360 Wireless adapter alternative?

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  1. raand

    raand New Member

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    I really do not want to spend $100 on the xbox adapter so that I can get wireless... Has anyone found a good solution that will get me a good wireless connection without buying the M$ adapter?
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Yup, buy a $40 WRT54GL and use it as a wireless bridge. Plug in up to 3 more devices on said bridge. Win.
     
  3. OFI

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    Seriously where the fuck do people get this from. You can pick them up here for as little at £35, I find it hard to believe it would cost so much more in the country it comes from.

    And yea, what Asda said. You could even hack one of those Fonera things if you don't mind some serious fucking about :mamoru:
     
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    I paid 100 bucks for mine because Microsoft is synonymous with QUALITY.
     
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    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    I bought mine at Best Buy for $70 :dunno:
     
  8. raand

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    I am sorry but 100 dollars for a wireless adapter is pure bullshit... I should not have to buy a xbox specific one anyway

    Thanks for the heads up on the wireless bridge
     
  9. raand

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    does the included firmware have the ability to switch over to bridging? or do I need to flash it with some 3rd party firmware?
     
  10. raand

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    I think I found the answers to my questions.. I will have to try this first but here is what I have found.

    I found this third party firmware to install on the linksys, with instructions
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    I will let you all know if it works.

    Thanks for the help (now all I have to do is buy another wireless router for 40-50 dollars and I can connect other devices to it)
     
  11. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    dd-wrt is the way to go. it is the fucking bomb.
     
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    Hard wired ftw
     
  13. OFI

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    dd-wrt will work.

    But no it would not cost you $100. If you always pay RRP then sure but look around and there will be cheaper ones as someone has posted above.
     
  14. raand

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    no matter what I pay I will still get a better bang for my buck, at least with this solution I will be able to use the HW for something other than the xbox
     
  15. OFI

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    Yup which is why I went for it but you should compare the costs to the real price of the official adapter not the RRP :o

    Over here at least there is little point spending ~£30 on the WRT54GL now when you can pick up the adapter for £35-40. Unless like you say you wanted a wireless bridge anyway.

    I just use wired now :o
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Yeah there is. It works better, you can use it as a repeater to extend your wireless network range, and yeah, it's a bridge for other devices as well. Plus it's cheaper, why the hell not :squint:
     
  17. OFI

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    Because it's barely any cheaper, takes up more room, requires an extra plug socket and takes a load of effort to get working correctly :o
     
  18. raand

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    soo i should buy a useless M$ accessory that is overpriced for the technology... I disagree with you on this, if you look at the use I will get out of a bridge the cost savings gets better
     
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    For you sure, the bridge makes more sense. I was just saying in general. Most people have no use for a wireless bridge.
     
  20. Slurms McKenzie

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    Hard wire ftw.
     
  21. raand

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    agreed when you can, but running a 50ft cat5 cable through my apartment just sucks.
     
  22. Sooka

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    Wow that's just as bad as paying 50 bucks for a Sony HDMI cable, why the fuck would anyone bother wasting their money on that shit. My six dollar HDMI cable has been working just as good as any other so far.
     
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    I still say it's worth it.
     
  24. OFI

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    My old housemate bought the Sony HDMI cable when he bought the PS3 instore and they said he needed it :sad2:
     
  25. OFI

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    Cheap as hell even if it might be a pain in the arse.
     

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