connecting xbox 360 to Airport Extreme Wirelss Network

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  1. SBinDC macrumors newbie

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    I apologize in advance if this has been answered before (I couldn't find an answer using search). I have an Airport Extreme wireless network in my home that works great. I just got an xbox 360 with the latest wireless adapter ("N" type) and when I try to set up the xbox to work wirelessly, the setup "fails" - xbox either can't "see" my home wireless network or else can't attach to it. Any suggestions how I can fix this problem?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    Is the Xbox's firmware up to date? If not, try changing the network encryption to WPA instead of WPA2 (if you're using WPA2).
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just curious... does wireless gaming with the Xbox actually work at acceptable framerates?
     
  4. chill. macrumors 6502

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    yes, xbox live right now is the leader in online console gaming, with playstation network a close second, and wii online is atrocious
     
  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    there are A LOT of questions re guarding the XBOX wireless N adapter.
    http://forums.xbox.com/1366/ShowForum.aspx

    It seems that it is something to do with the wireless adapter. I have an XBOX 360 and an Airport Extreme, but I use a crossover Cat6 cable, so i dont know about the wireless adapter.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Even on a wireless connection? PC gaming over wireless leaves something to be desired.
     
  7. chill. macrumors 6502

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    really? i've found my wireless connection to be very satisfactory for pc gaming, even for games like counter-strike with its 10 year old netcode. i have a g router also and a pretty weak signal strength

    what games are you playing that require so much bandwith?
     
  8. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    I have a 360, and originally had the xbox wireless G attachment. I never had a problem at all connecting to my AEBS (dual band) for the month I had that setup.

    Prior to AEBS I had a Linksys WRT150N...which, after I got the AEBS, I hacked for DD-WRT firmware and now use that unit as my xbox wireless adapter by turning it into a wireless bridge. Works flawlessly.

    Attached is how I have my settings in the port mapping area of the AEBS.
     

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