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« on: June 26, 2007, 04:57:08 AM »

Today's my birthday, we celebrated yesterday.  With some money saved up and the money I received yesterday, I finally got my xbox 360. 

ToysRus had a deal when you buy the 360 you get a $50 gift card.  So I used that to pick up forza.

Man you were not kidding about how much heat it produces.  Right now it sitting on the 3rd shelf and I'm worried that it's getting too hot.  I'm thinking I should move it on top of the entertainment center.

Is it safe to use it vertically?

Also, I'm going to need a wireless adapter.  My brother in law said I should get a linksys.  I haven't had the chance to research this, since I thought it would come with one.  Do you know what he's suggesting?

I'm thinking I should have picked up a different game.  Forza2 in single player mode is kinda boring.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 05:13:30 AM »

I wouldn't use it vertically. I'm sure plenty of folks can anecdotally say it's fine, but even partially blocking the air vents seems foolish to me. Make sure the power brick is not on the same shelf as the 360.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 05:18:30 AM »

anecdotal - Vertical is fine.  My only real issue with vertical placement is that the disk drive "sticks" when it opens now.  If I touch the drive as I'm opening it to nudge it toward what would be the bottom if I had it horizontal it opens cleanly.  I'm sure the proper vector of gravity would solve that problem.

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 05:37:54 AM »

Also anecdotal - Vertical is A-OK for me. I've had it that way since I bought it without any issues.

Also, Forza rocks, welcome to addiction. And don't forget, "If you're gonna be a driver, then you better drive a race car" slywink
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007, 05:38:05 AM »

You can get any old wireless bridge or buy the official wireless adapter.  I prefer the adapter as it's a lot smaller and hooks nicely to the back of the unit.

Due to fears about the cooling, my 360 has always been exiled to the top of my DVD shelf - away from the rest of my components.  Sure it looks hideous there, but it feels necessary.

BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY.

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2007, 05:38:12 AM »

i myself have never used the 360 or PS2 vertically...although the Wii is fine


you really need to give the 360 space,and keep the power brick away from the console if possible,as mine was tripping out when things got too hot,now its fine....also heard the ps3 gets hot as well,guess this real next gen gaming is really pushing the consoles


but i dont think you will be displeased with the purchase of the 360,at the moment it definetly does have the best games for it
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007, 10:50:43 AM »

I have mine sitting on the floor(hardwood)vertically. I haven't even tried it horizontal. Wait, that didn't sound right..umm, yeah, you know what I mean.. paranoid

I don't play much, and when I do not for very long, so I've not noticed any heat issues.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2007, 12:36:29 PM »

Also, does Forza 2 come with a manual?   Mine didn't, and I doubt TRU will give me one for exchange now that it's opened.

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2007, 12:41:41 PM »

Great Console, enjoy it.
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007, 12:48:19 PM »

Grats man. Its a fantastic console. Get a replacement plan, and go exchange F2 for the ridiculously fun DiRT.
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2007, 12:51:45 PM »

I don't think Forza 2 comes with a manual.  Mine didn't, at least.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2007, 12:55:26 PM »

Quote from: naednek on June 26, 2007, 12:36:29 PM

Also, does Forza 2 come with a manual?   Mine didn't, and I doubt TRU will give me one for exchange now that it's opened.



i would think so, yes.  i just got this one via gamefly, and w/out the manual, i have no clue what the d-pad is actually used for.  not sure i'll keep it, which is part of the reason i signed up for the service.

if you like the arcade games, pick up the arcade unplugged disc.  great value considering you get a 1 month live card in the box + 6 games for $20. 
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2007, 01:41:04 PM »

Quote from: HankRaptor on June 26, 2007, 12:41:41 PM

Great Console, enjoy it.

WHILE IT LASTS!!!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2007, 01:44:00 PM »

Forza 2 is supposed to come with a manual but a lot of units shipped without one.  If you check the main page of the Forza 2 site, there's a link to a .pdf of the manual.  There isn't much in there that isn't obvious.

Obviously, once you get your Live up and running, let us know your gamertag and start adding us to your friends list.
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2007, 01:49:17 PM »

My copy of Forza 2 did come with a manual, but apparently there were quite a few that didn't.  Here is a direct link to a PDF of the manual.  
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2007, 02:42:46 PM »

sorry naednek, but you still don't get 'it'.  ninja

I have my 360 sitting horizontally, with a small book (Good Omens) underneath it so it gets more airflow.  As for racing games, Need For Speed: Most Wanted or Burnout: Revenge had pretty fun single player experiences.  Haven't tried DiRT yet.

oh, and + a bajillion-pomillion-kazillion-quatrillion to the extended warranty.
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2007, 03:21:04 PM »

Congrats and Happy Birthday!

Definitely go flat with the 360

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2007, 03:31:04 PM »

ok, I finally got onto xbox live.  My gamertag is naednek80  I used to be naednek but can't remember my info to recover my tag...

I am having a problem though.  I'm able to connect if I turn off my security on my router, but if I do that, somehow my wife's laptop won't connect.  And if I turn it back on, my wife can connect to her laptop, but the xbox 360 won't.  I bought the Dlink gamerlounge GLW 4300.

Anyways any ideas on how to fix it would be great, otherwise my gamertag is naednek80, so add me smile
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2007, 03:46:57 PM »

What is probably happening is that your wife's laptop is configured with security like WEP or WPA and has a key.
When you turn it off on the router she can't connect since it is configured to use security.

A good solution, but there are many, is to find the IP for your XBox either on the Netwrok blade or the router's DHCP table and set that IP for DMZ(NAT/firewall off) which will remove security from your Xbox but still keep it for the laptop.
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2007, 03:50:06 PM »

Quote from: DamageInc on July 06, 2007, 03:46:57 PM

What is probably happening is that your wife's laptop is configured with security like WEP or WPA and has a key.
When you turn it off on the router she can't connect since it is configured to use security.

A good solution, but there are many, is to find the IP for your XBox either on the Netwrok blade or the router's DHCP table and set that IP for DMZ(NAT/firewall off) which will remove security from your Xbox but still keep it for the laptop.


What he said.

If that doesn't work check xbox website for help
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2007, 08:57:16 PM »

Quote from: DamageInc on July 06, 2007, 03:46:57 PM

What is probably happening is that your wife's laptop is configured with security like WEP or WPA and has a key.
When you turn it off on the router she can't connect since it is configured to use security.

A good solution, but there are many, is to find the IP for your XBox either on the Netwrok blade or the router's DHCP table and set that IP for DMZ(NAT/firewall off) which will remove security from your Xbox but still keep it for the laptop.

Well, I tried doing that, and now it took out my router completely.  I can't access the configuration page, it now points to my modem
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2007, 12:27:40 AM »

got it working.

So start sending out the friends requests smile
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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2007, 03:42:12 PM »

What did the trick?
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2007, 12:42:59 AM »

calling a friend over Tongue

The thing you mentioned didn't do it, it actually took out my router, had to do a reset smile (thanks for the help though)

We connected the gateway to the PC and logged into the web configuration and manually set up the gateway (WPA key, and ip address) got it to work. 
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