The new Xbox 360 "Slim" in test: The WiFi capabilities of the new Microsoft 250gb console

Cynamite has put the WiFi of the new Xbox 360 "Slim" to the test and has found some problems in wireless networks with "high safety standards". See the article for details.

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0oAngeluso03073d ago

It's just a common fact. PS3, DS, PSP everything will have issues with closed Nat Settings. Not sure this is news, other then to cause trouble to be honest.

darthv723073d ago

if you are using the right router.

WildArmed3072d ago (Edited 3072d ago )

Or know how to configure your router.
It isn't exactly rocket science.
I had my nephew's 360S set up w/ wifi w/o a hitch for 3 weeks now.
I can distinctly hear him screaming his lungs off on Mw2 even though he is in the basement *sighs*

nix3072d ago

is your nephew 'green' by any chance..? q:


Mountain out of a mole hill.

logikil3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )


I have a Netgear Dual band N router. I use WPA as well as MAC filtering for security. The box handles this just fine. But yeah if you have no access to your network router (which appears to be the case with these guys in office) you could run into issues. Whoever titled this N4G article is retarded.

Christopher3072d ago

You can use WPA2 with the new 360 as well, but typically the problem is that there's another device in the house that doesn't support it. WPA is widely enough supported, even by older devices.

MAC filtering should be done by all as well as registered IPs for each device by MAC address. Keep things nice and neat and greatly improve security. Both are very easy to do with any wireless router made in the last 5 years.

Montrealien3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

0oAngeluso0 just proved that this is article useless. I know right? crazy!

IdleLeeSiuLung3073d ago

"In networks with high security standards issues get the console when connecting to Xbox Live"

So in a highly secured and tied down network, the Xbox 360 S can't connect? But it works fine at home? Sounds like a user error!

Talk about grasping at straws for hits.

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DelbertGrady3073d ago

From the same people that recently found out that the 360 scratches discs if you move it while it's loading. They're like the german version of hiphopgamer.

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TrevorPhillips3073d ago

What is your problem with HipHopGamer seriously. Do not bring him up when clearly this has nothing to do with HHG, your way out of the box here.

Have some respect.

dragonelite3073d ago

Hip hop gamer is a freaking fool and a loyal sony fanboy.
If he's a fanboy i have no problems with him but it's his amateurism and titles which act like honey pots for clicks.

Montrealien3073d ago

hey agent X. Food for though. Some people don`t want the video game news world to turn into this...


Can you have some respect for some of us that actually want news, and not just catchy headlines aimed at attracting vultures? I mean, I don`t want to stop Hip Hop gamer, he is allowed to do what he wants to do, it does not mean we have to like it.

it is ok, in time, they will seprate as our industry grows and matures even more, and I assure yopu that people like myself will not be on the tabloid side of the fence.

/on topic

Am I the only one that is not suprised with this kind of problem, heck, I can`t even log my DS and PS3 or 360 through Wi-Fi if I have the highest securty filters.

dragonelite3073d ago

People like hiphop gamer and the blog folks is the reason cliffy B and a lot of people are starting to hate videogame journalism.

The catchy out of context quotes like the japanese devs which he is right about even kojima said it and i believe some high headed folks at square said it too.

Inside_out3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

Does anybody read the articles anymore...they describe the new Xbox 250gb 360 as..." IMPECCABLE "...

The Sony camp have been living in a nightmare since E3. M$ just keeps dropping bombs, but we knew the new machine was a winner anyways.

Halo Reach in less than 7 weeks...WoW. Sony has the Wii Move to look forward to.

Here's what Sony has in September...

BTW...look at agent Keep the Sony dream alive. M$ will own this holiday season.

dragonelite3073d ago

Lol i can play a game watch porn with picture in picture and fap all in the same time sony is king.

TrevorPhillips3073d ago

What's with all these problems with the slim; scratching disc's, wi-fi problems, RROD and so forth.

Does microsoft even double check on there systems or do they just say ahh who cares lets just release the slims and get our money

Independent_Charles3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

some consoles are bound to have some problems. name me a console were everything is perfect 100% of the time on every console? exactly you cant.
scatching disks;solution install your games. you have 250 gb HDD

wi-fi problems; this is the only article iv ever seen with this issue plus it isnt evan english(not that it demerits it).

havnt seen a slim RROD death yet personally.

as for microsoft releasing the slim, all companies are after money atleat micro added features not took them away(cough ps3 slim cough)

edit* @ dragonelite, lol this is n4g descriptions are useless, you should know that only headlines and titles are the things worth reading/s lol i know n4g is lie that.

take a look at this lol -->

dragonelite3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

Did you even read the article.
Its has no problem with wifi.
They couldn't connect to the router at their office because of security protocols to be even more precise blocked ports which the 360 needs.

Later in the article they say the slim works perfect in a household router with not blocked off ports.

The new slim cant even rrod because it's has a auto shut off mechanism when overheated. Yeah only claim on scratching disks was that monkey that ignored the warning on the slim.

Square3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

That sucks. Hoped they'd manage it with the new 250GB model.

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