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Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter

Glo Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Any suggestions on this please?
I´ve just bought an XBox for my son, and he wants to connect to XBox Live Silver which he believes is free?
My BT HomeHub is in another room and I don´t want to mess up with long cables.
Is it simply a question of plugging in the thingy at the back of the XBox to get a wireless connection? Are they reliable or do you get disconnected often?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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Yep, xbox live silver is free but if he isn't going to pay the subscription to get xbox live gold then there isn't much point on getting a wireless adaptor because the silver is very limited. You cannot play your games online against other people. Only with gold can you do that. Which is the whole point of getting live really.
On silver, you can talk to your friends and download updates/videos/demos etc. and use the marketplace to purchase retro arcade games.

So unless he's going to be connected to Live for extended periods of time to talk to friends (with Silver) or play against other people on Live (with the Gold subscription) you'll be paying quite a lot of money for something that isn't going to be used.
#2
Thanks magic monkey for your quick response! Is gold live expensive?
We may try silver to start with before forking out even more money. Any good deals for the wireless adaptor?
Many thanks
#3
You don't have to use the Microsoft xbox 360 wireless adaptor, you can get a general purpose "wireless gaming adaptor" and plug the LAN cable into the xbox which is often a cheaper alternative and you can use the wireless adaptor for other devices as well if required, i.e. a PC.

You will have to set up either device to make sure it connects to your wireless networ (rather than a neighbours!) and set up the security details for your specific connection. Depending on how your home hub is set up, you may also have to set that up to allow the wireless device to connect to it.
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Glo
Thanks magic monkey for your quick response! Is gold live expensive?
We may try silver to start with before forking out even more money. Any good deals for the wireless adaptor?
Many thanks


If it is a new xbox then when you first sign up to Silver they will give you a 30 day trial of Gold (don't need to enter any card details nor do you have to opt out after 30 days, it just stops working) so your son can try it for a month and you can decide whether it would be worth getting the adaptor.
You can also purchase 48hr Live codes so that you can play for 48hrs if you wish after the trial has expired.
The RRP of a 12 month Gold subscription is £39.99 which you purchase a card containing a code to which you can input into the xbox. It's all pre-paid.
The cost of a Gold subscription can vary depending on the shop. High street stores normally sell it at the RRP. If you want it cheaper then you could try ebay, possibly other online stores or even here on HUKD.
I've not seen any official wireless adaptors cheaper than RRP really, I don't think third party ones are made. But if you have a computer sitting next to the xbox you can create a wireless bridge, connecting your xbox to the computer via ethernet cable, and the computer to the internet via wifi.

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