Preferred 802.11a/b/g for Xbox 360 extender; what about 802.11n?

Preferred 802.11a/b/g for Xbox 360 extender; what about 802.11n?

Post by VmluY2VudC » Sat, 27 May 2006 19:45:02


Barb - I've read your excellent article many times - thanks. FYI, I had
insufferable menu lag on my wireless-G network (MCE on 360) using a DLink
wireless ethernet bridge; I improved it considerably by replacing the bridge
with the official xBox USB wireless adapter. Still, not good enough for video
streaming. My question:

you recommend wireless-A, especially the DLink DI-784 - but this (and other
A routers) have terrible reputations for reliability, so am hesitant. Do you
recommend the new 802.11n standard? or do you think concerns about the 784
are unfounded?
 
 
 

Preferred 802.11a/b/g for Xbox 360 extender; what about 802.11n?

Post by Barb Bowma » Sat, 27 May 2006 21:24:31

it's too early to purchase "N" gear - the standard still is in flux
and you could end up with orphaned equipment.

I wrote that column quite a while ago - and I'm actually using a
DGL-4300 with several a/g access points attached now since the 4300
supports gigE for my wired computers. still, DLink is updating
firmware for the 784 (march of this year) and I personally know a
couple of people who have good success with this router (don't know
what firmware they have currently though). I'd recommend checking the
broadbandreports.com dlink user forum to see what people think of the
latest firmware.

On Fri, 26 May 2006 03:45:02 -0700, Vincent Toolan




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