X Box Wireless Adapter
by Joel Jacobson
Total freedom is yours with the X BOX wireless adapter
If you’re a serious gamer and don’t like to be encumbered by a cord, the X BOX wireless adapter is the next item you need for your X BOX.
There are numerous different vendors out there who carry the X Box wireless adapter. Depending upon how fancy you want to get, you can purchase wireless adapters anywhere from $15 to $80 or more.
One of the lower priced X Box wireless adapters is by Nyko Online gaming and sells for around $15.95. It includes a customizable CAT5 Ethernet Cable kit with coupler adapter and wall mounting clips. Very easy to use and install.
If you want to fork out a little more dough, then the Linksys Game adapter offers a nice X Box wireless adapter that can be used two different ways. If you have an existing cable or DSL wireless network at home, the game adapter allows you to attach your XBOX to the network so you can get into online games without running additional wires. You can also do head to head gaming in the same room by using a pair of the Game adapters to form a “cable-less cable” between two game consoles. The nice thing about this adapter is that it’s completely driver-free, so there’s no installation hassles and it works on any platform. Cost is around $50.
The Belkin internet wireless adapter can also be used as an X Box wireless adapter. It features a wireless 802.11g 2.4Ghz standard that makes sharing a broadband internet connection easier and faster than ever. This will provide networking speeds 5 times faster than the 802.11b standard wi-fi networks. The Belkin also offers the simplicity of plug and play technology. It sells for around $80.
Microsoft, of course offers their X Box wireless adapter. You’ll need a wireless base station, or some kind of WiFi access point. Your Xbox system should be set up with the Ethernet port. Once the adapter is configured, you can use it on any Ethernet enabled device. Note that their system is designed more for X Box link play over the internet.
There are plenty of X Box wireless adapter on the market. If you want to keep it simple, for around $15 you can get a quick and easy adapter. If you’d like to be able to get into online gaming with wireless capabilities, then it’ll cost you a little more money.
Joel Jacobson is a freelance writer, web designer, and product design engineer. He's an avid fisherman who loves to northern and musky fish. He and his wife recently adopted two infant girls from Russia, and that keeps them quite busy.