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hey all,my son has a 360 and wants XBL set up for his birthday, im clueless what it needs so you can you all point me in the right direction, thank you :) Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
hey all,my son has a 360 and wants XBL set up for his birthday, im clueless what it needs so you can you all point me in the right direction, thank you :)
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
You need to connect it to the internet via ethernet or xbox wireless adapter and purchase a xblive subscription card... its very simple to do...

is the xbox connected to the internet at the moment?
#2
no its not sorry, i'd need to know what i need to buy to get it connected, would rather wireless, a friend tells me thats pants and keeps disconnecting - is that true? dont think im capable of running leads upstairs?
1 Like #3
If you want wireless then you need the official xbox wireless network adapter, i believe there is a cheaper alternative, but it would be more complicated, I have my router downstairs, that way there's a short wire to the xbox, and wirelessly connected to the PC.

Hard wired will always be better imho
#4
it depends on the distance from your router (internet source) and the type of router you have...

You need one of these, but shop around as this is pretty steap!! http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Xbox360/Hardware/Accessory/~r403673/Xbox-360-Wireless-Adapter/
1 Like #5
as long as you have wireless internet in your house-this seems to be the package for you
http://hotukdeals.com/item/379390/xbox-360-wireless-network-adaptor-1/
includes the adaptor and 12 months subscription!
#6
i have a netgear router and the bedroom is directly above it if that helps lol, just the adapter and code needed then?
#7
shaneomac
as long as you have wireless internet in your house-this seems to be the package for you
http://hotukdeals.com/item/379390/xbox-360-wireless-network-adaptor-1/
includes the adaptor and 12 months subscription!


so with my netgear router, this is all i need?


thank you
#8
oh and is wireless reliable? as i said a friend didnt rate it, dont wanna waste my time and money
#9
loupomm
i have a netgear router and the bedroom is directly above it if that helps lol, just the adapter and code needed then?


yup-that link has everything u need then-theres a 5% discount code in the thread.as it says in the thread you may be lucky if you hoke around for an adaptor and xbl sub seperately,but this is all in one place and is a decent price:thumbsup:
1 Like #10
Xbox Live is free for a few days soon. Also, if you sign up to xbox live on your xbox you get a month trial.
#11
as reliable as they come-have heard complaints and some people use homeplugs-tbh i dont know much about them.this is the only microsoft wireless adaptor so is recommended by them(if that means anything to you) and ive never had problems when ive used it-saves having a lead from ur router to your xbox...its handy your getting it for his birthday-he'll be looking for a renewnal of xbl for next birthday...no more vouchers or socks!lol!
#12
thanksguys, his birthday not till june but if i buy now will the sub start when code used in june?
1 Like #13
wireless is ok but the more pc's you have connected the worse the connection , it is better wired in , if you decide to move your router pm me ill help you (tell you every step)or if you live near barnsley pm me .

Oh and i do know what i'm doing as my job is telecoms technical support so you can trust me
#14
shaneomac
as reliable as they come-have heard complaints and some people use homeplugs-tbh i dont know much about them.this is the only microsoft wireless adaptor so is recommended by them(if that means anything to you) and ive never had problems when ive used it-saves having a lead from ur router to your xbox...its handy your getting it for his birthday-he'll be looking for a renewnal of xbl for next birthday...no more vouchers or socks!lol!


yeah im not confident enough to run the lead upstairs safely lol, also rather get official ones i think? all in one place sounds good to me!

rep left for everyone :-D
[helper] 1 Like #15
loupomm
thanksguys, his birthday not till june but if i buy now will the sub start when code used in june?

Subscription only starts when you activate it...:thumbsup:

I use the wireless adaptor and it works fine.
#16
hutchir9
wireless is ok but the more pc's you have connected the worse the connection , it is better wired in , if you decide to move your router pm me ill help you (tell you every step)or if you live near barnsley pm me .

Oh and i do know what i'm doing as my job is telecoms technical support so you can trust me


im in surrey but thank you for the offer :)

one pc connected to the router by cable and 1 laptop rarely connected, wouldnt be at same tome as xbl, might get a cable too so he can occassionally bring the xbox down to the lounge and connect to router, is this just an ethernet cable?
#17
loupomm
thanksguys, his birthday not till june but if i buy now will the sub start when code used in june?


sub will start whenever he wants,but yes-if you buy now you'll not be wasting any!
tbh id hold out for a wee bit-that link isnt a paticulary special offer,it may come down in price between now+then!awesome birthday pressie btw-but you may not see him for long stretches once he starts it!:thumbsup:
#18
one pc connected to the router by cable and 1 laptop rarely connected, wouldnt be at same tome as xbl, might get a cable too so he can occassionally bring the xbox down to the lounge and connect to router, is this just an ethernet cable?[/QUOTE]

Yes the ethernet cable you get with the xbox
#19
gari189
Subscription only starts when you activate it...:thumbsup:

I use the wireless adaptor and it works fine.


thank you - rep left :-D

shaneomac
sub will start whenever he wants,but yes-if you buy now you'll not be wasting any!
tbh id hold out for a wee bit-that link isnt a paticulary special offer,it may come down in price between now+then!awesome birthday pressie btw-[COLOR="Red"]but you may not see him for long stretches once he starts it[/COLOR]!:thumbsup:



thats the plan :-D - going to portugal the end of may, back the week before his b/day so thought i'd sort it now incase i cant get it or run out of money! :oops: - maybe i'll look at the cheaper options see how much i can save, thank you all for your help
[helper]#20
BTW - how old is your son Lou? you might want to think about some of the parental controls assuming he's not 28........
http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/support/xbox360/familysettings/xboxlivecontrols.htm
#21
gari189
BTW - how old is your son Lou? you might want to think about some of the parental controls assuming he's not 28........
http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/support/xbox360/familysettings/xboxlivecontrols.htm


i was just going to ask this! he's turning 12, my eldest is 14 :thumbsup:

thank you :-D

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