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Nintendo Wifi adapter question

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Scooter80, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Scooter80

    Scooter80 custom user title, lol

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    Hey all. I have the usb Wifi adapter working fine. My question is, does anyone know if I bring home my work laptop (with wireless capabilities) will I be able to connect to the internet through the nintendo wifi??
     
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    Yeah Im pretty sure you can as it broadcasts the signal.
     
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    Thanks, i wasnt sure if Nintendo encripted the signal somehow.
     
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    Yes, the signal is encrypted, and no, you can't connect anything non-Nintendo branded to it.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    registerednerd: I thought it was standard 802.11? In which case you'd just need to grab the key for it from somewhere (probably your computers config)
     
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    Yes, it does use 802.11, however, this is just the frequency band it uses, along with WiFi, bluetooth, and a few other standards. It uses the same frequency, but essentially they speak different languages. The Wii and DS just happen to be bilingual in WiFi and Nintendo.
     

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