Posted by: kurtsh | April 25, 2005

NEW: XBox WPA-enabled Wireless Adapter!

UPDATE 5/8/2005: 
I’ve been innundated with emails about this stupid entry in my blog.  While most of the time, these come through my public email address linked to this MSN Space, just today, I received a query directly to my personal work email address at Microsoft, which I thought was getting a bit pushy.

Let me be clear:  This blog is written for my customers ONLY and not the general public that might somehow stumble upon it’s contents through some desperate Google search.  If someone outside of my customers happen to learn something as a result of a posting I make, great… but I don’t have the bandwidth to field questions, comments, opinions, feedback, much less requests about any topic in this blog from anyone other than employees of my customers.  And they know who they are.

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As many of you know, we stopped making wireless equipment, and right around the time people expected a update for the MN-740 XBox Wireless Adapter to enable WPA encryption, we canned the whole wireless line due to a lack in sales I presume.
 
So imagine my surprise to see this:  http://games.dlink.com/products/?pid=383 
 
For those of you who own a MN-740 (or a few, like in my case), you’ll probably notice a remarkable similarity.  You’ll notice that the adapter now supports both 802.11b & 802.11a and most importantly, has WPA support while providing an update for the XBox to enable configuration through the XBox Console.  This is the only external adapter I’ve found that supports WPA security as opposed to just WEP-128bit, which is trivially crackable.
 
So if you’re looking for a WPA-configurable wireless network adapter for your XBox to operate on your WPA-enabled wireless network, then this might be a great choice.

http://games.dlink.com/products/support.asp?pid=383#quickInstallGuides


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