XBOX Wireless adapter is used to connect your XBOX Console to the existing wireless network that connects to the broadband internet. This way you can play online gaming wirelessly in the comfort of your living room with your High Definition TV (HDTV) without the clutter of the wires. Now, how to choose the best adapter in delivering the high performance and responsive gaming?
Firstly you need to understand your existing wireless network. The core device in Wireless Network is the wireless router, either wireless router which is integrated with the modem (such as SBG8650 wireless cable modem) or wireless router which separates with the modem such as WNDR37AV or Linksys E-3000.
The following is a simple Wireless Networking diagram with XBOX console connects to the network using the XBOX Wireless adapter. The WNDR37AV in this diagram is the center or the heart of the Wireless Network and the XBOX game console connects to the network using the Wireless XBOX adapter.
XBOX Wireless adapter will function as the bridge that will allow the XBOX Console to communicate with the network via the airwave and then connect to the wild internet. Now how to choose the best one that fit to your existing wireless network?
Identify Your Existing Wireless Standard
One of the main reasons is to build a Wireless Network at home is to share the broadband Internet connection with several computers or other network clients including the Xbox in the house. Now that the XBOX Wireless adapter is adapted to the existing network? First you must identify your existing network environment that wireless standard that is: 802.11 b / g / no dual band. Dual-band frequency can be wireless G / A (802.11a / g) or Wireless N / A (802.11a / n) network standards.
Knowing that the existing network standard is, of course you need the adapter with the same networking standards. For example, if you use the Wireless-G Router for the network, you also need wireless-G adapter for the Xbox. However, this statement is not always true. Basically you can plug the wireless-N adapter with the existing wireless network-G. But, it is necessary to identify whether the card is labeled with the Wi-Fi certified. With Wi-Fi Certified label, the card is guaranteed to be compatible with the standard, as described in step (wireless b / g / n).
You should choose the card from the same manufacturer of the router? Wi-Fi Certified labeled ensure that the card will be compatible with all wireless industry. Or you can identify the specific manufacturer to see if the card supports the Xbox console. Basically, the principle of XBOX Wireless adapter is a wireless bridge. You can use any type of wireless bridges such as wireless game adapter with Ethernet port to connect to your existing wireless network.
Perhaps your existing wireless b / g network is not satisfactory for the daily activities that require more speed, more reliable connectivity and coverage, and is expected for the next update with the new wireless technology available today – with wireless n dual-band network. So you need the Xbox wireless adapter that is powered by the latest technologies available today: the 802.11n dual-band. With the adapter that supports the draft 802.11n dual-band technology, you will get the maximum throughput for the connection to the most powerful wireless router that supports 802.11n draft, dual-band, and QoS.