Alternative to Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter?

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  1. VividBlack
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    I'm looking for a cheap, yet realiable alternative to the 1st party Wireless Adapter.

    Here's my situation: my 360 is on the second floor, and my computer is on the first floor. There's a pretty decent distance to cover inbetween, so wireless is paramount.

    Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I was in the same situation as you; I use a wireless G bridge. It connects to the Ethernet and tricks the XBOX to thinking it is connected to your router directly, but it is actually wireless. It involved no configuration, and I have had no lag on Live caused by it. I also stream my (hundreds) of movies on my Mac to my 360, they play like a charm. It was about $60 Canadian when I got it about a year ago.
     
  3. science

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    You can get one of these

    http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Wireless-Networ...stp_st_edpp_url

    Some people will say they wont work for the 360, but this is a lie. I had the exact same one and it worked perfect for me up until I sold it when I was able to go wired. I would recommend it, as it is Microsoft branded, and a lot cheaper than the one for the 360
     
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    I recommend using a compatible wireless router such as the WRT54GL (about $60 USD) and flashing it with DD-WRT so it can act like a wireless bridge. There are cheaper compatible ones than the WRT54GL but I don't know which to recommend.

    The advantage to this is you have an extremely stable connection (a router connecting to another router) and it allows for more devices to be connected.

    And on top of all that, it's cheaper than the Xbox wireless adapter.
     
  5. dinofan01

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    How does it work? Do you connect to Ethernet and then its steams wirelessly? I have been in his situation for about a year now and research this on and off. I would love to be on Live at all time for a change.
     
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    Yep, it has an Ethernet port on it, and it connects to the 360's Ethernet port, and thats all you have to do (other than having to plug it into the wall)
     
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    Do you know if you have to anything to your router? Or will it just find it and connect?
     
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    Nope, I never had to do anything, mine just worked right off the bat, no setting anything up
     
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    Thats great then. It think I might just invest in one of these. Thanks for all the help Science.
     
  10. science

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    No problem, glad to help [​IMG]
     
  11. Praetor192

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    wtf...
    That was exactly what I said.
    "I was in the same situation as you; I use a wireless G bridge. It connects to the Ethernet port and tricks the XBOX to thinking it is connected to your router directly, but it is actually wireless. It involved no configuration, and I have had no lag on Live caused by it. I also stream my (hundreds) of movies on my Mac to my 360, they play like a charm. It was about $60 Canadian when I got it about a year ago."
     
  12. dinofan01

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    different product.
     
  13. Praetor192

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    They are the same thing, but one is microsoft branded.
     
  14. Devante

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    They did both suggest the same thing. [​IMG]'

    They are both just wireless bridges.

    I was gonna suggest the one I use!

    http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WGA54G-Wirel...r/dp/B00009X6DT

    Got it for $10 on Craigslist.


    Do a search for wireless bridge or "wireless game adapter".
    They are all the same thing.
    Even the one Science suggested, which is good too!