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Old 27-10-2007, 23:58
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I have the above and cannot understand how to connect it all up so they see my wireless network.

Can anyone help or I will be calling the Belkin helpline?

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Old 28-10-2007, 00:40
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If your trying to plug that into the xbox, then it wont work. You HAVE to use the official Xbox 360/Microsoft one!
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Old 28-10-2007, 07:37
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The guy in the computer shop, said it is built to be used with xbox360 and all gaming machines. As I was connecting the ethernet cable from xbox to the router adaptor.

I'm confused now.

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Old 28-10-2007, 11:57
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If your trying to plug that into the xbox, then it wont work. You HAVE to use the official Xbox 360/Microsoft one!
That's not correct - the official adapter is the only *USB* adapter which will work, and would certainly have been a lot less bother, but this is not a USB adapter, it is a wireless bridge which plugs into the ethernet port and as far as the 360 is concerned it's just a wired connection. The trick is how to configure it though, since you won't be able to do it from the 360 - I don't have that device but I suspect the configuration has to be done with it connected to a PC, probably using a browser. I presume it came with a manual although that manual may expect that it's bridging a connection to another PC.

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Old 29-10-2007, 11:21
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What Bob said .

I use a USR2249 access point connected to my 360 (it's getting on a bit now, I bought it for the original Xbox before Microsoft had released their adapter). It's obviously not the same, but could give you some pointers on how to set up the Belkin kit.

The AP is connected to the 360 using an ethernet cross connect cable. To configure it, I plugged it in an ethernet port on the router, and used it's HTML interface to set it up. I set it to be an AP client (and set the MAC address of the AP it should connect to - that may be your router if it's wireless. Mine isn't, so I have an AP connected to it). I also gave it an IP address, as I use static IP addresses rather than DHCP, when everything has been configured. You may need a DHCP server running at the stage you set up the AP client though, so it's seen on your network (and so you can change the settings).

On the 360 I set up the wired connection details (gateway, DNS, etc), and gave the 360 a different IP to that of the AP client. Then I connect the AP client to the 360, and everything worked. If you need clarification on any of the above, let me know.
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Old 29-10-2007, 11:37
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Ah i thought it was a USB dongle to go into the 360 itself - my fault for not looking it up. Got confused as OP said it couldnt find her wireless network.

Is it just a router then but with a posh name? Usually with routers, you have to go to its IP address to access the settings, mine is 192.168.1.1. Type this in your Internet browsers address and it takes you to the routers configuration panel. Dunno if this is the same address for Belkin though, worth a try i guess.

The console should find it all itself if the settings are set to automatic though.

On the belkin site it says -

Simple to connect, the gaming adapter connects to the Ethernet port of your games console and is ready to go head to head with other gamers at a range of up to 100m, game online over the internet, download firmware updates for your console or just get a superior connection to your home wireless network. The device requires no configuration, set up or drivers making installation quick and easy

Automatically connects to the wireless network by the touch of a button


I assume its either not connected up right or the smallest step has been missed out - like pressing that button?
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:45
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Hi,

I use one of these gaming adapters. All you do is plug into the xbox 360 and it thinks the 360 has a wired connection. However, you will then need to configure your router to see the wireless adapter.

However, if you have a belkin wireless router you may have problems. They tend to use the same port as 360's do and so often don't work. i had to dump my router and get a linksys one which works great.

Also, if you have problems with your router you may need to set it up to see the xbox. see http://www.portforward.com/english/r...outerindex.htm for details on how to do this. it has almost ever router available and has pictures of exactly what you need to do.

If you do have problems, reply to this post with your router make and model etc.
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