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The wifi usb adapter is extremely annoying.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by ZiG, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    So my wireless router won't work and I can't afford one atm because I don't need a wireless network for anything else. So I bought the wifi usb adapter. The thing is, the stupid thing will pop up a bubble saying a user is connected each time the wii synchs with it. Which is like every 5 minutes when it's in standby. Is there ANY way to turn that &%$#$ notification off?
     
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    well , its not that annoying you know.. just click on it and it will dissapear lol
     
  3. AZ_Wii_Tard

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    I also hate the adapters. A wireless router is so much better for online gaming.
     
  5. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    It is when you work from home on your computer and watch movies and such. I know I can just unplug it or turn it off, and I do, i just wish there was a way to simply stop those notifications.
     
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    did you click that link I posted above? there is a troubleshooting section for the wifi usb adapter. :wtf:
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    It's not
    Just make sure nothing internet based is working on your PC and you always get a good connection
    So much better
     
  8. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    Yes, I did. But not only is there nothing at all wrong with the thing, it doesn't make any mentioning of how to disable that popup bubble. :wtf:
     
  9. AZ_Wii_Tard

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    I know nothing about the WiFi USB attachment since I don't own one. I just know alittle from what I have read on the Nintendo Website help area.

    Here are my questions:

    Do you own a Wireless router, and if so why are you using the WiFi since the Wii can be run of the router

    where is the WiFi plugged into the Wii or a computer. I think the pop ups notification has a setting in the computer.

    What version software are you using, 1.04?

    What OS of Windows are you using since Vista is not compatible?

    If all else fails fill this out and you will get a response in regards to your problem

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp
     
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  10. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    I do own a wireless router. I am using the wifi usb adapter because the router isn't working and since I sold my laptop, I don't really need to buy a new one. the usb adapter was far cheaper than a new router.

    The wifi has to plug into a computer. it interfaces with the wii through wifi.

    Yes it's 1.04

    Windows xp sp2


    Hmm.. I guess I can try that. But since there is no apparent setting to disable notifications, I was hoping someone would tell me how to alter it so it would not notify me anymore. I doubt Nintendo would give me such an answer, but we'll see..
     
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    Which application specifically is generating the pop up bobbles? Are they system messages generated by the network status or is it from the Nintendo driver?

    HA! Im a ninja! I found out how to disable ALL pop up bubbles forever!
    1 Run regedit
    2 Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    3 create a new dword named EnableBalloonTips.
    4 give it a hex value of 0
    5 Profit err I mean reboot
     
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  12. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    Uhhh system messages?

    [​IMG]



    edit: Oh, that might work! :)
     
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    Realize you won't get any ever. No messages to say your network is unplugged, no message to say your downloads are done, nothing to say when the antivirus is turned off. I tested it before posting this on my system and it worked perfectly.
     
  14. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    Yeah, well I don't think I would miss them much. I still wish I could alter the code, but this would be a good last resort.
     
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    A discovery.... the Nintendo Wifi adapter and software is nothing more than a repackaged PCTel Softap! I can't believe we missed this the entire time.

    Edit: After figuring this out I found a way to restore the original SoftAP functionality! If you want you can ditch the crap Nintendo software and enable the adapter to be an access point for all devices (like a PSP or another computer)

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/390312
     
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  16. zephyr1080

    zephyr1080 Wii Owner

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    if u delete the thing u made the DWOrd thing do the messages come back?
     
  17. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    Oh, dude.. awesome! Thank you so much. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, after a reboot of course
     
  19. AZ_Wii_Tard

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    Wow sounds like you guys came up with something cool that can be used with other devices. Good job.

    Now does this mean other WiFi devices work with the Wii?
     
  20. ZiG

    ZiG WiiChat Member

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    Possibly, but I don't know how you would manage to connect to it yet. If you look around for those guys trying to make linux run on a wii, they would probably have more info on it. They do for the bluetooth services, anyway.
     

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