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saweetnesstrev
08-19-05, 12:30 AM
Will i need a xbox360 wireless adapter,, if i have a http://www.westell.com/content/products/pdf/versalink.pdf Wireless G Gateway/Router/DSL????

saweetnesstrev
08-19-05, 11:15 AM
Bump, i don't want to buy the adapter, i thought it was built in wireless compatible. If not im gonna have to have a big ass ethernet cable run down to the basement in muh room lmfao.

ReDxKiNG
08-19-05, 11:29 AM
Will i need a xbox360 wireless adapter,, if i have a http://www.westell.com/content/products/pdf/versalink.pdf Wireless G Gateway/Router/DSL????



this is interersting, I have that exact same router and im wondering the same thing but the difference is that im also wondering if my router would be compatible with the psp's wireless lan

LiquidX
08-19-05, 12:50 PM
It will not be wireless out of the box and its not known yet if you can use a third party adapter. Also MS is produceing there own for "99.99" so the answer might be no. But wait and see, at this point we are not even sure the 360 will come with wires to recharge the 360 controller or plug in case they die like what was said a couple months back.

saweetnesstrev
08-19-05, 01:36 PM
It looks like im gonna have to buy a long ethernet cable?

GamerGuyX
08-19-05, 02:11 PM
at this point we are not even sure the 360 will come with wires to recharge the 360 controller or plug in case they die like what was said a couple months back.

No we already do know the answer to this. The wireless controllers that come with the the "Premium" Xbox 360 package will use standard AA batteries. You will have to buy the Rechargeable Battery Pack (Suggested retail price: $11.99) and Play and Charge Kit (Suggested retail price: $19.99) to be able to recharge them.

For reference:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox360/xbox360accessories.htm

Zelda_fan
08-19-05, 02:14 PM
You will have to buy the Rechargeable Battery Pack (Suggested retail price: $11.99) and Play and Charge Kit (Suggested retail price: $19.99) to be able to recharge them

Wow Microsoft is pretty lame. If I'm paying top dollar for the PREMIUM xbox I had better get some rechargable batteries.

GamerGuyX
08-19-05, 02:33 PM
Wow Microsoft is pretty lame. If I'm paying top dollar for the PREMIUM xbox I had better get some rechargable batteries.

Well... your not. :o

LiquidX
08-19-05, 02:58 PM
They might aswell just give wired controller being that you have to spend at extra $30. Absolutely ridiculous this is all shaping up to be. :mad:

Rakeesh
08-19-05, 04:07 PM
That is pretty gay that microsoft is going to require all hardware components of the xbox to pass a digital authentication check in order to be used with it. That means no non microsoft endorsed controllers, adapters, hard drive, etc.

Zelda_fan
08-19-05, 04:11 PM
Well... your not. :o

uh actually I am. I like the XBOX 360 and will probably get one, but that is flaming pink gay to include a AA battery controller for a 399 package.

kev13dd
08-19-05, 04:34 PM
uh actually I am. I like the XBOX 360 and will probably get one, but that is flaming pink gay to include a AA battery controller for a 399 package.


What do you mean "you are"? You AREN'T getting rechargeable batteries with the system you buy, considering Mircrosoft won't be SELLING a system with them. It's not that hard to figure out you can't buy something that doesn't exist...

K

Zelda_fan
08-19-05, 04:36 PM
What do you mean "you are"? You AREN'T getting rechargeable batteries with the system you buy, considering Mircrosoft won't be SELLING a system with them. It's not that hard to figure out you can't buy something that doesn't exist...

K

I mean I am as in I am getting an XBOX360. I'm just saying MS is stupid for including a lame wireless controller like that.

saweetnesstrev
08-19-05, 05:25 PM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox360/factsheet.htm

Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g

I don't think you need a adapter if you have a Wireless G Router?

GamerGuyX
08-19-05, 05:28 PM
uh actually I am. I like the XBOX 360 and will probably get one, but that is flaming pink gay to include a AA battery controller for a 399 package.

The reason I said "Well... your not." was in reference to Microsoft not including a recharable battery with the the "Premium" 360 package like you want.

saweetnesstrev
08-19-05, 05:31 PM
Guys stop agrueing.. any how..

http://www.monstercable.com/computer/productPageComputer.asp?pin=425&LastPage=Network%20Cables

I get 25 foot cable instead of the adapter if i have to buy one, and i probally get better speeds.. and save 66 percent of my money.!

GamerGuyX
08-19-05, 05:32 PM
That is pretty gay that microsoft is going to require all hardware components of the xbox to pass a digital authentication check in order to be used with it. That means no non microsoft endorsed controllers, adapters, hard drive, etc.

I'm happy. With that in mind, there will be a lot less crappy 3rd party controllers and crap like. They will be less inclined to make them with the licensing fees they would have to pay.

A lot less of this crap in other words:

http://www.goelectronic.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/full/gegcsbp.jpg

*shiver*

GamerGuyX
08-19-05, 05:33 PM
Guys stop agrueing.. any how..

Who's arguing? We are discussing Xbox 360. Thats what a forum is for...

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox360/factsheet.htm

Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g

I don't think you need a adapter if you have a Wireless G Router?

Actually yes you do. How do you expect the Xbox 360 to accept a wireless signal with no antenna? Thats what the Wireless adapter is for.

saweetnesstrev
08-19-05, 05:36 PM
whatever...

saweetnesstrev
08-19-05, 05:37 PM
that controller is ****ing sexy, i want one :P

saweetnesstrev
08-21-05, 04:54 AM
Screw buying the adapter, i got a better solution... BUY a CAT6 Cable (Better then Cat5) For Cheap ( http://www.bestbuycable.com/search_cat6.asp?txtFrom=GO-cat-6-cable ) ,, You save tons of money.. plus while you at it upgrade your other cat5 cable to a cat6 from your router to your computer.. BINGO. Problem solved. Cheaper and faster. Tyvm. :angel:

Rakeesh
08-21-05, 05:19 AM
I'm happy. With that in mind, there will be a lot less crappy 3rd party controllers and crap like. They will be less inclined to make them with the licensing fees they would have to pay.

That is a bad thing though, because then the good controllers will just cost more in the end.

But I think that this probably isn't so much about quality control as it is about platform integrity. Specifically, this is probably a means of preventing people from doing soft mods.

Microsoft really needs to learn more about security though. Namely, their philosophy is just to design a secure front door that nobody can break into. But by far the best approach is to not only build a secure front door, but to also secure everything inside as well, because breaking through the front door only takes time, as even the most secure front door will eventually be broken.

Microsoft on the other hand just keeps trying to build more secure front doors, leaving the inside wide open. The whole "chain of trust" system is worthless once any point along the chain (the "weakest link") is compromised.

evilchris
08-21-05, 01:55 PM
Screw buying the adapter, i got a better solution... BUY a CAT6 Cable (Better then Cat5) For Cheap ( http://www.bestbuycable.com/search_cat6.asp?txtFrom=GO-cat-6-cable ) ,, You save tons of money.. plus while you at it upgrade your other cat5 cable to a cat6 from your router to your computer.. BINGO. Problem solved. Cheaper and faster. Tyvm. :angel:


lol. The only thing "upgrading" to CAT6 will give you is the ability to run 10G over copper. Considering Xbox has a 100Mb interface, and most people have mere 5Mbps broadband caps, I'd say it's not "quite time yet" to "upgrade" to CAT6.

saweetnesstrev
08-21-05, 03:31 PM
Future Proof FTW :)