Wireless Gaming On the Cheap

Linksys has a set of new wireless routers designed specifically for console gamers. The new Wireless Gaming Adapters (WGA) plug into any console with an ethernet connection (i.e. Playstation2, X-Box or GameCube) and link to your home wireless network. Previous DIY versions involved using a “wireless bridge” but these dedicated products are about half the price, and are designed for easy, driver-less configuration for consoles. Plus they can be used without an internet connection for direct head-to-head gaming with another console with an adapter. Price ranges from around $60 for the 802.11b version (pictured) to $100 for the faster 802.11g version.