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New 'N' Xbox Wireless Network Adaptor £39.00 @ Tesco

£39.00 @ Tesco Direct
I know Tesco have been selling the old adaptor instore for £39 but I wasn't sure if my store would have any left so I ordered through Tesco Direct and collected instore tonight, I was expecting the ol… Read More
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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
I know Tesco have been selling the old adaptor instore for £39 but I wasn't sure if my store would have any left so I ordered through Tesco Direct and collected instore tonight, I was expecting the older style but I have actually got the new black 'n' style.
They seem to be around £55 everywhere else, so seems like a good bargain.
Still time to order for christmas, as delivery to store (free) is Wed.
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#1
Processing error me thinks

tesco recons £58.79 at argos and its the wireless 'G' there the 'N' is £59.99
#2
Most likely the staff member just picked up the wrong one
#3
Whereabouts was the Tesco you collected from?

It's a great deal if it is that price, I need to get one of these for a present and I've been looking everywhere for a deal. Cheapest I can seem to find anywhere is £54.99 which is hard to swallow!

Did a quick check on the Tesco site and the pic is of the old adapter, not sure whether to give it a go and see if I get lucky....
#4
tbh, £39 isnt bad anyway (for the old 1). You will still have the exact same live experience whilst playing games. Might be worth a shot, you can always take a chance and return it if its not the new 1.
#5
Bought one in Carphone warehouse last week for £34.99, was the old style one but still good enough for me.
suspended#6
whats the difference between the 2
#7
god i dont know if this worth the risk or not
#8
Why is this voted hot when it is most likely a pricing error with no-one else confirming it? The voting on here drives me nuts at times. :x

No offense to the original poster. Had it been available it would have been a cracking deal.
#9
Lol

Some need to get out more and not rely on the internet for what you think are the cheapest prices, our local Asda (Broadheath) has/had these for £27 (Original) and Game (Trafford Centre - Selfridges) have them (N) for £49.
#10
Was just trying to help :whistling:
Tesco don't seem to have the new adaptor listed on their website so not sure what happened, I'm happy as this is the cheapest (old or new) I have managed to come across.
#11
Why are these so expensive???
#12
god not this deal again, seems alot for a wireless adaptor, next xmas they will probably be in poundland
#13
Reserved for collection from my local and it was just the original.
#14
mccririck
Why are these so expensive???


Can only speak about the old adaptor but I guess its expensive because its very good.
#15
sashicee
god not this deal again, seems alot for a wireless adaptor, next xmas they will probably be in poundland


No they won't, stop feeding ********
#16
mccririck
Why are these so expensive???

It's a high quality A/B/G/N wifi adapter + standard console tax = Priced as expected.
#17
I have a PS3, may have been quite expensive, but you don't have to pay for network adapters. Im not posting to rub it in, just to point it out. I was seriously considering an xbox elite - does that come with an intergrated network adapter or not? If not - im glad i got the ps3 because what with the subscription costs - xbox sounds expensive!!
#18
mccririck
Why are these so expensive???


Because Microsoft want to screw you over by getting you to buy there own stuff.

I'd look for a wireless bridge tbh. Of corse an N adapter isnt any good if you dont have a wireless N modem/router.
#19
So this is not a valid deal right?

Does anyone know the best online price for 1 of these in any such case?
1 Like #20
Simran07
I have a PS3, may have been quite expensive, but you don't have to pay for network adapters. Im not posting to rub it in, just to point it out. I was seriously considering an xbox elite - does that come with an intergrated network adapter or not? If not - im glad i got the ps3 because what with the subscription costs - xbox sounds expensive!!


So you pay a bit for the adapter and the service - you ever hear the adage, that you get what you pay for. ;)

You also don't need one, an ethernet cable works just fine and means there is no wireless interference
#21
Simran07
I have a PS3, may have been quite expensive, but you don't have to pay for network adapters. Im not posting to rub it in, just to point it out. I was seriously considering an xbox elite - does that come with an intergrated network adapter or not? If not - im glad i got the ps3 because what with the subscription costs - xbox sounds expensive!!


+1

I priced both prior to buying as I wasn't sure which console to get, the Xbox was the more attractive price initially, but comparing the 2 over the course of a couple of years online gaming, the PS3 is (or certainly was when I bought it, and pretty sure it still is) the cheaper of the 2.

But, I digress, this is obviously a picking error, and the OP has landed lucky, its not a 'deal' as such and probably only 1 in a couple of thousand (if that) would get it.
#22
Simran07
I have a PS3, may have been quite expensive, but you don't have to pay for network adapters.

The PS3 doesn't have wireless N or an option of adding it. As for the pricing, it's expensive, but not everyone needs it. I use ethernet personally. If you want to stream 1080p content without it buffering or freezing up and you want to do it wirelessly, this gives you that option - an option that doesn't exist on the PS3.
#23
well i paid £7 for a second hand router off ebay and installed dd-wrt custom firmware onto it, it does the same work and more, minus the N though. it can connect to another router wirelessly and also act as another wiress access point, result. microsoft are ripping you off on these things
#24
Simran07
I have a PS3, may have been quite expensive, but you don't have to pay for network adapters. Im not posting to rub it in, just to point it out. I was seriously considering an xbox elite - does that come with an intergrated network adapter or not? If not - im glad i got the ps3 because what with the subscription costs - xbox sounds expensive!!


Do you think the console was expensive in the first place because sony wanted it at that price??

Its because you pay for everything at once. Even things some people dont need like the wireless adapter. Only reason its still there is because of the psp, otherwise you would have a nice ps2 chip inside.
#25
Sigmatic
The PS3 doesn't have wireless N or an option of adding it. As for the pricing, it's expensive, but not everyone needs it. I use ethernet personally. If you want to stream 1080p content without it buffering or freezing up and you want to do it wirelessly, this gives you that option - an option that doesn't exist on the PS3.


Has wireless g.
#26
Simran07
I have a PS3, may have been quite expensive, but you don't have to pay for network adapters. Im not posting to rub it in, just to point it out. I was seriously considering an xbox elite - does that come with an intergrated network adapter or not? If not - im glad i got the ps3 because what with the subscription costs - xbox sounds expensive!!


This is only to make it wireless, all Xbox's come with a standard ethernet port if you have access to a wired connection. And unfortunately I'm one of the many that have a house built long enough ago to render any wireless connection virtually useless!

My pricing comparisons put the Xbox far ahead of the PS3, with no need for a hard drive or network capability (at the time) the core console was going to be cheaper if I went to Microsoft. I have nothing against Sony, having been a hardcore Playstation fan (I own/owned all the other PS's), but this round went to Microsoft.
#27
I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that unless you have a Wireless 'N' router, these are no better than the normal wireless B or G ones, which using the Currys price match, you can get for £36.

The wireless N adapter will downgrade to the B or G standard. To replace your router and associated adapters isn't cheap. I've priced it.
#28
With the price of the xbox 360 at the minute adding the £60 makes it still cheaper than the PS3

I've had all 3 systems xbox/wii/PS3 since release and if the xbox had blu-ray the PS3 would be dead even with free net play and included wifi.

I base it on purely my 30 years game play and nothing technical. (yes I am that old)

All 3 are good in there own way I just think the xbox stands out.

The wifi adapters (int or ext) are very reliable on all systems

You do get what you pay for with the xbox adapter.
#29
AyrHoopy
I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that unless you have a Wireless 'N' router, these are no better than the normal wireless B or G ones

This is true, but I would guess that most people that are in the market for one of these know that.
#30
Sigmatic
This is true, but I would guess that most people that are in the market for one of these know that.


Perhaps some, but I would say that there will be an awful lot of people who will see a new, more expensive adapter and automatically think that it will work better with their existing equipment.
#31
AyrHoopy
To replace your router and associated adapters isn't cheap. I've priced it.


I think you need more time on HUKD mate, going to 'N' now isn't that bad anymore! :) I got a router and three adaptors (two laptop, one PCI) for £50 in total, all draft N (when it was still 'draft'). Of course, then I found out that even they can't work through solid brick, and I also switched to Sky Broadband aswell, so they got donated to my sister!
#32
Does N really make that much difference?
#33
wait and get the N router...trust me its the new kid on the block
#34
mccririck
Does N really make that much difference?


300mbps max as apposed to 54mbps max. No difference in most applications though, only in hd streaming.
#35
N made a massive difference around my house... with my last G router I was struggling to get a decent strength signal at the end of my house... now I get full strength everywhere even at the bottom of the garden :)

The transfer rates are definately a step up too...
#36
confirmed... i got the black N one aswell!!
#37
slimy31
I think you need more time on HUKD mate, going to 'N' now isn't that bad anymore! :) I got a router and three adaptors (two laptop, one PCI) for £50 in total, all draft N (when it was still 'draft'). Of course, then I found out that even they can't work through solid brick, and I also switched to Sky Broadband aswell, so they got donated to my sister!


£50 for all that is a bargain. I priced it not too long ago and for a Belkin and associated adapters for our laptops and desktops, it was well over £200 with the adapters taking up most of the price.

I got caught out with Sky too. I'm still too scared to plug my old router in. It's better than the Sky one but I cannae be doing with the hassle I'd get off Sky for not using theirs...
banned#38
God, you can guarantee the usual PS3 fanboys show up in any thread anything to do with the 360.

Its very simple. RE Price, ALL OEM console accessories come with something called 'Console tax'. Look at the old PS2 8mb memory cards - £30!? Pretty much every single accessory for every console is exactly the same, unless a third party creates their own version. Look at the PS3 joypads. still £30+ despite the fact it is basically a 13 years old design.

RE PS3 comes with these but xbox doesnt, firstly, 360 elite + G adapter is still cheaper than a PS3 by a good £40-£50 (Elites currently on offer for £160 and G adapter £40, PS3's £250).

And finally, its called CHOICE, something which Sony seems to refuse to want you to have. You have no choice over whether you pay for wireless whether you need it or not. You have no choice over whether you want your wireless to stream HD, as it doesn't and will never be capable of doing it. If you lot can't get wireless from your router to PS3 as the distance is too big/walls too thick etc, what do you do? Get homeplugs, then been forced to buy the wireless with no choice and it having been completely worthless? 360 users can choose to either use ethernet and save the cash, or wireless, for any task they need.

And still come out cheaper than the PS3.

But being fanboys, you won't have paid any attention to any of that, you'll just ignore it and say 'haha you have to pay for your online!'. Well, who cares, I'd rather pay £2 a month (yes, if you're whining about £2 a month then you should get rid of the console and just get an etch a sketch) for a good working service that is updated ALL the time with tonnes of content, than the shoddy pap you guys get for 'free'.
#39
Anarchist
God, you can guarantee the usual PS3 fanboys show up in any thread anything to do with the 360.

Its very simple. RE Price, ALL OEM console accessories come with something called 'Console tax'. Look at the old PS2 8mb memory cards - £30!? Pretty much every single accessory for every console is exactly the same, unless a third party creates their own version. Look at the PS3 joypads. still £30+ despite the fact it is basically a 13 years old design.

RE PS3 comes with these but xbox doesnt, firstly, 360 elite + G adapter is still cheaper than a PS3 by a good £40-£50 (Elites currently on offer for £160 and G adapter £40, PS3's £250).

And finally, its called CHOICE, something which Sony seems to refuse to want you to have. You have no choice over whether you pay for wireless whether you need it or not. You have no choice over whether you want your wireless to stream HD, as it doesn't and will never be capable of doing it. 360 users can choose to either use ethernet, or wireless, for any task they need.

And still come out cheaper than the PS3.


The ps3 is still sold at a loss and the accessories are good profit makers because of their high prices.
#40
Anarchist
God, you can guarantee the usual PS3 fanboys show up in any thread anything to do with the 360.

Its very simple. RE Price, ALL OEM console accessories come with something called 'Console tax'. Look at the old PS2 8mb memory cards - £30!? Pretty much every single accessory for every console is exactly the same, unless a third party creates their own version. Look at the PS3 joypads. still £30+ despite the fact it is basically a 13 years old design.

RE PS3 comes with these but xbox doesnt, firstly, 360 elite + G adapter is still cheaper than a PS3 by a good £40-£50 (Elites currently on offer for £160 and G adapter £40, PS3's £250).

And finally, its called CHOICE, something which Sony seems to refuse to want you to have. You have no choice over whether you pay for wireless whether you need it or not. You have no choice over whether you want your wireless to stream HD, as it doesn't and will never be capable of doing it. 360 users can choose to either use ethernet, or wireless, for any task they need.

And still come out cheaper than the PS3.

But being fanboys, you won't have paid any attention to any of that, you'll just ignore it and say 'haha you have to pay for your online!'. Well, who cares, I'd rather pay £2 a month (yes, if you're whining about £2 a month then you should get rid of the console and just get an etch a sketch) for a good working service that is updated ALL the time with tonnes of content, than the shoddy pap you guys get for 'free'.


Hadn't really seen evidence of PS3 fanboy posts yet as most posts related to the benefit of this over the standard adapter!?!? But I guess you will now have opened up the floodgates and this will now turn into another pointless "mines better than yours debate" :roll:

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