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    xbox 360 boffs please can you tell me........

    got lad the 60gb one from game for his birthday on saturday,is everything in the box to get him online or is that an added extra? i think the guy said it came with 3 months free subscription is there anything else he will need to connect it up?
    if so how much is that gonna cost me? got a bit fed up with the guy (geek) in game as he didnt seem to want to answer my questions and i havent a clue about xbox stuff! im sure behind his long hair and facial piercings he was asleep

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    you just need to make sure you have internet connection. Either wireless (which you will need the wifi dongle thing) or through a normal ethernet cable.
    once you set it up - it should automatically recognise an internet connection and you will then set yourself up on XBOX live.
    This is what you have 3 months subscription to.

    Hope it helps

    Original Poster

    ive got wireless at home so in order for him to play online and for me to still be able to surf the net he needs a "wifi dongle thing"? and where can i get that from?

    60 quid from pretty much all video game stores including blockbuster.

    the console comes with an ethernet cable, you could plug that into the back of your wireless router.

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    Alfonse;3386135

    60 quid from pretty much all video game stores including blockbuster.

    :w00t: 60 quid???

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    ctuk;3386144

    the console comes with an ethernet cable, you could plug that into the … the console comes with an ethernet cable, you could plug that into the back of your wireless router.

    but the routers on the middle floor of the house and he will have the xbox in his room which is on the top floor so its too far to be trailing cables

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    ctuk;3386144

    the console comes with an ethernet cable, you could plug that into the … the console comes with an ethernet cable, you could plug that into the back of your wireless router.


    agreed


    or even in to the back of a PC


    May be cheaper to use Homeplugs rather than the 360 Wireless Adapter..you can get the 360 wireless adapters for around £40 now I believe...there was a post the other week I think

    Original Poster

    cripes this isnt working out cheap!

    if you don't mind running a wire from your router just get a longer ethernet cable. The one in the xbox is only a metre long. I got a 20 metre one running from downstairs, just stick it under the carpet lol

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    ants97;3386179

    if you don't mind running a wire from your router just get a longer … if you don't mind running a wire from your router just get a longer ethernet cable. The one in the xbox is only a metre long. I got a 20 metre one running from downstairs, just stick it under the carpet lol

    lolol i guess thats a cheaper option,cant believe i sold my home plugs on here a while back and need them now pfffttt

    Mardyass;3386149

    :w00t: 60 quid???



    It is expensive agreed but the console is cheaper than the others so a cost is got back from somewhere, anywho it works very well and saves having to trail wires under carpets etc. The ethernet over power kits are ok but they are 40 quid plus the cost of a long ethernet cable, you may as well save the hassle and get the wireless dongle.

    IMO

    Original Poster

    maybe his grandad can buy him that for his birthday then,how much is the xbox live membership when the 3 months runs out?

    i think from jasper its 28 quid or there abouts for a 13months

    link (i think) [url]www.Jasper1675.com[/url]

    Mardyass;3386267

    maybe his grandad can buy him that for his birthday then,how much is the … maybe his grandad can buy him that for his birthday then,how much is the xbox live membership when the 3 months runs out?



    £27.49 for a year from here jasper1675.com/new…tml

    Mardyass;3386153

    but the routers on the middle floor of the house and he will have the … but the routers on the middle floor of the house and he will have the xbox in his room which is on the top floor so its too far to be trailing cables



    if you dont want to trail the cable then you are going to have to buy a wireless connector. You can get them for about 50 quid now i think, and if you have a look on ebay im sure they will be cheaper.
    Otherwise its a cable which would be a lot cheaper unless you put the router in your sons room?
    (You get the cable in the box but its only a couple of metres long at most)

    Original Poster

    chatted up grandad and he is going to go into one of the games shops and pick him up the wirless bit needed,he can wait for a longer subscription for the thing,that has to be 100 days of washing ups worth lol

    find-dvd.co.uk/vid…Q7O

    here is the wireless part if you want to get it online.

    Also noticed it is 54.99 at HMV, so if you know anyone with a student discount card then you can save a further 5.50...dont suppose grandad has a student card does he? lol.

    hmv.com/hmv…434

    Original Poster

    thankyou v much for your help,nah grandad hasnt a student card but do they do oap discounts?? lol

    I bought a 10m cable from the bay...

    It runs from my bedrom...through the cupboard...down the stairs and through a wall =]

    good connection tho

    Mardyass;3386474

    thankyou v much for your help,nah grandad hasnt a student card but do … thankyou v much for your help,nah grandad hasnt a student card but do they do oap discounts?? lol



    I don't think they do. But there are always students in there, so if you just collar one and take them to the till with you then you will get it.

    Cheapest place to get a wireless adaptor now is game.
    game.co.uk/Xbo…er/
    Add it to your basket and it will cost £59.99. The search for 'dvd wrap'. Add one of the 99p dvd wraps to the basket. Price should now be now be £45.98. Go to checkout and in the offer code box enter NW10GME09. This will take a further £3 off leaving a total price of £42.98 for the adaptor and a dvd wrap.

    Jonny_K;3386604

    Cheapest place to get a wireless adaptor now is game. … Cheapest place to get a wireless adaptor now is game. http://www.game.co.uk/Xbox360/Hardware/Accessory/~r327033/Xbox-360-Wireless-Adapter/Add it to your basket and it will cost £59.99. The search for 'dvd wrap'. Add one of the 99p dvd wraps to the basket. Price should now be now be £45.98. Go to checkout and in the offer code box enter NW10GME09. This will take a further £3 off leaving a total price of £42.98 for the adaptor and a dvd wrap.



    I would definitely get that. Its the cheapest I have seen it at.

    You should post it as a deal jonny_k. Im quite tempted to buy it myself now actually.

    vengod;3386491

    I bought a 10m cable from the bay...It runs from my bedrom...through the … I bought a 10m cable from the bay...It runs from my bedrom...through the cupboard...down the stairs and through a wall =]good connection tho




    how much was that?

    lol I don't buy cables I make them up myself.

    Alfonse;3386694

    lol I don't buy cables I make them up myself.



    You connect a whole bunch together?

    i got a "pre-owned" one from Blockbuster last week (some old dear had bought it for her son (the BB store manager) but they didnt have wireless so he had traded it in against some games with his discount) and it had all the packaging and was unused and they only charge £29.99.
    It works like a dream !

    Abvance;3386785

    You connect a whole bunch together?



    I make whatever lenght cable I need from a reel of either CAT5e or CAT6a and crimp'em then done.

    Banned

    If your lad wants Gears of War 2 then this could be good
    hotukdeals.com/ite…ir/

    Abvance;3386663

    how much was that?



    £5.99 from Fleabay
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