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Rubberduckzilla
07-26-2009, 07:55 PM
Any of you guys got one? Can you recommend one? The cheapest one I can find is one unofficial one, as opposed to the official one for 50, so any input you have would be good.

The accommodation I'm living in next year has no wired connection. :x

localretard
07-26-2009, 07:58 PM
If you are wanting CHEAP...by that I mean I assume you have a laptop or computer you are taking with you...then check this out:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-you ... less-adap/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-your-laptop-as-an-XboxXbox-360-wireless-adap/)

Rubberduckzilla
07-26-2009, 08:02 PM
I heard about this, but what is connectivity like? My friend does it but he often has 3 bars whereas other people have 5 bars (max) and he blames it on that.

localretard
07-26-2009, 08:07 PM
It really depends on how close to the AP (Access Point) you are, and the quality of the network card in the computer.

Basically you're just sharing the internet from your PC to your xbox...therefore it shouldn't hinder reception.

Mathemancer
07-27-2009, 05:21 AM
If you happen to have a spare Linksys wireless router like the WRT54G or that line, you can also use it as an access point by installing alternative firmware like Tomato. The new firmware grants it the ability to log onto an available wireless network as a bridge, so any attached devices still act like they're connected to the main router. Quality is then just dependent on the hardware you're using. I'm doing mine that way, and it's a lot less expensive than the (ridiculous) $90 Microsoft wants for their wireless adapter.

To my knowledge, there are also routers that support this as is, anyway, but I don't have a list of them. However, another alternative firmware, DD-WRT, offers the same functionality for more routers. Here's the list http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices.

Obviously, this isn't necessarily for the faint of heart, but if you've ever upgraded a router using its web interface, it might be a solution that works for you.