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Would This Work the same way as a Wireless Network Adapter on Xbox 360 ?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Check item number : 350036223367

Don't really want to spend £60 for a wireless adapter, would this Linksys WGA11B-FR Adapter work the same way as the official Wireless Adapter on the 360 ? Don't really understand how it works as it mentions ethernet too.

Thanks everyone for the help, Rep will be left.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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Check item number : 350036223367

is it on ebay?
#2
i found it it's the same as my brother inlaws works exactly the same
#3
Ok, that's great ! Thanks :)

How does it work, has it got a USB connection on the end ? Do you know what the connection is like ?
#4
He said it works exactly the same as the xbox adapter via usb and the connection is great. I am getting one for the 2nd xbox i'm getting for the bedroom so when i'm stuck in bed after my hospital treatments i can run film/tv programs straight from my lap top without getting up
#5
anyone else got one of these ?
#6
Its a network bridge, fairly simple device but.. its only 802.11b, its very slow for modern wireless networks 11mbs compared to 11g@ 54Mbs, [email protected] and the new n drafts @250mbs+
so dmissy might not be suitable for any high res stuff in streaming. fine for gaming.
Probably also be an old product therefore not as sensitive to signal in case of distance or obstacles (concrete/thick stone walls)
#7
These are too outdated now. It runs at 11Mbps. If your on Virgin 20Mbps for example and its only your 360 on it then you would be as well paying for 10Mbps because these rarely max out, expect around 80% of its stated speed on transfers, if you get more your lucky or probably are within distance of running a cable.

Also your network is only as strong as your weakest link. I cant say I know much about these particular bridges but I'll take a wild guess they dont have updatable firmware and probably cant handle newer encryptions like WPA or WPA2, it states in the auction 'security features WEP'. If your running a WPA network you might need to downgrade to WEP. Downgrade to WEP and its not that hard for someone to hack your connection. So you just put your whole network at risk to save money and your wondering why your lagging, while your neighbour or a guy parked out front surfs at top speed on your connection.

Search for 'wireless network bridge' and get a 54Mbps one with upgradable firmware or one that already supports WPA and WPA2. This one looks like a good one, it at least does WPA and maybe twice the price but what I just explained makes it worth while. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/61885

If your wireless access point only supports WEP though then all I said about WPA and WPA2 is for nothing because the bridges encryption capabilities wont upgrade your access point. I would suggest though that you do upgrade the wireless access point if it only uses WEP.

If your on a 2Mb - 10Mb connection with WEP this will do, but you really want to upgrade that network.

If your on a 2Mb - 10Mb connection with something better than WEP, like WPA, this wont do.
#8
so dmissy might not be suitable for any high res stuff in streaming. fine for gaming


thanks i will test it for films before i buy it
#9
Cackles
These are too outdated now. It runs at 11Mbps. If your on Virgin 20Mbps for example and its only your 360 on it then you would be as well paying for 10Mbps because these rarely max out, expect around 80% of its stated speed on transfers, if you get more your lucky or probably are within distance of running a cable.

Also your network is only as strong as your weakest link. I cant say I know much about these particular bridges but I'll take a wild guess they dont have updatable firmware and probably cant handle newer encryptions like WPA or WPA2, it states in the auction 'security features WEP'. If your running a WPA network you might need to downgrade to WEP. Downgrade to WEP and its not that hard for someone to hack your connection. So you just put your whole network at risk to save money and your wondering why your lagging, while your neighbour or a guy parked out front surfs at top speed on your connection.

Search for 'wireless network bridge' and get a 54Mbps one with upgradable firmware or one that already supports WPA and WPA2. This one looks like a good one, it at least does WPA and maybe twice the price but what I just explained makes it worth while. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/61885

If your wireless access point only supports WEP though then all I said about WPA and WPA2 is for nothing because the bridges encryption capabilities wont upgrade your access point. I would suggest though that you do upgrade the wireless access point if it only uses WEP.

If your on a 2Mb - 10Mb connection with WEP this will do, but you really want to upgrade that network.

If your on a 2Mb - 10Mb connection with something better than WEP, like WPA, this wont do.


lol ain't nothin like a "geek rant" ;),,no offense m8, i'm as big a geek as they come!

Yeah security is a good point and not one to dismiss, but raising the encryption will slow any network down, more important on a low connection like this, if u think u may need added security def dont go for this item.
An alternative 3 stage security could be
1. only do internet banking/shopping on the wired connection
2. learn to and practice checking router regularly to see how many machines are using it
3, keep an eye out for guys outside your house with laptops or pda's

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