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Belkin Wireless Gaming Adaptor for Xbox, 360, PS2, Gamecube £32.23 (Google C'k-out)
Belkin Wireless Gaming Adaptor for Xbox, 360, PS2, Gamecube £32.23 (Google C'k-out)

Belkin Wireless Gaming Adaptor for Xbox, 360, PS2, Gamecube £32.23 (Google C'k-out)

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Read reviews on Ebuyer for some excellent tips on use and installation. Call also use firmware update to make it WPA compatible.

Belkin Wireless G, or 802.11g, refers to the networking standard that transfers data at up to 54 Mbps using the 2.4 Ghz band. It is ideal for homes and offices that require a flexible solution to download music from the Internet or share photos and other files without wired connections between computers. Belkin Wireless G is ideal for Web-surfing and email.

The Wireless G Gaming Adapter enables you to connect Ethernet-compatible computers and equipment such as gaming devices to your wireless network. With a wireless router as the central connection point, you can now share - via a DSL Modem - broadband access to the Internet, i.e. for online gaming.

Advantages :
Adds wireless 802.11g networking capabilities to Ethernet devices such as gaming consoles
Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g devices
Connect your GameCube, PlayStation®, or Xbox® to a wireless network for online gaming
Works with all Ethernet-equipped computers or network devices
Automatically connects to the wireless network by the touch of a button
USB powereddoes not require connection to an extra power outlet
Features wireless 64- and 128-bit WEP encryption
Requires no drivers, setup, or configuration
Lifetime Warranty and free Tech Support


Package Includes:
Wireless G Gaming Adapter
USB-to-Power Cable
Installation CD
User Manual on CD
Power Supply
RJ45 Ethernet Networking Cable

System Requirements:
Ethernet port on gaming console
2 open USB ports (if powering by USB)

OS Support: Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000, XP (Required for Wizard setup only)

39 Comments

Does anyone know if this will work with Telewest broadband?

Yup, it seems to be a newer version of the router I have which does work with Telewest/Virgin.
One problem with mine is that it doesn't synch up with the Nintendo DS. I doubt there'll be a problem with this version though as it is a newer model.

Mine cost £20 from staples

Not Vista compatible IIRC (may be wrong though)

I have this model (i think altho mine has 2 aerials has the same product code tho) which i bought from staples for £20

1st off this is a wireless ethernet adapter not a router and it is used to connect to wireless access points or routers.

you just connect it to your ethernet port (network port on back of pc) then use the belkin utitlity to configure it's connection settings (wpa etc)

I had to do a firmware update on mine in order to support wpa.

It does work on the xbox 360 and it works on both vista and xp.

It does not really drop out unlike the belkin pci adapter i have which drops all the time.

1 problem with it is that it does not do upnp properly. I guess this is because it gets confused as ur pc is assigned an ip by this and this an ip by the router the router for some reason shows 2 ip-s being connected 1 my pcs address the other that of the belkin adapter. No obvious problems using this with my 360 though.

Hi

Currently looking for one of these, so... a couple of questions..

£20 from Staples, can not find these on the web site???. Are they instore promo only???

Also does it get its power from the rear 360 USB port, and I assume this port always provides power as I susspect the wireless thing will not boot up in time for the 360???

I got the older version of this, used to use it to play pro evo online when my xbox was downstairs and it worked like a charm with no lag.

looks like the one i bought from pcworld i paid £29.99 reduced from £49.99 . i use it for my laptop and my ps3 works fine so i wouldnt say this was a good price as i have had mine a couple of months now

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Chiptivo

Also does it get its power from the rear 360 USB port, and I assume this … Also does it get its power from the rear 360 USB port, and I assume this port always provides power as I susspect the wireless thing will not boot up in time for the 360???



Just had a look at the manual on the Belkin website. There are 2 ways to power this - you can use 2 of the usb ports on the xbox or you can plug into the mains and not use any of the usb ports.

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SpecialK

looks like the one i bought from pcworld i paid £29.99 reduced from … looks like the one i bought from pcworld i paid £29.99 reduced from £49.99 . i use it for my laptop and my ps3 works fine so i wouldnt say this was a good price as i have had mine a couple of months now


PC World still have it for sale £44.99 instore
pcworld.co.uk/mar…id=

but I think I'd rather pay £32...

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A cheaper alternative posted in deals wanted thread by iamwhoiam is below. Might need a bit more technical knowledge though
iamwhoiam

Your best bet is getting a DD-WRT compatible router and flashing it with … Your best bet is getting a DD-WRT compatible router and flashing it with DD-WRThttp://www.dd-wrt.com/http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_PageHere is a recommended one: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/97222£26 with google checkout, half the price of Microsoft's productWith the DD-WRT firmware, you can run the router as eithera) Client modeinfo here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wirelessorb) Wireless Bridge modeinfo here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_BridgeEither way, you plug the router into the ethernet, and the wireless portion (acting in client or bridge) communicates with your internet router.Benefits are:a) half priceb) greater wireless range than microsoft's USB solutionc) you can move the wireless bridge wherever you want

Hi,

I have one of these (two Ariel ones). You may need to do an upgrade if you are using anything above WEP. Also for some reason when I upgraded and tried to use it with kai it would no longer work (kai allows you to play games online against other people, it's basically a free alternative to xbox live . See [url]www.teamxlink.co.uk)[/url]. I sold mine and got another but I'm forced to use wep & without the firmware upgrade.

If you want WPA get the Buffalo ethernet bridge, this is a really good performer and includes a 4 port switch so you could connect your 360, PS3 , PS2 and XBox or whatever simultaneously to the internet.

ebuyer.com/UK/…644

furq

Not Vista compatible IIRC (may be wrong though)



wrong afaik - it just provides ethernet

I bought one of these belkin adaptors a couple of weeks ago and it was able to use wpa encryption out of the box

Would this work with tiscali broadband, as im having major trouble getting xbox live, would I still need an xbox live compatible router with this

jim2k23

Would this work with tiscali broadband, as im having major trouble … Would this work with tiscali broadband, as im having major trouble getting xbox live, would I still need an xbox live compatible router with this

Y ou still need to connect it to your Tiscali router so I doubt it will help that situation.

May I suggest getting a beter internet provider? BEthere.co.uk for example

cant change as its my step-dad that pays for the internet and is a bit funny with stuff like that so I cant change, so im just looking for a solution to get xbox live

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jim2k23

Would this work with tiscali broadband, as im having major trouble … Would this work with tiscali broadband, as im having major trouble getting xbox live, would I still need an xbox live compatible router with this


I have Tiscali broadband and connect to Xbox live using a Safecom wireless modem router which I bought from Ebuyer. Its not on the compatible list but works fine. I have the official wireless adaptor connected to the Xbox but those are £50 and if these had been available for this price I would have gone for one of these game bridges instead....

PNE

If you want WPA get the Buffalo ethernet bridge, this is a really good … If you want WPA get the Buffalo ethernet bridge, this is a really good performer and includes a 4 port switch so you could connect your 360, PS3 , PS2 and XBox or whatever simultaneously to the internet.http://www.ebuyer.com:80/UK/product/97644




So with that I can (under the TV) connect the Tivo (Ethernet) Xbox 360 (Ethernet) and Media C PC(Ethernet) all three wires connected to this "bridge" and it will be talking to the main Wireless router by the phone socket???? I would have to flash it with the DD-WRT firmware????. Which can be done with the upgrade firmware in the menu of this router???

Chiptivo

So with that I can (under the TV) connect the Tivo (Ethernet) Xbox 360 … So with that I can (under the TV) connect the Tivo (Ethernet) Xbox 360 (Ethernet) and Media C PC(Ethernet) all three wires connected to this "bridge" and it will be talking to the main Wireless router by the phone socket???? I would have to flash it with the DD-WRT firmware????. Which can be done with the upgrade firmware in the menu of this router???



Yes, you could have all those devices connected to your wireless router and accessing the internet/local network at the same time. They are notionally 54G but if used with a Buffalo router they are capable of upto 125Mbs. I have a couple of them and consider then to be great value considering the features that you get. I have an original modded Xbox running XBMC and a linksys NSLU2 with 1.5TB of storage attached to mine. :thumbsup:

If you already have a wireless router you would not need to do anything 'special' to it in order to get this buffalo ethernet bridge working with it. Flashing the firmware should not be required.

As I understand it you can flash the firmware of your router to enable it to be used as an ethernet bridge but this would not be necessary as you would not be using it in 'bridge mode'.

Cheers PNE, so this router out of the box can function in BRIDGE mode like I want it...

Sounds great, I did buy one a while back (not this model), I was told it could work in bridge mode, but I could never get the ****** to work..

I will give this one a go then, so to confirm it is this model ebuyer.com/UK/…644


What is the difference between that one and this one ebuyer.com/pro…222 ?? except for being £7 cheaper??

Something to do with the security, but I thought a update was avaliable for the latter??? Slightly confused.

This is not a router, it is a ethernet bridge with an inbuilt 4 port switch. It will enable you to connect your ethernet enabled equipment to a wireless router.

The model you linked to is the right one.

In the house there is a linksys wag54g and ive tried ethernet connection via the gateway and via my pc when its wirelessly connected but it fails everytime on the ip screen on xbox live so im hoping this would solve my problem, does anyone think this would help as I dont really have £40+ to spend on something that wont work.

Chiptivo

Cheers PNE, so this router out of the box can function in BRIDGE mode … Cheers PNE, so this router out of the box can function in BRIDGE mode like I want it...Sounds great, I did buy one a while back (not this model), I was told it could work in bridge mode, but I could never get the ****** to work..I will give this one a go then, so to confirm it is this model http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/97644What is the difference between that one and this one http://www.ebuyer.com/product/97222 ?? except for being £7 cheaper??Something to do with the security, but I thought a update was avaliable for the latter??? Slightly confused.






ebuyer.com/pro…222 is a router with an inbuilt switch.

ebuyer.com/UK/…644 is an ethernet bridge with an inbuilt switch.

They may look similar but have very different functionality. If you already have internet access you will probably already have a router. If you already have a WiFi local network then a wireless ethernet bridge will enable you to connect equipment that has an ethernet port such as an Xbox360 to a wireless router or wireless access point.

I think there is some confusion, basically if you want to connect your Xbox wirelessly to your router then you need a bridge.

Thanks PNE, I think the first one needs some special firmware flash to turn it into a bridge. I have ordered the 2nd one, the bridge, from dabs, free delivery over £89 and a £10 coupon on my email.

It was cheaper at dabs also, only £35.

Thanks again.

Cheers PNE for the pointer to the Ethernet bridge with 4 ports. I have a 360, ps3, old xbox and ps2 next to each other so this is a top find.

cheers

yoshi

Cheers PNE for the pointer to the Ethernet bridge with 4 ports. I have a … Cheers PNE for the pointer to the Ethernet bridge with 4 ports. I have a 360, ps3, old xbox and ps2 next to each other so this is a top find. cheers



You're very welcome:)

Chiptivo

Thanks PNE, I think the first one needs some special firmware flash to … Thanks PNE, I think the first one needs some special firmware flash to turn it into a bridge. I have ordered the 2nd one, the bridge, from dabs, free delivery over £89 and a £10 coupon on my email.It was cheaper at dabs also, only £35.Thanks again.



You're very welcome

Think I might go for one of these Buffalo jobs seing as I can use it for quite afew things, xbox360 and PC mainly.

I find the xbox wireless adapter lags with my router being upstairs. Will give this ago instead of the official xbox one or maybe use it with my PC instead.

I don't think you'll regret getting the Buffalo bridge, it really is an excellent bit of kit and so much more useful than a dedicated gaming adaptor

Should go well with the talk talk router I got from eBuyer last week then :P

Google checkout here I come!

Reviews are promising too!

I've got a little question, since this has 2 usb ports could this be used as a wireless printer hub instead of the much more expensive printer hubs about?

Or alternatively does anyone have any links to a cheap wireless printer hub as I've got a nice new laptop from dell (thanks hotukdeals) and a couple of printers which I would like to set up out the way of all my other stuff.

Or another alternative but I'm pretty sure it won't work can you plug in a usb hub into something like this to get more usb ports for more printers and maybe an external hard drive?

Im pretty sure this doesnt have 2 usb ports. It can use 2 usb ports to power it but thats another thing. so no it cant be used.

I've had this Belkin Adaptor for a few months and it's been ace.

It brings a whole new dimension to the (original) Xbox if you have Media Centre installed.

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iainkane

I've got a little question, since this has 2 usb ports could this be used … I've got a little question, since this has 2 usb ports could this be used as a wireless printer hub instead of the much more expensive printer hubs about?Or alternatively does anyone have any links to a cheap wireless printer hub as I've got a nice new laptop from dell (thanks hotukdeals) and a couple of printers which I would like to set up out the way of all my other stuff.Or another alternative but I'm pretty sure it won't work can you plug in a usb hub into something like this to get more usb ports for more printers and maybe an external hard drive?



Take a look at the Netgear WGPS606, this is a wireless bridge with an inbuilt 4 port switch which also has 2 usb printer ports. It doesn't work with all printers (fine with my Canon Inkjet and Brother Laser) and is what I use to connect my PC to the internet and share my printers and also a NAS. For around £60 it offers a lot of functionality for the money. I have in the past used it to connect my Xbox to the internet without any problems whatsoever.

DJTiredboy

Does anyone know if this will work with Telewest broadband?



Yes I use one for a Printer on my NTL network, but you will need a router, so the service, NTL or BT is really irrellevant.

PNE

I don't think you'll regret getting the Buffalo bridge, it really is an … I don't think you'll regret getting the Buffalo bridge, it really is an excellent bit of kit and so much more useful than a dedicated gaming adaptor



Buffalo arrived today and is working great with PC, great review on ebuyer how to setup, took me 5 mins. Yet to test with xbox360, will do when my xbox live card arirves ;-)

Cheers for info, rep added.
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