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Belkin Wireless G Gaming Adapter (Bridge) Perfect for Xbox 360 @ Morgan Computers £24.99

£24.99 @ Morgan Computers
Easily add WiFi connectivity (802.11g) to any Ethernet compatible device - ideal for use with Xbox/Playstation games consoles. Adds wireless connectivity to games consoles and wired network devic… Read More
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Easily add WiFi connectivity (802.11g) to any Ethernet compatible device - ideal for use with Xbox/Playstation games consoles.


Adds wireless connectivity to games consoles and wired network devices
Compatible with all 802.11 b/g devices
USB power option to power the unit from your games console USB
Easily setup with one touch Auto-Connect Button
Wireless 64-Bit and 128-Bit WEP encryption
Supplied with AC adapter, network & USB cable and manual on CD
Belkin Part No: F5D7330UK

I use one of these myself with my Xbox 360, utilising the rear USB port of the 360 for power into the main unit (can also use AC supply powers either via USB or AC Mains) and a patch cable from the 360 ethernet port into this. Works out A LOT cheaper than buying the official M$ wireless network adapter.

Please note, configuration software is only compatible with XP, however it can be configured manually under Vista through IP address.

Fantastic bargain if you have a Morgan Computers close at hand.

Also just to point out if you want it delivered it will be £27.28
- dandoc2
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#1
Good price but I don't like the idea of no WPA. Still hot though as price is good and it's a very useful piece of kit.
#2
tawke
Good price but I don't like the idea of no WPA. Still hot though as price is good and it's a very useful piece of kit.


Latest firmware does support WPA/WPA 2, however would have to firmware upgrade if necessary using a XP machine only.
#3
IIRC, these won't work with the Homehub 2.0 as it doesn't have the ability to work with bridges - stops you using your old homehub as a cheap extender
#4
Playstation 3 (PS3) & Wii already have wireless built in. So only good for non-wireless Laptops/pcs or 360
#5
mrpipster
Playstation 3 (PS3) & Wii already have wireless built in. So only good for non-wireless Laptops/pcs or 360


Irrelevent to the thread (and stating the plain obvious) you also forgot to mention PSP and Nintendo DS/Lite, and that its good for PS2, Xbox 1 (especially as a XBMC) and Gamecube with broadband adapter.....
#6
i have a wireless network already set up around my house, will this product do the same thing as the official xbox 360 network adaptor? ie. letting me play online?

alex
#7
mrpipster
Playstation 3 (PS3) & Wii already have wireless built in. So only good for non-wireless Laptops/pcs or 360


Well DONE!
#9


What has that got to do with the item?!?!
1 Like #10
I swear at times, I dont see the point in posting deals on this forum, this is £20 cheaper than the "official" wireless solution for the Xbox 360 and a reasonable price for a wireless bridge whatever the use!
#11
alexandermck
i have a wireless network already set up around my house, will this product do the same thing as the official xbox 360 network adaptor? ie. letting me play online?

alex


Yes apart from with the official wireless network adapter you just have to plug it into a USB socket on your 360, with this you would need to connect it via USB (for power only not data) and then a lead from your 360s ethernet port into the ethernet input on this wireless bridge..not as small and "neat" as the M$ official wireless adapter, but £20 cheaper and no less performance.
#12
Very tempted by this if it does support WPA/2. My problem is I bought a Zyxel router with homeplug built in last week for £13 and was hoping to get a single socket for the Xbox. Can't find any cheap though.
#13
tawke
Very tempted by this if it does support WPA/2. My problem is I bought a Zyxel router with homeplug built in last week for £13 and was hoping to get a single socket for the Xbox. Can't find any cheap though.


Yes, updated firmware allows WPA/2 support

http://www.belkin.com/uk/support/article/?lid=enu&pid=F5D7330uk&aid=6361&scid=0

However if you already have a router with a homeplug, then I think you would do better getting a single socket homeplug.

There was one advertised at PC World on here just last week for £20

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0179522158.1233767593@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccceadeggkiihjjcflgceggdhhmdfhj.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=741012&category_oid=

Check to see if any of your locals has one, it would be cheaper than this and no chance (not that I have had dropouts personally) of any dropouts or signal degradation.
1 Like #14
cicobuff;4275525
I swear at times, I dont see the point in posting deals on this forum, this is £20 cheaper than the "official" wireless solution for the Xbox 360 and a reasonable price for a wireless bridge whatever the use!

Agreed mate! Over the years I've seen gtreat deals voted down or criticised for the most inconsequential of reasons (why SHOWMAN36 posted that link is beyond me). This deal is a bargain and I voted it hot accordingly. Not only that but I just bought two of these bad boys, one for my friend and one for myself so thanks for posting the link! Now there's no excuse for my friend not to get onto Xbox Live...

Cheers. :thumbsup:
1 Like #15
Nijius Maximus
Agreed mate! Over the years I've seen gtreat deals voted down or criticised for the most inconsequential of reasons (why SHOWMAN36 posted that link is beyond me). This deal is a bargain and I voted it hot accordingly. Not only that but I just bought two of these bad boys, one for my friend and one for myself so thanks for posting the link! Now there's no excuse for my friend not to get onto Xbox Live...

Cheers. :thumbsup:


To be honest, SHOWMAN 36 has annoyed both myself and others on threads before, just a quick look at their previous posts over the months and I am sure you will understand why.

I was fortunate myself in buying one of these on clearance from Comet six months ago for £17!

Just remember that the software for installation will not function properly if using Vista (only compatible with XP) however you can view the setup screens manually via IP address in Vista instead.

Also worth checking the firmware version and upgrading if necessary for WPA/2.

Thanks for taking the time to thank, just one person who appreciates the time taken to post a deal makes it worthwhile! :)
1 Like #16
cicobuff
Yes, updated firmware allows WPA/2 support

http://www.belkin.com/uk/support/article/?lid=enu&pid=F5D7330uk&aid=6361&scid=0

However if you already have a router with a homeplug, then I think you would do better getting a single socket homeplug.

There was one advertised at PC World on here just last week for £20

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0179522158.1233767593@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccceadeggkiihjjcflgceggdhhmdfhj.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=741012&category_oid=

Check to see if any of your locals has one, it would be cheaper than this and no chance (not that I have had dropouts personally) of any dropouts or signal degradation.



Thanks for the link but I need a Homeplug AV which is the 200mbps version. They are not interchangeable unfortunately.
As for the stupid comments, I completely understand your frustration. I posted a very good deal on Dual Layer Verbatims a couple of weeks ago and it got slammed and voted cold due to the ignorance of the majority. They couldn't understand the concept of dual layer and therefore voted cold as if they were single layers. It's a shame as a lot of hot deals don't make the front page because of people's ignorance and their inane ability to vote on anything they don't understand COLD.
Keep posting the deals as someone will benefit even if it means your voting power is reduced by idiots and fanboys.
#17
tawke
Thanks for the link but I need a Homeplug AV which is the 200mbps version. They are not interchangeable unfortunately.
As for the stupid comments, I completely understand your frustration. I posted a very good deal on Dual Layer Verbatims a couple of weeks ago and it got slammed and voted cold due to the ignorance of the majority. They couldn't understand the concept of dual layer and therefore voted cold as if they were single layers. It's a shame as a lot of hot deals don't make the front page because of people's ignorance and their inane ability to vote on anything they don't understand COLD.
Keep posting the deals as someone will benefit even if it means your voting power is reduced by idiots and fanboys.


Gotcha, never checked with you about the speed. I think you would do better though getting a deal on a homeplug if you could

Thanks yourself, I really feel at times that this should be a paid subscribed forum, although not sure if that would stop only the lurkers against the people that register just to be pedantic, ignorant or deliberatey trolling I dont know.
#18
tawke
Very tempted by this if it does support WPA/2. My problem is I bought a Zyxel router with homeplug built in last week for £13 and was hoping to get a single socket for the Xbox. Can't find any cheap though.


I bought a pair of MSI home plugs from scan.co.uk for about £34 a month ago, and they are ****. Even plugged into the same double socket they still drop about 20% of the packets, so you can imagine when I wanted to go upstairs to down stairs it was completely no go, they dropped something like 90% of the packets, complete waste of money


EDIT: Instead of the homeplugs I bought 2 of these at £14.99 each:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132428

They support Wireless Distributions System (WDS). I have one setup for the internet with it connecting to my wired desktop and as a wireless access point for laptops etc, then the wireless also uses WDS to connect to the other box, which has the XBOX connected via a wire to it, this then allows the XBOX to connect to the internet using the wireless WDS link between the two boxes.

Was even more perfect for me as my router just died so I need a new one anyway, but for the functionality you get £30 is a bargain, you can even set these boxes with public and private access points (thats two advertised access points per box)
#19
Lexeus
I bought a pair of MSI home plugs from scan.co.uk for about £34 a month ago, and they are ****. Even plugged into the same double socket they still drop about 20% of the packets, so you can imagine when I wanted to go upstairs to down stairs it was completely no go, they dropped something like 90% of the packets, complete waste of money


EDIT: Instead of the homeplugs I bought 2 of these at £14.99 each:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132428

They support Wireless Distributions System (WDS). I have one setup for the internet with it connecting to my wired desktop and as a wireless access point for laptops etc, then the wireless also uses WDS to connect to the other box, which has the XBOX connected via a wire to it, this then allows the XBOX to connect to the internet using the wireless WDS link between the two boxes.

Was even more perfect for me as my router just died so I need a new one anyway, but for the functionality you get £30 is a bargain, you can even set these boxes with public and private access points (thats two advertised access points per box)


Thats an excellent solution for those of you that utilise ADSL.

I wonder if you had a loss with homeplugs due to your home possibly being wired on different ring circuits, I have read that you can get loss if so.
#20
Thanks Cicobuff! After reading through your advice/comments, I purchased one of these. I've always found Belkin to be amazingly simple to setup, but this was ridiculously so! We were online in 1 minute flat. I very much appreciate the time you have taken to present this post. Saved me £32 instantly--enough left to purchase XBox Live. Cheers!
banned#21
can this just be used a wireless router throughout the house and still not have to purchase a 360 wireless adaptor?
#22
Still on the web. Although showing out of stock.

Ordered one. Excellent price.
#23
tawke
Very tempted by this if it does support WPA/2. My problem is I bought a Zyxel router with homeplug built in last week for £13 and was hoping to get a single socket for the Xbox. Can't find any cheap though.


Hi,
Where did you buy this for £13? was it new? Im after the Zyxel router wih the builtin homeplug but cant find anywhere where its selling for less than 60 quid!.

cheers
#24
Although this is around £20 cheaper than the official adaptor, it does have a few disadvantages (although most are minor)
- This is Wireless G. The official adaptor supports Wireless N which is essential if your looking to stream media centre or high quality videos. Also if you are lucky enough to have virgin's 50mb service you would need Wireless N.
- Its uglier, bigger etc...
- It needs an extra plug to power it.
- More cables
- Its harder to setup than the official.

Whether its worth the extra £20 is up to you :thumbsup:

still a hot deal though whichever option you choose.
#25
Hot really good deal.
#26
mminghella
IIRC, these won't work with the Homehub 2.0 as it doesn't have the ability to work with bridges - stops you using your old homehub as a cheap extender


I don't think thats right. The Belkin will have a client mode so as far as the home hub 2 is concerned its the same as any client like a laptop or whatever. Of course only 802.11g which rather defeats the point of the n home hub 2.

Ethernet client adapters like this really are very handy and the usb power option is pretty nifty as well. You could attach this to your wired networks switch and it would connect all your wired computers to a distant access point. You can connect old computers which have only Ethernet sockets easily and transparently without them having take the strain of the encryption, they just think they are using ethernet.

However it is out of stock. But for an extra pound you could get an edimax EW-7206APG access point from scan (if you have the av-forums free delivery). This would be slightly harder to set up but would do everything the belkin would plus it has a universal repeater mode which rebroadcasts the signal expanding your wireless network for other computers.
#27
Lexeus
I bought a pair of MSI home plugs from scan.co.uk for about £34 a month ago, and they are ****. Even plugged into the same double socket they still drop about 20% of the packets, so you can imagine when I wanted to go upstairs to down stairs it was completely no go, they dropped something like 90% of the packets, complete waste of money


EDIT: Instead of the homeplugs I bought 2 of these at £14.99 each:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132428


I did similar after dumping 200mbps homeplugs. I get faster throughput through wireless than homeplugs! They worked OK during the day but in the evening with TV, fluorescent lights etc. the throughput plummeted to USB 1.0 speeds. Rubbish.
I use an old buffalo router with ddwrt firmware to achieve the same as the Belkin above. £25 for the Belkin is a lot less hassle so voted hot.
#28
Used to have one of these in the Xbox 1 days. Did the job really well!
#29
i got one of these from currys for 12.97 the other week.
#30
If you can find them for cheap, i definately reccomend these if your not willing to pay OTT prices for the official adapter. Got mine on ebay a few years ago for £14 and not had to touch it since, works perfectly and never had any trouble with it.

dca860
What a cheap and nasty item.
I'm selling something far better than this for far less on eBay (and it has got WPA

Urm that's a router... Not a wireless bridge. I could get a router on hukd for a fiver if I so wanted to. Not to mention it's eBay, it's second hand, and the postage is £5.30.
#31
Ive used this to get y 360 online for months great piece of kit.
#32
Wow, I completly forgot about this thread. I ordered one when this thread first started and I've been using it happily since! It matches the Xbox 360 quite nicely with the grey and white colour scheme and once you've set it up you don't have to configure it again.

Setup was pretty easy and quick using the CD if you have Windows XP. A bit more complicated if you have Vista as you have to set it up using the manual method but the instructions are all there and it's not too much hassle.

In fact I find this adapter so useful I even use it for my old desktop PC on occasions as this provides a much better signal than the wireless card I bought for it! :thumbsup:

Cheers again cicobuff! :)
#33
zxcvbnm


However it is out of stock. But for an extra pound you could get an edimax EW-7206APG access point from scan (if you have the av-forums free delivery). This would be slightly harder to set up but would do everything the belkin would plus it has a universal repeater mode which rebroadcasts the signal expanding your wireless network for other computers.


Excellent bought this. Thanks.

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