Xbox 360 - Live - wireless adaptor questions

Discussion in 'PC and I.T support/Advice posts' started by pammy, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. pammy

    pammy MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,468
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Car:
    hers - slk 320, his - dull diesel BMW fleet :/, Xtrail, Honda CBR 1100xx, Yamaha YZF600, Ribble Road
    Hi everybody peeps :D

    SOme of you may recall we got the boys an XBox360 for Christmas. We're now looking to get the live subscription going so they can play online. he best price we've found for the wireless netowrking adaptor is about £48 from PC wolrd - anybody know if it can be found any cheaper?

    Also the Live subscriotiuon itself. PCWorld are doing 12 months for £34 - but I found this:

    http://xboxlivesubscriptions.com/12monthssubscriptions.html?utm_medium=3

    Has anyone used this type of place and is it reputable and worth it. Seems good value!!

    Thanks guys :D (and gals ;) )
     
  2. timskemp

    timskemp Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,090
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    Hull
    Car:
    W213 E220d
    I would not get the wireless adaptor - get a couple of powerline / homeplug adaptors instead, we did and it works well. Wireless works well too of course but depending on location of router and construction of house it can be hit and miss

    cheapo powerline adaptors
     
  3. robert.saunders

    robert.saunders Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,744
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    South Lincs / Hampshire
    Car:
    W210 E300TD
    another nod for homeplug-type wired connection, work a treat
     
  4. HughJarse

    HughJarse Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,035
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location:
    North East
    Car:
    c250
    Alternately if youre the type of person who would do this, if you ring microsoft up and tell them your adapter is broken theyl send you a new one; without haveing to send the old one back!
     
  5. robert.saunders

    robert.saunders Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,744
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    South Lincs / Hampshire
    Car:
    W210 E300TD
    wow! how cool is that; I'll be ringing Micro$oft one day when I get the red ring of doom*

    *which I had once before, there was a thread on here about it some time ago :rolleyes:
     
  6. peterg1965

    peterg1965 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,132
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    BMW F15 X5 40d, BMW 335d M Sport
    Hi, I bought my son an XBox 360 wirless network adaptor on staurday from Game. It was in the sale at £44. Cheaper than anywhere else including eBay.
     
  7. kenwaic

    kenwaic Active Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    glasgow
    Car:
    e240 avantgarde
  8. The G.F.P

    The G.F.P Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,292
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    ive got a 360 and ps3 and have them both ethernet as wireless is at times not to great

    i and about 6 friends have used this bloke for a year now

    13 months for £28.99

    http://www.jasper1675.com/newuk12gold.html

    pay via paypal if your indoubt but on avforums he has a perfect reputation and i got both my codes in under an hour
     
  9. The G.F.P

    The G.F.P Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,292
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
  10. Shaun's C280

    Shaun's C280 Active Member

    Messages:
    83
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Weedon Bec, Northampton
    Car:
    1996, W202, C280 Elegance Auto
    zavvi were selling the wireless adapter for £30 odd due to closing, if you can get near one. However, hard wire via cat 5 to the router is the better option.
     
  11. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,440
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    Never had any problems with the WiFi on my PS3, although the router is only across the hall (2 internal walls).

    Didn't realise you had to pay for online with the Xbox!
     
  12. Shaun's C280

    Shaun's C280 Active Member

    Messages:
    83
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Weedon Bec, Northampton
    Car:
    1996, W202, C280 Elegance Auto
    The GFP - However if that code fails and there is something dodgy, and microsoft think you are trying to do one over them, they will ban the MAC address of your 360, no more Live for that box ever again.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    pammy

    pammy MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,468
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Car:
    hers - slk 320, his - dull diesel BMW fleet :/, Xtrail, Honda CBR 1100xx, Yamaha YZF600, Ribble Road
    Looks like we'll be going with the Dixons online deal. Thanks to all for the comments/suggestions. Our wireless works fine. We have no connectivity probems with any of the PC's/Laptops and the Wii has always worked a treat. A wired connection would be a disaster in this house.

    Can't source anything locally as no store has both items in stock so can't get a price match - so it'll be an eager wait for the postie - again ;)

    Thanks again :)
     
  14. crockers

    crockers MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,099
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Location:
    North Wilts
    Car:
    XC60 MY2014 SeLux Nav plus lot and lots of toys...
    Oh I thought that was just a bad curry the night before.............:D
     
  15. The G.F.P

    The G.F.P Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,292
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    yes very true but they are not dodgy and had an ebay feedback of around 10k

    now i think he cuts out ebay

    and my ps3 and router are less than 1m apart but ethernet is faster
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.