You will be able to play even more in college!
Take a few boxes (computers), and a few copies of Freespace 2 SCP...
Give all your new gamer friends a copy, and tell them to connect to a box (an extra computer)'s IP, and then play them in tournaments. You'll whoop them, then they'll get better... you could easily have 11 others playing the game with you, as FS2 runs on most modern machines... hopefully the new SCP core comes back, or a patch for RC7, to support 8GB of memory (due to the fact that the rich kids have better computers).
I'll see what i can do about the cable... i'm good in computers but not fixing cables... with my luck I'll cut right through the cable's outer (and important) wires, turning it into a piece of rope, not an ethernet wire.