XBOX 360 adapter question

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  1. ambushbug74

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    I am thinking of getting a 360 when they become available again, and want to get it online. Since the bundle pack is 400 and the USB Wireless adapter is 100 bucks, I had a quick question. I was at Walmart and they had a Wireless USB dongle that would be used in older desktops or laptops without the wireless car to let them connect to the internet. Does anyone know if these would work on the 360 since it has USB interfaces? I don't recall there being any software bundled with the dongle, anyone try anything like this?
     
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    The only ones I KNOW that work are the original Xbox wireless adapter and the new 360 wireless adapter. There may be others, but I don't know.
     
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    In theroy in may, but you can always return it if it doesn't work.
     
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    I don't think the hardware knows how to take that sort of data from a USB cable, and most places won't refund open electronic items.

    Either get the 360 or original Xbox wireless adapter, plug from a router or modem to the 360, or you could bridge a connection from your PC to your 360 and get online that way.
     
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    If it helps, the 360 adapter connects via USB. But that doesn't guarantee any other USB adapters will work.
     
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    My bad. I've got the original Xbox adapter and they said it works with the 360 so I just assumed the 360 adapter worked the same way.

    Damn....does that mean the 360 adapter capable of transfering data a lot faster than the Xbox adapter?
     
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    prolly not unless you get it in HDspeed
     
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    It's compatable with a, b and g. So yes, it's faster.
     
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    For what it's worth: I'm 99% sure that it's designed to only accept the 'official' adapter.
     
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    I hope so, because I just recently made my network wireless, and i'd love to add the 360 to it. Just not for 100 bucks.
     
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    You get a chance to try it out? Or anyone else for that matter?
     
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    Do you mean it had to save your settings from the computer to the flash drive, which you then take to the XBOX? Or do you save it on the flash drive while in the XBOX? My reasoning is that I just found a 360 today and am thinking of grabbing the adapter from Walmart for it.
     
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    If I understand correctly (and admittedly I didn’t spend a whole lot of time looking into this but) it looks like you use something in the Xbox web sight (the address is displayed in the 360 dashboard) that lets you make a file with all the necessary info for your router. You then attach the flash drive to the 360 and it copies the info in so you don’t have to do it manually.
     

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