router (will cost you a lot of extra money, and has a lot of disconnections) it could be useful if you have a big house, and hate dealing with cables... A wireless router is not only expensive, but is huge hassle... You'd have ocassional disconnections, you'd have to spend a lot of time setting up network play on your ps2... And you'd have to buy an ethernet bridge ($120!) just so you can play on your ps2... While I have wireless, I am annoyed with it.... Though instead of buying an ethernet bridge for my ps2, I set up the router upstairs, and connected a cable from my ps2 to router instead of dishing out a hundred dollars...,,Oh, and the headset is a must... The online experience just isn't the same without communication.... The keyboard would be pretty useless... While you could use it to chat, it takes long to type up messeges.... With the headset, you just talk as you will, without pressing a single button...
YEAH! drawing looks Great Dr. FizzGadgetime...wireless, not wireless, its all the same in the end, one path just involves spending less money, that same path however leads you to tripping...I would highly recomend a headset, this will make comunication between teamatees much easier, you can coordinate attacks better, and win every time!