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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by riley66, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. riley66

    riley66 WiiChat Member

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    Hi!

    I was just wondering if anyone knows I would connect to the internet or play online with the Wii. Im planning on buying wireless internet before I get the wii so I will be able to do these things but I do not know if there is anything else I need to buy. Would the Wii just connect through the wireless internet automatically? Would I need a router? I dont know if it connects to access points, and I dont know if wirless internet can be detected as one.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jayr0d13

    Jayr0d13 BAMF 4 LYF3

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    Hmm i think a Linksys would do just fine, thats what i use for my PSP internet.
     
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  3. Messykitty414

    Messykitty414 That Cat is a Mess

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    I use Dlink it works fine, I use it for my psp and ds
     
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    slightly off topic here. but what launch titles actually support online play?
     
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    chessaholic WiiChat Member

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    From the holy official wii site itself: all bow in its presence;

    "The Wii console communicates wirelessly with the Internet via IEEE 802.11 or a Wii LAN Adapter. Wii also can connect wirelessly with Nintendo DS."

    I think that if your pc/ wireless router or whatever/ watsit communicates at that (IEEE 802.11) you'll be fine. If all comes crashing down you can buy a Nintendo WiFi USB connector. Basically, its about £25 (not sure of dollars- about $45?) which sticks in your usb port on pc, and should run smoothly. Im sure there will be a lot more info come launch day, from those wii-mad men in America.
     
  6. Messykitty414

    Messykitty414 That Cat is a Mess

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    I don't think any games are online for 2006 :nonod: but I don't really know much about online for the Wii
     
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    Sorry, this came as i was writing;

    im afraid: NONE. The first playable online game i think will be pokemon. This wont be out till early 07 (dont think there is a confirmed date as yet.) if you dont like pokemon, the other online games are Super Smash bros brawl, batallion wars 2, and i think a few else (those are the two im defo getting). though wii can go online from day one to browse internet, download virtual games , vheck the news and weather etc.
     
  8. Scuba Kid

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    As of right now, no launch titles have online play. But that is going to change in the near future, guaranteed. Not sure which titles will come out with it or if any launch titles will offer it later, but there will be plenty to choose from later on.
     
  9. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    Some people are thinking that maybe some launch titles might get online through downloable updates for the game. Some launch (or close to it) are "exploring online possibilities". o_O
     
  10. Messykitty414

    Messykitty414 That Cat is a Mess

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    I think I actually heard that somewhere, hmmm....would be kind of cool, Wii Sports or Excite Truck online would be fun
     

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