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    Those USB Ports - Uses?

    G'day,

    I'm a new Wiier, and am just wanting to know what uses people have found for the Wii's USB ports on the rear...?

    Googling "Wii usb" gets a lot of questions about this same topic, but mostly they are all dated 2006, and given that Nintendo keep updating the Wii's firmware, I thought a new thread would be ok.

    Just the other day I saw a LCD-add-on for the Wii, that turns it into a portable device via the USB ports...

    I see in August 07 that the firmware allowed "limited" keyboard support for Opera...

    And a lot of talk about using USB hard drives/flash drives, but nothing really concrete...

    Can anyone confirm using an external drive on the USB ports?

    What other fun things are you all doing with them???

    Cheers

    cosmic

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    All I have plugged in is remote chargers and my wireless keyboard. I don't believe they are capable of more.

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    Kinda odd that they'd give the machine USB ports (which they physically appear to be, and as stated, do accept some USB keyboards), and yet then not offer a wider range of options for them...

    I just tried plugging my USB flash drive in... but it didn't recognise it in the Photo program (that comes with the Wii).

    Didn't try going into Memory Management...

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    The wii does not support usb flash drives, only SD Cards.

    The usb ports serve little purpose thusfar. Many wii accessories make use of the ports, as do wireless usb keyboards.

    Not to fit a mold,

    Not to join a trend,

    Not to follow a crowd


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    The usb holds my most important hardware. The LAN adapter.

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    1.Lan Adapter

    2.Keyboards

    3.Wii Remote Hubs/Chargers

    Nothing Else Really
    Stop reading this and get on with Life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodenameC
    Nothing Else Really

    Haha you guys have no clue what you're talking about there's a multitude of things you can do with those usb ports!!!!! Here are just a few!!


    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0651
    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0504
    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0487
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/964e/
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/9c89/


    And there are some things that are even sicker for use on those usb ports on your computer!!!


    Kyle
    Last edited by smyth; 12-28-2007 at 09:58 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smyth
    Haha you guys have no clue what you're talking about there's a multitude of things you can do with those usb ports!!!!! Here are just a few!!


    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0651
    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0504
    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0487
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/964e/
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/9c89/


    And there are some things that are even sicker for use on those usb ports on your computer!!!


    Kyle
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    when is resident evil coming to wii
    tbh

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    when i put usb contraptions e.g. electricity ball in the wii they dont work and also there not really to do with the wii, more pc's
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