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Can I use a usb cable to connect to the internet?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Douchegan, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Douchegan

    Douchegan Douchegan

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    Hi! I want to connect my wii to my internet, but my wireless internet isn't too strong. And i was thinking, instead of paying 40$ for a wireless usb connector...why don't i just buy a 10$ usb Cable...?

    So i was wondering if i could possibly use this:

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    and connect one end to my wii, and the other end to my computer's usb port.

    Would this work just as well as the wireless wifi usb connector? (if u don't know what that is...it's this...


    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/06/Nintendo_Wi-Fi_USB_Connector.jpg">


    Sorry if the picture is giant!!!!

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. Douchegan

    Douchegan Douchegan

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    Sorry again! The pics didn't show up...i'll post this again with them.



    Hi! I want to connect my wii to my internet, but my wireless internet isn't too strong. And i was thinking, instead of paying 40$ for a wireless usb connector...why don't i just buy a 10$ usb Cable...?

    So i was wondering if i could possibly use this:


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    and connect one end to my wii, and the other end to my computer's usb port.

    Would this work just as well as the wireless wifi usb connector? (if u don't know what that is...it's this...


    [​IMG]


    Sorry if the picture is giant!!!!

    Thank you for your help!
     
  3. Wii17

    Wii17 26 sets of flat batteries

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    simple answer, no
     
  4. Douchegan

    Douchegan Douchegan

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    why is that?
     
  5. Wii17

    Wii17 26 sets of flat batteries

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    coz the wii wont register on the cpu as a local area connection.
     
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    wireless all the way. Don't worry! you'll love it!
     
  7. bdrains2003

    bdrains2003 Got Wii?

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    The Wii has usb ports? Wow guess I should have actually looked at it instead of ripping it out of the box and quickly hooking it up to play it lol.:idea:
     
  8. 06gamerw06

    06gamerw06 PRO WII GAMER

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    ive heard a rumour that you can use any usb WLAN adapter to connect to wiiconnect24
     
  9. Jer5078

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    Go with the Wi-Fi USB Connector, I have one and it works great.
     
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    But that way your PC needs to be on
     
  11. Douchegan

    Douchegan Douchegan

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    Alright, thanks everybody!....too bad i have to spend 40bucks though but i guess it'll be worth it in the long run!
     
  12. captindaterape

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    Is it possibe to use a usb cable thats connected to my internet modem....i have comcast and i use both ethernet and usb on my computer, so im taking the usb out of my computer and putting it into my wii....is this possible?
     
  13. GaryT85

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    probably not.

    the wii itself probably wont be able to register a simple usb connection as a wired network connection.

    nintendo are releasing a usb ethernet adapter, so the wii will obviously support this, and have the drivers to run it.

    like a few people have said there is a usb connector for your pc, that allows the wii (and the DS while we're on the subject) and share the internet connection wirelessly. Also as people have said this means the pc will need to be on....

    ideally you will have your broadband running through a wireless router that is OS independant, ie it can still route a connection without the PC being on to operate it. wireless routers will often have ethernet ports aswell, or if you had a wired router, then you would need to get the usb ethernet adapter, when it is released...
     

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