802.11n AirPort Extreme & XBox 360 problems — fixed?

J@ffa

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Anyone know if that issue with XBox 360‘s and the new AirPort Extremes has been fixed yet?

Edit: If it hasn't, and I have to select the a/b/g option from AirPort Utility, am I likely to see better range even on g equipment?
 

wwooden

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I have a 360 with the 360 wireless adapter, I recently just bought the Apple Airport Extreme w/ Gigabit and I'm not having any problems. We don't have any "N" devices on our network, everything is either b or g. What were some of the problems people were reporting? I didn't even think about any compatibility problems when I went to buy the new router.
 

Mackilroy

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I've had my 802.11n Apple router for a while, and I've had not a single issue with it. Works perfectly with the 360.
 

~J~

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I have an AEBS (in 2.4GHz mode -n w/ -g compatibility)... works fine with my XBOX360 wireless. The only issue I've had is with the encryption, if I have the AEBS set to WPA2 ONLY, the XBOX cant do it, but there is a WPA/WPA2 mode that works with the XBOX.

What issue is everyone referring to?
 

Mackilroy

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For a while the 360 couldn't connect to the Airport Extreme (the N version, obviously), but that's been a long while.
 

J@ffa

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Yeah I had the problem for a long while. I had to keep an express hooked up to act as an access point in order to get the 360 to see it.

Maybe a secret update sorted this out. If so I can sell my express :D
 

e.m.

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so is the problem fixed or is it not? also, to those that have a functioning connection with this setup, are you able to successfully get NAT to open on Xbox Live? thanks.
 

Mackilroy

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I haven't had a problem in nearly three months of using mine. And I have an open NAT.
 

e.m.

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I haven't had a problem in nearly three months of using mine. And I have an open NAT.
awesome. thanks for the info. i'm moving in a couple months, so looking into a new router, and wanted the apple extreme.

are you using the MS network adapter, or some other third party?
 

Mackilroy

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I use the Microsoft adapter. Went from a Linksys router to the Apple router, all I had to do was find the network and put in the password, and it all worked from there.
 

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My wireless adapter still wont see my airport extreme at all. Irrespective of what settings.
 

e.m.

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My wireless adapter still wont see my airport extreme at all. Irrespective of what settings.
Meaning you tested out different security options, forwarded the right ports (88 and 3074 if I remember correctly), static IP on Xbox, etc? Actually, the second half of what I just wrote is irrelevant if the Xbox can't even see the Extreme.... Hmm... Have you applied the firmware update to the Extreme?
 

samh004

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Have you set your channel to something below 11 ? When I received my Airport Extreme (n) it was set to channel 13 that most Windows (and I guess XBOX) hardware can't actually see, by setting the channel to 11 or lower, things work.
 

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Trust me... :)

I've tried every permitation of securtity and ports.

I've tried every broadcast channel

I have the latest firmware in my extreme

My 360 has the lastest dashboard


Irrespective of what I do - there is no communication between my airport extreme and 360.

I have to use my airport express bs as an access point otherwise I'd be buggered completely.
 

e.m.

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Trust me... :)

I've tried every permitation of securtity and ports.

I've tried every broadcast channel

I have the latest firmware in my extreme

My 360 has the lastest dashboard


Irrespective of what I do - there is no communication between my airport extreme and 360.

I have to use my airport express bs as an access point otherwise I'd be buggered completely.
That's a bummer. I'm sorry to hear it's not working for you. At least you have the express to make it work...

I wonder why it works for some and not others...
 

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That's a bummer. I'm sorry to hear it's not working for you. At least you have the express to make it work...

I wonder why it works for some and not others...
Maybe the age of it ? My adapter is one of the first from back in Dec 2005. Maybe there was some hardware difference implemented somewhere along the line.

Kind of a bummer though, because i wanted to sell my express when I got the extreme but have been unable to do so. Oh well.
 

twoodcc

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Maybe the age of it ? My adapter is one of the first from back in Dec 2005. Maybe there was some hardware difference implemented somewhere along the line.

Kind of a bummer though, because i wanted to sell my express when I got the extreme but have been unable to do so. Oh well.
so you have an old airport extreme?
 

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Nah the express is merely used as an access point for the 360 and nothing more at this stage :eek: It is a waste, but I only really turn it on when the 360 is on and hence save a small bit of energy instead of leaving it on all the time.

And your right! I did mean my 360 Wireless adapter is from Dec 2005.
My Airport Extreme BS is the new model.