Make a cheap Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter with DD-WRT

Make a cheap Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter with DD-WRT


DD-WRT, the awesome open source router firmware, has a feature that will turn your router into a wireless client instead of an access point. In this configuration, a cheap 802.11 access point can be transformed into a wireless adapter that you can plug standard ethernet-bound devices into.

This project will help you change a cheap wireless router into a wireless receiver for your Xbox 360. The total cost of this project can be as low as twenty or thirty dollars, compared to the one hundred dollars Microsoft wants for their little wireless dongle.

If you have a PC or two without a wireless connection, this hack is also a nice way to extend your network throughout your house without needing to pull any cables. I have a feeling that the hardware in most routers will pick up a stronger signal than built-in PC/laptop wireless adapters, so it may also be worth checking out if you get a spotty signal in your corner office.

DD-WRT Client Mode: Cheap Wireless For Your Xbox 360 – Link

7 thoughts on “Make a cheap Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter with DD-WRT

  1. margee says:

    Hey, I live out here in Oklahoma where ” the wind goes whistling down the plains ” Who’s going to take this on and make it available to the general public? Can those of us who are handy make one ourselves? Are there plans? This is awesome!

  2. CP says:

    What would happen if you placed hundreds of wind
    belts on the top of a moving vehicle?
    Say a 18 wheeler going down the highway. They
    could also supply some power to the trucks at
    night to help lower fuel consumption.

    How about putting these on the solar powered
    highway signs to help generate power at night. It
    seems that the wind picks up at night.

    Great idea, thank you for helping the world.

  3. Steven N says:

    can we get some specs? or a diy guide? they look too simple to still be using coal power

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