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Xbox 360 802.11n Wireless Adapter Hits UK

Engadget reports that the elusive adapter was recently spotted in Asda, a UK supermaket branch. Asda has the adapter priced at £49, which is in line with the older model.

Microsoft has been vague on the release of this new adapter, but it's real and here now in retail stores.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Asda, its a supermarket chain that was, until a couple of months ago, owned by Walmart. So speculating that we're not too far away from a U.S. release couldn't exactly be considered going out on a limb.

  • Chipi
    Yeah, but PS3 already has this...
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  • mikepaul
    Not 802.11N, last I knew. Built-in 802.11G is nothing to brag about in a HD world...
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  • Supertrek32
    $85 for a freakin' adapter. For that price, I'd just buy a second router and configure it as an access point. Then I could hook up anything else in the area as well.
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  • 85 bucks i laugh at all you xbox fans. you have to pay extra to get wireless internet. wile all of us with a ps3 have ours built in.
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  • tester24
    WHY!!! WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?! Sure N is faster but then you're whole network has to be N for it to work, and I highly doubt your internet connection could even saturate a 802.11G card. Makes no sense.
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  • scook9
    Wireless N (New XBOX 360) > Wireless G (PS3)
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  • Zoonie
    Can you spell R-I-P-O-F-F?
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  • jch059008
    You can't stream hd content from your pc hard drive reliably over 802.11 g thats why i ran ethernet to my xbox. So for people who don't have that option upgrading to an 802.11n network would be a solution.
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  • mikepaul
    tester24WHY!!! WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?! Sure N is faster but then you're whole network has to be N for it to work, and I highly doubt your internet connection could even saturate a 802.11G card. Makes no sense.Not your WHOLE networ, just the 802.11N device it talks to. I hate to say one brand of 802.11N gear will work WELL with this, but a WNHDE111 plugged into your old 100mbps router as an Access Point might do just fine. Refurbished makes the experiment cheaper...
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  • volks1470
    Just saved myself some big money by just bridging the network between my computer and 360.
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