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    Setting up wi-fi

    Just bought a Wii and want to connect to the internet.
    I was thinking of buying the usb wi-fi adaptor but sean some negative posts. Is it possible to conect to my laptop using a wireless adaptor and conecting to the internet via dsl cable or mobile broadband?
    Could anyone tell me the best way to go? Maybe use the LAN adaptor if its not good with wi-fi??

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    There are a few hundred threads on here exactly like this. You might want to do a search to see the ton of info already given.

    The LAN adapter is the simplest setup, as you don't have to configure wireless settings. Otherwise, I would get a wireless router. A wireless adapter connected to a PC is the most-cumbersome setup.
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    I did do a search but could not come up with anything which applied to my situation.

    Unfortunately in my area I am unable to get broadband as there are no available ports at the telephone exchange so I am using mobile broadband by my mobile provider via a usb conected unit which is fine for connecting to the internet.
    What I want to know is if its possible to use a laptop wireless adaptor and use my laptop as a sort of router or use a LAN adapator and again use my laptop as a 'router'?
    As my connection to the internet is through the usb mobile modem is it still possible to use a router with it. The mobile modem can be found here http://www.three.com.au/cs/ContentSe...=1156241342637

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    if you're inexperienced with wifi or routers then the Nintendo WiFi adapter is for you! It comes with instructions, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digler
    I did do a search but could not come up with anything which applied to my situation.

    Unfortunately in my area I am unable to get broadband as there are no available ports at the telephone exchange so I am using mobile broadband by my mobile provider via a usb conected unit which is fine for connecting to the internet.
    What I want to know is if its possible to use a laptop wireless adaptor and use my laptop as a sort of router or use a LAN adapator and again use my laptop as a 'router'?
    As my connection to the internet is through the usb mobile modem is it still possible to use a router with it. The mobile modem can be found here http://www.three.com.au/cs/ContentSe...=1156241342637
    I understand what you are trying to do, but I believe your laptop is not able to issue IP addresses or handle MAC addresses the same as a router can. Unless you can connect to a high speed connection through a router, I think you are out of luck.

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    So is it possible to use a LAN adapter and have a wired connection to my pc?

    Or should I just get the usb wireless adapter? Just diddnt want to pay all that money if I could do the job with the equipment I allready have.

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    just get a wireless router i think the cheapest one is like 40 bucks not that much

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    Quote Originally Posted by digler
    So is it possible to use a LAN adapter and have a wired connection to my pc?

    Or should I just get the usb wireless adapter? Just diddnt want to pay all that money if I could do the job with the equipment I allready have.
    Just to be sure I'm clear. You said that you are connecting to the Internet using mobile broadband (cellular), correct?

    If that is the case, a LAN adapter will not work for you and you will not be able to use a router but you should be able to use the Nintendo WiFi USB connecter ($30.00). The Wi-Fi USB Connector is a dedicated wireless access point that plugs into a USB port on your laptop. It uses your laptop to access your existing high-speed internet connection.

    One of the drawbacks from what I undestand is that it pushes out a weak signal, so you are going to want to make sure that your laptop is sitting close by your wii console.
    Last edited by Dtov; 01-12-2008 at 06:56 AM.

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    [QUOTE=Dtov]Just to be sure I'm clear. You said that you are connecting to the Internet using mobile broadband (cellular), correct?QUOTE]

    Thanks Dtov, it is a cellular mobile connection. We got there in the end, I will now go and get a usb wireless adapter.

    Thanks again

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    [QUOTE=digler]
    Quote Originally Posted by Dtov
    Just to be sure I'm clear. You said that you are connecting to the Internet using mobile broadband (cellular), correct?QUOTE]

    Thanks Dtov, it is a cellular mobile connection. We got there in the end, I will now go and get a usb wireless adapter.

    Thanks again
    You are very welcome. But dont forget, be sure to purchase a Nintento Wi-Fi USB Connector and not a usb wireless adapter. Good luck.

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