XBox 360 wireless networking, is there a cheaper solution?

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  1. Keith_R

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    Hey all, I moved my 360 and now need to do wireless in order to get it running with my home network. I understand that MS has a wireless networking adapter but the $100 price tag is a bit expensive to me, has anyone discovered a cheaper yet still easy way to connect the 360 to a wireless network? Thanks!
     
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    There are cheaper alternatives but not that much cheaper. Companies like D-link sell products such as a wireless gaming adapter.

    http://games.dlink.com/products/?pid=383&#DGL-3420

    The DGL-3420 lists for the same money and features a similar feature set. Its big drawback is that it adds to overall clutter. You have the unit itself which you'll need to find a suitable mounting spot for, the ethernet cable to link it to the 360, and then you have a separate power adapter for the unit.

    MS's solution gets rid of the clutter, a short usb connection and its powered thru the usb port. Clips on at back, very unobtrusive.

    It would be nice if it were less expensive, but its current price is not out of line with with third parties are charging.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can use a standard WAP...you have to configure it for your network through your PC before you can use it on your XBOX.

    There should be articles on http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support
    and on the System Menu Blades.
     

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