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Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - Amazon - £38.85

jonnyballs Avatar
7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
Been looking for this, found it on Play for £54.99.

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Technical Details

* Play head-to-head wirelessly on Xbox Live, or on your home network
* Dual band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wireless A/B/G home network compatible
* Compact, high performance design
* Powered by Xbox 360 to eliminate adaptor clutter
* Streams photos and music from Microsoft Windows XP
* Plays recorded TV, movies and videos from your Microsoft Windows XP Media Center based PC
* Easy setup and installation
* Collaborates with Xbox 360 authentic wireless accessories for worry-free integration
* 802.11a allows stepped-up data
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#1
its £39.99 instore at game but great find and its still that little bit cheaper!
#2
cold - £37.98 @ [url]www.dixons.co.uk[/url] with quidco and free deliv
#3
I was in HMV yesterday, and they were still advertising wireless network adaptors for £29.99, when bought with any chart game. And they still have some chart games for £19.99 (Which could be sold on).

So with a bit of effort, you can get a wireless network adaptor from HMV for £29.99.
#5
oops - I voted hot before I read the comments - these have finally dropped then, back when I got mine I had to buy it from play-aisa to get a decent deal.
#6
I just ordered one on tuesday from additions with the 30 pound off first order over 60 pounds code. It worked out at 34.63 inc delivery.
#7
skinrush
I was in HMV yesterday, and they were still advertising wireless network adaptors for £29.99, when bought with any chart game. And they still have some chart games for £19.99 (Which could be sold on).

So with a bit of effort, you can get a wireless network adaptor from HMV for £29.99.


Or, if there's something else you want in HMV for £20, like another non-chart title or DVD's take the chart game back without the receipt and ask for an exchange?
#8
worto03
oops - I voted hot before I read the comments - these have finally dropped then, back when I got mine I had to buy it from play-aisa to get a decent deal.

Ditto on the voting before reading the thread!
These have been overpriced for way too long - it's good to see they're coming down in price.
Rep to jonnyballs, anyway. It might be marginally cheaper in a couple of other places, but thanks to your post I now know these have come down in price, so some credit's due ;)
#9
This has come down to £37.81 now...so a quid cheaper.:thumbsup:
#10
Good Price, but ive have seen it at dixons cheaper, but not by muhc maybe a £1 or so.
I still think that these wireless adpators are stupidly over priced anyhow.
#11
This adaptor is a fantastic piece of kit. My Internet connection never drops and I play a fair bit of COD.

If you have a friend who works in Game btw, get them to buy it for you, they get between 10-25% off accessories. 40% off games!
#12
even tho itz at this price im still findin it hard 2 part with my cash . xbox should reduce this 2 a affordable price to get more ppl online cause u still have to ay 4 xbox live aswell. and it will increase games sales fif they did to.
#13
DSW
even tho itz at this price im still findin it hard 2 part with my cash . xbox should reduce this 2 a affordable price to get more ppl online cause u still have to ay 4 xbox live aswell. and it will increase games sales fif they did to.


have to agree,i want one but think it should be under £30 TBH
#14
DSW
even tho itz at this price im still findin it hard 2 part with my cash . xbox should reduce this 2 a affordable price to get more ppl online cause u still have to ay 4 xbox live aswell. and it will increase games sales fif they did to.


not by much as most use copied games online anyway :whistling:

I'm still amazed they haven't managed to release an xbox with integrated wireless .. but I'm sure they'll catch up with Sony eventually :thumbsup:
#15
i've heard you're better off with the ethernet because these apparently wont give you as as good connection through COD ?
#16
ScRiVs
i've heard you're better off with the ethernet because these apparently wont give you as as good connection through COD ?


Depends wireless can be ok depending on your router. With ethernet its guaranteed to be a good connection though (well to your router at least). Of course there is the added annoyance of having to run an ethernet cable to your xbox.
#17
i'VE just bought my lad a 360 elite and had problems connecting it to my pc to get live' is this the answer to my problems plug and go anybody ??? .:thinking:
#18
if you are struggling on a wired connection then wifi wont help

how are you connecting the 360 to the net?
#19
Dewdrop
i'VE just bought my lad a 360 elite and had problems connecting it to my pc to get live' is this the answer to my problems plug and go anybody ??? .:thinking:


sounds like you have a problem with your network setup or router..

if you buy a wifi adapter then if you setup dmz/port forwarding for the xbox then you should have absolutely no problems if you enable dmz/port forwarding for the router/xbox

i had problems with my own router (my tenda n class needed dmz whilst my netgear didn't)

http://www.ianarchbold.com/xboxlive/index.html
#20
custardy
if you are struggling on a wired connection then wifi wont help

how are you connecting the 360 to the net?


Folk are saying it's my modem its not got a router..Its a bt voyager 105 usb modem cheers
#21
No ip address keeps coming up also when trying the automatic set up
#22
Sorry about the questions but is this the gadget that would basically keep my son interfering with the computer all together ..:-D
#23
Dewdrop
Sorry about the questions but is this the gadget that would basically keep my son interfering with the computer all together ..:-D


okay you need to sell your usb modem and just get a wireless adsl router.. these won't cost alot (around 20 pounds).. infact your provider might give you a free router if you threaten to leave them..

the xbox wireless adapter should then work perfectly fine with the router in most instances.. just google the router you are buying to check 100% it is compatible with xbox live (i.e. no need for dmz).

in the long run this should save you money since you won't need to keep your computer on to use xbox live.
#24
Cheers mate i did try this with AOL and they replied i'd need to sign up for another 18 months :x Heard Skys not too bad for these tie up phone/broadband tv deals ..Thanks for the help ..:thumbsup:
#25
Dewdrop
Cheers mate i did try this with AOL and they replied i'd need to sign up for another 18 months :x Heard Skys not too bad for these tie up phone/broadband tv deals ..Thanks for the help ..:thumbsup:


of course you won't need an xbox wifi adapter if your proposed adsel router is near to your xbox (which seems to be the case since your xbox is connected to your computer). just use the ethernet socket on the back of the router.
#26
The modem i have only has a usb cable and dsl cable ..Somebody gave us a bt wireless router with a ethernet plug but still no luck does the code on the back have to be given to my provider ??? Ime with aol ,Bt phone line windows Xp computers lnked to x box ..:thinking:
#27
Dewdrop
The modem i have only has a usb cable and dsl cable ..Somebody gave us a bt wireless router with a ethernet plug but still no luck does the code on the back have to be given to my provider ??? Ime with aol ,Bt phone line windows Xp computers lnked to x box ..:thinking:


you will need to config your new router to your aol password and username. unfortunately some bt wireless routers are firmware locked to just bt usernames.

best way to find out is reset your router - there is usually a pinhole (on the back of the router) somewhere to reset the router. press it for about ten seconds.

then plug the ethernet cable from the back of your pc to the router.

go to the ms dos command prompt and type and type: ipconfig /all
( http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081001224809AA1A81n )

this will give the ip address of your router (usually 192.168.1.1 etc)

go to internet explorer and type in the ip address (in this case 192.168.1.1) in the address bar.

this will connect to your router.

if your router asks for a username/password then it is usually "admin" for both or "admin" username password "1234" or just consult the manual.

from there you can configure your router in the same way as your usb modem i.e. in the adsl connection put in your username and password to connect to aol. don't forget to connect the adsl phone line in the back of the router/

if this works then your router should work fine and you aren't just locked to bt broandband.

call aol help desk or get an IT knowledgeable guy to help you if you are still stuck.
#28
cheers might need some help off my 11 year old son when he gets back :-D but i get your drift many thanks once again ..:thumbsup:
#29
jamesdew
Depends wireless can be ok depending on your router. With ethernet its guaranteed to be a good connection though (well to your router at least). Of course there is the added annoyance of having to run an ethernet cable to your xbox.


Yeah but i was thinking about getting one of these but i already have ethernet set up and the cable is clipped to the skirting board so there's no point is there...for me anyway lol.:thinking:
#30
360 being the only non-wireless ready console in my living room out of the 3 I have, so would be convenient for an upgrade now that I've just got hold of an wireless router, but just can't justify being ripped off again with such high peripheral prices...

£130 for my Jasper Arcade, £30 for my 120gb HDD (would have been near £60 had I not got it on sale), near £30 for HDDVD drive (cheapish but not cheapest being the last available batch of new drives), £25 for the non-rechargeable extra controller in the WEP, and now near £40 for a wireless adaptor if I need to upgrade, too much imo.
#31
Aaand back to the actual topic... these wireless adapters are a damn rip-off. God knows why they had ethernet only included with the 360 - not many people have network cables hanging around their TV...

I usually just hook up my laptop to the ethernet port on the 360, and use it as a network bridge. Have a look at this for info:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-your-Xbox-360-online-using-your-laptop-Si/

Not that I ever play online, seeing as you have to pay for it - which is another rip off considering that I hardly get around to playing on the 360 as it is.
#32
Irrespective of how much you pay for this you should really get one if you have a PC. Then you can download videos to your PC, and watch them on your TV thru the XBox, as well as rip MP3s to your PC and listen to your whole music collection thru the TV. Worth every penny I paid for mine - I'd be lost without it!
[admin]#33
Don't turn this thread into a platform war please guys
#34
biglugs1
Irrespective of how much you pay for this you should really get one if you have a PC. Then you can download videos to your PC, and watch them on your TV thru the XBox, as well as rip MP3s to your PC and listen to your whole music collection thru the TV. Worth every penny I paid for mine - I'd be lost without it!

yes but wifi should be included in 360 like all the other ones bit of con selling it for extra
banned#35
chelskii;5356013
Sadly you are basing your prices on the cheap muck that is crammed into the PS3 and probably cost them around £1 to make but they make a profit when you are forced to buy it with the system I will explain just for you exactly what I mean-

The PS3 and low end PCs come with a very basic and nasty Wireless adapter installed, these adapters run on the same band as Microwave ovens(lol),cordless phones,some wireless CCTV cameras etc etc and that is why the PS3 has a lot of signal loss due to interference, now we come to the 360 adapter which is at the high end of the market as it can go to the 5Ghz frequency far beyond the range of the microwave and cordless phones etc that your adapter picks up.

That is why if you look at the specs of the PS3 wireless you will find it is missing one magic letter and that is A as in 802.11 B / G only.

The 360 adapter has 802.11 A/B/G and cost a lot more to produce than the poor B / G only connection.

Here is an example -

PC version - A/B/G (same as the 360 adapter has) (£34.45)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/102143

PC version - B / G only ( £10.99) (Cheap but no where near as cheap as the one you have in your game console)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132439

Here is a bit of advice for you, turn off that rubbish adapter they forced you to buy and get yourself a better quality A/B/G similar to the excellent 360 one and enjoy uninterrupted wireless gaming as it should be..(And Just think you will be able to play Haze without worrying about losing connection because someone uses the microwave oven whilst you are playing)

I have a microwave and cordless phones and still get uninterupted wireless gaming from my PS3, and its still PSFREE.

Also would you not require an A/B/G router as well to take advantage of the A channel? Yet more hidden costs......... and then of course there is the problems of using shorter range signal that is more easily obstructed.
#36
To be honest I'm not impressed with this wireless adapter at all. My Laptop never drops connection in my bedroom and neither did any wireless adaptor I've connected to my previous PC. My PS3 has no problems recognising the connection, however the 360 adaptor cannot connect at all without me moving it closer to the router.

It's an overpriced product that doesn't work as well as cheap adaptors I've bought in the past. The argument that it costs more to produce because it's got 802.11A just isn't valid as most people don't care about this. They could have still fitted a cheap adapter into the console and then sold this as a premium option for anyone that wanted it.

Decent price if you have to buy one though, although I'd probably go with the HMV option myself.

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