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My son just bought an xbox 360 pro yesterday and hardwiring it is a little inconvenient. we have a netgear router and adapter on one of our computers...could we just use it instead of buying the xbox wireless adapter?

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If your son has a laptop/PC that is near to his 360 you can just use the Ethernet cable supplied and plug it into the Xbox and Laptop/PC and that will work

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