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    Hardwired connection

    Just curious if anyone uses the USB hardwired Internet connection on their Wii and how much difference it makes playing online vs the wifi.
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    I haven't done it with vidya gaems (router's on another floor, can't ethernet my consoles to it), but it definitely does help. It's regardless what sort'a device you're usin', direct wired connections can have a huge (positive) impact on latency caused on your end. If ya have decent or better internet, it's most certainly worth investin' in gettin' your consoles wired t' your internet source.

    Assuming ya game a lot online, anyways.

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    I've played an awful lot of goldeneye online since I got it, and that's gotten me to start playing SSB as well. Just looking for any way to cut down on lag. Thanks for the input, Splash!
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    I don't have a hard-wired connection. However, I have heard that it does cut down on lag a little with GE online. I've also heard people complain that wii freezes INCREASE with it also...
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    I'll take increased wii freezes if it means I can improve my sub-par connection.
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    The one person I know who used one bought it because his connection through the wii was very poor despite his internet connection being much better. He said the wired connection only made a slight improvement, but it may depend on your wii.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaBondo View Post
    I don't have a hard-wired connection. However, I have heard that it does cut down on lag a little with GE online. I've also heard people complain that wii freezes INCREASE with it also...
    That sounds like a fishy complaint. 'Less GE is so poorly programmed that the Wii will freeze if you get disconnected from the host/match/internets, I don't see how a wired connection would have any correlation with one's console freezing.

    ... Not that I would know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash_King View Post
    That sounds like a fishy complaint. 'Less GE is so poorly programmed that the Wii will freeze if you get disconnected from the host/match/internets...
    It is. Wii freezes and getting booted from the game server are commonplace in goldeneye. It's an unfortunate reality for us
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    So, a disconnect equals a freeze? That's kind'a absurd...

    But you would think a ethernet connection would cause less disconnects than a wireless one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakura23 View Post
    I'll take increased wii freezes if it means I can improve my sub-par connection.
    I dunno, having to boot your Wii up again and again every so often would get more tedious than lag, but that's just me.
    I've looked around some sites, and the wired connection supposedly makes too little of a difference.
    Have you tried a speedier router?
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