Also, due to the fact that my wife likes the house to be well apportioned and clean, cables laying along the baseboards will simply not be happening. I'd do it if i were alone, in an apartment, playing Quake all day long, but I'm a father, and I don't want my house to look like shit box. Therefore, wireless gear will have to come to the rescue.
So, taking the two points outlines above to heart, I laid out obscene amounts of cash to get all of the gear I need to virtually crush 16 year old boys into the virtual dirt (or the other way around, as the case may be). That gear includes all of the following...
I did not enable MAC cloning, but I do filter by MAC address, and was able to find the Xbox MAC address when I installed the Xbox Live software from the disk that came with the start up kit. Lucky for me, all of the gear I bought had all of the up-to-date firmware installed, so there was no upgrading annoyance involved, instead, I had to enter in all of my personal info into the Xbox using the controller instead of a keyboard. THAT SUCKED but the games I've played have been lag free so far.
For all you people having problems with WET11 and not being able to connect 2 xbox's together using system link i have a solution (if you are using a LINKSYS wireless access point router and a LINKSYS WET11 bridge). All you need to do is download the latest version of the firmware for the BRIDGE (version 1.5.4) and install it. Once you have that downloaded and installed you need to download the latest setup wizard (version 1.06) in order to configured the BRIDGE, you cant configure it without it (unless you can figure out the ip address). Then use the setup wizard to set up the bridge (but remember the ip address of the bridge) then once the setup wizard is done and has you exit you need to open internet explorer and put the ip address in the address bar and go to it, both the username and password should be the same (admin). Then once you are in (able to configure the bridge) you NEED TO ENABLE MAC ADDRESS CLONING!!!
1. download firmware update for the bridge and install it
2. download the latest setup wizard, go through the setup
3. enable MAC ADDRESS CLONING on the bridge!!!
4. you can now play with 2 xbox's using system link!!!
Now to any of you who understand my instructions, have fun!
-Posted by laubsterboy on May 31, 2003 01:56 AM