it basicall means :
A piece of hardware that routes data from a local area network (LAN) to a phone line
routers can be wireless or wireda dn can support different things runningf from it at the same time e.g. xbox, pc etc , looking at the picture of your DSL box, it doesnt look wireless, so your options are
1. get a router that is wireless which can support ethernet wires also.
2. keep the router you have and get a lan adapter for the wii or a usb dongle which you can plug into your pc.
the problem you have is that xbox is ready out of the box for a wired connection, and the wii is ready out of the box for a wireless connection.
You can pick up a router for around $40, a LAN adapter for Wii for around $20, or a Wifi usb dongle (not recommended) for around $35. You can go wireless with everything in your network with a router but will then need the wireless adapter for Xbox (360?) and your PC (unless you get a router that also allows a wired connection for your PC and/or 360); this will be around an additional $125 (I hear the wireless adapter for 360 is around $100); the Wii has wireless enabling built in, so there is no adapter needed for it. The Wifi usb dongle will allow you to share the wireless connection of a PC by plugging in the dongle to a free usb port on a PC (again, not recommended as bad things have been going around with excessive problems with this route). Or of course, if you wanna just grab the cheapest route and go with the LAN adapter, this works fine but requires the wire which may have to be stretched across the room and the excessive disconnecting every time you wanna run the internet on a different system (hence the wireless network being the best possible route, it is worth the money).
hi - does anyone know if it is possible to hook up your wii to a wired internet connection WITHOUT a router?
You can get a LAN adapter and hook your Wii directly up to your modem (must be high speed or broadband). This adapter hooks to a usb port on your Wii and an ethernet cable goes on the other end and connects to your modem. Look up Nintendo LAN adapter. They can be purchased at electronics stores that sale video games and accessories.