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#1 jaybee

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

Is the only way to connect to Xbox live to buy a wireless network adapter? My Ethernet cable will not stretch from 360 to router.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

you can get special plugs that use the electricity cables of your house as a means of data transfer. However, this method slows the dataflow due to electrical interference. Besides, you can get fairly long ethernet cables.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

I don't really want to stretch a long cable from upstairs to downstairs where the router is.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Is the only way to connect to Xbox live to buy a wireless network adapter? My Ethernet cable will not stretch from 360 to router.


A wireless router will connect to Xbox live on the 360, not sure what a network adapter is.
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#5 endersgame

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

Well, you can use the electricity sockets or move the router upstairs or use a repeater or simply get a wifi adapter. Is the wifi adapter socket a USB socket?



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

There is a socket on the side of 360 which I'm not sure what it's for. At the back though there is a USB port and one for Ethernet cable.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

Is the only way to connect to Xbox live to buy a wireless network adapter? My Ethernet cable will not stretch from 360 to router.

A wireless router will connect to Xbox live on the 360, not sure what a network adapter is.


My mate says it must be one of the old 360s

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

My mate says it must be one of the old 360s


Don't know, mine is around two years old, it automatically connects to the wireless router, no attachments needed.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

is it the same as the Atari?



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:00 PM

is it the same as the Atari?

 

 

Almost, the cartridges are a wee bit different


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Almost, the cartridges are a wee bit different

 

ah right...coz i have some in the loft i'm sure...lol



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:07 PM

Atari was the mutts nuts


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

If it's a USB socket then you don't have to shell out loads of cash to get a microsoft xbox wifi adapter. You can get a fairly cheap usb wifi adapter. If you use the internet without a wifi router, then you are kinda screwed and living in the wrong decade.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

If it's a USB socket then you don't have to shell out loads of cash to get a microsoft xbox wifi adapter. You can get a fairly cheap usb wifi adapter. If you use the internet without a wifi router, then you are kinda screwed and living in the wrong decade.


Thanks. I'll have a look for a USB wifi adapter then.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

Thanks. I'll have a look for a USB wifi adapter then.


Are the USB ports not for steering wheels and the like, to play the games, how will you install the adapter?

I'm pretty sure it can connect to a wireless router itself jaybe, if my one can and newer ones cant then its a backwards step by Xbox.
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#16 jaybee

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

Thanks. I'll have a look for a USB wifi adapter then.

Are the USB ports not for steering wheels and the like, to play the games, how will you install the adapter?
I'm pretty sure it can connect to a wireless router itself jaybe, if my one can and newer ones cant then its a backwards step by Xbox.


The 360 we have is one of earlier ones which supposedly require some kind of adapter to connect wirelessly.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

The 360 we have is one of earlier ones which supposedly require some kind of adapter to connect wirelessly.

Old 360's do Jay, mine does.  It's the official one I use but like mentioned above, maybe any wireless dongle will work.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

The 360 we have is one of earlier ones which supposedly require some kind of adapter to connect wirelessly.

Old 360's do Jay, mine does. It's the official one I use but like mentioned above, maybe any wireless dongle will work.


I looked at official one but was £50 +

Cheers for confirming though what my mate had said.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:10 AM

Well, you can use the electricity sockets or move the router upstairs or use a repeater or simply get a wifi adapter. Is the wifi adapter socket a USB socket?

I've got a home plug and I highly recommend it. It is slower than a direct cable, but not slow enough to bother most people or hamper most uses. I have fibre and if I connect my PC to my router via a home plug I get a download speed of maybe 28Mbps. If I connect via a direct cable, which I do now, I get mid 30Mbps.

As a short term solution, you can get massive Ethernet cables from eBay for less than a tenner. A tenner would do massive houses like Dug's, but normal people would only need to spend a fiver.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

I've got a home plug and I highly recommend it. It is slower than a direct cable, but not slow enough to bother most people or hamper most uses. I have fibre and if I connect my PC to my router via a home plug I get a download speed of maybe 28Mbps. If I connect via a direct cable, which I do now, I get mid 30Mbps.

As a short term solution, you can get massive Ethernet cables from eBay for less than a tenner. A tenner would do massive houses like Dug's, but normal people would only need to spend a fiver.


My homeplug had a 4 port switch built in, so until I got fibre it connected to my ps3, sky, freeview and raspberry pi. I wouldn't focus on getting one with an inbuilt switch, unless you have an immediate need for the additional ports, because they are not very common. You can always buy a standalone switch at a later date.




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