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Microsoft acknowledges 802.11n accessory for Xbox 360

updated 08:55 pm EDT, Mon September 21, 2009

Adapter could be sold alongside the Wi-Fi model

Microsoft has allegedly confirmed the existence of an 802.11n adapter for the Xbox 360, according to Joystiq. The accessory was recently spotted in FCC documents, leading to speculation that the company is ready to replace the current 802.11a/b/g model. Microsoft did not provide many details, although it referenced the accessory as "another choice to consumers." The choice of words suggests that the 802.11n adapter may be sold alongside the older model instead of serving as a replacement.

The FCC documents show a black color scheme, likely designed as a complement to the 360 Elite. The device could also serve to improve video streaming capabilities, as the Zune movies collection provides content in 1080p resolution.

Despite the confirmation, Microsoft has not yet provided information regarding pricing or availability.

by MacNN Staff



  1. alterseekers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    great news!

    That's a nice and creative way to provide WiFi connection to Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles with no built-in WiFi. With this, they can be able to connect their gaming consoles to the internet using wireless connection through their wireless router. If this doesn't work for you though, and you're looking for a nice alternative, I've got just the thing for you. Check out this Xbox 360 Internet Connection Kit from Netgear, it acts the same way as the WiFi adapter giving wireless internet connectivity for your Xbox 360, and it also works for your PS2, PS3, and PC gaming. Check this link out:, for more information about this wonderful product from Netgear.

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