An Xbox Wi-Fi adaptor looks something like this:
It has a special antenna designed to pick up Wi-Fi connections in the surrounding area, and, as with a typical wireless adaptor, it has a standard USB attachment which can be plugged into a USB port.
Once you have your Xbox 360 Wi-Fi card sorted, you simply plug it into the USB port on your Xbox 360 and then install the software when prompted.
Once the software has finished downloading, go straight to the Settings menu in your Xbox.
- From Settings, go to Network Settings
- From Network Settings, go to Advanced
- From the Advanced tab, select Wireless, followed by Settings again
- From Settings, choose System, followed by Network Settings, and finally Edit Settings
- Find the item marked as SSID or Network Name, and change this from the default setting to match the name of the network that you're trying to connect to (i.e. if you were trying to tap into a network known as 'Sarah'sNet', you would replace this name with the default name listed in the box).
- If the SSID box is greyed-out (i.e. if it won't let you change it), then it means either that your Xbox has connected automatically to the Wi-Fi network (in which case the network's name should appear in the greyed-out box), or that your router has not recognised the available network.
- If the router has failed to detect the Wi-Fi network, you can manually enable this by checking the box identified as Specify Unlisted Network.
- From here, try entering the Network Namein the SSID box again.
- Now look for the Network Mode option; select Infrastructure (this is the setting for wireless networks).
- Click Save to finish; your connection should now be all set up and ready to go.