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    Quote Originally Posted by Goots
    The only trouble with doing it that way is that your PC needs to be turned on in order to use your Wii online, and if you want to use the Nintendo Connect24 service, that means 24 hours a day

    Personally, I would buy a Wireless modem router and let your Wii connect to that wirelessly. The router stays out of sight and permanently connected to the net. I use a Netgear DG834Gv3 which also gives you a built-in 4 port ethernet switch. This is, in my opinion, the best way of sharing your internet connection between Wii, PC (or PC's), Laptop, DS's, PSP's, etc..

    Bear in mind though, that the DG834Gv3 has a built-in ADSL modem and won't work with cable broadband, only ADSL. However, you will haev no problems with ports, firewalls, configurations or anything else if you take this path. If you eventually decide to "hard wire" your Wii via the ethernet adaptor when it comes out, the DG834Gv3 is ready for that too.

    I strongly agree with that. However not all routers simply allow a wii to plug and play. I had to turn off a few filters on mine and etc to get it to work properly. However instead of spending the same amount of money on a generic solution you could just buy a wireless router for around $50 with a little setup at first then you are ready for many other wireless devices and wired devices. The adapter is a quick and mostly painless solution though that fits the common consumer in your case. But he's right if you want to use wii connect 24 youd need to leave your pc on all the time....

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    My PC is always running 24 hours a day anyway so it wouldn't be a problem.

    I think I've found my solution. Wi-Fi LAN Adapter. All I have to do is buy one install the drivers and software on my PC and just run the connection setup on my wii right ? Does anyone know what's the maximum distance ?

    PS: Still nothing on any website that ships it worldwide-ly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loizoskounios
    My PC is always running 24 hours a day anyway so it wouldn't be a problem.

    I think I've found my solution. Wi-Fi LAN Adapter. All I have to do is buy one install the drivers and software on my PC and just run the connection setup on my wii right ? Does anyone know what's the maximum distance ?

    PS: Still nothing on any website that ships it worldwide-ly ?
    WiFi lan adapter sounds the same as the wifi usb device. Except wired. If its CAT5 wire it can easily go 75ft without problems probably up to 100ft. BTW if your wii isnt far away from your router you may consider getting a Wii LAN adapter which would let you plug in your wii to your router directly via a cable provided you can find one. Although I don't know currency conversions [im in us] I'd assume that doing what you want to would cost as much money as buying a new router. However if your ISP's device is a modem/router you might want to go that route as sometimes without proper setup a second router can be a pain in the ass since its gotta also go through the first so both have to be configured correctly. If you just have a single modem then its no problem.

    But if your goal is to get that sucker connected ASAP then by all means your solution is perfect. Regardless if thats what you want to do I suggest you do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acphydro
    WiFi lan adapter sounds the same as the wifi usb device. Except wired. If its CAT5 wire it can easily go 75ft without problems probably up to 100ft. BTW if your wii isnt far away from your router you may consider getting a Wii LAN adapter which would let you plug in your wii to your router directly via a cable provided you can find one. Although I don't know currency conversions [im in us] I'd assume that doing what you want to would cost as much money as buying a new router. However if your ISP's device is a modem/router you might want to go that route as sometimes without proper setup a second router can be a pain in the ass since its gotta also go through the first so both have to be configured correctly. If you just have a single modem then its no problem.

    But if your goal is to get that sucker connected ASAP then by all means your solution is perfect. Regardless if thats what you want to do I suggest you do it.
    Cat5e cable can be run 200-300 feet without issue in most cases.
    A wireless router will give a range of 100-150 feet in most cases, but it varies a lot depending on how many walls/floors in the way, and house construction teqnique.

    Just go buy a wireless router, like the Linksys Wireless-G.
    Plug your cable modem/DSL into it, follow directions to setup.
    Tell the Wii to search for wireless, and you are done.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. You've all been very helpful.

    And a last one. Is there a speed difference between the three different ways I can connect to the net with my Wii ? Theoritically the wired should as fast as the wireless router solution but I'm sceptical with the Wi-Fi solution. Would it be as fast as the other possible ways ?

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    Internet wise, wired or wireless should provide the same speed. A wifi connection is faster then the vast majority of cable/dsl connections in the US.
    Wireless b's limit is 11mbps, but you'll more likely see 6. Wireless G is upto 54mbps, again you'll see more in the 30's.
    Wired is 100mbps max, again lower in real life.
    The average DSL/Cable connection is 3mbps or less, so any of them are faster then it.
    Where you might notice a difference, is if you are streaming files from your home PC to the wii, or vise versa. In this case the 100mbit wired will be quickest.

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    Thanks for the correct specs Envy. I couldnt remember if it was 100ft or 100m for the CAT5 cable

    To the OP: He is right, the speeds wont really matter unless you've got a HELL of a connection, then again as speeds increase, the download times dont go down as drastically as you might expect. Like I've been trying to say....get a good WIFI router Wireless G and be done with it.

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