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best connection type for xbox 360 live (wired/wireless)

by brucer2508 / October 16, 2009 5:45 PM PDT

g'day, I am a technical neanderthal who is looking to connect my kids xbox360 to xbox live. Current configuration is single port modem connecting to Apple Airport Express. Current home wireless network of mix of 2 x PCs and 1 x mac desktops works well.

The issue is whether to get the xbox 360 wireless adapter or connect via ethernet cable. Have heard that wireless causes lag in live gaming, so looking at wired option. Xbox is on same room as modem, so no issues there, but given single port, looks like I either need a new modem/router combo or just a router connecting to existing modem, and then connect Airport and xbox ethernet cable to that.

Don't know what is best, so hope you can help.


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You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2009 4:30 AM PDT

WIFI can be interferred with, smacked down at the wrong time so gamers eventually learn to get wired.

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Add A Router
by sunwatcher / October 18, 2009 1:19 AM PDT

As noted, you should definitely go wired.

You can go with either the router or modem/router combo. Adding a router is the easier solution since your modem is already configured with your ISP and you know it works fine with their network.

You may have to consider the Airport's compatibility though. You might have to make some adjustments to the Airport's configuration settings if possible (e.g. turning off DHCP). If you're willing to loose the Airport Express, you could just purchase a wireless router to simplify the LAN configuration.

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Thanks guys question answered
by brucer2508 / October 19, 2009 11:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Add A Router

Will go with wired connection from xbox360. Appreciate you help on this. Regards. Brucer2508

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by neondart / January 20, 2010 5:15 AM PST

i have live with wireless but, i keep losing connection and this has been going on for years now,it does it on ps3,xbox and my comp do know anything which will help?

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Gamers tend to learn over time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2010 6:33 AM PST
In reply to: um..

They want wires.

At the top of the forum are ideas (read the new Samsung post) so we don't repeat the same answer.

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