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    Hi all, a quick xbox360 question

    hi
    i am considering buying a Wireless Network Adapter as i cant take no more of having a long ethernet cable trailing up the staire. are these any good? ,my son is saying the reception is poor. any advise would be good.
    Thanks in advance

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    this will save you £££

    Take yr laptop upstairs, plug the cable from the xbox in to your laptop and under the network options on the laptop, bridge connection to xbox, It should then use yr wireless from the laptop to connect.

    Have a look on google but i know it can be done i just forgotten the exact way, I did it, i will look for the link and if i find it, i will post it here

    the wireless adapter works perfectly well. If "reception" is poor then it prob means that the router is too far from the adaptor with too many barriers, or the router doesnt output a strong enough signal for the adaptor to pick up from where it is situated.

    I think the norm price is down to around £40 which is excellent so I'd get one asap if I were you. If you have an N type router then you could buy the N type adaptor although I've not seen any raving reviews regarding the increased performance from these.

    or get home plugs

    plug one in to mains socket in near xbox and plug ethernet to homeplug to 360
    then downstiar plug either net from router in to second home plug

    my sons got Wireless Network Adapter upstairs as far as i know there is no problem (if there was he would be moaning)
    we have two xboxes running one down stairs with cable and one upstairs wireless no-ones moaning its been like this for 6 months

    supermod

    We've got 4 xbox360s all running off one wireless hub (plus other consoles). Connection does drop occasionally & it can be laggy on certain games eg fifa10. But on the whole they work fine. If you've got a 'n' class router (eg a BT Home Hub 2) try the newer double aerial adaptors as they are supposed to have much better connectivity - there was an offer on the newer ones at tesco recently where they were the same price as the older versions :

    hotukdeals.com/ite…tor

    If you can get your hands on the newer type for the same price as the older version it would be a better deal even if you were to upgrade your wireless router in the future

    Original Poster

    we have a wireless cable router

    I'd advise homeplugs personally. Had both the wireless adaptors for the 360 and I get a far better connection using homeplugs. Also Homeplugs are much better if you're going to be a little distance from the router. Around the same price as a wireless adaptor and I know Dabs recently had a decent set around £40.

    i've tried everything with the 360 and the wireless adaptor is fine, has never ever dropped connection once on me(router has mind you). Even if the signal is weak it shouldn't affect your online playing. The only thing it'll affect is streaming stuff from your pc.

    Original Poster

    thanks to all that replied rep given

    jon1000jon;7401728

    this will save you £££Take yr laptop upstairs, plug the cable from the xb … this will save you £££Take yr laptop upstairs, plug the cable from the xbox in to your laptop and under the network options on the laptop, bridge connection to xbox, It should then use yr wireless from the laptop to connect.Have a look on google but i know it can be done i just forgotten the exact way, I did it, i will look for the link and if i find it, i will post it here



    anyone have more info on this?:)

    hdizzle;7429011

    anyone have more info on this?:)



    just having a look myself few vids on youtube ]http//ww…z9o

    richp;7429098

    just having a look myself few vids on youtube … just having a look myself few vids on youtube ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6hyUv_nz9o



    thats brilliant! Save's a good £40!
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