Originally Posted by mbyrnes
Well I got to Florida and I am going to have a hard time getting my 360 online. I need to run a cable through the attic and it has been ridiculously hot here. It has been over 100 degrees the past five days. It isn't normal at all to be this hot, it should be more like 90-92. I wouldn't think a wireless connection would work all that well as the router is on the other side of the house (and cannot be moved). Hopefully I can figure out something to get back to playing again soon.
This thread was six feet under for a while. Glad to see people are playing this again. I knew Jitu wouldn't be sticking with Blops full time for very long, LOL. Hope to see everyone online soon!
I only got on BLOPS because you aren't here
Btw, I don't what I was thinking when I purchased the map pack for that crap. I genuinely gave that game a many chances to redeem itself but it's just not where it should be.
Btw, the router issue I can probably help you with. What's the distance from your router to where you will be gaming? What internet connection do you have (Cable, DSL, FiOS)? If you are serious about going with ethernet cable only then you have couple of options. First, which you have already mentioned but it will look kinda ugly with wires going across the house. Second option, a bit more expansive, is to go with power line ehternet.
I would go with wireless but you gotta have a decent router. I have an Apple Airport Extreme and I swear it's the best router I have ever owned. It's super easy to setup, you don't have to do anything to get your NAT type to be open and the WiFi signal strength is really good. I have a 2 story house and I have played MW2 on both PS3 and Xbox 360, wirelessly without any problem. You can buy a used WiFi adapter for the Xbox 360 around $50..you might even get lucky and get one for cheaper.
I would give the WiFi a try, with your current router before making any purchases though. You can also buy an access point to place between your router and your computer/game consoles to keep a stronger signal. Still, I would try the WiFi first and also do a speed test with your computer while it's connected via WiFi and see what kind of numbers you are working with.
Let me know and good luck!