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Old 07-17-2007, 01:02 PM
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Question Alternative to XBOX 360 Wireless Adapter?

Any body has experience with one...

http://www.amazon.com/Trendnet-TEW42.../dp/B000636JD8

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...0TH0L&v=glance

I have a Linksys wireless router...
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:46 PM
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the first link won't work for the 360 b/c xbox did something to the 360 that it wouldn't take usb wireless adapters besides the official one.

the second link i have heard works fine with the 360. i can't vouch for it, but i've read that people have used it fine.

you may also want to look into buying a "wireless bridge" because that is all that you need to hook up the 360 wirelessly to the router.

something like this: http://www.buy.com/prod/smc-ez-conne...204114826.html
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:49 PM
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1061127609830

I use the old version of this which is B only, or I used to when I lived at home for my PS2. It's wired now. The problem with the USB adapters is that they need drivers so unless they explicitly say they work on the 360 (which I don't think any do) then you need to get what's called a Bridge.

What a bridge does is you connect it to the computer and set it up for your wireless settings. Then you can plug it into the ethernet port on the 360 and it will automatically connect to the network. The advantage is that you can get the same one to match your router and upgrade it as new technologies come out. I'm running on 802.11n now at home, so if I had to go wireless again I would look for an n bridge.

You'll probably be able to find cheaper than that one I linked, but the key is that it's a wireless bridge. Make sure you get it from a place with a good return policy and give it a try to make sure you can get it working.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:54 PM
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1061127609830

I use the old version of this which is B only, or I used to when I lived at home for my PS2. It's wired now. The problem with the USB adapters is that they need drivers so unless they explicitly say they work on the 360 (which I don't think any do) then you need to get what's called a Bridge.

What a bridge does is you connect it to the computer and set it up for your wireless settings. Then you can plug it into the ethernet port on the 360 and it will automatically connect to the network. The advantage is that you can get the same one to match your router and upgrade it as new technologies come out. I'm running on 802.11n now at home, so if I had to go wireless again I would look for an n bridge.

You'll probably be able to find cheaper than that one I linked, but the key is that it's a wireless bridge. Make sure you get it from a place with a good return policy and give it a try to make sure you can get it working.

You can find bridges for around $50 or less. No need to spend $100.
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its pricey but this is the sweetest device i have ever used. 200mbps means its the fastest thing on your network and very futureproof. streaming HD over this badboy is perfect 100% of the time.


http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Netge...oductDetail.do
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Thanks. I'll check it out.
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:45 PM
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I have a Linksys game wireless game adapter and the thing does not play nice with my 360. i have to unplug the power from it about twice a day because it always IP address or DNS issues. If you have the 100 bills spend it. The ms adapter never has issues.
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:28 PM
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you should look to see if you need to update the firmware on the linksys. i went through alot of updates in ther 2plus years.
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Also, if you are running vista on your PC and want to stream anything to the 360, it is IMPERATIVE that your router and access point are both CERTIFIED FOR VISTA. products labeled "works with vista" will give you tons of issues.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:15 PM
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I recommend this router/bridge: http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-WHR-G5...4897009&sr=8-3

Stick it in your A/V cabinet and it connects to your wireless network. Plug in up to 4 ethernet devices and your good to go.

This thing is aslo hackable so you can use custom firmware (dd-wrt). Turns your $50 router into a $200+ router (tons of new features).
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