On going battle!!

My nephew and I have an ongoing battle on how his Xbox is hooked up! Question is the wireless adapter for the Xbox plugs into my internet router - but he insist that the unit (Xbox adapter MUST be plugged into the walls electrical outlet directly - can it be plugged into a power strip coming from the outlet or does it have to be plugged into the wall outlet for some unforeseen reason? 

Frustrated Uncle  

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

Plugging into a power strip should be just fine as long as it's a good one and the wall outlet is properly grounded. Many of the power strips come with surge protection, which would help if you were to ever get a power surge (it would keep the stuff plugged into it safe).

As long as it's made by a reputable company, there is no discernible difference between plugging into a wall or a power strip.

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All the wireless adapters Ihat I  have used and seen plug into the conole itself...there is no physical connection to plug them into either a router or the wall. Assuming that we are talking the same thing: the Xbox wireless adapter is a small piece of hardware with one or two antennas.  They have two male connectors...one on the left on on the right.  They plug into the back left-hand of the console.  They  have a small usb cord that plugs into a matching usb port on the rear of the console.  I have no idea why your nephew thinks the adapter will plug into a wall outlet or power strip.  But all this assumes that we are talking about the same "wireless adapter."

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