I am not sure if this has been asked or posted, search really didn’t show me anything.
Microsoft in an effort to increase stock prices and increase sales has released the Xbox 360 network n-adapter. While I spent $99 previously for the old wireless adapter, this one is also $99 but is it worth it?
In the past I have had some lags issues but I believe it to be router configuration issues but is it really worth upgrading my router and this adapter? Is there considerable difference?
I upgraded to a wireless-N router and picked up the adapter too, and I have had much better luck with my 360’s networked performance. I could usually count on getting dropped out of a Left 4 Dead or ODST game if it ran long enough, plus I could rarely sustain an HD streaming movie on Netflix but I haven’t had these problems since upgrading. Of course whether it’s worth the cost is going to be a judgment call for you, but it is definitely an improvement.
This is single-to-single, you wont get a 4-port switch at each end like with this Netgear set Fry’s is selling for $99. I paid $120 for that set and continue to feel like it was worth it. Maybe my house has a lot of interference, but wireless console connections have never worked to my satisfaction.
Yup, we did a test recently and none of the units came near their rated speeds - of course neither does wireless gear, but N is faster than powerline.
But that adapter is really expensive and I have no idea how close to rated speeds it is and how well it works with various n-routers.