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superklye
05-01-07, 10:42 AM
I know I've seen it mentioned here and on other forums, but I can't find anything about it here...the official MS wifi adapter is ~$100 and that's just ridiculous.

Isn't there a way to get WiFi for like $20 on the 360? I saw something about having a laptop and creating a kind of WAN, but I don't have a laptop or the desire to do that.

Will any WiFi adpater work?

ENU291
05-01-07, 10:45 AM
I've heard that the old Xbox wifi adapter works but I can't confirm that since I don't own the original Xbox. MS needs to stop trying to gouge us by selling that wifi adapter and those hard drives for ridiculous prices.

Tr1cK
05-01-07, 10:53 AM
FWIW, I run mine off my HTPC. The HTPC uses wireless, wired to the 360.

thor1182
05-01-07, 11:10 AM
Yes the 360 works off the original adapter. Thats what I am using on mine, and it works like a champ. And unlike the original xbox, you just plug in the adapter and it just works with the 360, no extra software that you have to install.

superklye
05-01-07, 11:17 AM
Sigh, well it looks like the original Xbox adapter is just as/more expensive than the 360 adapter. I saw some Linksys thing for like $30 but it's only 802.11b.

I'll see how much of a discount my roommate gets on the official one before I make a decision.

Dr.Nick
05-01-07, 11:21 AM
eBay should have them for less;)

Mr. Hunt
05-01-07, 11:36 AM
PS3 is looking like the better deal after all isn't it?

Hell... the Wii is 250 bucks and comes with wifi... too bad for 360. ;)

superklye
05-01-07, 11:54 AM
I got a ridiculously good deal on my 360. So no. The PS3 is not looking like a better deal.

Unless it's under $300 and will accept my 360 HD DVD drive.

thor1182
05-01-07, 12:58 PM
I just ignored Mr. Hunt's comment. It wasn't worth the reply to go down to that level.


Honestly, If I cared about my internet working flawlessly, I would not go the wireless route. If you want it to work without hassle, find a way to run a wire!

superklye
05-01-07, 01:02 PM
It's simply not going to be possible to use a wire. Sigh.

thor1182
05-01-07, 01:12 PM
check ebay, or bite the bullet. It would have been better if they put the wifi in there.

Tr1cK
05-01-07, 02:21 PM
It's simply not going to be possible to use a wire. Sigh.

Hmm. This is more expensive than wireless.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127214

Lyme
05-01-07, 03:09 PM
I know I've seen it mentioned here and on other forums, but I can't find anything about it here...the official MS wifi adapter is ~$100 and that's just ridiculous.

Isn't there a way to get WiFi for like $20 on the 360? I saw something about having a laptop and creating a kind of WAN, but I don't have a laptop or the desire to do that.

Will any WiFi adpater work?

I'll sell you mine for half retail cost, I have it sitting in a drawer, almost unused. The wifi adapter doesn't have enough bandwidth to stream live tv from my windows media center box so I had to wire it.

thor1182
05-01-07, 03:18 PM
I'll sell you mine for half retail cost, I have it sitting in a drawer, almost unused. The wifi adapter doesn't have enough bandwidth to stream live tv from my windows media center box so I had to wire it.


that reason is why I think having it a wifi only has its issues.

A ripoff or not, having it an accessory gives room for them to make a n version. That might have been th reason why they haven't put it in there yet, is becuase wifi g doesn't have the bandwidth, and they knew a version that does is right around the corner.

superklye
05-01-07, 03:31 PM
Hmm. This is more expensive than wireless.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127214
And it looks like it's ****, too.

I'll sell you mine for half retail cost, I have it sitting in a drawer, almost unused. The wifi adapter doesn't have enough bandwidth to stream live tv from my windows media center box so I had to wire it.
All right, I'll keep it in mind...unless my roommate gets an absolutely ridiculous deal, I'll probably take it. :)

Lyme
05-01-07, 03:36 PM
If you decide you want it, pop me a pm and we can work out details.

superklye
05-01-07, 04:55 PM
Sweet...thanks. :D

ENU291
05-01-07, 08:51 PM
If you want to go Wifi and stream video smoothly then I suggest you get an 802.11a/g router like THIS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127061) or THIS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156170).

knghtwhosaysni
05-01-07, 08:58 PM
You could get this to work with a regular wireless bridge. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127153

|MaguS|
05-01-07, 09:44 PM
Im in the same boat, in my new place my TV and Console are not next to a router so I need to get my X360 going wirelessly but dont feel like paying MS $100 for it. My PS3 is already online, I should one of these days get my Wii but really never cared for it to go online.

evilchris
05-01-07, 10:03 PM
I'm using this AP:

http://cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6087/index.html

Blows all the linksys/dlink/whatever plastic toys out of the water. Can be had for around $450.

|MaguS|
05-01-07, 10:07 PM
Already have wireless in my place... just need to get my X360 to go wireless...

ViN86
05-01-07, 10:09 PM
I know I've seen it mentioned here and on other forums, but I can't find anything about it here...the official MS wifi adapter is ~$100 and that's just ridiculous.

Isn't there a way to get WiFi for like $20 on the 360? I saw something about having a laptop and creating a kind of WAN, but I don't have a laptop or the desire to do that.

Will any WiFi adpater work?
what i do with my xbox is bridge the wireless and wired connections. i set a static IP on my wireless and then run the ethernet cable from the 360 to the laptop. it works great :D

but, it doesnt work well for me when there are many wireless networks in range. however, its most likely caused by my third party network connections manager. (thx IBM :|)

evilchris
05-01-07, 10:23 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Linksys-WET54G-ver-2_W0QQitemZ180111923267QQihZ008QQcategoryZ61817QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&from=R10&satitle=xbox+360+wireless+adapter&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=92071&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search

Lyme
05-02-07, 11:04 AM
I'm using this AP:

http://cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6087/index.html

Blows all the linksys/dlink/whatever plastic toys out of the water. Can be had for around $450.

For the premium on the price, I'm glad it blows the plastic toys out of the water. Given the large number of wireless routers in my area (I can pick up at least eight with good reception). I used a 200ft length of cat5 I had handy and a bunch of clips http://www.rona.ca/img/product/medium/0525271.jpg took me a few hours to tack the cable along the edge of the celing.

note: those clips are just big enough to fit a cat5 cable, and not as large as they may look.