Recommended Wireless Gaming Adapter for Xbox

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by AMO, Jan 22, 2006.

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    AMO Guest

    AMO, Jan 22, 2006
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    Dave Logan Guest

    any wireless gaming adaptor which connects to the ethernet port will work on
    xbox and xbox 360

    i have the new version you displayed from amazon good choice !!!
     
    Dave Logan, Jan 22, 2006
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    Dave Guest

    I have the Netgear WGE111 and it shas been very reliable, works well
    with WPA encryption enabled.

    PC World have it for £48.51 if you reserve it online then pick it up
    from the store. It is actually cheaper than a lot of online shops...

    http://tinyurl.com/cmqkr
     
    Dave, Jan 22, 2006
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    AMO Guest

    Hi Dave. Thanx for that and to all else who replied. At least I know that
    I'm not getting ripped off or anything.

    For what seems such a basic device, I don't see why it should cost more than
    £20.

    AMO
     
    AMO, Jan 22, 2006
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    Grebo Guest

    Grebo, Jan 22, 2006
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    flyingflea Guest

    Just use a USB extension cable. They cost next to nothing.
     
    flyingflea, Jan 23, 2006
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    oddfeld Guest

    Using a USB cable or otherwise would be a waste of money. USB wireless
    adapters all need drivers to work properly, and the 360 has no support
    for anything other than the official USB adapter.

    Any ethernet gaming adapter/ethernet bridge will work, because as far
    as the thing it's plugged into is concerned it looks like a wired
    connection, and needs no drivers installed (you may need to plug it
    into a PC first to set up appropriate IP addresses and such).

    www.nickknows.com sell a cheap SMC super-g ethernet bridge for about
    £30.
     
    oddfeld, Jan 23, 2006
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    DCA Guest

    The guy is asking about the xbox - not the 360. The xbox only has an
    RJ45 ethernet plug
    The post suggesting the WGE111 is a good one - it will fit both
     
    DCA, Jan 23, 2006
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    Stroller Guest

    It may seem like it's fulfilling quite a basic task, but its cleverness
    is in that it hides all the complexity away from the user. There's a
    wireless card in there, a little computer, a TCP/IP stack, everything
    needed to do the wireless encryption and usually a web-server, too (so
    you can set the WEP key). A wireless adaptor (PCI, cardbus or USB) has
    no built-in software component - most of the functionality is done in
    the PC, so that has to be recreated in hardware for an adaptor box like
    this.

    Although I haven't used this particular model, I like the Netgear stuff.
    I've used other bridges by them & they're dead easy to set up, but
    that's probably the case of the Linksys & of any other model, too.
    http://tinyurl.com/atx6u

    Stroller.
     
    Stroller, Jan 24, 2006
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    AMO Guest

    Thanx Stroller and to all else who replied. The Netgear one is the one I'm
    going to go for. Glad that I get quite a bit for my money! ;0)

    AMO
     
    AMO, Jan 24, 2006
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    Tron[ADS] Guest

    www.nickknows.com sell a cheap SMC super-g ethernet bridge for about
    £30.

    I wish I had read this before I ordered the Belkin Wireless Bridge for £44
    (including shipping) from Ebuyer today. Still Im looking forward to divx
    streaming in xbmc
     
    Tron[ADS], Jan 24, 2006
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