QUOTE(Dizzan @ May 28 2008, 07:15 AM)
I use the linksys wireless game adapter that came out a long time ago, and i always see varying signal. It sounds stupid, but the signal is travelling through the air, so little things such as temperature and barometric pressure can effect it. Mine's even external and with like 6 feet of ethernet cable between it and the system.
Ever have a radio station come in crystal clear one day, and thn crappy the next? That could possibly be why.
As far as antenna length goes, antenna's are usually that length for a reason, and adding to it/cutting it shorter could greatly hinder your singal. I think you said you have it attached to the sheilding? Try unattaching and even removing that top layer of shielding. Also, if possible, trying moving the router... or removing a wall or two in between antenna's (lol).
Also, on a side note, MS is money hungry and tells people that the only wireless adapter that will work is the stupid $100 MS usb one is the only one tha works with the 360. I call shenanigans! Any wireless adapter should work fine as long as it's a repeater and has an ethernet port.
good luck! and good job on gettin it to work man
thanks for the input.
the antenna WAS connected to the sheilding by accident, but that has been fixed. the only part of the antenna that is sheilded is the wire that coming from the adaptor to the top of the case. the rest is unsheilded (apart from the standard MS metal case sheilding on the console)
i will be getting a relay router in my room in a few months, but ill still be using the wireless from the new router, as i want to keep the 360 neat, and the ethernet port will be taken up by my linuxbox
about the antenna length, i would think longer would be better, as its possible to buy hi-gain antennas for a router and there longer than standard antennas. i could be wrong and ill soon find out.
i cannot move the router any closer. i have an ethernet going from the PC to the router, so moving the router would mean i would have no connection at the PC
QUOTE(probowler87 @ May 28 2008, 04:17 PM)
have you ever thought of haveing a RC antena holder and run the wire through there and then stick it in one of the vent holes on the case?
while thats a nice idea, to me it defeats the purpose of having it internal. i dont want the wires, or an antenna showing. i just want to keep it neat really.
but you have given me another idea. i might rip a antenna off a broken radio i have and connect that up. see how that goes outside the case, and if its good, ill try and get it to fit inside the case.
i havnt had a chance to touch it yet, but im just about to. ive got my camara working, so ill take a few pics while i have it open so you can see how i have it set up. i changed the channel on which the wireless signal is being broadcasted from my router, and that improved it slightly but still not enough to have no lag.
i should also add that im not a noob in setting up networks. im just a noob at building an antenna
EDIT: ok here are some picsThe adapter
::...:: pretty straight forward. the gray cable is just the usb plug which has the shielding grounded to the case. the wires wrapped in tape is my shielded wires running from the adapter to the case, while the white wire also runs to ground to make sure the antenna gets shieldedThe cable
::...:: it doesn't look all that great, but it does work well, its been testedThe Antenna
::...:: the wires come from the adapter and goes around the case. to the right, i have a straw cut up, with a couple of metal plates glued on it. after some research, i found thats what is actually in the MS wireless adapter antenna .
i tried making the antenna shorter, this did not help. i also tried exposing a wire by stripping it but this also did not help
Edited by scuba156, 28 May 2008 - 01:02 PM.