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Will i be able to start using x box live simply by plugging the official x box wireless network adaptor into my console and picking up the signal i use for my laptop

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Yes. You can go into the network settings on your Xbox once it is plugged in and set it up easily. It should recognize your network on it's own, and you just have to tell it to choose it. If you have any WEP security on your wireless network, you will have to enter the code into the wireless network settings on your Xbox.

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Xbox 360 wireless adapter doesnt work the light on the back just stays red and i dont get how to make it work


Hi. You just need to configure your adapter. It is not broken, it just needs to be set up properly. For information on how to do this, please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908877

Feb 28, 2011 | Microsoft Wireless Network Adapter Xbox...

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Setup your Xbox to a Wireless Network


Xbox game consoles can be connected <span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span> to a router<a href="http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/routers/g/bldef_router.htm"></a> for wireless access to the Internet and Xbox Live. Follow these instructions to set up the Xbox or Xbox 360 connections to a wireless home network.<br /><br /> <ol> <li>Connect the appropriate wireless network adapter<a href="http://compnetworking.about.com/od/hardwarenetworkgear/g/bldef_adapter.htm"></a> to the console. On the Xbox, a Wi-Fi adapter that connects to the Ethernet sometimes also called a wireless network bridge must be used. Alternatively, the Xbox 360 is also designed to work with certain Wi-Fi <i>game adapters</i> that connect to a USB port.<br /><br /></li> <li>Turn on the console and navigate to the wireless settings screen. On the Xbox, the menu path is "Settings -&gt; Network Settings -&gt; Advanced -&gt; Wireless -&gt; Settings" On the Xbox 360, the menu path is "System -&gt; Network Settings -&gt; Edit Settings."<br /><br /></li> <li>Set the SSID (network name) on the Xbox to match that of the wireless router. If your wireless router has enabled SSID broadcast, the SSID name should appear pre-selected on the Xbox display. Otherwise, select the "Specify Unlisted Network" option and enter the SSID there.<br /><br /></li> <li>Specify "Infrastructure" as the Network Mode. (Infrastructure is the mode used by wireless routers.)<br /><br /></li> <li>Set the Security Type to match that of the wireless router. If your router uses WPA encryption and the type of adapter connected to the Xbox does not support WPA, you will need to change your router settings to use WEP encryption instead. Note that the standard MS Xbox Adapter supports WPA while the standard Microsoft Xbox Wireless Adapter (MN-740) only supports WEP.<br /></li> <li>Save your settings and verify the network is functional.<br /><br /> On the Xbox, the Wireless Status screen displays whether a connection has successfully been made with the wireless router, and the Connect Status screen displays whether a connection has successfully been made through the Internet to Xbox Live.<br /><br /> On the Xbox 360, use the "Test Xbox Live Connection" option instead.</li></ol> Tips: <ol> <li>Even when your wireless connection between the Xbox and the router is working perfectly, you may still experience difficulty connecting to Xbox Live. These issues can be caused by the quality of your Internet connection or the firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) settings of your wireless router. Additional troubleshooting may be required in these areas to achieve reliable Xbox Live connections.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Troubleshooting</span><br /><br /> The built-in diagnostic of the Xbox can help with any falure.Navigate to the <i>System</i> area of the Xbox Dashboard, select the <i>Network Settings</i> menu option, then select <i>Test Xbox Live Connection</i> to run the test at any time. If the Xbox 360 built-in network diagnostic fails with the following message: <br /> <ul><i>Technical configuration error. Please contact Xbox Customer Support.</i></ul> This indicates a network issue requiring further investigation. The Xbox 360 network diagnostic contains the following tests run in the order listed below. Steps for troubleshooting Xbox 360 connectivity issues depend on which test reports the failure. <br />If you have an original Xbox 360 console, you need to attach an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter before you can connect your console to a wireless network.<br /> <b>Note</b> You can use an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter with the Xbox 360 S console. If your wireless router is not near your console, you may get a better wireless signal by using a wireless networking adapter. When you connect an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter to an Xbox 360 S console, the console will automatically use the wireless adapter instead of the built-in Wi-Fi.<br /> If you have an original Xbox 360 console, you need to attach an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter before you can connect your console to a wireless network.<br /><br /> Step 1: Attach an Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter to the back of your Xbox 360 console.<br /> Step 2: If a network cable is plugged into the back of your console, unplug it. Step 3: Check the light on the Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter.<br /> If you're using the black adapter with two antennas:<br /> <ul> <li><b>No light:</b> The adapter is not receiving power. Unplug the USB connector, and plug it in again. Still no light? Try plugging the adapter into a USB port on the front of the console.</li> <li><b>Green:</b> The adapter is connected to a wireless router, gateway, or access point.</li> <li><b>Flashing green:</b> The adapter is attempting to connect to a wireless network.</li> <li><b>Red:</b> The adapter is not recognized. Try plugging the adapter into a USB port on the front of your console. </li> <li><b>Flashing red:</b> There is a problem. The adapter might be experiencing a hardware failure.</li></ul><br /> Configure your wireless settings Go to <b>My Xbox,</b> and then select <b>System Settings</b>. <br />Select <b>Network Settings.<br /></b>Select <b>Configure Network</b>.<br /> <ol> <li>On the <b>Basic Settings</b> tab, select <b>Wireless Mode</b>. <br /> <b>Note</b> If Wireless Mode is still not available, there might be a problem with your hardware. <br /></li> <li>Select <b>Scan for Networks</b>. </li> <li>Select your wireless network name. <br /><br />If your wireless network is not listed, try either of the following:<br /> <ol> <li>Try improve the router signal by moving the router position.If you are not broadcasting your wireless network name, select <b>Specify Unlisted Network</b>, and enter your wireless network name and security type. </li></ol></li><br /> <li>Enter your wireless network password, and then select <b>Done</b>.</li> <li>Press the <b>B</b> button on your controller, and then select <b>Test Xbox LIVE Connection</b>. If you successfully connect to Xbox LIVE, you'll see this screen:Choose <b>Yes</b> when you are prompted to update the console software. <br /></li></ol>

on Jan 18, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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How to set up the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter


Overview

If you connected to Xbox LIVE after October 28, 2009, a software update was installed on your Xbox 360 console to support the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter. If the update was installed on your console, all you need to do is to configure the wireless settings. To learn how to do this, please see the following article:
908877 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908877/ ) How to configure wireless settings on your Xbox 360 console
If you have not connected to Xbox LIVE since October 28, 2009, you will need to use the installation disc included with your Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adaptor to install software on your Xbox 360 console.

To install the software for a Wireless N Networking Adapter

1. If an Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter is plugged in to your console, unplug it.

2. Insert the installation disc included with the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adaptor into your Xbox 360 console.

3. Turn off the console.

4. Turn the console back on.

The software update should start automatically. If the update does not start automatically, the software might already be installed.

Note If you receive a mixed media error message, please see the section titled "Mixed media error message" below.
5. When you are prompted to install the software, select Yes, update now.

6. If a network cable is plugged in to the back of your console, unplug it.

7. Once the installation is complete, plug the Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adaptor into the USB port on the back of your console.

For information about attaching and configuring your wireless adapter, please see the following article: 908877 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908877/ ) How to configure wireless settings on your Xbox 360 console

8. Remove the installation disc from the disc drive.

9. Turn off your console, and then turn it on again.

Mixed media error message

If you receive a mixed media error message, auto-play might be turned off. Here’s how to turn it on:

1. On your console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.

2. Select Console Settings.

3. Select Auto-Play.

4. Select Enable.5. Repeat the steps for installing the wireless adapter (above).
Next step:

For information about how to configure the wireless settings on your console, please see the following article: 908877 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908877/ ) How to configure wireless settings on your Xbox 360 consoleDo not try to repair the wireless networking adapter.

Do not take your Xbox 360 console or accessories to a retailer for repair or service unless an Xbox support agent instructs you to do this.

Do not try to disassemble, service, or modify the Xbox 360 console, the power supply, or any accessories. If you do this, you might put yourself at risk of serious injury or death from electric shock or fire. For your own safety, such actions will void your warranty.

on Mar 04, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Wireless adaptor was working fine until xbox live update, and since the update is unable to pick up our wireless netowork. Tried switching everything back on and on and re synching modem with xbox, to no...


To connect your Xbox 360 gaming console to a NETGEAR router's wireless network:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 and disconnect anything from the I/O port on the back of the console.
  2. Insert your Xbox 360 wireless adapter to the I/O port as instructed by the wireless adapter manual.
  3. Connect the wireless adapter cable to your Xbox 360 I/O port.
  4. Flip up the network adapter's antenna.
  5. Turn on your Xbox 360.
    • If you are using an unencrypted wireless network, your Xbox should connect to it automatically and you do not need to proceed to Step 6.
    • If you are using an encrypted wireless network click the System tab, and then click Network Settings and continue with Step 6.
  6. On the Network Settings page, select Edit Settings.
  7. On the Edit Settings page, select your wireless settings on the Basic Settings tab.
  8. On the Select Wireless Network page, select your wireless network.
  9. On the WEP Network page, type your wireless network key, and then click Done.
  10. On the Apply Settings page, click Test Xbox Live.
  11. If this is the first time you have connected your Xbox 360 to Xbox Live, you will probably be prompted to apply an update. If there are no updates, the Xbox Live Connection page shows that you're connected to Xbox Live. Press the Y button on your controller to continue.

If testing the Xbox it says DNS failed, then update your NETGEAR router firmware:
  1. From your computer, open an Internet Browser and navigate to http://kb.netgear.com to download the firmware for your router.
  2. Log in to your NETGEAR router by browsing to http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com. Enter the username (admin) and password. By default, the password is password or 1234 unless it has already been changed.
  3. Click Router Upgrade on the top left pane under Maintenance, browse for the firmware downloaded and click Upload.
  4. Wait for the router to reboot.

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You need the Network Adapter and you have to sign up and pay money/ month
http://au.ps2.ign.com/articles/366/366021p1.html
f you are hooking it up to a DSL cable/modem,
1. Remove the sticker covering the network connector on the Network Adaptor and
plug your Ethernet cable in the connector labeled NETWORK.
2. Plug the AC power cord for the PlayStation2 system into an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the PlayStation2 system and start the Network Adaptor Start-up Disc.
If you are hooking it up to a router:
1. Remove the sticker covering the network connector of the Network Adaptor.
2. Connect an Ethernet network cable from the NETWORK connector of the Network Adaptor to an available LAN port of the router.
3. Connect the WAN port of the router to the DSL or cable modem.
4. Connect a personal computer (not pictured) to an available LAN port of the
router. Use a web browser on the PC to set up the router to reach the
Internet.
5. Follow the specific instructions that come with the router. There is no additional installation for switches.
If you are hooking it up to a LAN:
1. Remove the sticker covering the network connector of the Network Adaptor.
2. Connect an Ethernet network cable from the NETWORK connector of the Network Adaptor to a wireless Ethernet bridge.
3. Connect the WAN port of the wireless router to the DSL or cable modem.
4. Connect a personal computer to the router. Use a web browser on
the PC to set up the router to reach the Internet.
5. Follow the specific instructions that come with the router.
For pictures, see the thread here:
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I keep getting signed out of x box live i am using a wireless wirless network adaptor plugged into front of x box signs in grand and 15 mins later disconnects me is there any default settings for x box...


If you can access directly without using router, then you may have to configure NAT on your router.
This video will help you in installing it. However, If you still face any issue using XBOX Live through router, please let me know.

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How to hook your xbox360 to laptop to get on xbox live


wel if you have wireles internet you can get a wreles adapter for your xbox and conec it that way

Oct 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I just bought wirless adaptor for my sons 360 I have a sky router which works my daughters lap top fine. can u tell me how to connect xbox to wireless system as there were no instruction with the adaptor...


Ok, heres a list on what to do. -With the console off, connect the adapter into the console via USB and clip it to the console with the clips provided.  -Power on the console and go to network settings.  -Find the section that says "find wireless networks" -Select yours and test the xbox live connection -FOR MORE HELP CALL 1-800-4MY-XBOX

Dec 30, 2008 | Microsoft Wireless Network Adapter Xbox...

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Internet


First you need an internet connection, wireless or network cable.
For wireless:
You need the XBox 360 wireless adaptor.
Follow instructions to plug it in, then turn on console.
Go to the Dashboard.
Go to Console Settings.
Then Network Settings.
Then Search for a Network.
When you find your network, select it.
If you have a network code, such as WEP, enter it when prompted.
Now, whenever you turn on your XBox and have the wireless adaptor plugged in, it will automatically connect to your network.

For cable:
Plug in the cable to your console at the back.
Then follow above steps if it doesn't automatically connect you.

To play with mates, you need to purchase an XBox Live Gold Membership.
To do this, you must create an account after connecting to the internet.
To create an account:
Dashboard
Create Account
It will ask you to set up XBox Live and to pick a name.
Pick your name and connect it with a Windows Live account such as hotmail.
Follow steps to input information.
Payment can be automatic to a credit card number or, you can purchase XBox Live Membership Cards at most electronic stores, and input the codes.
You get one month free trial just for signing up.

Now to play:
Find out your friends' gamer tags or XBox Live name just as you made yours.
Push the XBox Guide button in the middle of your controller.
Select Friends.
At the top, add friends.
Input their gamer tag.
When they accept your invite/request, you can invite them to chats and games.

Pick your game, follow the instructions to play a multi-player game over XBox Live with your friends.
Have fun.

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Wireless xbox connection


Make sure you have the X-Box Adapter on the same channel as the wireless access point...If your WAP is not broadcasting the SSID then you will have to manually put it in...

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