Is a wireless xbox wifi device coming soon?

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  1. William C

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    I'd hate to have to run cat5 thru the house. Would 11MPS be ok for xbox live?
     
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    you can buy a wireless bridge from linksys that turns any wired device into wireless...
     
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    http://www.linksys.com/
    products, wireless ethernet bridge.
    Basically, get a wireless access point or router. Then attach these bridges to everything you can't buy a wireless card for.
     
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    THe only possible problem with wifi is more latency than with a wired connection - the size/speed isn't an issue, since most of your DSL connections are a whole lot less than 11mps. For gaming, it's latecy is the big problem.

    That said, it should be ok if you have a good strong connection. However, I'm still probably going to go through the trouble of wiring mine w/ Cat 5...
     
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    Is there a way to get that ethernet on the Xbox to use the wireless capability on my existing router? If not, then I'll be running cat5 like Dave downstairs to enjoy Xbox live.
     
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    i heard that the wireless devices are very "picky" when near other electronic devices. meaning, if you put a wireless router in your HT rack, more than likely it wont work.

    anyone have any experience with these wireless devices in a heavily electronic area?

    thanks!
     
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    My access point is sitting within four feet of:
    Palm cradle
    Directv STB
    XM radio
    DSL modem
    Computer/Monitor
    XBox
    DVD player
    Receiver

    and a few other miscellaneous electronic do-dads. I don't have any trouble with my wireless connections all the way across the house. Of course, mine isn't in a rack, but is instead sitting out on a desk, so your mileage may vary...
     
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  11. William C

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    Thanks a lot for the advice everyone. I'm using a Linksys Etherfast Wireless Access Point - Cable/DSL router w/ 4-port Switch (BEFW1154 v.2), that should suffice, right?
     
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    You've got the access point, now you need the bridge to plug your xbox into to give it its wireless ability.
     

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