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Does anyone know if Settlers and Carcassonne are ready for Xbox live yet?
I really want to get those games on my system.

Yes, I am connected to the internet but it's a pain to switch the cable from the computer and reset everything so I would like to know if it's worth it before doing all of that.
 
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Ok, never mind, they're not.

But I was over at Gamefaqs and they have Carcassone listed as a "puzzle" game.

I posted to the admins about it...

Not to mention that there wasn't a single post in the game specific forum yet! I remedied that...
 
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Nazhuret wrote:
...it's a pain to switch the cable from the computer and reset everything so I would like to know if it's worth it before doing all of that.


You really need to get a soho router.

The Linksys BEFSR41 does a fine job(check out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E168331240...), is cheap and will let you connect multiple systems to the internet at once. Really any multiport soho router will do the job but I've never had any issues with Linksys.

Not to mention you get the added benefit of it providing a level of security that you really need when you have an always on connection to the internet...
 
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Does it allow both to actually be connected and communicating at the same time? As it is now I must reset my modem when I switch to reset the IP address and can only ever have one machine sending and recieving data at a time.

If I could NOT do that I'll get one tomorrow.
 
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Yep, that's how routers work. Multiple computers/devices connected to the router can all talk both to each other and to the internet at large all at the same time. From the point of view of your ISP, you have only a single device connected (although it is easy enough for them to examine the data that you're sending and determine that multiple machines are being used).
 
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As an added bonus, your average router also acts like a firewall, protecting your computer from a bunch of malicious attacks that will just be ignored by the router.

Get a router. Now. And you could get one with wireless support, just in case you get a DS or a Wii.
 
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I'm a heavy Xbox Live user. Sports stuff mostly. But I'd love to play some Carcassonne if it ever comes out.

Rob
 
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hibikir wrote:
As an added bonus, your average router also acts like a firewall, protecting your computer from a bunch of malicious attacks that will just be ignored by the router.

Get a router. Now. And you could get one with wireless support, just in case you get a DS or a Wii.


Well, I have a DS and am certainly going to be getting a Wii... I have a Mac so I'm not really concerned about attacks though I suppose it would still be a good thing to have.

I believe I will look into it tomorrow.

Thanks guys!
 
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