Hi all prolly me been dumb but can i use any ehternet cable 2 connect the usb - ether adapter cos i tryed my old 360 cable and it dont work so i just wanted 2 know b4 i go buy another cable. Oh and this is how i connect it ether cable direct from my ether port on my pc to the usb adapter wich connects 2 the usb ports on my wii
Last edited by weedman uk; 07-22-2007 at 02:43 PM.
There are basically 2 types of RJ45 Ethernet cable: standard and crossover. Standard is what connects a device to a hub, switch or router; crossover is what connects one device to another device.
My understanding is that the Wii USB-Ethernet adapter comes with a standard Ethernet cable. So if you're going to be connecting it directly to a hub/switch you're fine, but if you're going to connect it to your PC's network card (so your PC can route between your Internet connection and the Wii), then you'll need a crossover cable.
You can tell which is which by placing the plugs side by side. A standard cable will have the same colours in the same positions on both connectors; a crossover has a different layout (the wire colours will look different).