Wireless dongle query

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  1. Hors1na

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    Hi Guys, not sure where I'm supposed to post this, but is it possible to get online using a wireless usb dongle? Your help would greatly be appreciated.:thumbsup:
     
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    The only USB one you can use is the official MS Xbox 360 one which has an MSRP of £59.99 although you may find it cheaper. Other then that you can use any ethernet based wireless gaming adapters/network bridges by companies like Belkin, Netgear, Linksys etc.
     
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    Also it is worth considering Home plugs which should be more reliable in terms of bandwidth and faster too.
     
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    So you can't use the wireless dongles that Mobile telephone providers supply, such as vodaphone or orange?

    Is there no way to plug it into the x-box, as I don't have a pc!:eek:
     
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    Unfortunately not. The 360 won't recognise them as they are not compatible with it. You don't need a PC to get a wireless connection with the 360 in any case. As long as you have a wireless router and the official USB dongle or wireless ethernet gaming adapter you should be able to get it online. You may need to borrow a PC or laptop to configure the router though.
     
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    No, you can use them via internet connection sharing, but the lag on mobile broadband is stupidly severe. And you need a PC to enable internet connection sharing.
     
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    Nope, and nor would you either.

    Mobile broadband isnt made for gaming. Latency is too high I'm afraid.

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