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    I have just purchased an xBox 360 for my son and want to connect it to the internet. I currently have a broadband connection with a wireless router. The xBox is in a different room to the router so do I have to buy anything else to connect it?

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    Network adaptor...as the xbox360 isnt wireless.

    ]http//ww…are - link from above

    You can either wire the xbox to the router by using an ethernet cable, depending on distance from router and if your router has an ethernet slot in it.

    Or

    You need a wireless adaptor, which can be purchased from amazon, play etc just enter xbox 360 wireless adaptor in the search on those sites

    You could run an ethernet cable from the router directly to the xbox, or, if you want it wireless, you need to buy a Xbox wireless adapter. I personally have the official Microsoft one, which is dropping in price because of the new wireless N adapter, but there are unofficial ones, but I have no real experience with them.

    Or you could bridge a connection from your PC or laptop...look it up on google takes a matter of mins and work fine

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all this guys. I think I may be asking a few more questions as we start to get grips with things.

    Original Poster

    Do I need to buy this too:

    play.com/Gam…028

    kirkie;8006923

    Do I need to buy this … Do I need to buy this too:http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/860394/-/Product.html?dpr=164028



    You will automatically have silver membership - this entitles you to conect to Xbox live to download updates etc but you need gold membership if you want to play multiplayer games on Xbox live with others. I think you get one months free gold membership when first register....

    If you do decide to buy a gold membership, you can get some codes cheaper on Ebay etc

    Original Poster

    Cheers

    Original Poster

    I can't even find an Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter now......

    Or buy an ethernet adaptor for about £15-£20 that is either powered by mains or usb, thats what I do for my older consoles like Gamecube and PS2 to go online with.

    Original Poster

    ryouga;8007461

    Or buy an ethernet adaptor for about £15-£20 that is either powered by m … Or buy an ethernet adaptor for about £15-£20 that is either powered by mains or usb, thats what I do for my older consoles like Gamecube and PS2 to go online with.


    Have you an example of one to show me please?

    Original Poster

    Is this a better one that would work with my Netgear router?

    argos.co.uk/sta…htm

    xbox users tell me you can get an ethernet cable for a couple of quid and XBL for £25 if you look hard enough..... instead of an overpriced wifi adaptor and £35 XBL.

    oh and when i say what if its in another room, they say well the longer cables cost a few quid more.

    just passing on the advice, hope it helps.

    Original Poster

    kirkie;8007507

    Is this a better one that would work with my Netgear … Is this a better one that would work with my Netgear router?http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9240184/Trail/searchtext%3EXBOX+360+WIRELESS+NETWORK+ADAPTER.htm


    Will this one work with my Netgear DG834G?

    kirkie;8015933

    Will this one work with my Netgear DG834G?



    I've got the official wireless N adaptor. And it works with my netgear router (which is a WGR614 (i think)). The adaptor will work with most routers.

    Original Poster

    davidn84;8015959

    I've got the official wireless N adaptor. And it works with my netgear … I've got the official wireless N adaptor. And it works with my netgear router (which is a WGR614 (i think)). The adaptor will work with most routers.


    Cheers I bought one from shopto

    I just bought a 30m Ethernet cable for a few quid and plugged it into the router, then put it under the carpet all the way up the stairs into my room and into the back of my 360. 15 minutes of work and saved a lot of money!

    Original Poster

    For the sake of £40 I really couldn't be bothered with ripping up carpets and Laminate Flooring.

    Original Poster

    It has been delivered today and I am stuck already. I have put the disc in and nothing happens so according to the instructions that means it is already updated.

    If I go to Wireless Mode, wireless mode is not even showing.

    Any ideas?

    kirkie;8025049

    It has been delivered today and I am stuck already. I have put the disc … It has been delivered today and I am stuck already. I have put the disc in and nothing happens so according to the instructions that means it is already updated.If I go to Wireless Mode, wireless mode is not even showing.Any ideas?


    I don't have the N adaptor - just the normal one but have you tried following this guide?
    support.xbox.com/sup…are
    and this is the one for configuration
    support.microsoft.com/kb/…77/

    Original Poster

    Tried both. I can't see wireless mode

    Original Poster

    The light is flashing green

    kirkie;8025175

    Tried both. I can't see wireless mode



    Note If wireless mode is not available and you are using the black Wireless N Networking Adapter, try using the software installation disc included with the adapter.

    Sounds like it hasn't been updated - Did you unplug the adaptor and follow the instructions below?

    To install the software for a Wireless N Networking Adapter
    If an Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter is plugged in to your console, unplug it.
    Insert the installation disc included with the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adaptor into your Xbox 360 console.

    Turn off the console.
    Turn the console back on.

    The software update should start automatically. If the update does not start automatically, the software might already be installed.

    Note If you receive a mixed media error message, please see the section titled "Mixed media error message" below.

    When you are prompted to install the software, select Yes, update now.
    If a network cable is plugged in to the back of your console, unplug it.
    Once the installation is complete, plug the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adaptor into the USB port on the back of your console.

    Original Poster

    Tried all of that and I get nothing.

    Original Poster

    I have sorted it. I turned off my Router and then installed the disc and it has worked...

    Cheers

    kirkie;8025397

    I have sorted it. I turned off my Router and then installed the disc and … I have sorted it. I turned off my Router and then installed the disc and it has worked...Cheers


    Well once you have it all up and running the next step will be sorting out your NAT setting and thats a whole new adventure :thumbsup:

    PS you haven't said how old your son is - you may want to look at the family settings page
    xbox.com/en-…htm

    You can prevent your son hearing other people (other than "designated" friends) which will hopefully exclude some of the swearing etc that goes on in some of the popular games...

    Original Poster

    Cheers will take a look.

    As for purchasing Gold do you just get a code or do you physically have to get something in the post before you install it?

    kirkie;8025868

    Cheers will take a look.As for purchasing Gold do you just get a code or … Cheers will take a look.As for purchasing Gold do you just get a code or do you physically have to get something in the post before you install it?


    You just enter code using your xbox control pad - you can enter it via the web (supposedly) but when I tried this it didn't work.
    Don't forget that when you register you get a free trial of gold - I would give this a go before splashing out on annual membership. Don't take up the MS option of paying monthly.....

    You'll need money and money...MS Cashbox is like that! Wireless adaptor THEN pay for Gold membership...

    kirkie;8025868

    Cheers will take a look.As for purchasing Gold do you just get a code or … Cheers will take a look.As for purchasing Gold do you just get a code or do you physically have to get something in the post before you install it?



    Create a gamertag, and join Xbox live.
    You will automatically be given 1 month free Gold membership.
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