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Old 17 Dec 2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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So, I finally own an Xbox 360.

I heard Target had a promo where you could get a free $30 gift card if you bought the $300 Xbox holiday bundle (and it even comes with 2 games!)... so I took advantage of that, since I'm sure the price won't actually drop during the holiday season.

I like it so far, but one thing that really annoyed me was the fact that it doesn't have built in Wi-Fi like the Wii does. There's no way in heck I'm paying $100 for an adapter when I already have a router and whatnot.

I found this video but I think that might cost just as much.

Any suggestions? I really don't want to have to run an Ethernet cable through the walls if I don't have to... as I'm gonna be off to college before I know and that would do no good. Are there some Chinese knockoffs to that official one that do the same thing? (I got Wii component cables for like $7.99... Nintendo can just dream that people will buy their $30 ripoffs)
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Old 21 Dec 2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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So, I finally own an Xbox 360.

I heard Target had a promo where you could get a free $30 gift card if you bought the $300 Xbox holiday bundle (and it even comes with 2 games!)... so I took advantage of that, since I'm sure the price won't actually drop during the holiday season.

I like it so far, but one thing that really annoyed me was the fact that it doesn't have built in Wi-Fi like the Wii does. There's no way in heck I'm paying $100 for an adapter when I already have a router and whatnot.

I found this video but I think that might cost just as much.

Any suggestions? I really don't want to have to run an Ethernet cable through the walls if I don't have to... as I'm gonna be off to college before I know and that would do no good. Are there some Chinese knockoffs to that official one that do the same thing? (I got Wii component cables for like $7.99... Nintendo can just dream that people will buy their $30 ripoffs)
I can't help because I'm stuck with XBox 360 issues. I wish I waited for the PS3 to drop in price and got that. At first, I got the XBox 360 last year when I thought GTA 4 was coming out in October and then the PS3 was way too expensive. When GTA 4 was delayed to April 29th I realised I made a major blunder of the console that I bought.

At the moment I'm having problems with XBox Live working because my IP address keeps failing and I heard PS3 users don't get that hassle, I heard they are always up and away.
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I asking this because I do not know if it would work or not. Is it possible to use an usb wireless connection.
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Nope, you have to use the official one. (Stupid evil corporations and their moneymaking schemes!)

What I ended up doing was ordering a wireless Ethernet bridge from NewEgg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817201523

That way, you just plug the Ethernet port into it, and it connects to your wireless network. Far more affordable, too.

Now, the thing won't arrive until Wednesday so I can't tell you how well it works... though I'll post here again once I try it out.
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That is what I thought, but I thought I ask the question any way. Not surprising any way to get the most money out of the consumer.
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