Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Help In Choosing Wireless Router


  • Please log in to reply

#1
gr8joel

gr8joel

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 200 posts
:)

I know that I may be making this way more complicated than it has to be. Ok I am making this more complicated than it has to be. I am just trying to get the best for my girl. Since I don't know to much about routers I will need some help. I have already researched many routers. Money is a factor and we see ourselves spending no more than 50$ for a router and no more than 100$ for the wireless adapter for the 360. As far as I am concerned I believe that G routers only work with other "G" stuff lol. So I am guessing if I bought a Microsoft Wireless N adapter, It would not be compatible with an old 802.11g router. Please correct me if I am wrong :)

Anyways here it goes...

Also please dont read all the routers I have down here if you already have a quick suggestion. I am not really limited by just these routers, just limited by money lol.

ALSO: the distance from the router to the xbox would be about 25-30ft.

Good evening fellow geekstogo members, I am in need of your assistance once again :)

What I got:
Comcast cable modem with comcast internet obviously lol
My average speed from speedtest.net was 21.83 Mbps Download
And an xbox 360

What I need:
I am not sure whether to buy the
Microsoft Wireless N Network adapter
or
Mad Catz Wireless network adapter (802.11a)
or
the original white Microsoft Wireless Network adapter (if I can find one)

List of wireless Routers to choose from:

D-Link Wireless N Router
Specs Website: http://www.bestbuy.c...p;skuId=8305568

Belkin Wireless 54g Cable/DSL Router
Specs Website:http://www.target.co.....0Cable Router

Belkin N Wireless Router 1x1
Specs Website:http://www.target.co...;node=366990011

Belkin Wireless-G Broadband Router
specs Website: http://www.walmart.c...uct_id=10730619

Netgear WPN824NA Recertified Wireless G Router
specs website:http://www.circuitci...e...7&CatId=373


Netgear WGR614 54Mbps Wireless-G Router
specs website:http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Netgear Wireless G Router

specs website: http://www.radioshac...ilterName=Price

Thanks in advance :)

Edited by gr8joel, 29 December 2009 - 12:52 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Spyderturbo007

Spyderturbo007

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 760 posts
Personally, I'm a DLink fan, but others may think differently. What other devices do you have that connect wirelessly? Does everything have an 802.11n card, or do you have some things that run 802.11g?

Personally, I would go with the Microsoft 802.11n adapter and the DLink DIR-615 you listed.
  • 0

#3
DaffyKantReed

DaffyKantReed

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 485 posts
http://www.newegg.co...3-141-_-Product


If you have an older a/b/g wireless router, I'd just buy the adapter and try it out.
  • 0

#4
gr8joel

gr8joel

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 200 posts

http://www.newegg.co...3-141-_-Product


If you have an older a/b/g wireless router, I'd just buy the adapter and try it out.


Yes I do have a motorola wr8505 wireless router which is a/b/g. I guess I will try to find an old network adapter for the 360 which is the white one (a/b/g). The only problem is that I cant find any reviews on the internet for them and how they worked.
  • 0

#5
gr8joel

gr8joel

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 200 posts

Personally, I'm a DLink fan, but others may think differently. What other devices do you have that connect wirelessly? Does everything have an 802.11n card, or do you have some things that run 802.11g?

Personally, I would go with the Microsoft 802.11n adapter and the DLink DIR-615 you listed.


I am not actually quite sure, I know that i own two older laptops that have a belkin wireless card, and I believe that they are both "g". Anywhoo if worse comes to worse, I will go with the DLink like you said.

One question though, so if I have a wireless router that is "N" will it be compatible with a my belkin wireless card which is a/b/g???

And also vice versa, if I have a router that is older a/b/g , will it be compatible with a "N" wireless adapter???

thanks dudes lol
  • 0

#6
Spyderturbo007

Spyderturbo007

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 760 posts
I used to have one of the older white 360 adapters before I ran Cat 5e in my house. I never had any problems with it and it was fast enough to stream HD content from my desktop to the MCE portion of the 360. It took a little coaxing to get the signal strength I needed, but worked in the end. My parents just bought a 360 that I hooked up in their house over the weekend and they have the 802.11n adapter. It seems to have much better reception than the old ones did, which is most likely because of the multiple antennas.

Yep, everything will work just fine together.
  • 0

#7
DaffyKantReed

DaffyKantReed

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 485 posts

http://www.newegg.co...3-141-_-Product


If you have an older a/b/g wireless router, I'd just buy the adapter and try it out.


Yes I do have a motorola wr8505 wireless router which is a/b/g. I guess I will try to find an old network adapter for the 360 which is the white one (a/b/g). The only problem is that I cant find any reviews on the internet for them and how they worked.


You don't need to use the old Xbox 360 adapter. Buy the new one, as shown in my link, and use it with your old Motorola.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP