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Connecting Wii to internet???

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Adamiki, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Adamiki

    Adamiki WiiChat Member

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    Hi,
    I just got my wii and want to make SURE that all i have to do to commect to the internet is just to- Connect my wii through usb to my internet "box"???
    is this true? I dont want to damage my wii.. Do I need something speial??
    Please answer so i can begin my adventuers.
    THANKS
     
  2. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    no, you can't just connect connect your Wii to your "internet box" unless
    that internet box is a pc which has internet connectivity or it is a router
    which has LAN USB ports (which i can't think of one in existance).

    you have a few options available to consider:-

    1. depending upon your type of broadband (ADSL or cable) your best option would be to purchase a "wireless" router which will allow the Wii to connect wirelessly to the internet without the need for a "host" pc to be switched on (see next option).

    2. get a USB to ethernet LAN adaptor and connect the Wii to a "host" pc via the PC's ethernet port. this is very similar to Windows Internet Connections Sharing (ICS).

    3. buy a Nintendo or Datel Wifi USB dongle. this allows the Wii to connect wirelessly to a "host" PC to allow for internet connectivity. it's very much like option 2, but obviously, minus wires.

    personally, and there will be a few here to back me up, i would go for the wireless router option. for a few more $/£ you have a device which will allow all of your pc / laptop / consoles to connect to the internet with the minumum of fuss.
     
  3. Enedlhach

    Enedlhach WiiChat Member

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    You have to download internet channel at wii shop if you didn't know that.
     
  4. ciper

    ciper

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    Option 1 is best

    Option 1a is to use the ethernet adapter to wire your Wii to the router.
     
  5. Thegamerfan

    Thegamerfan Just some black guy...

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    do you got a "internet box" it kinda sounds like you got a wirless router with a usb adapter...or you got a regular router and trying to hook a usb to it if so they alredy got you coverd
     

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