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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Curtain, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Curtain

    Curtain Leves's My Hero!

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    Ok so my parents go into game stop today to get my Christmas presents...
    They get gears, halo3, a inter cooler...(which i will never need...so is useless), and a live card (after i specifically told them we'd buy it on the dashboard the day before), and a premium system...
    I told them my most wanted accessory they needed to buy was a wireless adapter...but NO they didn't buy it cause someone at gamestop said "The xbox 360 comes with a USB connector so you can play online without a wireless adapter"

    Which is COMPLETE bull **** cause if they made a connector why in HELL would someone make a wireless adapter...??
    So i was wondering how i can tell my parents i do need a wireless adapter or how i can get one...

    Or maybe the 360 really DOES not come with a adapter...
     
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  2. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    Well the 360 has ethernet support so yo can play without wireless via an ethernet cable but im almost pos. you need a wireless adapter to get on wirelessly. also the intercooler is actually a good buy IMO, prevents the system from overheating and crashing, even if it doesnt red ring of death. a couple of my buddies' 360s overheat alll the time and just freeze mid game, really nnoying specially in nhl 08 where you wanna bang out some games in the dynasty mode before hitting bed or something.
     
  3. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    wait why didnt you put this in the 360 board lol
     
  4. Curtain

    Curtain Leves's My Hero!

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    Well it started out as bitching at gamestop...
    Yea i know you can play with the Ethernet cord but my router is in a different room as i am gonna have my xbox 360 in...


    (cause the xbox 360 has NO1 viewing it right now haha so i figured i would post here...)

    BTW:don't double post XD
     
  5. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Just explain to them that you can't use Live without the adapter and that the guy in there was wrong. Show them the xbox website if you need to.

    And if they've bought you the card for live then tell them if you don't get an adapter then you can't use the card...

    I just thought, maybe your console came in a bundle that had the adapter in?
     
  6. Curtain

    Curtain Leves's My Hero!

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    Not sure, maybe your right
    I haven't see the actual console or anything yet they don't have it in their closest..it must be somewhere else
     
  7. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Lol, just ask them to check if it come with one.
     
  8. rxmxsh

    rxmxsh WiiChat Member

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    A cheaper alternative is the Logitech PlayLink. It's like 30 bucks on eBay. That's what I've been using for almost 2 years. IMO it beats a $100 adapter for wireless use, and there's no lag in connection.
     
  9. Budo

    Budo Raging Clue

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    From what I read, The Premium comes with a 100Mbit Ethernet port, but if you want to go wireless you do need the add-on.

    If your XBox is in a different room, just tell your parents you'll either need the wireless adapter, or you'll have blue wires running through the hallways of your house.
     
  10. zurukea

    zurukea Billy Talent is awesomest

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    Sound dramatic though, like "Mom if order for me to have XBox live I'll need to have a cable running out from the computer, ALL the way down the HAll and into my room, I need this Wireless adapter so My XBox can get online without the Wires. The guy at gamespot must be confused with the ethernet port on the back, It serves a entirely different purpose." Lolz that what I did when I wanted XBox live, but instead DAd ran 100 feet on cable through the walls lolz
     
  11. player911m

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    Yea ALL 360's have a LAN connection and NO wireless connection.

    You'll need a Wireless Adapter for it to connect to your wireless network, but i would simply run a cable if you can. The difference will be very dramatic. Wireless has bad lag issues and you'll suffer during online game play. Plus depending on what standard your using, interference, distance, etc all become big factors.

    The Wii had bad lag when using wifi even when it was sitting directly next to my router. Lan adapter fixed it right up. Same with the 360. 360 games are very graphic intense and lots of physics involved that require a good connection if you want to ever take online seriously.

    Now if your just going to be downloading content off live like demo's and such... then its not required. But I would try to get a LAN connection for gaming purposes (hence why the 360 doesn't come with a WiFi built in).

    Wifi = sucks for gaming
     
  12. Curtain

    Curtain Leves's My Hero!

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    What do you mean LAN?? How would i get Lan...sorry i am such a loser!!! I mean i have a router but u said wi-fi sucks and a router is wi-fi so what is LAN OMG!! I HATE MYSELF!!
     
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    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    Yeah if you have a $50 router. :O
     
  14. Curtain

    Curtain Leves's My Hero!

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    *scratches 25$ sticker off router*
    Well my model is a ....BEFW11S4 Linkys, and it cost ...err 50$
    So i will lagg??
     
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    Routers can be wired or wireless. A LAN is a Local Area Network, which can be either wired or wireless in the generic sense, but in the gaming console context typically refers to a wired connection.
     
  16. Curtain

    Curtain Leves's My Hero!

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    But how is LAN different from a Router?? <-- haha sorry i am so damn stupid...
    (i would connect with wires but...like its in my room and my laptop is in the "study" area which is like RIGHT next to each other but the cord would get in the way of things....)
    Does anyone know if i coudl maybe get another modem so i could hook it up to something?
     
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    A LAN is a concept, not a device. It just refers computers that are networked together within a small area. That could be either through wireless (wi-fi) or wired connection, or a combination of the two.

    A router is the device that essentially connects those computers (or game consoles) together (to form a LAN) and also lets them all share the internet connection from a cable mode, DSL, etc. Routers come in two basic varieties: those with wi-fi support and those without wi-fi. The models that support wi-fi have one or more little antennas on them. A wired connection will typically be faster than a wi-fi connection, but it's not always a big difference depending on the speed of your internet connection.

    So it would be set up so that your broadband modem (cable, DSL, etc.) connects to the router. Then your computers (and game consoles) connect to the router.

    That's the typical situation, and usually presents the fewest problems. There are some other ways to get things connected together with or without wires.

    For your Xbox, if you don't get the wireless adapter, then you'll need to run a wire from the router to the Xbox. If you do get the wireless adapter, then you don't need the wire, but you will need a router that supports wi-fi.
     
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    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
    MY STUPID PARENTS
    i told them to spend 500 dollars and they spent 500 but they didnt get exavt;y what i wanted.
    wwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh/

    yopu sound like a crybaby. buck up and buy the item yourself.
     
  19. Curtain

    Curtain Leves's My Hero!

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    Ahhhhhhhhh, this is for my birthday and christmas combined!!
    Ahhhhh i am a single child...
    Just shut the hell up ...seriously if your gonna be an asshole just leave...
     
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    Wow. I mean wow. While I thought that you were whining at first, I suggested a workaround for you. But "i am a single child..."? That's your argument? Wow. Your parent just dropped a bunch of money on you, regardless of the occasion.
     

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