XBOX 360 premium console...PLAYING ONLINE ?

  worcesterman47 15:45 05 Feb 2009

hi grandson has just been bought a brand new XBOX 360 PREMIUM CONSOLE,he tells me it is possible to play online games etc..if that is so..what would i need to enable him to do extra cables or connectors etc etc, i guess the first thing is a broadband connection which i do have & it is a really good fast connection..but i am totally lost on any other items that would/could be any help/advice would be greatly appreciated, may thanks

  skidzy 16:23 05 Feb 2009

Hello worcesterman47

You need a Microsoft wireless adaptor or connect directly to the router (assuming you have a router) and an Xbox live subscription.

My boys have recently said that Microsoft will be making Xbox live free in the near future,how true this is...i do not know.

This will help you a bit. click here

  worcesterman47 16:54 05 Feb 2009

many thanks skidzy..just the kind of information i guess i needed...i do have a router..and will look into the xbox adaptor for going wireless fact will have a good read later of the link you posted...once again from an absolute novice with xbox's etc ( way to old :)..many many thank

  gazzaho 18:19 05 Feb 2009

A wired connection is the cheapest way to connect if the Xbox and computer/router are going to be close to one another like in the same room, it just costs the price of the cable. The wireless network connector is £50/£60 and is preferable if your grandson is going to be using it from another room.

You say you have a broadband connection but you don't specify a router, which, in simple terms is like a auto switch enabling you to connect multiple computers/game consoles to the Internet at the same time.

A wireless router plus Xbox 360 network connector is going to be the most expensive but most accommodating option.

  malgall 20:42 05 Feb 2009

have used xbox live for some time and its well worth it

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