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Old 01-05-06, 10:53 PM
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Playing the xBox 360 over WiFi...

I see this official Wireless Networking Adapter for the xBox 360. Are there any others availible that work as well and may be cheaper? I work at Best Buy so I will get a discount, but more than likely not a lot.
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I got the 360 wireless adaptor and it works like a charm. Half the time I forget it's over wifi. So the 360 one may be pricey, but so far it's been worth it for me.
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Originally Posted by CKMorpheus
I see this official Wireless Networking Adapter for the xBox 360. Are there any others availible that work as well and may be cheaper? I work at Best Buy so I will get a discount, but more than likely not a lot.
Meh, save up another $50 and you can buy a Revolution with Wifi built in.

I kid... In all seriousness, I live with a person who has that exact wireless adapter, it works perfectly on our network.

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Old 01-05-06, 11:34 PM
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Fair enough I guess. Well if anyone knows any other products that do the same thing as well or even better, lemme know.
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Another positive experience here. Hooked it up last night and works perfectly. Also matches the 360 design and color scheme perfectly. Doubt a thrid party product would do that.
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I have that one for the 360 and the original official adapter for the first xbox. The new one's nice in that it doesn't need external power like the first one- and they've both worked flawlessly.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I got the 360 wireless adaptor and it works like a charm. Half the time I forget it's over wifi. So the 360 one may be pricey, but so far it's been worth it for me.
Same here. It attaches nicely and has been rock-solid for me.
Old 01-06-06, 10:15 AM
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I have that one for the 360 and the original official adapter for the first xbox. The new one's nice in that it doesn't need external power like the first one- and they've both worked flawlessly.

Same here, no problems with the adapter and very easy to setup, etc... I have both and contemplated not buying the new one and just re-using the other one on the 360, but came across a deal I could not pass up on the 360 one. Sadly, I don't think the Kmart deal on those is still available.

That being said, I don't think I would have dropped $100 on either of them. There are cheaper solutions in access points since the 360 can connect to an access point through the built in NIC (like is done with the first Xbox wireless adapter), just not sure how easy or otherwise they would be to setup. I would think they would not be too hard, just might have to config it by connecting to your PC first and then connect it to the 360.

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Old 01-07-06, 11:03 AM
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You can get the wireless adapter for the previous Xbox on Ebay pretty cheap, and it works just as well.
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BZZZT!

All wrong answers. What you want is a wireless BRIDGE ("wireless gaming adapter"). This is not only cheaper, it works just as well if not better (since you can tweak the settings if you need to) --- also, if you ever have ANY other device that needs wireless without having to install *anything* on the device, plug it into the bridge.

The $100 "official" adapter is a joke.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
BZZZT!

All wrong answers. What you want is a wireless BRIDGE ("wireless gaming adapter"). This is not only cheaper, it works just as well if not better (since you can tweak the settings if you need to) --- also, if you ever have ANY other device that needs wireless without having to install *anything* on the device, plug it into the bridge.

The $100 "official" adapter is a joke.
Think I pretty much said the same thing given the price... glad I got my official 360 one for $40

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Originally Posted by The Bus
BZZZT!

All wrong answers. What you want is a wireless BRIDGE ("wireless gaming adapter"). This is not only cheaper, it works just as well if not better (since you can tweak the settings if you need to) --- also, if you ever have ANY other device that needs wireless without having to install *anything* on the device, plug it into the bridge.

The $100 "official" adapter is a joke.
Can you provide a link to a store selling a "bridge"... I'm still not exactly sure what you're talking about and I'd like to take a look at one. Thanks.
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I have a related question: How can I get the MAC address of my 360? I need to add it to the list of accessible computers on my router.
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To find the MAC address of your Xbox 360:

Go to the "System" area of the Xbox Dashboard;
Select "Network Settings";
Select "Edit Settings.";
Select "Additional Settings";
Select "Advanced Settings";
At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called "Wired MAC Address," which is your MAC address.
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Thanks L&O, you're my hero! I played around with the menus for a while and couldn't find it.
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if you don't want to type it in, here's what I did... just turn off MAC filtering on the router, then let the 360 connect... it should show up in the table of DHCP clients of the router displaying the MAC address (at least it does on the Linksys). Or just look under Wireless network access and it should show up in the Wireless Client MAC List. Then you can allow it. Then turn MAC filtering back on.

By the way... I'm surprised we haven't seen the debate on MAC filtering yet that usually occurs here...

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Thanks Sniper. I just typed it in before I saw your post. Everything's up and running well!
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I got a Motorola Wireless Bridge for $29.99 during a ThinkGeek.com Early Bird sale. Has been suiting my XB/X360 needs very well.
Old 01-10-06, 11:20 PM
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That's the kind of thing I'm looking for! Thanks Bus!

Would this work? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1117178431235

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Old 01-11-06, 08:42 AM
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CK: I'm not sure about that one, I'm completely unfamiliar with over-power-lines networks. What I have is this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1061127609830

It's $90 after a $10 MIR at Best Buy.

Although you can get it elsewhere for $71.25 after MIR + shipping. http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ffiliate=yahoo

Remember, the benefit is not so much the price of this as the fact that it will work with any console ever, not just the 360. It will work with the Xbox, the PS2 (if you have it going online), the PS3, etc.

So you save $10-30 now, and a lot more later.
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Anybody still have the actual firmware update file for the MN-740 (original Xbox wireless adapter)? I usually keep all those types of files in case they get removed from the vendor site, etc, but for some reason I don't still have this one and it appears microsoft took it off their download site.

I'd just like to have it in case I ever need to flash my MN-740 again.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by sniper308
Anybody still have the actual firmware update file for the MN-740 (original Xbox wireless adapter)? I usually keep all those types of files in case they get removed from the vendor site, etc, but for some reason I don't still have this one and it appears microsoft took it off their download site.

I'd just like to have it in case I ever need to flash my MN-740 again.

Thanks in advance.
What was the reason for the firmware update? Is there a problem with the adapter out of the box?
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Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs
What was the reason for the firmware update? Is there a problem with the adapter out of the box?
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...light=firmware

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...light=firmware

The main reason I did it at the time was that the new firmware allowed the adapter to deal with an SSID not being broadcast.
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Yes, Microsoft's inane "recommendation" was for everyone to broadcast their SSIDs, so the original firmware wouldn't detect SSIDs that weren't broadcast. It also fixed some other issues, though I don't remember exactly what they were.
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Along the lines of what The Bus suggested, but this has a built in print server and 4 port switch.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1115366648118

Not bad for $100 and nice flexibility, especially for a college dorm room. I use mine in my home theater and figured I'd be able to connect the PS3 too if I ever bought it or if a friend wanted internet access, then I wouldn't have to give them the password to get onto my network.

I haven't used it to play online yet, so not sure if it there are any glitches with in game connectivity or chat.

I have a netgear wireless

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