Is there an Alternative to Xbox 360 wireless adapter??

    Is there an Alternative to xbox 360 wireless adapter, as the official one is to expensive for me but i cannot go wired due to the 360 being to far.

    Thx for ur time


    PS3????? He He x

    Original Poster

    ha ha :roll:

    Please no more PS3 comments :thumbsup: I dont like threads that are cluttered.

    there are 3 other options:

    1. a long ethernet cable (around 7 quid for 20 metres on ebay)
    2.a gaming bridge (cheapest around 45 quid) the xbox via acrossover cable to your laptop pc...obviously it will have to be next to it

    Original Poster

    I cant use an ethernet cable as its not do-able for me and my house

    A gaming bridge seems ok but what does it do? Can someone post a link to one?

    The 360 will not be near a PC or Laptop or Router or Modem.

    Gaming bridges are great for simple set-up, but any wireless bridge will do the job & they're often cheaper.

    Many routers, Netgear in particular, have bridging functions so if you have a redundant router from a previous broadband deal check the user manual to see if has a bridge option.

    Original Poster

    Thx for the info but what do they do exactly? Can someone post a link to one?


    they just re-route your wireless signal, there a description on wikipedia:…dge
    and a link to one:…JOE

    to be honest though they are almost as expensive as the official adapter and they require a dc outlet

    Original Poster

    Thx for the links, repped u for those. I think the official wireless adapter is the way to go I guess.

    Its just a shame nobody has found a way to connect one of the 3g USB modems to the 360. I am sure that would save a lot of hassle for people.

    bingo, the same could be said for using a standard usb wireless's just that theres no way of installing any drivers, the official adapters drivers were pre-built into the system.

    What happens when someone plugs the net adapter into a pc. Does it even see its a device?

    Gonna have to get a wireless adaptor when I move back from uni... probably gonna get the official one... but ne1 know if they are gonna do a black one to match the Elite?

    Really if the distance between the xbox and router is considerable you will need to buy an official adapter and a bridge so no money saving there.
    ]Homeplugs can be bought for bout £50 and if for some strange reason 0.001% they dont work shove em on ebay they fetch that on there

    Original Poster

    well the distance between the 360 and the PC/router is only like 5m (as the 360 is upstairs and directly over the router downstairs) so the wireless signal hopefully will be strong but connecting a wire to the router and 360 is not a possiblity.

    lol distance not a problem then not much point in a bridg.
    Unfortunately this is the way consoles are made profitable by selling peripherals at high margins, so its an official adapter then!


    Or a gaming bridge for £15, much cheaper than the official oneEbay Item … Or a gaming bridge for £15, much cheaper than the official oneEbay Item number: 160236835675 should do you fine..

    yeah soz i read his post wrong ( bout connecting a wire to the 360 ) suppose it wont matter if its right next to it

    there is an alternative it is to get a non official wireless router
    Post a comment
      Top Discussions
      1. Galaxy Note 8 grey import12
      2. New Firmware for S4 mini?11
      3. Tesco vouchers?22
      4. Wall mounting the OLED55B7V33

      See more discussions