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Am I fit to buy the Wifi usb internet adapter?

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  1. Kingston

    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    Ok, I'm not sure what kind of internet I have.
    I use a splitter to divide phone and internet.
    the computer is always on the internet when it's turned on
    I have bellsouth.

    I have Windows XP

    I have a box that may be a router.
    It says things like Internet, Ethernet, Dsl, and USB. Ethernet light is on internet and dsl lights are on, but "USB" light is off

    PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    I hope thats enough info.
     
  2. Spyro

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    That "box" you have is a DSL Modem. Not a router. You need a wireless router. I recommend this one:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=5507043&type=product&id=1051826245223

    It's not hard to set up. Here is what this will do for you:

    -Allows your Wii to connect to the internet wirelessly
    -Allows multiple computers to connect to the internet in your house
    -Allows for networks within your house

    It connects to your router by ethernet cable. If you get it and set it up it will look like this: Phone jack -> Modem -> Router -> Computers/Wii

    EDIT: To answer your main question, the WiFi USB adapter would give you internet, but it is a waste of money and would probably be a lot slower than a wireless router (which can do 20 times what the adapter can).
     
  3. Kingston

    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    All i wanna do is connect my wii to do shop channel, and play online games like mario strikers. I have but one computer. can I do that with the nintendo wifi usb connector, and what I currently have ^^^
     
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    go onto ebay.. i bought my wireless router for about £1.27! bargin!
     
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    Sorry dude but you need Wireless router get them for like 30-50 bucks
    I got a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router from bestbuy for like $35
     
  6. Spyro

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    Yes, you CAN. BUT, for the same price you can get a wireless router and have a much more reliable connection. If you're going to play games like MSC you're going to need as good of a connection as you can get. The transfer rate of the USB WiFi adapter isn't even advertised, so i'm guessing it's around 10 Mbps. The router will give you 54 Mbps. Over 5 times faster.
     
  7. Kingston

    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    So if I were to get the wireless router, I wouldn't have to buy ANYTHING else to get my wii online?
    and Where would I plug this wireless router?
     
  8. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    ok, what you need to do in order to know if that box is a router, then just go to the Wii configurations segment and go to internet then search for an access point in wi-fi and then if there is one open, click on it and start using it, if not then you do not have a router, you will need to buy one because it is the recommended connection.
     
  9. Kingston

    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    What kind of wireless router do I want? the names confuse me!
    My budget is a mere 50 Bucks.
    Also, which ones could I buy at walmart.
    to get things straight, I only need a wireless router and nothing else, right?
     
  10. Spyro

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    Are you reading any of the posts on this thread? Come on! READ.

    Look at my previous posts to find that I found you a good, cheap router along with a simple diagram of how it connects to everthing.

    EDIT: Yes, the only thing you need is a wireless router. Everything you need will come in the box. Thats it. Nothing else. No need to spend more money.
     
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    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    yes, that's right...and just buy a 30 dollar one, I recommend a Linksys one
     
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    Go to bestBuy get a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router just ask the worker there. Pay for it walk out open up the box once you open it up you should find a disc in there pop the disc into your comp and it will tell you how to set it up step by step.
     
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    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    Where would be the place I would connect it to the modem? all of the places it could go are being used. Sorry if I sound like an idiot, but I know nothing about how the internet works.
     
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    Ask your father or mother
     
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    *stares blankly*. Forgive my impatience.

    - Go to store
    - Buy wireless router
    - If needed, ask for help from an associate
    - Go home
    - Open box
    - Find manual and instructions inside box
    - Read said instructions
    - Follow said instructions
    - Enjoy internet on Wii
    - Boast of your new-found knowledge of how to set up a wireless network

    Seriously. Anyone can do this.
     
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    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    this is my final question, dont worry.
    Your saying any kind of wireless router would work in
    my situation?
     
  17. Spyro

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    Well, a Wireless router is a wireless router. Just make sure the box says "802.11 b/g". b and g are the standards and there really aren't many that are NOT b or g or both. "802.11 b/g/a" is fine too. In fact...i think all types are supported by the Wii. So really, no worries.

    Just find an associate and say "Hey, I need to connect my Wii to the internet. I need a wireless router as cheap as possible." and they will show you one.
     
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    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    Thanks for all you guys help and patience.
    I'm gonna go buy a wireless router on friday.
    Wish me Luck.
     
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    Good luck, good man.

    is Alien Syndrome good, by the way?
     
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    Kingston Mohh2 Name: TheHater

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    sorry for another question, but doesn't bellsouth have to enable/give me permission me to turn my house into a wifi zone?
    or is it automatically good to go?
     
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