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Wireless xbox connection

I have just upgraded my broadband to wireless to enable my son to play xbox live
wireless router set up, xbox wireless adaptor plugged in when we place a media test it doesnt pick up any sort of wireless network we have eben truied to place the xbox in the same room as the pc

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Thnx boogerbill makes sense

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Re: wireless xbox connection

Buy the wireless adapter for 360 and that's it. Otherwise please read the manual as it will explain things in plain english for you. Hiring a network tech from Geek Squad at Best Buy can help.

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Posted on Apr 27, 2008

Re: 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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On the x-box you will need to connect to the wireless network now.
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4. Select the name (SSID) of your wireless network. If your router isn't broadcasting your network's name, select Specify Unlisted Network and enter the name.

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