My question has to do with using non-XBox hardware to connect my 360 to our home wireless network.
I wouldn't say I'm against paying for the official XBox wireless adapter, but if I am able to get the desired functionality from a cheaper setup I wouldn't be against that either.
I am specifically trying to find out if the following are possible or practical, respectively:
1. Using a 2Wire 802.11G USB wireless adapter (provided by AT&T along with our 2Wire wireless router) to connect the 360 to our wireless network.
2. Using a wireless router and the available DD-WRT firmware option I have lightly read about to connect the 360 to our wireless network.
Ideally, I would use option 1. The adapter is just a wireless network adapter dongle, connected via USB. Two were included in our AT&T U-Verse startup kit - my wife is using the other. I have not had much success searching for this other than an answer from Yahoo Answers. I have attempted it and the light on the adapter does not even light up when connected to the XBox.
I have read about option 2 - reconfiguring a wireless router with firmware to make it act as a wireless receiver, which is (apparently) the primary function of the more expensive 360 wireless adapter. I do not know the depths of what I would be getting into on the DD-WRT firmware side of things and I'm wondering what input people with more experience have.
To summarize: Is it simpler to just go out and buy the 360 wireless adapter or attempt a workaround and create my own with other less-expensive hardware?
Haven't posted in quite a while - if this is a common repeat I apologize. I was not able to get results when searching for some reason - it kept asking me to log in, but that's another forum.
...I don't want tomorrow's topic to be "My nuts got stuck to a tray of steaks and I had to pull them off the meat, how do I stop the bleeding?"