get my xbox live!?

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I wanna get my xbox live. I have a Linksys router, but not sure which wireless adapter I need.

    I saw this type on ebay

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    what's the USB plug for? shouldn't it be ethernet type wiring?
     
  2. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    It just plugs into the back of the 360 (around the top), and if it's working the light should turn on on it. Then it'll detect the available networks, pick yours and put in the WEP key and you're done.
     
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    That wireless adapter is just if you want to connect... well, wirelessly :)  Just plugs into one of the USB ports on the 360 and bam! It picks up your wireless signal. Put in any security measures you've got any you're away.

    The other option is to get an ethernet cable and hardwire the 360 to the router, which is what I do.
     
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    duh, why didn't I think of that this way....for some reason I was thinking this would be something that gets plugged into the router or computer. Thanks guys.

    on that note, is around $60 shipped a good deal for one of these?
     
  5. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    I'd definitely recommend this, from what I've seen the wired connections are so much better. My wireless is awful.
     
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    Really? the router is directly under the TV room, but I don't really wanna drill a hole...
     
  7. Erector

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    I know what you mean but if you're planning on gaming online, hardwire is really the way to go. I tried wireless but the signal just drops all the time (admittedly that was from a PC). And that'll especially be the case through floors I think :( 
     
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    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Well, I'd recommend trying out the wireless first and see how strong your connection is. It's different for other people depending on how good their internet is, and if the wireless does the trick for you then just stick with it! If it keeps disconnecting you periodically and stuff (like my crappy wireless does) I'd consider drilling a hole if you intend to play online often. It can just get frustrating when you keep getting disconnected from Live all the time.
     
  9. Opticron Primal

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    IMO wired is the best way to go. Your basically always guarenteed a really good connection.

    But if wireless is more convenient, go for it.
     
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    As someone who's currently and always has been on a wireless connection, compared to my wired connection friends I have an awful connection. Absolutely awful. I'm thinking of moving my router and just making it a wired one just to see the improvement.
     
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    I would... I have a 30m cabled connection from our bedroom to the router (2nd 360, don't ask, haha) and it's still better than wireless :) 
     
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    eff it. I'm drilling now then ;) 
     
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    I have a 50ft. cable running from my computer room to my room.

    I'm dedicated.
     
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    Pain in the ass but it's the best option man :) 
     
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    I use wireless adapter on my 360, but the lag I'm experience while playing SFIV makes me consider using ethernet cable instead, to see if the lag will go away or at least minimize.
     
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    Good choice, it'll be worth it!
     
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    Technically, the hardwire is the best way to go, but I've played on a few Xbox 360's that used the wireless adapter and I had no problems with it at all. Just make sure it's got a good connection and you'll be fine. Although I never encountered any major lag (unless it's server side) I'd still suggest to get ready for some odd querks when going wireless.
     
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    Should be easier than drillin' toys.
     
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    well, holy shit. I thought I was "ok" on GH metallica, just got my ass handed to me every song. Where can I play against other "mediocre" players like myself, instead of people with 4 million points on their profiles?
     
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    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Me! If I had a copy. Sorry for the false hope, what other games ya got?
     

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