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    Possible to connect Wii via wireless ad-hoc network?

    I was wondering if it is possible to connect the Wii to a wireless ad-hoc network created using my laptop's wireless. I am not allowed to have a wireless router (I live in a dorm) and am hoping I can still connect it to the internet through my wireless laptop. Any advice?



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    No, get a wifi usb adapter for your laptop. Your laptop is either going to be acting as an ad-hoc host, or it's going to be connected via LAN. Not both at once.

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    I don't get it... why can't I have my laptop connected to my LAN and act as an ad-hoc host? I just did it yetsteday, I connected a couple of other laptops through my laptop... isn't that almost the same thing?

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    Because unless your laptop is wifi enabled, it won't be deteced as a WiFi hot spot. And When I say via LAN. I mean connected to the internet via Ethernet. Your network adapter is either going to be using an internet connection, or a wireless Ad-Hoc connection.
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    Oh... I thought I could just connect to the internet through my LAN, create an ad-hoc wireless network, bridge the connections, enable ICS, and connect the Wii to the ad-hoc network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chsoriano
    Oh... I thought I could just connect to the internet through my LAN, create an ad-hoc wireless network, bridge the connections, enable ICS, and connect the Wii to the ad-hoc network.
    I think that's right. but I'm not sure. It makes sense to me. The only thing is that you would need to remember to set the gateway IP in the Wii to the IP address of your Wireless card. I think. Networking is not my specialty... yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chsoriano
    Oh... I thought I could just connect to the internet through my LAN, create an ad-hoc wireless network, bridge the connections, enable ICS, and connect the Wii to the ad-hoc network.
    If you have a nic and a wireless card you can do that, as long as you make sure to statically assign the ip information.

    Then again if you have both cards and you already know how to setup an ad-hoc...than why did you even have to ask?
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    I just wasn't sure if I could do it... and I don't have my Wii yet so I can't figure it out first hand. I don't really have much experience networking. I'm just going to give it a shot. When you say to assign a static IP address... do you mean telling the Wii exactly how to connect? Is that assuming that we are going to have that option on the Wii?

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    Well your going to have to fill in the ip and gateway and i believe subnet mask info. Because it's not like having a router where you have DHCP to assign it dynamically.

    You should be fine.

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    If you can use WinXP ICS in bridge mode and your ISP or Local network gives you access to a DHCP server you should be fine without making any settings on the Wii.

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