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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by aimbot.cfg, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. aimbot.cfg

    aimbot.cfg WiiChat Member

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    Is there any way for the Wii to pick up a 802.11a signal to wirelessly connect to the internet?

    I ask because I've lost my ninty wi-fi dongle in my room, but have acquired a Intel® PRO/Wireless 5000 LAN Access Point which I have fully functioning.
     
  2. Almo

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    i dnt know but ciper will, hes either lurking somewhere or hes not on, im sure hell get round to ansering though
     
  3. Lunatix

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    I don't think this question has been asked before.
    And i think as long is it sends out a wireless signal and your wii is somewhat nearby you can connect to it.
     
  4. ciper

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    No unfortunately. 802.11a is in the 5ghz range. Its FAR better than b/g but the Wii is B only.

    The AP you got is EOL so I hope you didnt pay much.
     
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    lol see i told ya didnt I :p lol cheers ciper
     
  6. ciper

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    But I spend most of my time being a pain in the ass so it equals out.
     
  7. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    eh?

    donchya mean b & g mr. ciper? ;)

    xbox 360 is the only console which supports 802.11a....and a mighty fine
    protocol for media streaming it is too.

    the only problem with 802.11a is it's relative lack of "penetration" compared to
    802.11b/g...it simply will not sustain satisfactory data rates over distance.

    for wireless gaming, stick with 802.11g (not that you have much choice), or
    if you can stomach cabling, go for ethernet for reliable speed and security.
     
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    Is using 802.11a modulation still happening in europe? Because here in the U.S. we are getting ready for 802.11n.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    nah, not really. 802.11a is as rare as rocking horse ****.

    802.11n and apparently a few others (when finalised) will be the de-facto
    wifi standard.

    when i used 802.11a for my 360, it was great not having interference from
    other wifi users.

    unfortunately, with the huge uptake of Sky's cheap broadband, the 802.11g
    (2.4Ghz) band is now looking seriously congested. you only have to do a quick
    site scan now to reveal at least 2 or 3 "new" Sky users in your vicinity.
     
  10. TheCosmicFrog

    TheCosmicFrog WiiChat Member

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    no thats not right. It only takes 802.11b
     
  11. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    no, that's not right.

    the Wii supports 802.11b or 802.11g (11Mbps and 54Mbps respectively).

    from the horses mouth.....
     
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    I guess here there isn't really any wireless signal providers. We have fiber going to almost every house courtesy of the city.
     
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    I know that Nintendo sites say that the Wii supports B/G routers but if you configure the AP to be G only the Wii can't connect.

    I swear I also read that the chip used was B only but dont take that as a fact until I can track it down.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    strange.

    i'm pretty sure my router is set for "g" only....i've got to add another device
    tonight so i'll check and report back.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    right.

    my WAP is most definitely set to 802.11g only.
     
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    Interesting.
    So far I have found out that the wireless card in the Wii uses a Broadcom chip model BCM4318EKFBG mounted in as a separate removable component made by Mitsumi with part DWM-W004. Datasheets for the two seem to be damn near impossible to find so Im going to look through the FCC documents to see if it can help pin down the networking standard it uses.
     
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    Intentional double post.

    The broadcom chip in the Wii does support 802.11G
     
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    hi, typing on wii, so not too gramma.,..... bugger it......
    can the Wii connect to a PC via a Netgear WG111 802.11g adapter? And would there be any point?

    QUACK
     
  19. Attacktix

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    wait im keeping track
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    there :smilewinkgrin:
     
  20. Duckss

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    oh! another criptic Dick?
    say what you mean or bugger off!
     

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