Xbox 360/PS3 - Wireless Gaming Network
- Wireless broadband Internet connection for Xbox 360/PS3
- Quick setup button for seamless gaming console integration (Supported by wireless Routers/Access Points featuring WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button)
- Connects to console's Ethernet port
- Compatible with 802.11 b/g/n wireless networks
- System requirements: Home wireless network, broadband (high-speed) Internet connection, PC/MAC with Ethernet port for one-time configuration
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1. This adapter is multi-functional and everyone should have at least one of these in their home.
a. This adapter will hook up to your PS3, and Xbox 360 with ease and run flawlessly
b. This item can also be used on various other devices such as your Direct T.V. box and your internet ready T.V. if your T.V didn't come with a wireless interface. For example, my Mitsubishi 73738 didn't come with a wireless card built in, so I connected one of my Madcatz adapter to its Ethernet port to obtain internet for the T.V. Likewise, you can use this device to give your Direct T.V. box access to the internet without using a hard line. I am using an HR-22 box from Direct T.V. just so you know.
Hook up is not that hard, I bypassed the CD entirely and hooked it up manually. However, this can be a pain for anyone who has not hooked up a device like this manually before. I will leave the procedure below to help you set yours.
1. Whatever computer you plan to configure this device with, disconnect it from the internet, UNLESS its hooked up wirelessly, then you can leave it connected.
2. go into your configuration for your ethernet port on your computer and change the IP address to 10.10.10.4 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0
3. After you do that, connect the Madcatz adapter to your Ethernet port. Next, open a browser and type in 10.10.10.254 and hit enter. You should now be looking at the login screen for your Madcatz adapter. Both the username and password is admin.
4. Once your logged into the adapter, select the folder that says, Site Survey.
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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.
My first attempt to get this thing hooked up I chose to configure it via the web method with the CD. I went through all of the steps which the CD lays out for you very well. Step by step it really only take about 15 minutes using the CD. However after finishing the process I went back to my 360 hooked it up fired it up and....NOTHING. So that made me a little frustrated.
The Second attempt: I go back to my router and I knew that I had a WPS button on my router so I decide to give that method a shot. Again the CD walks a person through all of the steps very well and leaves fairly little room for human error so long as you are able to follow instructions. However this all ended with the same result. So now I'm not frustrated. I'm Mad. I just paid a bunch of money for an item that does not work. So I gave myself a cooling off period and I let it be for a few days.
Third Attempt: I decide to go back and do the web method again and follow the CD walk-through again. Maybe I did something wrong the first time. I go through all of the steps and hook it back up and to my surprise it tapped right into X Box Live and I was on playing Modern Warfare 2 without any problems....
However soon after that I found that it was having an increasing difficulty connecting with my router. I found that rebooting the modem sometimes helps, rebooting the router helps sometimes, rebooting the product under review helped sometimes. However now it does not seem to be working well at all as I have not been able to get onto X Box live for three days now and this is more than a little annoying. In this case read the negative reviews and understand the risk you are taking before you buy this plastic piece of garbage.
If I were to start this over again. I would by the Microsoft adapter and would have been done with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broke it out of rage, but to be fair it took a week to get to that point. Seems impossible to get it to workPublished 14 months ago by Slimm
Exactly what I was expecting it to be. the only downfall is that you have to program it each time you take the xbox to a different house for the internet. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by Meredith Newton
I found it to lose connection ever now and then, but it worked strongly and it also work with other systems.Published on December 31, 2013 by William
Don't waste you money just but the official one from Xbox. Couldn't get it work on my network. Good price bad product.Published on December 1, 2013 by ahmad beasley
I would not buy this product if I only wanted it as a gaming adapter since I think microsofts plug in adapter would be much easier to use. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by Si Young
Yeah it took me three hours to set up because I'm no computer genius but finally I just watched a youtube video explaining the process and it all worked out fine. Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by Mac Lelland
Once you have it setup it works well, however, setup is not easy if multiple steps are required to get into your network (such as a college dorm). Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by R. L. Halfhill