By Ki Grinsing
Microsoft XBOX Wireless N Networking Adapter is designed specifically for XBOX 360 with dual-band and MIMO technology for high performance and powerful wireless bandwidth demand.
As discussed previously in choosing the best wireless XBOX adapter to connect to the existing wireless network, choosing the XBOX wireless adapter with Wireless –N and dual-band support is beneficial even though your wireless networking environment is not powered by wireless –n router. This is because mostly wireless –n adapters support backward compatibility with the legacy networks. Microsoft XBOX Wireless N Networking Adapter is designed specifically for XBOX 360 with dual-band and MIMO technology that will work optimally with mostly wireless –n dual-band network.
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Connect to wireless N network
If your existing wireless networking environment supports wireless –n dual-band technology, then your XBOX 360 will boost connection to the network wirelessly with this Microsoft XBOX Wireless N Networking Adapter. With this adapter, you can connect the XBOX to the dual-band wireless n network seamlessly, fast, and conveniently. Download HD movies, TV episodes, and games from Xbox LIVE Marketplace in full 1080p and 5.1 surround sound from anywhere in the house.
This XBOX wireless –n adapter is embedded by 2 external antennas with MIMO technology to provide longer distance coverage to the network.
It is ideal for:
- Streaming simultaneous HD media such as HD movies, videos and music from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
- Avoiding interference from other 2.4 GHz wireless appliances such as microwave oven, cordless phone etc.
- Online and multiplayer gaming with lag-free
- MIMO technology is suitable for larger homes and multiple rooms
- Congested wireless environments with dense housing, multiple wireless networks
XBOX Wireless n adapter can connect to mostly wireless –n network with dual-band support. Even though it can connect to wireless –b/g network, but the throughput would be optimum if connect to the same dual-band wireless –n network based routers such as Linksys E4200 wireless N dual band router or you may consider (if you are D-link loyal user) D-link DIR-857 dual band router with USB 3.0 port for high speed data rate transfer. New generations of wireless gaming routers are equipped with HD and media server features with DLNA certified, meaning the router can seamlessly connect to any DLNA compliant devices including Blu-Ray, XBOX and Internet ready HDTV.
Or probably you have old generation of D-link DGL-4500 which is powerful wireless gaming router and is specifically designed for gamers in mind. It supports dual-band wireless n network, Quality of Service, DMZ, and other hi-grade features including router activity display. See more detail about this DGL-4500 wireless gaming router.
Netgear WNDR4500 dual band router is also ideal for this XBOX wireless network adapter to connect to. The router also supports all the requirements you need for wireless multiplayer gaming including online gaming with XBOX Live.
For connecting the XBOX wireless network adapter to the wireless network, just follow the instruction guideline here.
For secured online gaming, you should place the game console in perimeter network DMZ – the security boundary separate from the private network.