Going online with the Wii

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  1. Owen824

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    Is it only wireless networks allow the wii to connect? Just wondering as i do not have a wrieless network and would like to get online with the wii when i get one. Is there some sort of adaptor that i can get? whats the easiest way to get online and where can i buy the stuff to do it. cheers
     
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    If you dont have a wireless setup then you will need the USB Ethernet Adapter.
     
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    It's wireless straight out of the box, but you'll need to get the Ethernet->USB adaptor to attach it to a wired network. Unfortunatly they havnt been released yet, but I've seen a video on youtube of standard adaptor working in the states. No idea what brand it was though, or even if its availiable over here.

    The alternative is to get a wireless access point to attach to your wired router, might come in handy if you ever get a DS or a laptop.

    The third way is to get a wireless usb dongle for you PC that the Wii can connect to, although you will need to have your PC on whenever you want to use the online functions of the Wii.
     
  4. Owen824

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    well the dongle does not sound like a bad idea. how much does it cost and where might i get one. my pc is never off so this sounds good unless this dongle costs a lot.
     
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    Surely the datel WiFi MAX USB Stick will work.

    DVD.co.uk has them at £17.99 delivered AND it apparently comes with software to use as a wireless access point for the DS and PSP as well ;)

    Sean :)
     
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    I bought one of the USB dongles and in all honesty it was more hassle than it was worth. I spent about 4 hours trying to make it work and gave up. The set up on the PC was ok and initially the wii connected to it but the connectivity tests failed. Eventually i moved the PC a whole 4 meters closer to the wii (it was then less than a metre away) and hey presto it could see the dongle and connect ok but I then got a message saying that it couldnt talk to Nintendos servers. Apparently that was my routers fault according to the Big N.

    I purchased a Netgear wireless broadband router later that day and had the Wii connected to the internet less than 10 minutes after turning the thing on.

    I know people have it working but it was damn frustrating and a waste of time. The guys in Gamestation were happy to take the dongle back though as they had recieved other reports of it not working properly.
     
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    Hope I get a little luckier as I've plumped for the wifi MAX stick as I have 2 DS's at home too (me n missus).

    My PC will be about 2.5 metres from wii :fingerscrossed:

    Sean :)
     
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    Yeah I got the official Nintendo Dongle so hopefully you will be ok. 2.5 meters should be close enough I would think! :)
     
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    I will report back once I receive my wii and dongle and get them set up.

    Just hope John Lewis hold up their end of the bargain and dvd.co.uk deliver as usual :rolleyes:

    Sean :)
     
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    I've got a USB to ethernet adaptor - it came with NTL broadband I think
    - will I damage anything in the Wii if I try it?
    And excuse my ignorance, but why do I need the official adpator? Is it soemthing to do with drivers?
     

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