Sorry if the topic title is a bit of a mess so let me explain in full detail now. (And hopefully some people actually browse this forum lol) I picked up a Xbox at my local thrift store and it was already soft modded, which was great. Now my problem is that from what I understand you need an ethernet cable to FTP app/games to my Xbox and you cannot remove the HDD and view it on your PC as an external drive due to the way FatX works. I only have a laptop with no ethernet port (but I do have a USB to IDE/SATA converter, so if I can make any use of that, that'd be great). Am I SOL in my current situation and have to buy a USB ethernet adapter or is there anything I can do like burn applications to a CD and have the Xbox install it to the HDD? Any help would be appreciated.