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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by helpmeplea, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. helpmeplea

    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    I need help please.

    I have just bought the kids a nintendo WII and I want to connect it to the internet for them but have not got a clue where to start

    I have a PC on broadband (NTL) but this is wired not WI-FI (i think thats wire free?)

    Running on XP

    I have seen a USB Access Point (Nintendo DS) by Nintendo on Amazon but this look like a wire free device.

    I think I can buy one of these plug it into my PC and I think that will work??

    do I need something to plug into the WII and THE PC or just one.

    Can I use WI_FI at all?

    So many question I am very confused please help.
     
  2. wiizorer

    wiizorer WiiChat Member

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    will someone help this fellow?

    stay tuned...
     
  3. helpmeplea

    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    lol please please please
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    yeah, buy one of those usb dongles, easy setup. You could also buy a lan adapter that would plug into the usb ports on the wii, this is wired though....

    that's all I can say

    unless they left, wait for billsho, ciper, or azwii_tard. lmfao
     
  5. helpmeplea

    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    USB dongle sounds good, does thatplug into PC and do I need anything for the WII, are they wireless?
     
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    wiizorer WiiChat Member

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    yeah the wii will detect it, just gotta install the software onto your copm

    it's not that strong though so make sure your wii is on the same level as it
     
  7. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    i wouldn't bother with the USB wifi adaptor.

    for a shade over £30 you can get a netgear WGR614UK wireless router which will
    work fine with your Wii and your NTL broadband service.

    i was using one of those for well over 12 months before exchanging it for
    a linksys WRT55AG (purely for 802.11a compatibility with the X360) and
    still wish i had the netgear.
     
  8. Bigjake52

    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    I would just do the usb thing if you dont know much about advance stuff on you computer\router. do you have a router and is it a lan\wlan router one with rabbit ears (atianas). or do you just have a modeom?
    Go with the usb wi-fi plug. and it is free and i know it does not mean wire free but is for some certan laptops that can use wi-fi but noe one will hack you
     
  9. helpmeplea

    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    So that USB Access Point thingie plugs into my pc (on a normal wired moded) and the WII will find it and connect to the internet without wires? (nothing plugs into Wii?

    Thanks again
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    yes

    (too short)
     
  11. helpmeplea

    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    and I dont need a wireless router (not that I know what one of them is)
     
  12. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses No more stupid posts!

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    I have search for acces point it works so what is the point of the other usb adaptor for wii stronger signal or what???
     
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    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    If you get a router you should just be able to plug it into your modem, and your PC (after getting the wireless adapter, which you will need; these can be found fairly cheap) and Wii should both recognize the signal. Read the instructions that come with your router and follow the steps under wireless connection in Wii settings, it should be an easy setup process. You will of course also have to reconfigure your PC settings as well for the new connection, but if you have ever done this it should also be a breeze. This is the best way to connect to the internet for your PC and Wii hands down.
     
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    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    I just want one that I can get today and this guy will let me collect (just up the road)

    £20 I didn't think this was bad and he will do a usb thing for my PC for £10

    My main concern is how I connect this

    DO I remove the cabe that goes from my modem to my pc

    then plug thin into my modem?
     
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    WiiBad Member of Wiichat

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    There should be an ethernet or maybe a usb port on the router. Plug the wire from your modem into the router and go through the setup processes (you should put the wireless adapter into your PC where you take out the wire that goes to the modem, unless this is ethernet; the wirless adapter should go into a usb port on the back of your PC). You should be connected to the net with both your PC and Wii in no time as long as this router works, which it looks like it will.
     
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  18. helpmeplea

    helpmeplea WiiChat Member

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    one last question honest, whatgames age avaialable to play online. are ther lots or just one or two.
     
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    Napalmbrain WiiChat Member

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    Right now only Mario Strikers Charged is online.
     
  20. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    whooaa

    is that netgear really a router too??

    double check with the seller first.

    to me it looks like a wireless bridge which will defeat the object of
    what you're trying to achieve.

    basically, you require:-

    wireless router (suitable for cable broadband...NOT ADSL)

    if you buy a wireless router, you DON'T need a USB adaptor, you can plug
    the pc directly into the router (which will sit next to your cable modem)
    and the Wii connects to the router wirelessly.

    don't waste money unecessarily because people "tell" you to buy a USB
    adaptor.

    you either buy a Nintendo wifi USB adaptor and use a host pc as per ICS
    (internet connection sharing) or you buy a wireless router....don't combine
    the two.

    many will attest that a wireless router is the way to go....it offers more
    flexibility than the wifi adaptor ever will.
     

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