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how to use the usb ports

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by w3sl3y!, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. w3sl3y!

    w3sl3y! WiiChat Member

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    what r the usb ports used for

    i tried hooking up my external hard drive to it but i dont know how to access it

    could someone help?
     
  2. Enigma01

    Enigma01 WiiChat Member

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    The usb ports are useless only the cooling station uses it right now
     
  3. krazykirk

    krazykirk WiiChat Member

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    They aren't useless! They can charge your iPod! =D
     
  4. coolsmile

    coolsmile Owner of Last Level Games

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    The wii currently has no software for it :(
    I think
     
  5. DrMclony

    DrMclony Net Exile in lowtech land

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    I have a battery recharger plugged into mine - holds four AA batteries for the wiimotes.
     
  6. GaryT85

    GaryT85 Super Gario

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    the external HD wont run as the wii wont have the drivers to make it visible/accessible for you to use.

    Enigma01 said the only thing its used for is the cooling station, soon the ethernet adapter will use it, there is a wii keyboard due for release some time, obviously that will use it.

    and like krazykirk said you can charge your ipod (or run anything that is simply bus powered.....mug warmers, plug in fans, laptop lights, all the hundreds of random usb gadgets)
     
  7. poobs

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    help!!!!

    im having the same problem as the guy above me, i put the hardware in the usb port and i cant access it eather!?!:yikes: :ciappa: :crazy: :idea: :frown2: :scared::mad2: :confused: :worship:
     
  8. poobs

    poobs WiiChat Member

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    why!?! thats stupid
     
  9. poobs

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    aggggg:cryin:
     
  10. hellbentformaiden

    hellbentformaiden WiiChat Member

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    OH MAN! ive never even thought of trying that. thanks!
     
  11. miiplaywii

    miiplaywii WiiChat Member

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    YOU ARE ALL WRONG. Well not really but you can use it for more than +5V and GND. I plug my MP3 player into it and I am able to play the songs in the background of slideshows in the pictures channel. Actually thats pretty useless now that I think about it.
     
  12. Hotspur Warrior

    Hotspur Warrior Mmmmmm. Wii.

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    I've heard that future firmware updates will make the USB ports available for things. I hope it coincides with what SHOULD be an inevitable Music and Video Channel, so that we can stick a flash drive in the back and play files straight off it.
     
  13. cookiemonsta11111

    cookiemonsta11111 Huge Member

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  14. Dab

    Dab The drunk one

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    I'm worried about the 2 USB drives in the back because nindendo has a long history of making slots for things that never come out, like the bottom half of the game cube.
     
  15. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    That was for the Internet as far as im aware [Though it never lifted off] thats what it was for
     
  16. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    a third party company is already working to release a wireless headset which is connected to the back in one of those ports. more will come as time passes.
     

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