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Xbox 360 wireless system link distance??

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Hi all,

I want to start an Xbox 360 club at my school where we'd play something like Halo/CoD for a while after school once/week. According to Microsoft.com wireless system link is achievable without even using a wireless network - the wireless adapter on the consoles talk directly to each other. Does anyone have experience with this? How close do the consoles have to be for this to work? We'd have them in different rooms and potentially in different buildings.

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pretty sure they'd need to be in the same room
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Hi all,

I want to start an Xbox 360 club at my school where we'd play something like Halo/CoD for a while after school once/week. According to Microsoft.com wireless system link is achievable without even using a wireless network - the wireless adapter on the consoles talk directly to each other. Does anyone have experience with this? How close do the consoles have to be for this to work? We'd have them in different rooms and potentially in different buildings.
They'd both have to be slims right? The old models didn't have wifi built in from what i remember.
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pretty sure they'd need to be in the same room
i doubt that. they are using the wireless cards. it doesn;t need a network because it will create one. it is called an ad-hoc network.

like any wireless device, the clsoer and less walls the better. different buildings are doubtful.
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They'd both have to be slims right? The old models didn't have wifi built in from what i remember.
That is correct.

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How close do the consoles have to be for this to work? We'd have them in different rooms and potentially in different buildings.
Think of it like normal WiFi range at your house...how far can you move around and still get a signal? Now, it is not going to be THAT good, because there aren't all the big antennas like there are on your router...but I'd guess maybe 50% of a normal home router would be a good starting 'idea'.

Basically...'different buildings' is completely out of the question without external antennas.
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I have never known of this feature. Is this like the original xbox where you can link a mess of consoles together and play?

Sounds rather awesome actually.
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Thanks for all the responses.

So does anyone know if it is also possible to do system link USING an actual wireless network?
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Thanks for all the responses.

So does anyone know if it is also possible to do system link USING an actual wireless network?
you should be able to. they should see each other on the network. i've honestly never tried.

found this article, has some nice graphics. http://www.eliteownage.com/xboxlan.html
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We did this at college between the dorms so you should be able to get on your school's network and play system link with other xboxes without trouble.

keep in mind a hard wired system link is near perfect from a lag standpoint and so much better for shit talking the other team.
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Shouldn't be too hard to setup a wireless network with a cheap DD-wrt router or switch. While hardwired is best, wireless may be a more practical choice.

In terms of wireless, I'd recommend setting no encryption. If anything, add a mac filter on it. But really, nobody should be messing with a router after school that wouldn't be hooked up to the internet.
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My understanding is you need the wireless dongle for the old xbox, then it creates some type of shared network. I want to do this with gears 2 as you can find copies for $4 and do horde mode
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