XBox 360 third party wireless

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Steve Juneau, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Steve Juneau

    Steve Juneau I am teh em0z LULZ

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    Bournemouth, England
    I recently discovered that it is possible to use the cheaper wireless adapters on the 360. My question is, which ones can I use? I already have a router and whatnot.

    Kinda need someone to hold my hand on this one too, I'm clueless as far as setting up wireless systems go. I don't have a flash drive but I do have an MP3 player that doubles as a mass storage device if that will work for the drivers.

    Any help will be muchly appreciated!
  2. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Cincinnati, OH
    I wish I could help. I couldn't get any further than trying a linksys wirless usb adapter (G). I did the Windows Connect thing and it just didn't find the adapter. Looking on xbox 360 forums didn't give me any help because everyone said you had to have an official gaming adapter (MS or otherwise) or as ElectricHead pointed out - a wireless to ethernet bridge. WHat I did was use my WAP as a repeater and bought a cheap wireless router from work.
  3. Electric_Head

    Electric_Head New Member

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    I don't think the 360 works with any USB adapters. You need to take advantage of that ethernet jack by using an ethernet -> wireless bridge.

    Pretty much any wireless router can be setup as an access point(I see them on sale for ~$30 all the time now adays), so just get the shortest ethernet cable you can nab, plug the 360 into the router which will be acting like a bridge. The xbox won't technically be "wireless", but you will also get better wifi coverage around the house and you can have a couple ethernet jacks in the living room! :-D
  4. TrevMonster

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    OK, right now I use the wireless adapter from Microsoft but coverage sucks so I want to use something with a better antennae. One dude said that he thought 3rd party adapters do work, someone else said they don't.

    I would set up a wireless router as an AP and go wired to the 360 but can't figure out how to do that. My main wireless router is upstairs and the 360 is downstairs > no ethernet wires bewteen them < so I'm stumped as to setting up another wireless router as a bridge...maybe I'm just an idiot.

    So, what are the 3rd party adpaters that work, or, how do I set up a wireless ethernet to wireless bridge.