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    £60 for a Wireless USB adapter for Xbox360!

    In anticipation of Halo4 being released I was going to get myself a wi-fi adapter for my xbox but I've been checking a couple of places and they all want around £60 for the thing! Maybe I'm being a skin flint but i steadfastly refuse to pay £60 for a wifi USB stick that probably cost them under a fiver to manufacture Hell, it would be more cost effective to sell my xbox and buy a new one with the wi-fi built in than pay for the adapter (maybe that's MS's plan!).

    Is there anywhere I can get it cheaper or can anyone recommend any of the 3rd party alternatives?
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    Depends if you want proper adapter, but any reason not to use a random £20 wireless point as extension?

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    Do normal USB wireless adapators work in XBoxes? I am not a gamer so do not use one but have been asked the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    Do normal USB wireless adapators work in XBoxes? I am not a gamer so do not use one but have been asked the question.
    Not when I tried when I got my original elite. Not sure if they changed but only way I got elite to work was with proper adapter, or wireless router/extender etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Depends if you want proper adapter, but any reason not to use a random £20 wireless point as extension?

    Steve
    I guess I could but I'd prefer to try and get a compatible USB adapter just for the neatness/convenience if possible. Datel do a wireless N one for £36 which seems to get OK reviews?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Datel-Wirele...0509207&sr=8-7

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    Only the MS approved ones work (EG certain Datel models), otherwise you are looking at re-cabling the thing. You do know Gamestation are offering trade in on the old xbox for the new halo 4 ones. I saw the offer earlier in store.

    20GB xbox (with 2 controllers) gets you £50 off.
    60GB xbox (with 2 controllers) gets you £60 off.
    120GB xbox (with 2 controllers) gets you £75 off.
    4GB xbox slim (with 2 controllers) gets you £140 off.
    250GB xbox slim (with 2 controllers) gets you £180 off.

    New halo console comes with 320GB and halo skin, 2 controllers in halo style, halo 4 and a pre-order bonus for £299.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Only the MS approved ones work (EG certain Datel models), otherwise you are looking at re-cabling the thing. You do know Gamestation are offering trade in on the old xbox for the new halo 4 ones. I saw the offer earlier in store.

    20GB xbox (with 2 controllers) gets you £50 off.
    60GB xbox (with 2 controllers) gets you £60 off.
    120GB xbox (with 2 controllers) gets you £75 off.
    4GB xbox slim (with 2 controllers) gets you £140 off.
    250GB xbox slim (with 2 controllers) gets you £180 off.

    New halo console comes with 320GB and halo skin, 2 controllers in halo style, halo 4 and a pre-order bonus for £299.
    I have the old original 20Gb version so would still need to find £250 for that pack! Think I'll go with the Datel one for £35 unless anyone has any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    I guess I could but I'd prefer to try and get a compatible USB adapter just for the neatness/convenience if possible. Datel do a wireless N one for £36 which seems to get OK reviews?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Datel-Wirele...0509207&sr=8-7
    Seems lot depends on batch

    http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/15566914/datel-xbox-360-wireless-n-network-adapter-xbox-360-reviews/reviews.htm

    25% of those reviews say it broke, doesn't work well etc etc

    But guess at the price difference the worst that can happen is you need to return it

    Steve

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    Wired works better, so why not spend the money on cabling and get a sure fire connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Seems lot depends on batch

    Datel Xbox 360 Wireless N Network Adapter (Xbox 360) Customer Ratings & Reviews - Top & Best Rated Products - Walmart

    25% of those reviews say it broke, doesn't work well etc etc

    But guess at the price difference the worst that can happen is you need to return it

    Steve
    The reviews on the UK Play and amazon sites all say it works fine so maybe it's just an issue with the US version? Hope so....!

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    Ive got one of these for my smart tele in my room as i couldnt be doing with running cable or buying a Sony TV wireless dongle for £60. Really easy to set up!

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    Consider going to somehwere like Entertainment Exchange (CEX) - we got one for our old white xbox for less than £20.

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    How about power-line adapters? No need for wiring and cheaper too

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenlong1985 View Post
    How about power-line adapters? No need for wiring and cheaper too

    Cheap Laptops, Computers and Cheap LCD TVs | Ebuyer.com
    That's what I do, I'm in a rented property so trunking is out of the question (mainly because I CBA doing it when I'll probably move again in a few months!) so powerline/homeplug adapters are a great compromise. I use the TD-Link ones, they're dirt cheap and I've never had a problem with them.

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    How good are they, any signal degradation?

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