Top critical review
12 people found this helpful
on 5 October 2008
If you CAN put your Xbox360 near to your wireless router and run a cable then you SHOULD.
Wireless is NEVER faster than a cable.
However, if like me, this is not possible then you must have a bridge. After all, why have an Xbox360 if you are not going to play online?
It is very, very easy to set up and install as long as you have the information that you need about logging into your router.
My own wireless bridge took literally 5 minutes to install.
My work colleague asked me to do his for him and it took over 2 hrs, mainly because his router had a security setting on it which meant that you had to manually type in the 'code' of the machine trying to access the router.
This said, both mine and his have never had any problems.
3 stars only? Because you CANNOT shop around and buy this cheaper. It is a monopoly and should be questioned by trading standards or something?
NOTE: One thing to check. Go to the Xbox360 website and look to see if your router is on their compatible list (non compatible ones generally give a bad NAT rating). I had a Belkin and ended up buying a Netgear because if your N.A.T. setting is not 'OPEN' you cannot play properly on XBOX LIVE. You can always do 'port forwarding' but i'd rather pull out my own teeth with rusty pliers than get into that complicated load of old nonsense!! :o)