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Gaming Question for Veronica & Other Mac Users

by HazzBeen / December 13, 2006 9:44 AM PST

I'm finally going to take the plunge and purchase an XBOX 360. I'm looking for an ethernet bridge to form a wireless connection between the XBOX 360 and my Airport Extreme Network. However, I'm afraid that if I purchase one of the compatible options listed on xbox.com I will have difficulty setting it up & adjusting the security settings via my iMac G4. I'm considering the Buffalo AirStation High Power Wireless Ethernet Converter:

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/product-detail.php?productid=118&categoryid=29

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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seems like a good option
by Ravensblood / December 13, 2006 11:45 PM PST

and it's really cheap at newegg $50 vs $90 for the xbox 360 version.

And regarding the 360 branded one, one reviewer said"Other Thoughts: Although stated to be WPA compatible it was not compatible with the WPA encryption on my apple airport extreme. I had to turn down the encryption and all microsoft's tech support said was that it wasn't listed as a compatible router so they wouldn't do anything!"

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Wireless Lifestyle
by 2143436756292931057199946 / December 13, 2006 11:58 PM PST

My wireless network consists of:

PowerBook G4 and MacBook Pro (both wireless) networked from a Belkin Wireless Router. We have (3) Airport Express throughout the house and my XBOX 360 which has the Microsoft XBOX 360 Wireless USB Adapter on it. Everything is WEP or WPA secured (I can't remember which exactly), but it all works!

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Went with the Buffalo
by HazzBeen / January 4, 2007 4:28 AM PST
In reply to: Wireless Lifestyle

I purchased the Buffalo Technology Ethernet Converter. The set-up was a little tricky since I use a Mac...The CD included is for Windows only, so you need to use their online set-up tool for all other operating systems. Once I figured out how to access the online set-up tool, the installation was a breeze....Including shipping I paid $57.00 and with the standard 3-4 business day option from newegg, it was at my doorstep 24 hrs after I ordered it....

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