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Nintendo Wii Internet Connection: Pricey Isn't It?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Chafik31, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Chafik31

    Chafik31 WiiChat Member

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    Hey to get an Internet connection for my Wii, I need a WiFi USB Connector ($40), a Wireless Router($30), and a Wii LAN Adapter($25)...That's alot of money just to check the news and the weather and shop on the Wii...

    Anyone know any ways that I can make it easier or save money???
     
  2. paintba||er

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    Umm...you only need one of those things......
     
  3. Chafik31

    Chafik31 WiiChat Member

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    Well the offical thread says I need all those..which one do I only need?
     
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    Wireless router
     
  5. Chafik31

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    Oh...fregen nintendo trying to sell their stuff.

    ok...so all I need is a wireless router...then I just go to internet set up on my wii and everything will work!?
     
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    No, you only need one of them and which one just depends on the situation. The best would probably be to just get a wireless router. Or you can get the WiFi adapter that you just plug into a USB port on your computer, or the Ethernet adapter if you want a wired connection.
     
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    Oh...and how do you find out your own Wii Online Friend Code and Username?
     
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    Go into your address book and flip to the cover page.
     
  9. Spyro

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    D-Link, Linksys, Apple, or Netgear wireless routers are the top choices.

    I have a D-Link DI-524 and it works great. I'd get the Apple AirPort base station if I had the money though. Wireless N is killer.
     
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    Linksys works rather well. The only annoying part is putting in the encryption key if you have the Router set up with an encrypted connection.

    I don't think the USB thing requires any codes or anything. You just have to search for the access point. The only thing is I think you need your computer to be on before it works.
     
  11. Masaman

    Masaman 77,78,81,84,05

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    All I needed was a wireless router - the wii has built in wifi so it picked up the signal just by entering a wep (wireless) key.
     
  12. Yellow_Wii

    Yellow_Wii wii owner since release

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    i have the nintendo wifi usb connecter
     

  13. yeah you dont need all that stuff......the USB connector/lan adapter is if you dont have a router.

    a router will solve all the problems just for 30$ alone. the wii already has a wifi detector on it. hense the wireless capabilities. so as long as your wii can detect your router, you dont need any of those extras
     
  14. XwiimasturX

    XwiimasturX Don't Mind Me. I'm Stupid

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    get a wireless router, the usb adapter is a pain in the ass. take it from someone who bought one :(
     

  15. TBH i dont even know what it does! :sick:

    i know the lan cable is for cat5 if you dont have a router but what the hell is the adapter for???? :confused:
     
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    #16 dakuda, Jul 31, 2007
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  17. ah! i was gunna say, theres no USB on a router and its pointless to make the wii "wifi" when its already capable of doing this on its own. now it makes sense.

    sounds too complicated though (its really not but it sounds like more trouble than what its worth to set up)
     
  18. ericlewis91

    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    use the ds wifi adapter...easy
     
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    you could get a cable for 5 bucks, its what i did
     
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    What cable did you get?
     

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