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Default Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-12-2009, 05:03 PM

[news-img:3l8gb7iz]/images/news/xboxwireless.jpg[/news-img:3l8gb7iz]One thing about moving into my new house is that I no longer can have my Xbox 360 right next to my router to connect it online. There are many options to connect an Xbox 360 using wireless to an internet connection, I just so managed to hook my Xbox up to my Dell Mini 9 and configure it to share the wireless connection with the Xbox, thus using my Mini as a wireless bridge!

This is an extremely useful baring in mind how much Microsoft charge for the official wireless adapter.

View the using A Dell Mini as an Xbox Wireless adaptor guide.


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Default Re: Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-12-2009, 05:35 PM

Keep in mind that the Microsoft adapter is an 802.11AG adapter. If you ever plan to stream HD video to the Xbox 360 from a Vista Media Center, that 802.11G can start becoming an issue. So while it is expensive, it does have a good use in the right situations. Until I was able to hardware one room. I was using a 802.11A router, and the Microsoft adapter, so I could stream live HD tv to the 360 in Media Center Extender mode.

Good Job on the bridge setup!

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Default Re: Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-12-2009, 05:52 PM

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Keep in mind that the Microsoft adapter is an 802.11AG adapter. If you ever plan to stream HD video to the Xbox 360 from a Vista Media Center, that 802.11G can start becoming an issue. So while it is expensive, it does have a good use in the right situations. Until I was able to hardware one room. I was using a 802.11A router, and the Microsoft adapter, so I could stream live HD tv to the 360 in Media Center Extender mode.

Good Job on the bridge setup!

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http://mydellmini.com/forum/dell-wirele ... html#p9086

FWIW: Upgrading the Mini's stock 802.11g Mini-PCIe adapter to draft-N WLAN should help w/streaming HD wirelessly using Dunhamzzz's guide that is if your gateway router happens to be draft-N as well!


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Default Re: Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-13-2009, 09:03 PM

i had been doing this with my inspiron 5100, the only problem was its a crappy old laptop that over heats, ill most likely do this with my mini since it can stay on a while without over heating


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Default Re: Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-16-2009, 07:33 AM

I too did this same thing this weekend, the trouble is, I was trying to hook up two XBOXs through two of my minis. The internet connection sharing puts the wired devices on a unique subnet so I could not use this method for System Link games because the two XBOXs were on separate networks. ...


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Default Re: Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-16-2009, 01:53 PM

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I too did this same thing this weekend, the trouble is, I was trying to hook up two XBOXs through two of my minis. The internet connection sharing puts the wired devices on a unique subnet so I could not use this method for System Link games because the two XBOXs were on separate networks. ...
Buy a cheap 5-port ethernet switch and you can connect both of them. They'll be on the same subnet then.


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Default Re: Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-19-2009, 12:38 PM

Dude, thats an awesome mod . Way to go!
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Default Re: Dell Mini as an Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter - 03-25-2009, 04:13 AM

Any dd-wrt capable router can be used to bridge over wifi. Heck, I even used a low-end zyxel i got for $10 A/R to bridge in my parents house.

These cost a lot less, and draw way less power than a mini 9.

-Tom

P.S. An alternate to look at if you have coaxial cabling are the MOCA bridges (such as the Motorola nim-100). You can occasionally find these on e-bay, and they will bridge ~100mbps over the existing coaxial wiring in the house!
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