Xbox Adapter

All the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360 come with USB ports for connecting external peripherals such as camera or racing wheels. A WiFi game adapter is required to set up a wireless network for the Xbox console, instead of a generic adapter. These game adapters are designed without the need for driver installation, and thus it works with any Xbox. For example, the Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter provides complete Wi-Fi home networking simply by connecting it with the console’s USB port.

Let us review some of the Xbox adapters available in the market.

Xbox 360® Wireless N Networking Adapter
The Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter provides the fastest connection to Xbox Live with increased range, speed and wireless security features. It supports 5.1 surround sounds and can download or stream TV episodes, HD movies and games from Xbox Live Marketplace. It has a compact design which fits very easily onto the back of the console and is compatible with a/b/g/n networks.

Features
It is seven times faster and provides twice the range of G adapters. It supports WPA2 security protocol and is compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks. Is supports dual band performance including 5 Ghz, 2.4 Ghz and 2(Tx). This adapter is capable of streaming videos, movies and music from the Xbox Live Marketplace. It can also support simultaneous downloads, streaming music and voice without any interference. Multiplayer gaming has never been so much fun before.

The Verdict
One can also upgrade the old Xbox into the new 360, but the gaming performance does not increase significantly. However, the home network will undergo a significant increase in the speed of streaming media. The performance of the wireless adapter increases significantly when updating from 802.11g networking to 802.11n, as the coverage area is larger and the speed is faster due to the increase in frequency from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz.

But there is one problem with 802.11n when it comes to gaming; latency is experienced in the pictures. It may be faster with the wireless transfer rate, but it is no good for picture latency, as the first burst of screen will take some time to show. Thus, the quick gaming which requires pushing buttons more frequently are kind of slow here, as confirmed by multiplayer testing.

Despite these facts, the Xbox 360 is very expensive, and it is recommended that one should not upgrade his old adapter, as there is not much difference in performance.

Microsoft Wireless-G Xbox Adapter
This state of the art adapter adds an Xbox console to the fast speed wireless network. Now one can play with anyone in the world thanks to Xbox Live service. The range has been maximized using its internal and external antennae. Apart from that, the intuitive dashboard interface gives it an astonishing outlook. It has a full support of 802.11g and 802.11b Wi-Fi networks. The dimensions of the product are 3 inches in height, 7.8 inches in width, and 10.4 inches in length with only 2 pounds in weight.

Now one can play games with extra ordinary graphics quality from their home television, and they do not have to think about security any more. The interesting fact is that it has got a lightning speed of 54 Mbps, which is five times faster than the speed of 802.11b networks. Multiplayer gaming has never been so easy before. Besides that, it can also play music, videos, CD, DVD etc.

The G Xbox Adapter has a strong wireless security featuring 802.11g wireless networks. The 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy gives a flexible support for wireless security. The user friendly feature allows it to upgrade according to the modern technology, allowing a stronger security.

This Xbox Adapter Review is Written/Updated on Sep 5th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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