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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by sherlocktheholmes, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. sherlocktheholmes

    sherlocktheholmes Grand Master of Funk

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    Has anyone tried (or heard of) an "ad hoc" network connection and knows whether or not it will work with the Wii?

    Basically, you setup a compter-to-computer network in Windows where two wireless adapters communicate with one another and share an Internet connection without the use of a router. Last night, I actually got my Wii to recognize the "network" that I setup as an access point, but I get the error code 51330 each time I try to connect. I think the reason is the laptop that I'm using as the host computer is from my work and has intense security which I can't really disable. I'm really hoping someone else got this to work.

    I know I'm being cheap by trying to avoid a router, but there's nothing wrong with saving some money. Plus I am trying to be a little bit different and also viewing this a "proof of concept" experiment.

    Sorry for the long post. It's my first post, so go easy. Yes, I realize my username betrays me on this one...
     
  2. VirtualDreadlock

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    do you have the laptop hooked to a wired modem? otherwise the network connection is being used by the wireless crossover.
     
  3. sherlocktheholmes

    sherlocktheholmes Grand Master of Funk

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    The laptop was hooked up to a wired DSL modem. I was then trying to communicate between the two wireless card adapters to share the wired connection. The communication was successful because the Wii located the access point, but I couldn't get a connection. :mad2:
     
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    I tried that for the longest time last November right after I got my Wii... but I couldn't get it to work. I eventually had to just buy a router, worked flawlessly. I was on Vista though, not sure if that makes a difference, never tried it on XP though, just gave up on the Ad-hoc idea. Good luck though.
     
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    I have a d-Link DWL-G122 usb wifi adapter, which has an ad-hoc connection mode. I've managed to make the wii recognize the access point, but I just can't connect to my computer. I'm about to get a router, cause I think this really won't work...
     
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    mym6 WiiChat Member

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    Last I heard/read, the Wii does NOT do ad-hoc networks.
     
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    Just download Ralink Tool for your D-Link thing. It includes an AP software. It worked for me.
     
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    justmeece WiiChat Member

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    Where do I find it? is there a tutorial for it somewhere? I just couldn't find it...
     
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    Hunter123 WiiChat Member

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    Type in google "your device model" "chipset" and see what chipset has your card!
     
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    gamechaser001 Wii Nerd

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    I am trying something similar myself, my father has a dial-up connection (he dosen't want to pay for broadband), so I configured a computer to do ad hoc mode to turn the dial-up connection into wireless, I ran into a problem with the video driver, so I couldn't get to the settings of the wireless to get to it

    Based on what you said, it probably is your security, I would say run the error number you have to see what the problem is, if it has anything to do with a firewall or something similar, then that would be your problem, do you have another computer to put in it's place?

    [edit]I just looked ad the error code, see if you can change your wireless channel to either 1 or 11, i'm not sure if this is the same error code I got, but when trying to connect my Wii to my router, I had a similar problem, I changed my wireless channel to 1 and it worked just fine
     
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  11. sherlocktheholmes

    sherlocktheholmes Grand Master of Funk

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    gamechaser001-I haven't been able to try another computer. My Gateway desktop doesn't have a wireless ethernet card, so it won't work. I'm convinced this type of connection might (about 10% convinced) work, but I think I've given up on it. I'm either going to buy the LAN adapter or buy a router. Glad to hear you and others tried to get creative with connecting their Wii.
     
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    What are you using on the laptop to make it act as a wireless access point. I believe the Wii will see ad-hoc networks, but it won't properly work with one.
     

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