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Mad Catz Wireless Network Adaptor (Xbox 360)

by Madcatz
Xbox 360
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Highly versatile and supports 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11n (A/B/G/N home network compatible)
  • Transfer or stream photos, high-definition video and music
  • Utilises Ethernet port leaving all USB ports open for other accessories
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • Item Weight: 82 g
  • Release Date: 23 Nov 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,250 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Enhance your online gaming experience with the Mad Catz Wireless Network Adapter for Xbox 360. Connect to Xbox LIVE and your Media Library utilizing the fastest in wireless network technology.

Transfer or stream photos, high-definition video and music from your Media enabled PC to your Xbox 360 via 802.11a wireless media support.

Product Description

Wireless network at home but no means to connect your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 to the Internet? Problem solved with the Wireless Gaming Adapter from Mad Catz. Just plug into a PC-with the included Ethernet cable-for a quick and easy configuration process then plug directly into your console's Ethernet port to let the online gaming, downloading, and movie viewing begin. Take advantage of the fastest Wireless-N Internet speeds that enable up to 7 times faster game play, for an unrivaled gaming experience. F

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good for the price 9 Sep 2010
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
My son bought this for his Xbox 360 Arcade as it was "N" compatible and rather cheaper than the Microsoft equivalent. It works well now that it has been set up but would have benefited from slightly clearer and more complete instructions - this is not "plug and play" but is not that difficult to deal with, assuming you have at some point set up your wireless router.

You do of course get what you pay for. The set up instructions assume you have a router capable of linking new items of equipment using the WPS(?) function on both the router and the adapter. Despite my BT HomeHub seeming to have this feature I could not seem to make it work properly. A Windows set up disc is included in the package but I have a Mac household which meant I had to use the web set up option. The instructions to set up the Mac with a temporary static IP address when linked via ethernet cable to the adapter were sufficiently clear (go into the Network preferences, configure the ethernet options using the naual set up as described in the instruction leaflet. This enables the Mac (or PC) to communicate with the adapter. The only problem is that the instructions do not appear then to say what the web address of the adapter is. Searching the internet shows that this is which then throws up some fairly standard network set up screens for which the instruction sheet provides sufficient guidance to link to the router (IIRC do a SSID site survey to find your router) and then enter your network crypto/security code - it does both WPA and WEP.

Since then it has worked faultlessly and I have used it to link other non-wireless computers into the network.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its working! 5 Oct 2010
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this when it was only £19 so I thought it worth the risk. I already had XBOX live connected via a cable into the next room which was not ideal, although NAT settings cause an error to do with open NAT, but this did not seem to cause a problem in real game play. (According to my son - I don't actually use it)

Having read many frustrated reviews on how difficult it is to set up I read up on this before starting. I strongly recommend you look at Youtube "Mad Catz Wireless N Adapter for Xbox 360 Review & Set-up (Part 1)" by mediaassault (thankyou!) - it continues with part two, and gives a good idea of what you have to do.

When I inserted the CD it wanted to autorun the install program, but I declined this and instead looked at the contents of the CD. I first looked at the manual which came on the CD and set up my network settings on the laptop to, with subnet mask Dont forget to close the settings box to save the changes.
I attached the network cable from the laptop to the Mad Catz box and turned it on.

I then opened Internet explorer (not Firefox as some people have had problems with this) and typed in (this is the address of the mad catz adaptor) and expected to see the onscreen dialogue as shown in the youtube video. The mad catz adaptor address was not recognised.
I next ejected the CD and re-inserted it, this time I ran the install program and it recognised the adaptor. I followed the onscreen instructions and also mediaassaults step by step guide. One difference for me was security settings, my old belkin router uses WEP and I selected "open" as the setting, and entered WEP key.

When I connected the Mad Catz box to the XBOX it worked fine.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says 10 Dec 2009
I've had this product now for a few weeks; it seems to have gone up in price though as I only paid £47.75 which was cheaper than the 54g Microsoft wireless adaptor at the time.

So far I've had no problems, I'm only using this on a G band network but it seems fine, I've never lost connection and it doesn't interfere with any of my other devices so all is good.

Setup was a piece of cake, it's advisable that you use the included disc and for anyone concerned it does work on Windows 7.

My only criticism would be that it does require its own source of power rather than the Xbox alternatives that run off usb, the size although not huge again is bigger than the Xbox adaptor's and finally this device only has one aerial, now I don't know if this is an issue but all the other wireless N adaptor's I've seen have two.

I would certainly recommend this product because you have to remember this is essentially just a Wi-Fi extender so although it's been designed to look like the Xbox it is compatible with any device that has an Ethernet port.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Issues - fixed 12 Feb 2010
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I got this because I have several bits of kit that I want to connect to my wireless router (Belkin) and didn't want to get tied down to bespoke and overpriced kit (360 adapters etc).

It appears to work OK, however, when trying to connect to my Belkin router (I have no problems with any thing else) it would not connect as WPA2 in any way, I have had to reduce the security level on my router for this to connect. When doing a site survey with it the Belkin routers that I could see (3) all were shown up as Authentication unknown on this product whilst all other routers were showing as AES or TKIP correctly, so be careful if you have a Belkin router set to WPA2.

*** Edited. I decided that I didn't want to change the setting of all my other kit so changed my router back to WPA+WPA2, the Mad Catz kit has stayed connected even though it would not originally connect in dual security mode. I now don't need to change any other kit as the router is in dual mode and this now works. Stars edited to 5!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
Its hard work to get it going you have to program it to every wifi you want to connect too through the computer. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Remy
1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible
I bought this years ago and to this day I still have not got it to work, and I have a "C" is GCSE IT.
Published 12 months ago by S. M. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Mad Catz Wireless adaptor for PS3 / XBOX 360
I configured this using the PC - quite easy - then connected it to my PS3. It worked!!

Using this I can get BBC iPlayer streamed to the PS3 in HD. Read more
Published on 15 Sep 2011 by ecsjcoop
5.0 out of 5 stars epic
love this item i have had this now for the last year on both my laptop and my xbox 360 its fairly easy to set up and use and dosn't take long to set up any were. Read more
Published on 7 July 2011 by D. Thorley
5.0 out of 5 stars So easy to setup Mad catz N Wireless Adaptor
Ordered this product with some trepidation after reading the previous reviews. However the Madcatz wireless adaptor was so easy to setup even a 3 year old could do it, whatever... Read more
Published on 5 July 2011 by Remtech
1.0 out of 5 stars wireless adapter
i bought this for my son for xmas,what a mistake was that,my sons xmas was ruined because we tried to set it up and it messed our wireless router up,we had to get a new router from... Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2011 by A. B. Eatherington
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Piece of Kit
This Mad Catz Wireless Network Adaptor box is the perfect solution for connecting older pc's and mac's to your wifi network via ethernet cable. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2011 by Crofty68
1.0 out of 5 stars Mad catz WNA
Simple, dont buy one, Buy anything else, like a flower pot for your mum or a Real dead cat, either would be easier to install, this has to be the biggest pile of cr*p i have had... Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2011 by me
1.0 out of 5 stars Mad Catz a mad waste of time
I bought this device for my son's xbox 360. Its' spec looked good and it arrived promptly, then the fun began. Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2011 by Jim B
5.0 out of 5 stars Not seen my son since Xmas day
This is well worth its money, I was told it might not come in time for Xmas but glad I waited. It arrived in time and cheaper than the high street.
Published on 10 Jan 2011 by SarahJ
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