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Wireless xbox Gaming

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi
    I have been using a usb modem and a long RJ45 lead from my P/C to my xbox. I would like to change to a adsl modem/ router and get a wireless game adapter.

    I Have been informed that I should go for a WAG54G and a WGA54G.
    can anyone tell if this will work . or if you need more info to help answer this question??
    And is it easy to set up
    Thanks Dave
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Don't bother with the Linksys WGA54G. Look around for the Microsoft XBOX wireless adapter (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/xboxwirelessadapter.htm).

    Earlier this week, I set up a WGA54G + WRT54G combo for a co-worker. For some dumb reason, the two would not talk to each other, even after updating both items with their latest respective firmware updates. Turns out the WGA54G wouldn't connect with the WRT54G unless I TURNED ON MIXED MODE IN THE ROUTER. Why a WirelessG adapter will not work unless the router can communicate VIA WirelessB makes absolutely no sense to me.

    BTW, I myself am using the XBOX wireless adapter from Microsoft. Works like a champ with my WRT54G. The only thing is that when I first bought it, I had to update the firmware on it so that it could work with my network (I disabled SSID broadcasts, and the adapter wouldn't work at first. The latest firmware fixes this). You have the added bonus of also being able to configure the adapter right from the XBOX dashboard.

    Supposedly you can configure the WGA54G (with the latest firmware) through the dashboard as well. Since I have never tried it with the WGA54G, I can't tell you for sure if it'll work.

    BTW, STAY AWAY from the WGA11B. It's the biggest P.O.S. I ever bought. The damned thing won't work with your network if you have SSID broadcasts turned off, and Linksys has never addressed the issue (and apparently you can't update it's firmware either).
     

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