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Which is faster hard wired or wireless xbox 360 network adapter

I have a netgear router 54mbps and a bt modem in livingroom, but i want to play xbox 360 in bedroom. hard wiring to router would be a bit of a pain so wireless would seem the way to go but would i get the same preformance as hard wired i.e lag

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It all depends. Signals change often. Hard wire you alaways have a 100% signal. Wireless could change. For you it seems wireless is hassel free but signal wise i would go hard wire cause then you have full connection

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You will be fine either way. I prefer wireless because obviously no wires, but i have never seen any difference in speed with wired/wireless connections.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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yes, just dont run more than 2 computers while playing..from your router..

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