The same as any other low-powered 802.11g device. It'll entirely depend on how many obstructions and what kind are between the two devices. Open air is one thing. Wood is another. Metal something else entirely.Originally Posted by Hound
You'll have to try it and see. Everyone's environment is different.My computers are upstairs on the second floor of my house while my Wii is in the basement almost directly underneath the computers.
The speed of the connection gradually drops off depending on reception. This is the standard for any 802.11 device. Usually though it'll still end up being faster than most peoples' internet connections.And is it very reliable? Like, does it create a fast connection?
Yes, the antenna is within the device.Does the internet connection broadcast directly out of the USB adapter that you plug into the computer, making it so if it's closer to the Wii, you'll have a better connection?
Hypothetically, yes: putting the antenna closer to the device will increase reception quality. However you'll run into issues with extending USB, as the USB signal is not meant to be extended 100 feet. You can get USB cable boosters but that just further adds to the cost.If so, would getting a 100ft (maybe less) USB extender cable to run down my two flights of stairs to get the adapter as close to the Wii as possible be worth it and/or a smart idea? I would just have to roll it up and return it to my computer room while never unplugging it from my computer after every time I'd play online. I know it would be a lot of work, but in my opinion, it would definitely be worth it.
Wireless isn't for everyone. It just won't work in some situations. You might consider this as an alternative: