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    12v external wifi

    Hi,

    I have an xbox as my carpc. So unfortunately its not as versatile as a normal pc.
    I want to add wifi capabilities to it so that I can avoid taking it out every time I want to copy more music onto it

    The xbox can't use a PCI card or a usb wireless adaptor. ( that I know of )

    So the option remaining is to use the LAN port from the xbox to an external wireless access point. I dont want to use an inverter, which means Im going to power it off 12v.

    Is there a WAP that can be run off 12v natively ?

    If not, would it be hard to chop up the standard power adaptor and feed 12v into it ?

    Could I feed that power from my 12v power supply ? The xbox is powered by a 90watt M1-ATX power supply

    Thanks, your advice is appreciated

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    Microsoft made an 802.11g external wifi card for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogo
    Hi,

    I have an xbox as my carpc. So unfortunately its not as versatile as a normal pc.
    I want to add wifi capabilities to it so that I can avoid taking it out every time I want to copy more music onto it

    The xbox can't use a PCI card or a usb wireless adaptor. ( that I know of )

    So the option remaining is to use the LAN port from the xbox to an external wireless access point. I dont want to use an inverter, which means Im going to power it off 12v.

    Is there a WAP that can be run off 12v natively ?

    If not, would it be hard to chop up the standard power adaptor and feed 12v into it ?

    Could I feed that power from my 12v power supply ? The xbox is powered by a 90watt M1-ATX power supply

    Thanks, your advice is appreciated

    You can try and find one of these http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...578&CatId=1594

    They call them ethernet bridges.

    As for powering it, with out seeing the actual unit, it is hard to say. It might be a 12 volt unit, but I think it is probably less voltage. You might be able to get the voltage from the M1, or you might need a voltage regulator to get the right voltage. The chances of it being more then 12 volts is slim, so powering it in your car should not be thatmuch of an issue.

    Michael
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