I apologise firstly for my general lack of knowledge on XBOX. I have a wired BT voyager voice router and my son wants Xbox live but I want to get him the wireless adaptor.Is this all I need except for gold membership?
The gold membership is required in order to be able to play games online vs other people. The wireless adaptor is great if you have a wireless network on your house but it's pretty expensive. You can still go online and have access to demos and full games but you won't be able to play them vs others.
My son got the Xbox 360 elite for Christmas. I know realise that he needs the wireless network adapter and the gold membership card. I have broadband but the lap top is playing up. Do I need a laptop to set it up or is the wireless adapter and the gold membership sufficiant??
To set up the xbox live account you need to link the xbox account (gamertag) with a hotmail account so you'd need internet access for that. If you already have a hotmail account you can link the accounts straight from the xbox without need of a laptop.