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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Coelus03, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Coelus03

    Coelus03 WiiChat Member

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    is it possible to connect the Wii to the internet, via mobile broadband through my laptop and cell provider? I have a laptop, and a mobile broadband card through Sprint, only internet i have. I would assume i could do an ethernet connection from the laptop to the Wii with the plug, and connect the laptop to the internet, but will this really work?
     
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    YES!
    I tried it with my T-Mobile cellular card. Is your sprint card EVDO rev a?
     
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    Coelus03 WiiChat Member

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    i honestly dont know...im really not that technology savy.
     
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    Well depending on the technology of your wireless card the latency might be too high for online gaming. It would work fine for downloading updates or virtual console games though.
     
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    Coelus03 WiiChat Member

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    ok, great, thats the main function i want anyway, downloading updates and games. So just get the ethernet connection and cable, and follow the directions in the manual for lan connection?
     
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    The instructions are a good start for the WII side but first you will need to configure the laptop to properly share the connection
     
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    Coelus03 WiiChat Member

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    how would i do that?
     
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    I'm not trying to be lazy I promise but there are really well written guides for configuring internet connection sharing. Its not specific to the WII - many people use it to share the connection with other computers or consoles.

    I suggest looking on google for
    "Internet Connection Sharing" walkthrough XP

    edit: Real world throughput ratings for your card - http://www.dslreports.com/archive/spcsdns.net
     
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    thanks, it works great! A little slow, but at least i have a connection and can now download stuff. Thank you very much!!
     
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    Yay. So we can confirm that both T-Mobile and Sprint Cellular networks support the Wii :)
     
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    What about the Tmobile Jetstik, any ideas? Its a mobile broadband stik... Thanks :)
     

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