I'm almost sure I need to send my xbox in for service, but I wanted to check opinions before I sent it off and paid the money.
We had a power surge a couple of days ago, and since then the xbox has been unable to find the wireless adapter. I have an original Xbox 360, and had an off-brand adapter when this first happened. I assumed the adapter had been fried, so I went and purchased a new one--a white Xbox adapter with one antenna. In the back USB port and one of the front USB ports, the red light will come on signaling it's ready for configuring. Yet when I attempt to connect to wireless networks, it prompts me to plug in a wireless adapter. Also, the second USB port in the front will not work at all--and upon restarting the Xbox, the adapter red light will go out again and you have to unplug, replug it in to get the light to come back on. My actual wireless internet is working fine.
I think the USB ports must not be working properly, which there's not much I can do about but send it in. I just wanted to know if anyone else had any ideas.