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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by FrozenEye, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. FrozenEye

    FrozenEye WiiChat Member

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    I am looking for a Wireless Cable Modem that is compatible with the WII. I initially had my sights set on a Linksys WCG200 until I found out there were compatibility issues. So I am looking for something similar to that one.

    Becuase of the locations of my cable ports in the house, I need a cable modem that will provide a direct connect into my PC and also provide a wireless signal through the house.

    Ideally I would like to have this one appliance, rather than get a wireless router and other components.

    Please help. I have used the search, but since I am brand new at this, I was getting overwhelmed rather quickly. My neighborhood finally got cable high speed and I am about to have it installed and get the WII shortly.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. FrozenEye

    FrozenEye WiiChat Member

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    Okay, here is what I have found so far. If anyone is doing something similar or using these applicances, let me know how they work please.

    Linksys DCM-202 Cable Modem connected to a Linksys D-Link DIR-655

    Essentially, my PC would direct connect to the D-Link Dir-655 and the Wii would grab the wireless signal from that.

    Thoughts?
     
  3. illmasaki

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    it should be fine
    modem >router >wii
    not only is that the common set up, but how else would you do it?
    goodluck
     
  4. sremick

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    I would definitely go the route of separate cable modem and wireless router. By looking for an "all in one" you're limiting your options and making troubleshooting more-difficult.

    Plus that way you're free to get a better of either later on down the line. Routers improve faster than cable modems. A lot easier to just swap out the router.
     
  5. Kryten

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    I agree that you should get separate components (cable modem and wireless router). But the Motorola SBG900 is an all-in-one unit, just FYI. The only limitation I'm aware of is it only supports WPA1, not WPA2. So it's a bit behind the times. That's why a separate wireless router is the better way to go.
     
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    Yes, go for WPA2. WPA2 > WPA > WEP > turd.

    WPA2 means all the longer before people are freeloading off your internet connection.
     
  7. Kryten

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    You've got the last two reversed. :)
     
  8. sremick

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    You are correct. Covering your network with poop is more-likely to keep people out than using WEP encryption.

    My bad.
     
  9. FrozenEye

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    No particular love for D-Link. They are ok but nothing special. They don't suck, they're just... meh.

    Do you really need 802.11n though? It won't make your internet any faster. Unless you're transmitting a lot of local LAN data between other computers/devices on your own network in your own house, even 802.11b can keep up with almost everyone's internet connection speed.
     
  11. FrozenEye

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    Yeah, I see your point. I typically get more than I normally need in general, no matter what the subject matter. I just want to be certain I get something that will work and won't cause any problems (just like everyone else).

    Since you don't like DLink, what is your preference?
     
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    If you're aiming to avoid problems, you're better-off going with a technology that has had time to mature, stabilize, and have its bugs worked out (802.11g) than a bleeding-edge one fresh off the assembly line (802.11n). Plus you'll save some cash that you can put towards a Wii game.

    Early-adopters tend to have a rough time.
     
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    Do you have any suggestions for 802.11g routers for Wii, then?

    Thanks for all your help
     
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    Linksys WRT54G is the standby. You can get it for $43 and free shipping from NewEgg. Buffalo Technology is a lesser-known company but in my mind makes excellent networking products. USA tech support. Unfortunately there's a stupid lawsuit going on that is forcing them to temporarily not be able to sell networking products in the USA. I expect this to blow over before too long.
     
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    +1, I have one that has been going for years with no major problems
     

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