So, last year I had cable internet. I went through two Nintendo Wifi connectors and am now on my third one. I would use the Internet Channel, Everybody Votes, News, Weather, and even sometimes the Wii Shop channel just about everyday. But, most of the time my Wii couldn't connect, even with this new Wifi Connector and the new drivers with it. There was always something I had to do to fix it.
Move the Wii closer.
Stand the Wii vertically.
Lay down the Wii horizontally.
Move the Wifi connector closer.
Turn the Wifi connector on its back to let that side cool down.
Get the Wifi connector away from metal.
I'm not sure what was causing all of these problems, but after trying at least a few of these things I would get my connection back!
Then I found out that I was moving to an area with no highspeed available. Yippee, everything I have come to enjoy? Gone?
I searched around to see if it was even possible to connect on dial up. From the posts I saw, you couldn't send messages/access the Wii Shop Channel on dial up, let alone play games.
So, here I am on dial up six months later. I connected my Wifi connector, just to see if it would work and let me connect. And, I've come to notice a few things. Although it is indeed slow, I can still download games from the Wii Shop channel overnight, I can send messages, view all of the channels as before, everything. It has not messed up on me once. So, you don't exactly need a broadband connection like the manual says.
No way I am playing Brawl like this. Here is to hoping DSL is available in my town before February!