LAN - Required Items

Before beginning the LAN connection, it is important to make sure you have everything you need. What you will need depends on how many Nintendo GameCubes you wish to connect, and how you want to hook them up. Please select a link that describes your setup:


Items Required for connecting 2 Nintendo GameCubes directly

Please note: This hookup can only be done with two (2) systems. If you have more than two systems, you will need to use a hub or switch (click here for help).

  • Two Nintendo GameCube systems, hooked up to two different TV's.
  • Two copies of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! one for each system.
  • Two Broadband Adapters, one for each system. (Please note: The Nintendo GameCube Modem Adapter is not compatibile for LAN use.)
  • One crossover ethernet cable.*

*A crossover cable (also known as a "cross cable" or "null modem cable") is a type of cable that is used to interconnect two computers by "crossing over" (reversing) their respective PIN contacts. It differs from a standard ethernet cable which connects a pin on one machine to its identical counterpart on the opposite machine. If you do not have a crossover ethernet cable, but have two standard ethernet cables, and a hub or switch, please use the information for connecting 2-8 systems.

 

Next Step: Installing the Broadband Adapters

 

 

 

 

 


Items Required for connecting 2 to 8 Nintendo GameCubes through a hub or switch
* Note: the number of Nintendo GameCubes that can be used will depend on the game being played.

  • Two-to-eight Nintendo GameCube systems, each hooked up to a TV.
  • Two-to-eight copies of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (one for each system).
  • Two-to-eight Broadband Adapters for each system. (Please note: The Nintendo GameCube Modem Adapter is not compatibile for LAN use.)
  • One standard ethernet cable for every Nintendo GameCube system.
  • One hub or switch with its appropriate power supply.

Next Step: Installing the Broadband Adapters