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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by SH3PH3RD, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. SH3PH3RD

    SH3PH3RD WiiChat Member

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    Hi all, im going to sell my xbox 360 soon because i'm sick of it having to get repaired too much and i think a Wii is the way to go next. So oblivously, i'll want to be able to connect to the net and i dont know how to do this. I have a long ethernet cable running from downstairs up to my room, which i use for my current xbox live connection, and i was wondering if i could use the ethernet cable to somehow connect to the internet via the Wii console. Can this be done, or do i need to buy more stuff?

    Thanks in advance,

    Paul~
     
  2. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Best off buying a Wireless [WIFI Certified] Router. Connected it to your PC and your away. Best way to do it as it's Wireless
     
  3. SH3PH3RD

    SH3PH3RD WiiChat Member

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    Yeah but since my router is downstairs and my Wii will be upstairs, won't the signal be weak? And also what will i need to do that?
    EDIT: Also, will i be able to play games online? Does the Wii do that?
     
  4. mk_south_london

    mk_south_london !SUPERMOD! *blu mushroom*

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    no its strong unless u live in a big ass house.
    justr get a router preferably g type n hook it up
     
  5. SH3PH3RD

    SH3PH3RD WiiChat Member

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    Alright then, what will i need?
     
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    Phelyx Just another Wiitard

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    Something like this Linksys 54G Router

    Obtainable at any electronic/computer store. Ask the underpaid tech guy for a Wireless G Router
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    PC with Internet
    Router [WIFI Certified]
    It'll pick it up if it's a good router. You'll have to search around and make sure it's WIFI Certified!
     
  8. SH3PH3RD

    SH3PH3RD WiiChat Member

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    Sorry, you guys must have not understood me. I already have a router, and its wired. Also, i don't plan on getting a new router. My current one is a D-Link DI604. What nintendo equipent will i need, like an adaptor or somthing? Is there anything that i can just plun into the ethernet cable and then into the back of the Wii? That'd be good.
    Sorry for the trouble, guys. and thanks again.
     
  9. JonnyJTV

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    If you already have the Ethernet cable in your room and don't want to buy a router, you could always but the USB eternet adapter. You would plug the ethernet cable into it and it plugs into the Wii via USB. I also love the wireless option because you can bring the Wii anywhere in the house and still have internet access... but just giving you your options.
     
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    Depends where you live. You can get an adaptor off Ebay or an Official source site but my opinion is to use wireless which is why I stated that
     
  11. SH3PH3RD

    SH3PH3RD WiiChat Member

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    Ok, guys. thanks a lot for all your help with this. I really appreciate it.
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Np. Hope to see you online soon :D
     
  13. nitro

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    thats not a quick question
     

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