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how do i hook a Wii and computer into the same internet (Cable) modem

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by jorden_forward, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. jorden_forward

    jorden_forward WiiChat Member

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    i was just wondering if i can hook a Wii to my cable internet modem that my computer is attached to i thought about geting a T-adapter and running 2 network lines but i dont know if that would work.....i also thought about running a usb line from the modem geting an usb to ethernet adaptor and hooking it up to the Wii that way .......i would like some imput on this if anyone has any tips, sugestions or other options to help me out caus write now im so confused:crazy:
     
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    Why don't you just get a router?
     
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    i was tring to do it with out having to get a router if it is at all posible......that is why i desided to ask about it hear
     
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    The only way is with USB. That or WiFi.
     
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    can i "split the usb line" ie. use a T-adapter?
     
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    If you found one then yea but i didnt find any, quick search, for USB.
     
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    :) It doesnt work that way. 3 options

    1. A router will let you share the connection with an "unlimited" number of devices
    2. The USB adapter from Nintendo lets you Wii connect through your computer. This option is shitty because the computer must stay on all the time and the software isn't very stable
    3. It might be possible to switch the internet connection back and forth between the computer and the Wii by switching the plug back and forth and rebooting your cable modem. You would only be able to use one at a time.
     
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    right on thanks.......so anyone know for a 2 (out) port router all the ones i can find is 4 or more
     
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    Its okay to leave some ports empty. The number of ports doesn't change the routers function. In fact you can buy a special type of spliter (router/hub) and connect it to the router to make more ports!

    If you buy a wireless router you could potentially leave them all empty.
     
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    which would you recomend wireless or non wireless
     
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    Wireless for sure.

    Wired and wireless are often nearly the same price
    A wireless router also functions as a wired router

    Nintendo has a list of officially supported routers if you want to be absolutely sure it works. Are you brave enough to buy an older used router?
     
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    no im going new...........and whear can i find this list of suported routers?
     
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    I have a combo router, it sucks ass.
     
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    What is a combo router?
     
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    A 2WIRE. So many problems with it. Nice it has cable and wireless though.
     
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    Dude replace that thing. The antennas are notoriously bad in them. Most 2wire routers can be configured into bridged mode!!
     
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    I am, just gotta get some spending money saved up.
     

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