Airport Express and Xbox 360

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  1. joshua_msu macrumors regular

    joshua_msu

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    Hello y'all. I have a fairly simple question. I was wondering if I can run an ethernet cable from the Xbox 360 to the the Airport Express in order to connect wirelessly to my router? I noticed that the Xbox 360 wireless adapter is only 802.11g/b and about the same price as the Airport express. Thanks.
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    yes, just set it to Join network, and check "allow ethernet clients". has to be the newer N version though. (released Feb 08)

    i believe it will also work in WDS mode (haven't tried it), but if you don't need the range extension, it can harm your network speeds.
     
  3. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    Can confirm this worked with my AE and 360 -- 802.11N version only (actually sold my G for just this reason)
     
  4. joshua_msu thread starter macrumors regular

    joshua_msu

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    What kind of security do I want to use in order to protect my sharing network, and still be compatible? Thanks. Sorry, networked challenged here.
     
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    depends on what your main router supports.

    preferably WPA or WPA2 - anything from the last few years should support this.

    WEP is easily broken. and will only keep the non-computer savvy neighbors off, but if some one has bad intentions, chances are they can break it.

    the express pretty much supports anything your computer does.
     

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