I just recently started using Xlink Kai To be honest it confused the hell out of me to setup. After looking all over and finding bits and pecies of information on it i figured i would show a full guide to setting it up. THIS IS NOT MY WORK!!! Credit goes to the Xlink Site. Im just doing my part by copying and pasting.
* 1.1 What isXLink Kai?
* XLink Kai is a program that you run on your PC or Macintosh that allows you to play system-link / LAN-enabled games for your XBox, Playstation 2, Gamecube and PSP.
The software is referred to as what is known as a 'tunnelling' application. There are various other single-console tunnelling applications available, but XLink remains the only one to support all 3 major consoles...* 1.2 So how does it work?
* For those people that really want to know, here's a quick briefing.
Your console uses the connectivity between your PC or Mac as a "tunnel". Data is sent from the console, to the PC or Mac, sent over the Internet through XLink Kai to the receiving PC or Mac, and finally sent to the receiving console. This happens in both directions so many times persecond that you just have to believe us.
So you then ask, how is my console detecting these games over the Internet? Well these games are using standard Ethernet networks to transmit data. As long as the connection is strong and stable, your console is tricked into thinking the consoles it is connecting to are right there within the same house or building, when in fact they could be sitting 2000km's away in another continent...
1.7 What do I need to run XLink Kai?
So you're really interested in getting on-board and becoming a part of Global Network Gaming? Here's what you'll need then:
• A PC running Windows 98 / 98se / ME / 2000 / XP or Linux; or a Macintosh running OSX.
• Either an XBox, PlayStation2 and / or PSP
• An active broadband Internet connection (56kbpsconnections may work for some games, but we don't recommend it at all).
• A network connection between your console/s and the PC or Mac. This could come in the form of a router (wireless or non), 2 NICS (Network Interface Cards), a wireless connection or even a combination of switches, hubs and other networking hardware (see: 2.0 Networking and Firewall Questions)
• An XLink account (your XLink username isyour XTag, similar to the XBox Live GamerTag™). You can create your account here.
• The XLink Kai client available to download here.
Once you've checked all those off the list, it's time for you to visit the Quick Start Guide.
This is Xlinks Quickstart Guide
Want to cut all the nonsense and just get playing? Here's a step-by-step guide to get you playing in no time at all..
Note: Byno means is this guide comprehensive, and we recommend you read the FAQ, Help and Forum for additional help and information.
1. Register an XTag
Your XTag (similar to the XBox Live Gamertag™) is your username while using the XLink services and is your way of telling the world who you are. To get yourself registered, visit the signup page.
2. Download / Install Kai
You'll obviously need tograb XLink Kai at some point in time, so why delay? Get it now from the downloads page.
Once downloaded to your computer, run the setup file. Kai has a rather ingenious file update distribution system. Whenever we roll out an update to Kai, you will automatically receive the update the next time you run Kai. No need to *ever* download another setup file again, and you're always up-to-date!
3.Setup your Network / Firewall
Now's about the time to inspect your network setup. If you already know you've got your console connected to your network and you've portforwarded, you can skip right to the software firewall setup otherwise, please read on.
Note: There are instances where the following diagrams do not depict your network situation entirely. In most cases this is no issue, as we...