with regards to setting up ICS, a "patch" cable is not the cable that
you need. when you connect "another" device to a pc to share it's
internet connection, you need a "crossover" ethernet cable.
a "patch" cable is used when you connect to a hub/switch/router.
to enable ICS, you will need to go into control panel>network connections
and right click on the relevant LAN adaptor to which you are connecting
the Wii. you can then select properties>advanced and enable others
to connect via the LAN adaptor on the pc.
it's probably a good idea to use the windows networking wizard to help
you through the process.
if you're using a third party firewall software such as Zone Alarm, you must
also configure the "trusted zone" setting to be "medium" otherwise it
won't allow any ICS traffic through.
ok cool.... let me get this straight..... (bear with me!!?!?) From wii> my LAn adaptor come's out goes to the crossover cable which goes into the back of my pc into the ethernet cable port. Then i can configure the correct setting's to let it talk to wii right?? MAte this is complecated stuff... i thought it was easy??
actually, as i've never used the Wii LAN adaptor, i'm a little unsure
as to whether a "crossover" cable is required.
looking at the datel LAN adaptor description, it only mentions the
"patch" cable, which are usually refered to as "straight thru'" ethernet
cables. you might want to try that first save buying a crossover cable!
as for being complicated, well it needn't be really, but if you run the
windows networking wizard and follow the instructions, you *should*
be up and running with the minimum of fuss.
as i mentioned earlier though, if you are using a third party firewall
software, you must configure it's LAN "trusted" zone to allow ICS
traffic to pass through. if you're only using windows built in firewall, the
networking wizard will configure it for you to allow ICS.
It didn't work..... i'm certain i'm doing something wrong but i don't know what. I have set up my computer to allow other devices to use the web but thats all i could do really. I din't turn my fire wall down but then i din't see the point because the wii could find no connection to the web. All i got was an error code!! doh!! I might see if someone here has this set up on there wii!!
I din't turn my fire wall down but then i din't see the point because the wii could find no connection to the web. All i got was an error code!! doh!! I might see if someone here has this set up on there wii!!
that could be why the Wii doesn't see the connection. the firewall is there
to prevent unwanted network traffic.
if it isn't told to allow the Wii access, then it will block it. simple as that.