New Wifi Adaptor coming for the Xbox 360 – Same old idiotic price

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According to an unnamed industry insider Microsoft are preparing to release a new WiFi adaptor for the Xbox 360 which will be faster and more reliable than the current version.

The new 802.11n adaptor will hopefully enable you to stream HD movies and other intensive content without the need for buffering but to be honest it’s not like I am rushing out to get one for two main reasons.

Firstly my 360 is plugged into an ethernet cable which doesn’t have to deal with any signal problems… ever.

And secondly have you seen the price for these Xbox 360 wireless adaptors? The current one is retailing for R1189 at BTGames, I could get a wireless hub for under R500 that will perform the function and just slap that behind the box if I really wanted to suffer with a wireless connection.

Some slight good news is that the current adaptor is expected to receive a reasonable price drop when this new one is released. Though I expect that will be a clearance sale than anything as it doesn’t make sense to sell an outdated adaptor when the new tech hits the market.

Last Updated: September 16, 2009

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Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • I’ve had a wireless adaptor for the last year and I’ve had no issues … EVA, and I don’t think I’ll be streaming any HD vid’s any time soon that’s what my PS3 is for 😛

  • bokka1

    I imported one from the UK for R500.00. It works like a dream and I never have problems.

    I use 2 Xboxes so it is a breeze just to swap the adapter between the two that are in different rooms.

  • eXp

    I’ll never really understand why people use wireless (for Xbox). Network cable (which really isn’t that expensive if you buy it from the right places) and a little quick drying glue makes it seem like there are no cables at all, plus it’s just a million times easier. DIY makes you feel manly too :pirate:

  • Darkling

    I work for a company that manufactures network cables,so no hassles here! :silly:

  • Faheem

    I hate cables – they are my kryptonite. Glue or no glue – they must all go! :getlost:

  • al360rulz

    i think they should sell for 300 i mean its only an adapter and i could really use one right now!!! but i aint prepared to pay more that R400 for a stoopid adapter

  • Faheem

    For they are the Devil. :devil:

  • janrik

    Well, the wifi adapter for the 360 works like a beaut, so I did not mind forking out for it.

    Once of cost and no more wires to teh 360 in teh bedroom.

    THe one in teh lounge is wired to the router so that is fine, might just get the new wnic for the one in the study, as it is further away.

  • wait you have 3 xbox’s?

  • ewie

    That reminds me – need to get a crimping tool to connect the one in the lapa.

  • Q121

    Good news, I really want one of these and am not prepared to pay over R1000

    :pirate:

  • janrik

    His, Hers and Backup yes.

  • Daniel

    That why ps3 is better

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