Product Type: Microsoft in Wireless LAN
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Member Name: NicndDan
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter
Advantages: Works a treat
For a while I used my trusty xbox 360 with an Ethernet cable plugged in so I could go online and make use of the wonderful Xbox Live. In my humble opinion modern day gamers are missing out on a considerable lot if they ignore online gaming and thus I wanted to be in on the action. However, it soon became apparent that by having to stretch cables to the computer downstairs, cut offs and the wire being a tripping hazrd in a busy house I needed something to take them away and sure enough the Wireless Adaptor does the trick.
The thing that was putting me off here when initially buying was the price. At £49.99 I felt a game was a better buy and held off until I had to.
But since buying the product I must admit that I have been more than impressed and it has worked a wonder living well up to the price tag and making for easier, more reliable and more effective gaming online. Of course before reading this it is obvious you require a wireless router and an xbox 360 to use this with either a Gold or silver xbox live membership and this device will only work on the console and cannot be used a general adapter.
Anyway, the device is easy to set up, far easier than doing it via a cable. Within minute even a novice will have this up and running and connected to xbox. The device plugs via usb into the back of the console. One problem with this though is the wire is under 15cm long so you have to find somewhere to put it. I don't like the idea of it dangling as that will surely put unnecessary strain on the string and thus its best balancing it on top of the box.
As you can see from the image the device itself is very small and this light making it easily storable and transportable but I tend to leave it in always. The little aerial at the top picks up the signal and the light display goes Green when connected and red to tell you if there is an issue.
In terms of performance I have used this I a number of places and find it works a treat with all locations a routers. First off I used it with a Sky Router two floors up from where the router was and it worked solidly and connected fine, being reliable and quick. Then I sued it within 2 meter of a BT router and again it worked a treat so if you have either of those then you have no worries.
In my time using it rarely looses connection of its own accord. If the internet is connected and working fine then this little device will do the same.
An essential for xbox 360 owners wanting to play on line. Solid, reliable and lasts!
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Summary: Reliable and essential
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