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Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
Everyone
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,291 customer reviews)


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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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Product Details

  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000HZFCT2
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 2 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: February 6, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,291 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #507 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows lets you take your quality, wireless gaming experiences that you enjoy on your console and experience them on your Windows gaming platform.The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver provides up to a 30-foot range for complete wireless freedom. Use up to four Wireless Controllers and four Wireless Headsets simultaneously with one Wireless Gaming Receiver.The Receiver easily integrates with PC gaming scenarios and utilizes the same binding technology as Xbox 360. It provides a great value by eliminating the need for additional accessories for Windows-based gaming at an attractive price point.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
275 of 290 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes It's Fake - But - It Does Work! August 22, 2010
By Joe
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I was pretty angry when I discovered that this thing is NOT the genuine article but rather a Chinese third-party device. However, my controller connects to it and stays connected without any problems.

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
8. Enjoy

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.
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180 of 194 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As you can see from the other reviews, this device works very well for some, and not so well for others. Putting aside the interference problem with other 2.4ghz devices such as mice (2.4ghz wireless routers will NOT give you problems), I believe there is a single solution to almost everyone's problem, which I will outline below.

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.
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226 of 258 people found the following review helpful
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If you have already bought this item skip to `The work around' to get the device to work

My Story:

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.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great device whose value is yet to be unleashed February 12, 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As of this writing, the best value for this device is yet to come. Xbox 360 owners will enjoy being able to reuse all types of Xbox 360 wireless controllers on their PC games, but there are two major hangups that will have to be corrected with time.

1) It has been reported this item does not work with Vista yet. I can't comment on this.

2) The "Games for Windows" brand is just getting off the ground. As this brand evolves, each game with this logo on the box will support this controller natively. There won't be any need for mapping software. That means, for old games... you'll have to find something to map the controller.

If you are interested in XNA, get this. XNA (nutshell) is MSFT's platform for future game development, and it includes tools hobbyists can use to make games at home and play them on Windows or their Xbox 360. That makes this item a must-have if you plan to join XNA Creators Club and deploy your games onto your Xbox 360.

Still, the potential of this is really yet to be realized. XNA is in its fledgling state, even though to this point it has to be considered a success. "Games for Windows" has just a couple of titles on the shelf as of this writing, but is intended to explode by the end of the year. It might be that if you're willing to pony up for the Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Racing Wheel, you may get more value out of this and you can use those items on your PC.

When I compared buying a wired controller versus buying this (I already had two wireless controllers), this is obviously the better value. Just consider the facts above, and look at how things have changed since this writing, and decide for yourself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars nifty gadget
This works just like it is supposed to. My son needed it for his xbox, he loves it a lot
Published 18 hours ago by B. Cates
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I used a wired controller for the longest time until my (newly purchased) dog decided to chew it up while I was at school. Read more
Published 9 days ago by indielol
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it
The ability to easily connect the very prevalent Xbox 360 wireless pad to any Windows 7 or 8 PC is well worth the asking price in my opinion. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Chris Schroeder
4.0 out of 5 stars does what it needs to
Came with the requisite CD to install the drivers to get your XBOX 360 control to work. I was also happy because the one I ordered came in black, which is the color of my wireless... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Juliana B Minn
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Arrived fast and does the job! Now I can game on my PC with a 360 controller! PC MASTER RACE!
Published 19 days ago by Sly
4.0 out of 5 stars Works quite well
Pick up my wireless 360 controller without a problem, was able to start gaming on xinput friendly games immediately, on the other hand, there's no controller shut down prompt that... Read more
Published 23 days ago by RandomKYGuy
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY CONTROLLER WONT CONNECT TO IT NOW I GOT TO GO SPEND MORE MONEY!!!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH XBOX 360 CONTROLLER
Published 24 days ago by spencer
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Chinese Knockoff That Won't Work With Macs
I ordered this for use on my Mac with the understanding that it was a genuine Microsoft branded receiver for use with XBox 360 controllers. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Tyson Chaplin
5.0 out of 5 stars Works as described
Wireless receiver for Xbox 360 controller, works as described. Came in a grey color when I ordered it. Good alternative if you don't want to go the wired controller route.
Published 27 days ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Fantastic - Playing PC games with my Xbox Controller
Installed the driver with the accompanying CD. Plugged in the receiver and works great! Been using it for months, no problems. Love it. Highly recommend.
Published 28 days ago by Lisa L
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