Just go wireless FTW!!
Originally Posted by infernocs
I have my associates degree in pc tech and finishing my LAN management one up this semester .
And yes I agree with you fully, hence me and link's posts. Even plug and play uses drivers on the device itself. Network adapters don't work the same way flash drives do, as in they all use the same driver basically. Those adapters from buyxtra require driver installation via a cd. The nintendo ones use a driver already installed in the firmware/os. Buy the nintendo one.
Last edited by vagrant; 11-13-2006 at 08:47 AM.
Just go wireless FTW!!
yes or you could just buy the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB connector
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my computer is old and crappy, i have windows ME not XP so the wifi dongle/connector thing wont work for me either. I already have a wired router so i am not buying a wireless one just for the wii.
I am a little pissed because the wii doesn't have an ethernet port AND we have zero news on nintendo's "ethernet kit." We have no idea when it will come out. I really don't like that i may have to wait until January or Feburary until i can get online with the wii. I wish that they would just tell us when their adapter it is coming out already. Preferably at launch but i HIGHLY doubt it.
Nintendo definetly dropped the ball as far as online goes. Everybody and their brother definetly does not have a wireless router. Nor do they wanna deal with all the latency issues with gaming online over wifi
The drivers are not necessarily an issue. When the PS2 came out there were several generic USB-Ethernet connectors that worked.
I do not know about the Wii, I guess we will find out in the coming days, but if no one can confirm or deny either case I'd wait and see. Or at least keep your receipt if you buy one.
I'm sure the Nintendo branded one will be WAY more expensive than a regular one. Look at the SD cards for example.
Your adapter has nothing to do with your computers operating system. You can still use USB adapters with windows Me/2000/nt/98Originally Posted by thoughtcrimnal84
Last edited by vagrant; 11-14-2006 at 03:16 PM.
Yes, but the wireless set-up for the Wii, I believe, said that you had to have XP.Originally Posted by vagrant
Also, I have a question. My computer is in our office at home, and the TV is just through a plaster wall from that. Does anyone any reason why, if I were to buy the Nintendo USB Wi-Fi Adaptor, that it wouldn't work?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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If you have a wireless adapter or if you have a wireless router. It has nothing to do with your operating system.Originally Posted by frontsidefish
I have heavily researched the Wifi donlge because it seemed like a great answer for me but it does work only for Windows XP.Originally Posted by vagrant
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What are you talking about? I am referring to the usb adapters you posted in the first post. I wasn't talking about wifi adapters, nor were you.Originally Posted by thoughtcrimnal84
And it doesn't matter what brand of USB wifi adapter you use, because it plugs into your computer not the Wii itself, like a usb to cat5 adapter would(which is what you posted).
USB Adapter 802.11 Wireless 2.4GHz WI-FI Converter USBG-2203 LOW PRICE $29.98
Operating System Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
Apparently you didn't heavily research enough.