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    Wii Ethernet Kit Revealed

    If You Donít have wireless internet, Donít worry; Nintendo Wii Ethernet Kit will get you online in no time

    Nintendo revealed to CVG today that it will release an Ethernet Kit for Wii, which allows users to connect the console to a standard internet router without wireless support.
    Itís undoubtedly good news after concerns that the lack of an Ethernet port on the Wii meant that the console could only connect to the internet via wireless link-up.

    For people without a wireless-enabled router, this would mean purchasing a new router or the almost non-existent Nintendo WiFi Connector (that USB dongle thingy). But with the Ethernet Kit available, non-wireless gamers have nothing to worry about.

    Those of you who connect your DS to the internet with the Nintendo WiFi Connector can use the same device to connect the Wii. And most wireless routers will also be compatible with the Wiiís built-in WiFi technology.
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    summarise please. i0n has said this already. thanks tho.

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    It's just a USB to Ethernet adapter, commonly available at any computer store for about $10.

    Nintendo's might be proprietary, but I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroidZ
    summarise please. i0n has said this already. thanks tho.
    There is not much to summerize, it's pretty straight forword. It's not as long to read either like my other one.

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    Damn... My wireless router doesn't work very good.

    Wonder why they just didn't put a port on the back?

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    this was posted twice :P This is the third time posted lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scream
    Damn... My wireless router doesn't work very good.

    Wonder why they just didn't put a port on the back?

    Well, they figured that most people don't have their internet connection in the same room as their TV, so it would be easier to have a wireless connection available.

    Second, USB is a universal solution(hence the "U" in USB), thus allowing you to connect any device to it. As I mentioned above, any electronics store carries an adapter that plugs into your USB port and replicates an ethernet port.

    So, from Nintendo's standpoint, it is cheaper to include two USB ports in which you can connect anything you'd like to, instead of having to include another controller on the board to handle wired ethernet.

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    Would you be able to connect your DS to the net through the Wii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Protius
    Would you be able to connect your DS to the net through the Wii?
    Yes, the Wii acts as an ad-hoc router, enabling you to connect anything with a WiFi connection to it.

    However, if you already have a wireless router, I don't see the point of going this route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teqguy
    Yes, the Wii acts as an ad-hoc router, enabling you to connect anything with a WiFi connection to it.

    However, if you already have a wireless router, I don't see the point of going this route.
    I don't have a router :P Hence why I asked. So you can connect anything? So you can basically use that Wii as a gateway?

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