Gizmodo: Xbox 360 Wireless N Adapter Review

Gizmodo writes: "Sure, wireless n is great and everything, but if you told me I'd be streaming media between 2 and 3x faster through Microsoft's new Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter (802.11a/b/g/n) than their old a/b/g version, I'd never have believed you."

+Streams intra network media between 2 and 3x faster
+Tiny formfactor still unique to the industry

No perceivable speed increases gaming

-It's $100.
-Costs half the price of a new 360
-It'll set you back a month of dinners at McDonalds
-I don't even want to think about what that is in White Castles

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Troll_Police3131d ago

$100. Wow. I'm in awe of how many people let M$ rape them over and over again. That's highway robbery.

Elven63131d ago

Judging by your post history I doubt you really give a damn and are simply trying to troll.

That being said, ethernet is way better for online gaming, wifi is just convinent.

Gago3131d ago

no one is forcing you to buy it :\

sunnygrg3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

Right, if you are thinking about buying a Wireless adapter built by Microsoft especially for the 360, you are downright stupid.

Buy any 3rd party adapter, they work just as good. I personally own a D-Link DAP 1522, it works wonders for all of my gaming devices.

BX813131d ago

Funny you would say that considering this article didn't mention any sales numbers.

jerethdagryphon3131d ago

not the most expensive network card out tyhere but still pretty costly

Saaking3131d ago

MS is crazy if they expect sane people to buy this crap for 100 bucks.

multipayer3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

Buying one of those wireless N wall plugs that you just connect a short ethernet into seems like the way to go... If you are going to use wireless at all...... for any system.

Budg3tG4m3r3131d ago

lol his/her name is Troll_Police and he/she is trolling

Lifendz3131d ago

MS does something to rip off the consumer, and the die-hard that visits a site like N4G says more power to them? If you're stupid enough to do it you deserve to get ripped off? That's crazy. What about the guy that doesn't know any better. He gets an arcade, Modern Warfare II, and the Wifi adapter because he goes to school or lives with someone and gets his internet via wifi. I know you guys know several ways to get around this and bridge connections or whatever else, but most people don't.

100 bucks for a wifi adapter is insane. No way to defend it.

darthv723131d ago

i like the way the 360 can be updated like this. Nothing wrong with the g in the ps3 and wii as there is also nothing wrong with g for the 360. those should be made cheaper now due to the release of n. Although, the older ones wont look as nice on an elite.

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Lord Shuhei Yoshida3131d ago

Pay up xbots.You have no choice but to take it up the ass from Micro$oft

ambientFLIER3131d ago

People can just not buy it...

Ninji3131d ago

And with the PS3 you won't have to.

ASSASSYN 36o3131d ago

Unless you have inconveniences, or serious room cosmetic reasons. Gaming should never be done on wireless. Ethernet is more reliable and a lot faster.

Mista T3131d ago

ok then I would like one 100 foot ethernet cable pls :P

Budg3tG4m3r3131d ago

100 foot cable would be cheaper than this wi fi

theEnemy3131d ago

have the option to go wired.

Hence they play wirelessly.

And some(such as myself) are not a fan of cluttered wires or too lazy to properly setup a decent looking cable management, hence I bought a PS3. :D

Lifendz3131d ago

but you don't need a lightening fast connect to play games online. And if you go to a University that provides internet via Wifi only, like my school did, then you have no choice in the matter.

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vudu3131d ago

The cons were the best part of that review.

D4RkNIKON3131d ago

Haha I saw that too, they are all the same complaint but tastefully done lol.

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