The Xbox 360 is showing its age but is still used by millions of gamers worldwide.
One of the problems the Xbox 360 has always had is no built-in WiFi, except the Xbox Slim.
The Xbox Slim is the only Xbox to come with built-in WiFi while all the others need a dongle/adapter.
Microsoft has an official WiFi adapter for the Xbox 360 that can be bought but is the most expensive.
The good news is there are other adapters that will work with the 360 that are much cheaper.
How They Work
Most external wireless adapters for the 360 work by making the Xbox think it is plugged into a wired CAT 5 line.
A Ethernet connection is made to the Xbox and then the device transmits the signal wirelessly to a router.
There is some setup steps which depending on your computer skills isn’t that difficult.
Most of the adapter require being configured with a computer before plugging into a 360.
New drivers can be downloaded and installed to the device if needed.
All the wireless setup is done on a computer from finding the router broadcast name to entering the password and username.
There are some mixed reviews on many of these cheap WiFi configurations so reading the reviews on each is a good idea to see what problems others have had.
The older ones only support wireless G which has a transfer rate up to 54 MBps. the new ones support Wireless N which can transfer up to 150-300 MBps.
Most cable modems/DSL run around 10-30 MBps so this may not be a concern, but if you are looking for the fastest than get wireless N.
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The Vonets VAR11N is capable of wireless N speed of 150 Mbps. It also has the advantage of working with other electronics such as a laptop or PlayStation 3.
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This WiFi adapter is one of the older ones but still works well for many Xbox users. It uses the older Wireless G standard.
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This one is more costlier than the others but has a much easier setup and is wireless N.
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