I'm trying to setup my Xbox live and since my Plasma and 360 are in a different room than my PC, I was told I needed a router.
I recently bought a D-Link DIR-615 wireless router, along with the 360 wireless network adapter.
I've placed the router in a centralized loacation and now Xbox Live picks up the signal much better but it isn't connecting to my internet. I figure its because my PC doesn't have wireless adapter...the router is simply hooked up to a power outlet but has no ethernet cable running to it (approximately 20 feet from my pc.) I didnt want to have ugly ethernet cables running throughout the house, so thats why I got a wireless router.
1. So is it true that I need a wireless network adapter for my PC for this all to work??
2. If so, I read that you should stick with the same brand when buying this stuff, so what would be a good D-Link adapter? What should I be looking for?
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!
Other applicable information:
PC: Dell Dimension E510
Internet: Roadrunner Hi-Speed Cable Internet
Xbox 360 Live only gets 1 bar of connectivity when my Router is hardwired to my modem (about 50 feet away from 360). The signal sucks.
So, I moved the router to a centralized point. The reception is a lot better now (3 bars), but I dont have a 30 foot ethernet cable to hook into my modem....and I'm not sure I want a cable running all through my house.