Xbox 360 802.11n adapter coming November 3 for $100

By on October 5, 2009, 6:16 PM
A couple weeks back, Microsoft confirmed the existence its Xbox 360 802.11n adapter, but provided no official word on the price or availability. A listing on GameStop's website has revealed that the updated Wi-Fi dongle will ship on November 3 of this year and cost $99.99 -- which lines up earlier pricing rumors.

It was also speculated that when the 802.11n device launched, the current 802.11b/g adapter would receive a price cut from $99.99 to $79.99 -- that may not be the case, however. Joystiq is reporting that GameStop will sell both the new and old adapter for the same price of $100.

I'm not sure I see the logic in this -- especially since Microsoft referred to the new Wi-Fi device as "another choice" for consumers. While that is technically still true regardless of pricing, it only makes sense to me that Redmond would offer the dated adapter for a discount. I guess we will find out for sure in the coming weeks.

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Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Nice to see it's as over priced as the original.

shossofe shossofe said:

overpriced trash made for ignorant people

b1kshad0w said:

They must be smoking something over at MS.

Guest said:

My X-Box 360 makes a good paperweight

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Even wireless 'n' still can't beat the price to performance of a 10' $6.99 CAT5 cable. It's still for foo's who like to throw away cash on an easy problem.

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Overpriced. I'm using Ethernet over power with my 360.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

But... does it support WPA2!

jstillion jstillion said:

Yeah for GameStop, Power to the Gamers, and charging the same price for old technology (that should be cut in price even further.....

cardriverx said:

Jesus, I could buy 2 decent wireless N routers for $100.

Dissenter said:


Excellent point! Where is the fix for that issue? In another post I pointed this out regarding my Xbox 360's issue with not being able to download updates because of the security on my N Draft LinkSys router. I had to change it back to WEP to get the updates.

So I have been waiting, but I guess I will now just run a Cat5 and reconfigure my router back to WPA2.

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