Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter
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Beware of compatiblity issues
F. Liao, Amazon
13 August 2009
Summary: I have a D-Link DI-524 revision E 5.1 Firmware. For some reason or another, the wireless adapter refuses to connect to the DI-524 E. I don't see any entries on the router. It seems that the Wireless Adapter can easily find the network, but I cannot successfully connect. I've tried using WPA and WEP, but with no success. I ended up giving up and returning the adapter. The DI-524 is on the compatibility list, but only for certain firmwares [which means, certain revision].
Summary: After reading some good reviews I purchased this thing. Well it never found my network and I even took the security off from the router and other ways too. Checked out the forums and tech support and found that a LOT of these were not working properly - the is so frustrating - Microsoft support was no help - so I decided to get a refund instead. I decided to try WIRED and that worked fine.
Summary: Save your Cash! This device is overpriced. I bought it under protest but read so many good reviews about the ease of use and functionality that I went forward with it...Well I should have known better this device does not work bottom line. I have used it for 3 weeks it reads 3 bars every where in my house including my bedroom not ten feet away from the router. Yet still kicks me off of xbox live every other time I go into matchmaking.
Summary: Yes, it works. Yes, it's easy to install. But the reality is that Microsoft is charging far too much for the functionality. It works so seamlessly because the hardware itself was already designed for WiFi. You're essentially spending $100 for an antenna--which is inexcusable considering WiFi PC cards cost $20. Even the Nintendo DS comes with WiFi, and that's $129 for the whole game system. In short, this is never worth buying new.
there is an AFTERMARKET product for 50 dollars less!
S. Hanna, Amazon
17 January 2007
Summary: Belkin brand wireless G gaming adapter! I went to walmart to get the Xbox brand wireless adapter and they were sold out. I was about to go to Best buy and saw this on the shelf. Its in a red and silver/grey box and works for the 360, Wii, PS2 and PS3! hooks right up to the USB ports and I was online and wireless 5 minutes after getting home. Its bigger than the Xbox brand, but you save $50, which is almost a new game.