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Title: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 15, 2009, 07:57:33 PM
After a picture of an official 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter for Xbox 360 appeared on the internet
, AreaGames.de got word from an inside source with direct contact to Microsoft confirming the new hardware to be priced exactly like the currently offered wireless network peripheral. The insider (who is known and trusted by the website but asked to stay anonymous in their article) also mentions a price-drop for the original Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter just after the release of the new black one.

(http://m2.n4g.com/8/News/394000/394481_1_hs.jpg)
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 16, 2009, 05:32:45 AM
i saw this on the xbox forums yesterday, it as the 'n' iteration of the 802.11 spec. That means it'd run at up to 160Mbps, another meaningless maximum you'd never achieve due (among other things) to the chug-a-lugging hard drive's chokehold. Still, 802.11n could see you future-proofed for the inevitable Xbox 360 500GB solid-state drive.

I also read that to stream HD films you have to be hardwired to your router as opposed to wireless & the new adapter solves that, i've no idea if this is true or not.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 16, 2009, 02:51:41 PM
I won't be forking out for another wireless adaptor, took me forever to find a shoplifter to get my last one :P
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 05:15:55 AM
I won't be forking out for another wireless adaptor, took me forever to find a shoplifter to get my last one :P

Yeah but Failed it matches the Elite
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 05:20:11 AM
I got a pink battery pack for my pink pad.

You can't see the wi-fi adaptor though, so it can be polkadotted with rainbows.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 06:24:20 AM
Well I will get one because I know its not matching
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 06:25:55 AM
Do you have matching Elite handbag and shoes? ... woman *rolly eyes*.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Lukehi on September 17, 2009, 06:31:17 AM
The only word I can say is "Why".  My understanding is the for online gaming we dont need 'n' power routers, its just a waste.  Unless like Crak said its just for watching TV/Films.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 06:55:47 AM
.. or like TJ said, for colour coordination.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 06:56:01 AM
Do you have matching Elite handbag and shoes? ... woman *rolly eyes*.

No but I have a matching DS phone and Camera and hair straightners
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 06:56:53 AM
.. or like TJ said, for colour coordination.

I know this sounds pathetic Luke but I do like all my things to be coordinated
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Lukehi on September 17, 2009, 07:04:48 AM
.. or like TJ said, for colour coordination.

I know this sounds pathetic Luke but I do like all my things to be coordinated

Its not pathetic that you want a small piece of plastic that no-one can see to match your console....its anal... ;)
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 07:10:23 AM
TJ, Anal, all the time!
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 07:14:13 AM
TJ, Anal, all the time!

 :o you never cease to amaze me Failed ;)

Well fine then lulu. Maybe I like anal.

I still dont see what the problem is wanting things to match. They need a black messenger pad. Is there one?

Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Lukehi on September 17, 2009, 07:18:52 AM
I've had a quick look on the tinterweb and found nothing, apparently M$ arent gonna make one.  There's plenty of personal modified black pads but nothing for retail... :-[
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 17, 2009, 07:21:03 AM
TJ, Anal, all the time!

 :o you never cease to amaze me Failed ;)

Well fine then lulu. Maybe I like anal.

I still dont see what the problem is wanting thigs to match. They need a black messenger pad. Is there one?



MS aren't making any, so you'll have to do it yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwYQIYv4fzY
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 07:29:51 AM
Cool although I aint doing it I will totally mess it up
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 07:48:47 AM
I watched most of it, he did a pretty good job, he also called himself anal for doing it.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 07:56:55 AM
Yeah he does at the part where he removed the stickers. Thats another annoying thing stickers on game boxes.
I hope Failed shops doesnt do that retarded thing game station do.
When I look for a game for my pc I only buy windows live games that have achievements. You can tell by picking up the box to the right it says "live". At gamestation the cover this up.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 08:01:52 AM
I don't have price stickers, being a xenophobe it helps me overcharge the polish.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 08:12:52 AM
LMAO I read that so wrong at first I thought you said polish


(http://www.aquaesuliswatercoolers.com/catalog/images/Mr%20Sheen%20Polish.jpg)

and that kind of made sense because I use polish to get the stickers off games. So I took from that you where charging extra pennies for polish

So I was then thinking but was does   xenophobia have to do with polish?






 
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 08:17:25 AM
I'm xenophobic about new dust coming and replacing my old dust, so i avoid polishing and giving new dust somewhere shiny to land. Dust goes, oh, that place is already covered in dust, i aint staying here, i'll go on that nice shiny TV there ... damn dust, get orf my TV!
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Lukehi on September 17, 2009, 08:20:24 AM
was does   xenophobia have to do with polish?

Nothing...Mr Sheen's not choosey, he keeps uptine things clean... ;)
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 08:23:06 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/KaiHanMaru/Photo-cod.jpg)

State of the art pricing system.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 08:25:03 AM
How peelable are those stickers? Do they leave white sticky marks? At least its not a great big one like most shops put on
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 08:25:31 AM
was does   xenophobia have to do with polish?

Nothing...Mr Sheen's not choosey, he keeps uptine things clean... ;)

LOL  :D :D
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 17, 2009, 08:30:10 AM
How peelable are those stickers? Do they leave white sticky marks? At least its not a great big one like most shops put on

and at least you don't have stickers on top of other stickers like Gamestation occasionally like to do
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 08:31:15 AM
They come off dead easy, we take them off when we sell them too. So we can stick them on other games, recycling at it's best.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 08:32:47 AM
They come off dead easy, we take them off when we sell them too. So we can stick them on other games, recycling at it's best.

Very commendable Failed and fellow staff
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on September 17, 2009, 08:48:29 AM
fellow bums you mean, we just play games all day.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 17, 2009, 09:18:40 AM
fellow bums you mean, we just play games all day.

Lucky bastards :P
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 19, 2009, 09:02:34 AM
Rumor: 360 802.11n adapter spotted in GOW2 GOTY box

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/09/80211n-rumor-adapter.jpg)

To be more specific -- and much less acronymic -- it appears that the super speedy Xbox 360 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter has been spotted on a promotional flier inside the Italian version of the Gears of War 2 Game of the Year edition. Italian gaming site Mondobox.com posted an image of the leaflet, which you can see above. Assuming it's authentic, it seems to indicate that both the original 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n adapter will continue to exist in the same market. And that, hopefully, indicates a price drop on the ridiculously overpriced original adapter.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on September 21, 2009, 05:58:36 PM
Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 802.11n adapter

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/09/gam_xboxwifiadapter2_580.jpg)

Late last week, we reported that Italian site MondoXbox had spotted an ad for an Xbox 360 802.11n adapter in the Gears of War 2 Game of the Year Edition box. Prior to that, the device was reviewed by the FCC. Speaking to Joystiq, Microsoft has confirmed that there is indeed such an adapter in the works. Unfortunately, the confirmation was accompanied by few actual details. Other than the fact that the adapter will allow gamers to "seamlessly connect with their home network with the highest wireless 'N' technology," we don't know anything about when it will release or, more importantly, how much it will cost.

Microsoft did refer to the device as "another choice to consumers," which lends credence to the belief that it will be marketed alongside the current Wi-Fi adapter, as opposed to replacing it altogether. Microsoft stated that more details will be available "soon" and advised us all to "stay tuned."
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on September 22, 2009, 06:30:08 AM
soon I will have  everything matching :)
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on October 05, 2009, 03:48:16 PM
GameStop lists November 3 release, $100 price for Xbox 360 Wireless N adapter

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/10/xbox-wifi-802.11n-100509.jpg)

When Microsoft told us that the new 802.11n adapter for Xbox 360 would be "another choice for consumers," we began to develop these crazy hopes that it would give consumers the choice to pay less than a hundred bucks for wireless 360 connectivity, either through a lower price point for itself or with a price drop on the existing wireless adapter.

If GameStop's listings are any indication, however, that's not to be. According to the retailer, the new device will sell for the same $99.99 as the current Wi-Fi adapter upon its release on November 3. Though there's still hope for the price on the existing adapter to drop, it too is currently listed at $99.99. Basically, consumers will now have the choice of which wireless protocol they prefer.
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 10, 2009, 05:21:20 AM
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on December 07, 2009, 01:30:38 PM
I've acquired one of these for myself and will install it tonight and review it on the forums some time this week :P
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on December 11, 2009, 06:14:22 AM
I want one. It will mean almost everything matches. I wonder if santa will give me one
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 11, 2009, 06:15:38 AM
I want one. It will mean almost everything matches. I wonder if santa will give me one

Depends how nicely you ask him  ;)
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on December 11, 2009, 06:17:06 AM
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: sambo on December 11, 2009, 12:48:07 PM
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 11, 2009, 12:52:36 PM
not quite the same but still  :)

(http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/7B6CE145-9146-440F-B077-26A540E802A2/0/ilmchopper.jpg)

(http://im.videosearch.rediff.com/thumbImage/videoImages/videoImages1/blip/rdhash75/Xbox360Chopper-Xbox360ChopperBike507.jpg)

(http://www.bornrich.org/images/xbox_360_chopper.jpg)
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: Failed on December 11, 2009, 02:50:49 PM
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: GamerMan316 on December 11, 2009, 03:42:12 PM
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on December 12, 2009, 05:50:05 AM
Title: Re: 360's new Wi-Fi adapter
Post by: TaraJayne on December 12, 2009, 05:52:32 AM