Product Type: Microsoft in Wireless LAN
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter
Member Name: tobymummy
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter
Advantages: Easy to install, No wires trailing.
Scenario: you are watching your favourite television programme, and your partner/son/daughter wants to play on their xbox 360, they love playing on it especially going *Live* so you get them to take it to another tv, but they keep on moaning as there is no close connection to the internet. Well buy them one of these – ‘Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Network adapter’
My Husband bought one a little while ago, and raves about, how he can play online without the added hassle of extra wires and not losing the connection when you’re in the middle of a game.
What is it called?
It is known as a ‘Wireless Network Adapter’ or a ‘Wireless Bridge’
Why do I need one?
There are several reasons for buying one:
~ You can connect to Xbox live without the use of cables
~ If you would rather use cables you may have to run it up/down stairs, through walls etc
~ You can easily transfer videos and music to your Xbox 360 System, from you computer
~ It enhances your Xbox experience, where ever you connect in the house
~ You can play Multi-player games
~ You can download new games from the internet onto your hard-drive
Is it easy to use?
Nothing could be simpler; you literally take it out of the packaging, twist the aerial away from the main white unit and plug it to the back of the Xbox 360. The USB part then plugs in the back of the unit right next to the adapter. Go into your settings and you will need to enter your secure ID code to access the connection through the router. After an update, you should be up and running. Should take about 5 – 10 mins.
(You obviously need to have a wireless router which you use for internet connection. If not you may be able to purchase one cheaply and set that up first.)
How much does it cost?
My husband bough our for about £50 but I can’t remember where from, that is the sort of price you are looking at spending, I’m not sure if any 3rd party company have bought one out yet, look around you may find yourself a bargain, maybe even a second hand one.
~ Play head-to-head wirelessly on Xbox Live, or on your home network
~ Dual band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wireless A/B/G home network compatible
~ Compact, high performance design
~ Powered by Xbox 360 to eliminate adaptor clutter
~ Streams photos and music from Microsoft Windows XP
~ Plays recorded TV, movies and videos from your Microsoft Windows XP Media Center based PC
~ Easy setup and installation
~ Collaborates with Xbox 360 authentic wireless accessories for worry-free integration
~ 802.11a allows stepped-up data
~ Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 1 cm ; 400 g
~ From the main white unit, there is a 4cm aerial, and an 8cm cable running from it to the USB connection.
(You can easily hold it in the palm of your hand)
I was a bit worried at first about my husband paying that sort of money, especially as we had just had our first child, but it is money well spent, we haven’t had to run wires around the house and he can still play games whilst spending time with us in the living room, rather than sending him off to the main computer. Microsoft could have priced the adapter lower, especially when you consider what other extras you would buy, including the live subscription as well.
I have also found the Xbox 360 as a child friendly machine as the controller is wireless too, so we can play games without him trying to pull wires out.
Thanks for reading
Nicola x 28/10/07
Summary: A great attachment for your 360, makes your life easier :-)
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