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Wireless network at home but no means to connect your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 to the Internet? Problem solved with the Wireless Gaming Adapter from Mad Catz. Just plug into a PC—with the included Ethernet cable—for a quick and easy configuration process then plug directly into your console’s Ethernet port to let the online gaming, downloading, and movie viewing begin. Take advantage of the fastest Wireless-N Internet speeds that enable up to 7 times faster game play, for an unrivaled gaming experience. Fully compatible with 802.11 b/g/n wireless Routers and Access Points, now you can take advantage of your console’s Internet capabilities without the need for an expensive first-party accessory.
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The product supposedly comes with a "Setup Disc" to initialize the setup onto your network; mine didn't. I was too naive to believe it'd be as simple as plug-and-play to configure it; the device comes out of box configured with a static non-DHCP setup; therefore, you have to manually set your IP settings to static information (IP: 10.10.10.0/254 && Subnet: 255.255.255.0) to access the router's configuration page (at: 10.10.10.254). Once pulling up the configuration page, I found the option to enable a DHCP server setting, allowing me to automatically obtain IP address and other network settings from the device.
Next, I found the tab to find and connect to the wireless network you desired. I attempted to add a profile for my network, only to be returned to the main setup screen of the product, with no networks added. I attempted this procedure 7 or 8 more times, including rebooting the device, and my router, multiple times, to no avail. I decided to log into my router's configuration menu and scan the system logs, only to find that the device wasn't even attempting to connect to my network. My best guess is that my TKIP/AES2 security settings were more than the device could handle. Alternatively, this could have been a dud out of the box. That said, I won't be attempting to exchange it, I'll simply be replacing it with a different brand of product.
1. One reviewer on a different website claimed their unit didn't hold it's settings if it was powered off. This may cause problems in using the adapter for some, but mine didn't have that problem.
2. In my case, the only thing that was actually holding me back from getting it to work? The xbox 360 needed to be set back to it's factory defaults. After that it connected like a charm, no problem in the slightest.
I don't really know any other tips to give that aren't covered right there in the manual, it's really very simple besides such small issues.