How to Connect the GameCube to a Computer With a Modem

Written by shawn farner
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The Nintendo GameCube game console can make use of two different accessories to connect to the Internet--the modem adaptor and the broadband adaptor. The modem adaptor makes use of your telephone line to connect via dial-up, while the broadband adaptor connects using an Ethernet cable. To connect to the Internet using the modem on your computer, you'll need the broadband adaptor to connect your computer and your GameCube with a crossover Ethernet cable.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Crossover Ethernet cable

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  1. 1

    Plug one end of your crossover Ethernet cable into the broadband adaptor on the GameCube. Plug the other end into an available Ethernet port on your PC.

  2. 2

    Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Double-click "Network and Internet Connections" and click "Network Connections."

  3. 3

    Determine which connection you use to access the Internet. If you connect via dial-up, choose the dial-up networking connection. If you have broadband service, choose the Local Area Network connection. Right-click your connection's icon and choose "Properties."

  4. 4

    Navigate to the "Advanced" tab and check the box next to "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection." If you connect to the Internet via dial-up, you may also want to check off the "Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the Internet" box. Click "OK."

  5. 5

    Power on your GameCube console and try to connect to the Internet in a game that supports online play. If you have dial-up service, your PC should automatically start dialling to connect when your GameCube tries to access the Internet. If you have broadband service, the GameCube should connect instantly.

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