Xbox 360 System Update – Wireless Adapter WPA2 support

The team has released a system update for the Xbox 360 over Xbox LIVE.

Sometime over the next few hours when you sign in to Xbox LIVE you'll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update. If you are signed into LIVE already, you may be signed out and asked to accept the update and you'll be back online in a few moments.

This update does not include the Facebook, Twitter, and Zune features. Those will be coming to Xbox LIVE later next month. This update adds WPA2 support for the Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter.

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Alcon Caper3280d ago (Edited 3280d ago )

Do I need a new wireless adapter for this update? Is there really no other purpose?

v1c1ous3280d ago

is to prepare for the new N wireless adapters

Kushan3279d ago

You're both wrong, its so that the EXISTING wireless adapters can connect to a WPA2 protected network. Previously it was WEP and WPA only.

Raoh3280d ago

Main article: IEEE 802.11i-2004

WPA2 replaced WPA; like WPA, WPA2 requires testing and certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance. WPA2 implements the mandatory elements of 802.11i. In particular, it introduces a new AES-based algorithm, CCMP, which is considered fully secure. Certification began in September, 2004; from March 13, 2006, WPA2 certification is mandatory for all new devices to bear the Wi-Fi trademark.[3]

Kushan3279d ago

The Wifi Dongle was out before 2006. Only newly certified devices required WPA2 support, existing devices could get away with it, even newly manufactured ones of the existing design.
No doubt MS had to add support for this because they have a new wireless adapter on the way and it was just as easy adding support for both as opposed to just that one.

zerocrossing3280d ago (Edited 3280d ago )

if your damned machine was good enough already you wouldnt need all of these updates, next time finish making the console and user interface before putting it on the market only to have red rings of death and lock ups on games plus pop ups and texturinng during clips, bet they bring back some memmories, costs you enough already making stuff that half works so just get it right and you mite actualy earn some respect that wasnt paid for

Serial_EDX3280d ago

What about the ps3 firmware updates?

I mean really, biased on your part much?

DLA2K93280d ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA thats freaking funny!!!! you're complaining about the 360 having a patch when the PS3 has a patch every month of so, mostly to put in features that should have been in it to begin with!!!! (Custom music, trophies, in game XMB...etc.) LOL...WoW......

Serial_EDX3280d ago

DLA, After reading some of your comments. You are no better then him.


Kyur4ThePain3280d ago

While I completely disagree with Zero's tone, he never once mentioned the PS3. You did.

Just leave people like him be. They'll lead to their own demise.

dirthurts3280d ago

They um.. update things...
My computer gets them daily. You don't see me complaining.

Grandreaper99993279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Updates are great, man. Chill out.

Without updates, the manufacturers can't add more value to the console you already spent money on.

Think of it like free added functionality. I was pleased with the new Xbox dashboard (not with the mii's though), but hey, the old clunky, framerate destroying dashboard had to go. Better, new UI, free of charge.

The PS3 got a lot of early updates after launch to support new types of audio/video media which I also thought was great. It was also free added functionality. Oh, and in-game XMB.

Would you rather wait for another generation to roll around before you got these free improvements included with new consoles? Or press a buttton, wait a few minutes, and be on your way?

It's when game developers rush out games, and then constantly patch them, THAT'S when updates get lame.

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chanto233280d ago

my datel max memory card stopped working :(. Thanks MS

hamsterfist3280d ago

They said that this was going to happen. It is really crappy that they even cared enough. Oh wait, they wanted your cash for their over priced HDD. How dare you not pay them!

Dazel3280d ago

All HDD other than the standard M$ ones from being used from now on.

Kushan3279d ago

No they're not, that only affects unofficial Memory Units (I.e. memory cards). The custom HDDs people make or buy off of ebay still work fine. I can testify to this myself, my 120Gb WDBEVS drive still works just fine in my 360.

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