So I have an Xbox 360 but really do not want to shell out $100 for wifi dongle and would much rather get a cable modem since my TV has cable going directly to it. So I was thinking of getting a modem and a cable splitter and hooking the 360 directly up to the ethernet. Then I was thinking about my Apple TV and thought about doing the same thing. My apple TV continuously looses connection with my airport express after a few days and its driving me nuts. I don't know if its because of a faulty router or because I live in a condo and have about 7 wifi networks being detected at one time so there is plenty of interference. Hooking the Apple TV up to the modem will allow it to access the store but is there a way to connect to my external HDD connected to my computer so I don't have to rely on the wifi? Or will it pick up any networked drive automatically on the network.