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xbox 360 n wireless adapter £50.00 @ Game

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7y, 1d agoFound 7 years, 1 day ago
went in to game i see the deal for £50 when you buy any thing in store so i bought a £1 gift card and got it for £50
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#1
dunno why people voting this cold..unless they can get it cheaper in which case why dont they post a link!?!

after quick check best I could find was 52.99 delivered from 7dayshop

...not that I want one
#2
I voted cold not because this isn't one of the cheapest sources but simply because I think these are overpriced generally. Nothing personal :)
#3
GrumpyOldFella
I voted cold not because this isn't one of the cheapest sources but simply because I think these are overpriced generally. Nothing personal :)


What's the alternative if you need wireless? (So I can take mine back :p )
#4
I went hot.
You are quite right in saying they are overpriced but this is also the best you will get one for!
#5
Got one of these from gamestation they price matched asda £49

i use the bt home hub and it gives a fantastic conection really good:thumbsup:great signal on all TV'S in our house

no problems with the new COD online :)

£50 is a good price at the min heat added
#6
staffsMike
What's the alternative if you need wireless? (So I can take mine back :p )


Fair comment. There you have it. Or should I say MS have you. :) My point is that MS have a monopoly because this is a proprietary peripheral and they are capitalising on that position by overcharging for something that can't possibly cost this much to manufacture. That's capitalism for you ;)
#7
GrumpyOldFella
Fair comment. There you have it. Or should I say MS have you. :) My point is that MS have a monopoly because this is a proprietary peripheral and they are capitalising on that position by overcharging for something that can't possibly cost this much to manufacture. That's capitalism for you ;)


I agree totally, I'd love not to have to have theirs but such is life. I got mine with my xbox the other day, paid this price so I don't feel any worse about it lol
banned#8
£35 methinks
#9
staffsMike
What's the alternative if you need wireless? (So I can take mine back :p )


There are numerous, poweline/home plug technology or using a wireless access point. Both of these are much cheaper than buying this device.

like these (think deal is expired but you can look elsewhere)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/521396/belkin-powerline-homeplug-starter-k

or this

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=wireless+access+point&hl=en&cid=16179430980433093281&sa=title#p

Both would also give you the benefit of being able to connect other devices which do not have wireless at the same point.
#10
jamesdew
There are numerous, poweline/home plug technology or using a wireless access point. Both of these are much cheaper than buying this device.

like these (think deal is expired but you can look elsewhere)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/521396/belkin-powerline-homeplug-starter-k

or this

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=wireless+access+point&hl=en&cid=16179430980433093281&sa=title#p

Both would also give you the benefit of being able to connect other devices which do not have wireless at the same point.


Those plugs are 85mb only, something comparable to the adaptor speed posted would cost £80ish

The router is G

So neither are really suitable are they :roll:
#11
There was a wireless-N cable router for less than £20 on here just a few days ago, and apparently it supported bridging - so would be a perfect alternative(if not superior) to this deal.

:edit:

here
#12
The ethernet over power adapters suck for online gaming....I have one in my conservatory and if I try and use xbox live for games is lags something terrible compared to wired connection in the living room

..as for the guy who says £35..are you talking about the old wireless adapter, not the "N"..me thinks

yes this is expensive for what it is, but thats another argument.and that dosn't mean this isn't still a good deal.
shame the price of the older adapters hasn't dropped much since this was released
#13
£49 at Asda nationwide been this price for about a month
#14
ThePennyPincher
Those plugs are 85mb only, something comparable to the adaptor speed posted would cost £80ish

The router is G

So neither are really suitable are they :roll:


Oh I see it's N my bad. Well it's still quite possible you would get better performance with the homeplug adaptors depending on how many other wireless routers are near you, how far he is from the router vs home wiring quality.

Looks like you can't get an N access point for under £50 but 200meg homeplug adaptors have appeared on this site a few times. Those BT ones or £35 that I stupidly missed out on for example.

However this product would be faster, more reliable and cheaper

http://cdlmicro.co.uk/html/show_product.php/pid/492
#15
way I connect my xbox in any room , is take my laptop and share the internet connect and stick the ethernet cable from the laptop to the xbox , you need wireless router thou

easy

and yes i agree overpriced item
#16
TehJumpingJawa
There was a wireless-N cable router for less than £20 on here just a few days ago, and apparently it supported bridging - so would be a perfect alternative(if not superior) to this deal.

:edit:

here


Bridging routers halves the bandwidth available, just so you know!
#17
Jamzgub
Bridging routers halves the bandwidth available, just so you know!


That's a woefully inaccurate simplification.
If the 2nd router was being used as a repeater (not a bridge), then you'd be correct.
However when a slave router is bridged to a master router the only factor inhibiting the bandwidth across the bridge would be the number of other devices using wireless within the vicinity. (either connected to your master wireless router, or to other networks within range)

e.g.

[PC]---(1gbit cable)---[master router]~~~(upto 300mbit wireless-N)~~~[bridged slave router]---(100mbit cable)---[XBox 360]

Will be virtually identical* in performance to:

[PC]---(1gbit cable)---[master router]~~~(upto 300mbit wireless-N)~~~[Xbox adapter]---(usb2)---[XBox 360]

*If you are lucky enough to establish a wireless-N connection in excess of 100-200mbit(half-duplex), then you might find the 100mbit(full-duplex) ethernet connection into the 360 becomes a limiting factor.
#18
I just got one from Asda for £49.77. They only had the old ones on display for £49.99, but I asked if they had the 'new' one and it scanned for a lower price. It wasn't on display though, it was in the store room. Ask them and see if they have one.

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