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    Nintendo USB to Wireless Adaptor Vs. Wireless Router

    So the Nintendo WiFi Adaptor is about $45

    What I dont get is that you can buy a Wireless router (a good one even) for $45. If you keep an eye out for a deal you might even get one for Free after rebate. I got a Netgear for less then $40 and Staples was having a sale so I got a free Wireless USB adaptor.

    Is there an advantage to buying the Nintendo adaptor other then not having to deal with normal wireless issues and setup? I've read about some having issues installing the Nintendo adaptor so that isnt even an advantage.

    Am I missing something?

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    No, actually the router is better in some ways. The range on a router is a lot better, but you have to secure it yourself. The Nintendo adapter is naturally secured.
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    its easy to secure a router plus no one is going to hack you lol plus you can use it any other wireless device while nintendos adapter is limited to ds and wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by registerednerd
    No, actually the router is better in some ways. The range on a router is a lot better, but you have to secure it yourself. The Nintendo adapter is naturally secured.
    Actually the Nintendo dongle is not secured in any way, it creates an open wireless network that anyone can access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infernocs
    Actually the Nintendo dongle is not secured in any way, it creates an open wireless network that anyone can access.
    And you have to have your P.C. on all the time if you want your Wii connect24 to be on 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infernocs
    Actually the Nintendo dongle is not secured in any way, it creates an open wireless network that anyone can access.
    yes and no there is software that shows who is connecting and you have to manual click on each connection to select that they are allowed to connect and only nintendo products can connect to it unless you have hacked drivers

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    Quote Originally Posted by infernocs
    Actually the Nintendo dongle is not secured in any way, it creates an open wireless network that anyone can access.
    i wonder why my roommate cant log on to it with his laptop or DS then

    but yes i have to keep my computer on 24/7... but it always stays on so thats not an issue.

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    So those of you that have the adaptor, Is it correct to assume that Any nintendo DS or Wii can connect IF it is set to allow in the software? Or do you have to Disallow all the ones you dont want to connect?

    It just sounds like thre is 0 advantage (actually many disadvantages) to getting this thing over a wireless router.

    Thanks for any info

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    Why would you want a nintendo proprietary wireless network when you can have an open network for a few bucks more. Seems like a no brainer to me.
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    usb adapter range

    now im very confused because i dont know the range of the adapter so its quite annoying if i have my wii in a room thts not tht far from my computer do u think i will b able to go online with it?

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