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#1 Vitz

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:14 PM

I did a search and couldn't find anything about them yet. Does anyone know if there has been one announced already? It would help me out so I know how much money I'll aprox. need when I'm gonna buy this thing. When I get the 360, I wanna start off with Live immediatly.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:27 PM

The adapter comes seperatley and someone in a different thread said they were around 30-50$ for current ones, so It will probably be anywhere from $30-$70. It will have a RJ45 ethernet port, so I assume you can still connect it to your pc with this and use live. It would be alot cheaper. Just wait for twisted to post he has probably has a more definitive answer tongue.gif .

Here is a picture of it for ya. http://gamenews.botros.net/wifi.jpg

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:20 PM

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honestly... I couldn't tell you how much it's going to cost... the current gen adapters are definitely no where near the $30 price range.... MSRP is $109 http://www.xbox.com/...lessadapter.htm

The cheapest 3rd party one (generic wireless bridge because that's what it really is) I've ever seen was about $75

It's hard to say how much they'll charge for the adapter in the next gen console. I'd be willing to bet it will be a lot cheaper. I say this because the current gen adapters are essentially a wireless bridge, where they convert ANY standard wired connection in to a wireless connection. The Next gen on the other hand connects via USB and acts more like a typical Wireless USB adapter. Generic 3rd party brands of those for PC are as low as $15 or $20 but are typically in the $50 to $60 range. The reason is a lot more of the work is done with software and they get power from the USB port instead of from a wall wart (which does save quite a bit on the cost). I would imagine that the 360's adapter will be a bit more than the generic 3rd party adapters you can get now because unlike the current gen generic adapters wont work without drivers... and the only people who can put drivers (officially) on your Xbox is MS. So they'll probably jack the price a little. Also the fact that it supports A, B and G standards.

So I would imagine it will be considerably less than the current gen adapter but quite a bit more than the low end 3rd party USB adapters.

If I had to make an educated guess... I'd say it will be about $60 give or take.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:51 PM

And Twisted saves the day again, the crowd gathers and lifts him up on their shoulders and carries him off into the sunset. rotfl.gif

Anyways I have to agree you're estimate of $60 will be close. The controllers will most likely be 60 or so, the games will be 60, they seem to like to sell things at $60 and it would make up for the $75 loss on the console almost. I for one will still be using an ethernet cable if possible, even though I have a wireless router.

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 01:30 AM

i take it its not built in incase of a new standard being introduced ie a faster standard will likely be introduced well b4 the x360 lifespan

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 03:24 AM

im going to say that wireless kit will be about the same as the headset, 30$, and if you buy a live kit you get everything for 50/60$.

and the controllers will be ALOT cheaper then 60$, probably 30 for a wireless one and 20 for a wired one.

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 06:09 PM

Thanks for the response people:)

If it supports the A,B and G standards, I assume that means it will just support any A,B and G network types? Like, I have a wireless 802.11g network running through my house (From what I've heard that's very common) so it'd be nice if it supports that.

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(Vitz @ Jun 23 2005, 01:20 PM)
Thanks for the response people:)

If it supports the A,B and G standards, I assume that means it will just support any A,B and G network types? Like, I have a wireless 802.11g network running through my house (From what I've heard that's very common) so it'd be nice if it supports that.

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