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Belkin Wireless Gamining Adapter (for 360 etc) £17.98 @ Comet
Belkin Wireless Gamining Adapter (for 360 etc) £17.98 @ Comet

Belkin Wireless Gamining Adapter (for 360 etc) £17.98 @ Comet

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Hi all,

just spotted this in my local store....I was look enough to get one when Staples were selling them off a while ago but for others who weren't so lucky.....

This is a clearance item so stock is limited.....

Good luck

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Is this instore only, as I can't seem to find it on their website?

Looks to be just what i need. It'll save keep getting out the laptop to use Live.
So just to clarify this just goes straight to the USB? No mains adapter or anything?

Just answered my own question with this info from the Belkin site !!

Connecting the Wireless G Gaming Adapter adds wireless capability to your Xbox�®, PlayStation�®, or GameCube™ with the push of a button. You can also eliminate the need for an additional power outlet by powering through the existing USB ports on the gamingconsole. Now you can enjoy gaming online and transfer music, videos, or photos between your computer and gaming console-without cumbersome wires

Good price.

If you cant get hold of one of these you can do what I did and buy a cheap wireless router and flash it with DDWrt. Going the DDWrt route will give you a more flexible adapter allowing more connections at once, though it can be a pain to set up (I almost fried my router doing it).

this will work on original xbox but swear you have to use the official microsoft one for the 360?

nah u can use it on the 360 aswell

bearman3784;2879705

this will work on original xbox but swear you have to use the official … this will work on original xbox but swear you have to use the official microsoft one for the 360?


The official ms one is usb-based - and it think your confusion may be that other usb-based wireless adapters do not work on the 360.
However, this one will work on the 360 via a network cable. As far as the 360 is concerned it is just a standard wired network connection.

davedixson;2879981

The official ms one is usb-based - and it think your confusion may be … The official ms one is usb-based - and it think your confusion may be that other usb-based wireless adapters do not work on the 360. However, this one will work on the 360 via a network cable. As far as the 360 is concerned it is just a standard wired network connection.



ahhh thanks

Cannot find it on the website is this instore only? Can someone post a direct link or product code :-)

instore clearance from reading OP post

Yes instore only i picked one up from Merthyr last week for £19.75

doesnt work with windows vista which is a let down

scotland88;2881505

doesnt work with windows vista which is a let down



Belkin have rubbish Vista support

Take heed at the "802.11b" connectivity... Doesnt mention Wireless-G at all, so might not be ideal for most folk as there is a huge difference between B/G and I for one wouldnt want to downgrade in speed (transfer a lot of files over network)

woohoomoo;2881577

Take heed at the "802.11b" connectivity... Doesnt mention Wireless-G at … Take heed at the "802.11b" connectivity... Doesnt mention Wireless-G at all, so might not be ideal for most folk as there is a huge difference between B/G and I for one wouldnt want to downgrade in speed (transfer a lot of files over network)



What other than the numerous times G is mentioned on the front of the box. Its impossible to miss.

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woohoomoo;2881577

Take heed at the "802.11b" connectivity... Doesnt mention Wireless-G at … Take heed at the "802.11b" connectivity... Doesnt mention Wireless-G at all, so might not be ideal for most folk as there is a huge difference between B/G and I for one wouldnt want to downgrade in speed (transfer a lot of files over network)



WTF.

Have you not even LOOKED at this? The box has 802.11g plastered all over it, 54mbps plastered all over it...

What on earth....

Anarchist;2881610

WTF. Have you not even LOOKED at this? The box has 802.11g plastered all … WTF. Have you not even LOOKED at this? The box has 802.11g plastered all over it, 54mbps plastered all over it...What on earth....



i thought this too

The original earlier model I have has very limited security options and I found that I couldn't find a security option that worked with my other wireless devices and the gaming adapter. I'm sure they have addressed it now on this new model but it gave me a such a headache I gave up.

Anyone vouch for this one?

davedixson;2879981

The official ms one is usb-based - and it think your confusion may be … The official ms one is usb-based - and it think your confusion may be that other usb-based wireless adapters do not work on the 360. However, this one will work on the 360 via a network cable. As far as the 360 is concerned it is just a standard wired network connection.



Are you sure this has an ethernet port? Box only seems to state that you connect via USB. What you need is a Wireless Ethernet Bridge for the Xbox 360 which as stated above, connects via ethernet cable and the console believes its hardwired in. These also need additional power supplies.

Looking at the box and price, i think this may only have a USB connection in which case its useless for the 360. Might be wrong though so someone please find out, because if it indeed does have the ethernet connection, this is a steal of a price!

yep says ethernet on front of the ad

Im useless with these things - bit of help would be appreciated

Ive currently got a belken router for wireless internet at home

if i get this is it going to be simply a case of plugging it into my xbox and being able to connect to the wireless signal? If so will the signal be decent as Ive got a mate who says xbox live is **** cos the internet can go slow at times which means you get shot etc during games

sorry if this was a stupid question

scotland88;2881505

doesnt work with windows vista which is a let down



works fine on my vista as i have the same model
and works fine on my xp aswell

roryk83;2881690

Im useless with these things - bit of help would be appreciatedIve … Im useless with these things - bit of help would be appreciatedIve currently got a belken router for wireless internet at homeif i get this is it going to be simply a case of plugging it into my xbox and being able to connect to the wireless signal? If so will the signal be decent as Ive got a mate who says xbox live is **** cos the internet can go slow at times which means you get shot etc during gamessorry if this was a stupid question



you can ring ther customer serice or email them they are very quick at responding i found

ryouga;2881687

yep says ethernet on front of the ad



Ahh whoops missed that :oops:
That seems like an awesome offer then, especially if it'll power via USB!

I had the older model of this then which required a power adapter to a socket. Fairly simple stuff and always had a very good connection with no lag. Also belkin warranty is LIFETIME! Literally i had a router go poop on me after a few years of purchase. Called them up and after a bit of troubleshooting they just asked for my address and sent me another brand new one!

good price - i use a Buffalo ethernet adaptor for my X360 and all is fine. This looks like a bargain if you want to go wireless, i must admit tho. im thinking of using a homeplug style connection for my X360 but they're more expensive that this decent and very cheap solution.

:thumbsup:

To clear this up--

If we are talking about out NOT having to Bridge network connections (PC/Laptop on when you want to play LIVE) This is not the product for you. Wireless USB Adapters do not work with the Xbox 360, only the official one will work.

Kichigai;2881839

To clear this up--If we are talking about out NOT having to Bridge … To clear this up--If we are talking about out NOT having to Bridge network connections (PC/Laptop on when you want to play LIVE) This is not the product for you. Wireless USB Adapters do not work with the Xbox 360, only the official one will work.



No your wrong. This acts as a wireless access point, which can then be connected to the xbox via ethernet cable...as far as the xbox is concerned its a wired connection.

Any idea what the SKU code is for this? I can't make it out from the photo

works with the 360 fine

It requires 2 usb connectors though ...(There is a mains cable supplied with the adapter if you need)

Ethernet goes from the back of the 360 to the adapater and power comes from the front two USB ports on mine - might be a problem if you are using wired controllers....

These are also great for other networked things such as printers, NAS Hard drives - yes I know it sounds silly but some people do have expensive laser printers just usb'd up to their desktop when they could easily share it wirelessly around the house.

G is fast enough to stream most multimedia as well if you have an external hard drive with a network port.

Any questions feel free to pm.

david b;2881951

No your wrong. This acts as a wireless access point, which can then be … No your wrong. This acts as a wireless access point, which can then be connected to the xbox via ethernet cable...as far as the xbox is concerned its a wired connection.

:o:o

Sorry for being obtuse .

I dont have any wireless at all so how can i connect to a 360 if i buy this.

david b;2881951

No your wrong. This acts as a wireless access point, which can then be … No your wrong. This acts as a wireless access point, which can then be connected to the xbox via ethernet cable...as far as the xbox is concerned its a wired connection.


He isn't wrong; oh, and it's spelt 'you're', you know, for you are? Not "your".

The official adapter is the only USB option, this is an alternative that uses USB power (not data) and an ethernet lead.
markybhoy;2882212

:o:oSorry for being obtuse .I dont have any wireless at all so how can i … :o:oSorry for being obtuse .I dont have any wireless at all so how can i connect to a 360 if i buy this.


You can't. Just keep using a wire if that's what you're doing.

Lots of chat about this for X360's, I've got an original XBOX running XBMC, I presume I could use this to make it wireless downstairs under the telly?

Only trouble I can think of is powering it via USB, as the original XBOX doesnt have any USB ports...

Hmm

Yeah, I was thinking the same. This sat behind the Xbox in the TV cabinet, doing its bit for XBMC. Is there mains power included?

If it is USB only, there are mains USB power supplies available, but methinks you're then approaching the price of other similar devices. The Xbox front ports are actually USB spec though, you can buy xbox to USB adaptors to use USB devices. I would post a link to one on Ebay, but I am aware that Ebay links are frowned on in here.

On the other hand, SVP do a range of 'G' wireless gear for similar prices, I'm sure with a bit of digging an alternative could be found, albeit alot less 'plug and play' probably.

Oh, and what is DDwrt when its at home? Sounds interesting...

scotland88;2881505

doesnt work with windows vista which is a let down



It's for connecting a games console to a wireless router, how does Windows have anything to do with this? Also this is a networking ethernet product which shouldn't need any drivers so if for some reason you did use this with a vista computer it should be fine.

roryk83;2881690

Im useless with these things - bit of help would be appreciatedIve … Im useless with these things - bit of help would be appreciatedIve currently got a belken router for wireless internet at homeif i get this is it going to be simply a case of plugging it into my xbox and being able to connect to the wireless signal? If so will the signal be decent as Ive got a mate who says xbox live is **** cos the internet can go slow at times which means you get shot etc during gamessorry if this was a stupid question



i think that might of meant to happen anyway :-D

Alright, calm down...ma bad :P Swear it must have been another deal I was replying to because I clearly saw the 802.11b writing and no 'G' symbols, or I was drunk (likely the latter).

Really sorry guys, screwed up there.

These plug into the ethernet port of your console, also should work with vista as it doesnt require drivers.

Looking at the UK Belkin website which has a helpful "setup" leaflet on it.

The Belkin is POWERED from your choice of ONE of the TWO sets of cabling included in the box
- mains PSU transformer (ie the 'normal' way to get 230V down to 5V or whatever)
- or 2 x USB sockets via a cable (ie if you don't have a socket near/free for the PSU)

For 'data' ie LAN networking to connect that 'local' device (Xbox etc) to your home network
- it's WIRED to the local device via Ethernet cable (RJ45 connectors like normal)
- and to your in-house WAN (wireless area network) via 'wireless 54g' (it's aerial!) to your homehub or wireless router or whatever

ie In the box there's everything you need for those permutations.
You just need two things:
- a device (game console etc) near to mains or with 2 USBs spare that you want to add to your home WAN
- a home wireless network (eg as typically included in your home broadband modem/router box.

Unfortunately none at my Comet

MK-D

There seems to be a lot of phalic measuring go on here, can SOMEBODY please just tell me in words I can understand (it's surely a YES/ NO answer??), if this WILL this WORK on a 360 and if the connection speed be noticeably slower?
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