|Item model number||882224248495|
|Hardware Platform||Xbox 360|
|Operating System||Windows XP|
|Item Weight||3.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||9.2 x 7 x 2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.25 x 7 x 2 inches|
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows
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- Works with current and future Xbox 360 wireless accessories.
- Integrated 2.4GHz high-performance wireless technology.
- Receiving range up to 30 feet with 4 different devices.
- Powered by USB 2.0 port on PC, cable length approx. 6 ft. (180 cm).
- Compatible with Windows (XP/VISTA/7).
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Here's how to set it up:
1. Go to Device Manager
2. Select the "Unknown Device"
3. Choose to update the driver under the Driver tab
4. Choose the 'Browse for a driver' (not the exact words but close)
5. Tell it that you want to pick from the list of device drivers
6. Choose the "Microsoft Common Controller for Windows Class" option
7. Pick the Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver
This is how I set it up under Windows 7 x64. Other versions of Windows may differ. So far I haven't experienced any problems or issues. Both Devil May Cry 4 and Grand Theft Auto IV, along with all of my emulators work superbly with it.
However, I do plan on getting the real deal. I don't trust this thing to keep working very long.
After installing the device & software, I couldn't get my black wireless xbox360 elite controller to sync with the receiver. The ring light on the controller would rotate while trying to connect to the receiver. The light on the receiver would blink attempting to locate the controller. After a few seconds, the ring on the controller would stop rotating, and start blinking. A connection could not be made.
After some research, I found the solution. The issue is with USB power. The receiver needs A LOT of it. If you have other devices on your USB, especially high powered USB keyboards or mice, the receiver might not work. Try removing all USB devices and rebooting your PC with only a PS/2 mouse and keyboard connected. The receiver and controller should sync up immediately, even before you finish booting into windows. This fixed my problem.
If this is your problem, there are two solutions. 1) a USB PCI interface card, or 2) an externally powered USB hub (NOT BUS POWERED). I believe the receiver needs a lot of power because its capable of syncing to four separate devices. The USB on most motherboards simply isn't strong enough. Hope this helps.
Original review: There are many many wireless receivers on the market, but many of them require you to do surgery to get the drivers installed, as they do not have the correct (Microsoft) USB IDs for the official drivers to recognize them. You have to either edit the driver files, or force-load them, and the whole process is a big pain in the butt.
This offering does it correctly. You just plug it in, and if you're on Win 7 or later, the drivers automatically install, no hassle. If you're on XP, there's a driver disk included. After it's connected and the drivers have installed themselves, you just press the 'introduction' button on both the receiver and the controller, and wham, it's operational. No fuss, no muss, things just work.
I don't know with certainty that this receiver is actually made by Microsoft. It could still be a fake. But, if so, at least it's a *good* fake, coming with the right USB IDs, and a driver disk that certainly looks genuine.
There's no hassle, the price is reasonable, and the seller seems good. If you're going to buy a wireless receiver, this is probably the one you want.
I purchased this item because my original Microsoft receiver stopped working after the manufacturer's warranty time of 90 days. The device simply was not working one morning. So I searched online for a replacement and thought I was getting the original Microsoft Xbox 360 receiver because it was advertised that way. (at that time this item was called a "Microsoft Gaming Receiver for Windows" but since has had to change the name because of my warnings and letters) Unfortunately the product did not work right off so I had to contact Microsoft gaming for support. Then after trial and error we discovered that Microsoft did not produce this rip off of their product.
Also Microsoft doesn't print the Words "Xbox 360" on the front of the real product,rather they print "Microsoft." On the back the words Microsoft there will be an 'R' in a circle and behind the words Xbox 360 will be a small 'TM.' This product came with a receiver and packaging that looks VERY similar to the real one but it is not. The genuine item is pictured by other buyers, but they are not what you will get. And that is also not what the advertiser is showing in their sell photo, as noted by the words "XBOX 360" printed on the advertiser's sales photo, so the seller is NOT advertising the item to be by Microsoft anymore. So please post a positive vote for my pictures in the item's gallery to have them posted first and more people don't buy this item with that expectation.)
So that's the bad news, but there is good news too........
The good news is, that this product does still work.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works as advertised, worked for me on win 7,8,8.1 and now on 10. I use it mainly to play emulator games with my Xbox controllers (I have had up to 3 connected so far). Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Worked perfectly on my Windows 7 Pro gaming computer. Keep in mind it only works with some games; so far, I've been able to play it with Rocket League, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,... Read morePublished 1 day ago by C. S.
This thing hasn't hiccuped once. Once I set it up, it never stopped working. Nice and easy, exactly as it should be.Published 3 days ago by Priscilla Moniz
This thing worked great! I was able to connect my Xbox 360 controller to my mac with a driver I received online and play all my old Nintendo, Sega, N64, SNES games.Published 4 days ago by Brenda
The software seems to be outdated and a bit buggy. You have to go into Device Manager and change the properties on the unlisted device to make it work. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jonathan Jung