Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

What if we dont have WiFi?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Spades, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Spades

    Spades WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    So i understood that Wii will come with WiFi straight out of the box which means we can play watever games have online capabilities right away. What if our homes dont have wireless internet?

    I myself use a broadband service. Will i need to buy a special adapter or is there a slot on the Wii where i can plug in a cord which i could then plug in to my router?

    Sorry if this question has been asked before.
     
  2. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,593
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    London, England Rank: i-wii-sistable
    Wii Friend Code: 1000-0000-0000-0000
    1000-0000-0000-0000
    u need a wireless router. the wii will connect through it.
     
  3. Link_of_Hyrule

    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Athens, AL
    Wii Friend Code: 7114-5214-3386-2022
    7114-5214-3386-2022
    There will be a usb adapter you can buy for your computer that will allow you to do this i have also heard there is an ethernet adapter for the console its self. If you have a Wireless router it may work with it out of the box with out an adapter. WiFi does not mean wireless internet such as virizons service it just means you have a wireless network at your home. this infering you have a cable or dsl internet service.

    Here is the adapter it works on both DS and Wii.

    http://ds.ign.com/articles/665/665128p1.html
     
  4. Spades

    Spades WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    cool thanx link, this adapter seems pretty sweet. You sure it will work with the Wii? Im not doubting it wont though.
     
  5. Taero

    Taero WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    UK
    I can't believe they wouldn't just stick an ethernet port on the think :wtf: I mean it's virtually free, hidden away and lets people with no wi-fi connect without the dongle thing. I mean come on it can't be hard :lol:
     
  6. cwong5

    cwong5 WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I suggest to invest in wireless router. More and more devices are coming into the home with wifi. I am sure it's a good investment over and above Wii.
     
  7. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,585
    Likes Received:
    91
    Yah, I recently got a wireless router/modem combo thing and I love it, half the reason we got it was to hook up old comp, other half was for the Wii.
     
  8. cwong5

    cwong5 WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did I mention DS is a lot of fun too!... wireless tetris!
     
  9. JCpackers05

    JCpackers05 NiNtEnDoFrEakJMC

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    United States, New Jersey
    so wait??.....i have both a router, and a wireless router......but the computer im on now is the normal router, and closer to the TV im going to use for my Wii......so do you need a wireless router somewhere in ur house....or is it going to need something to connect to it?......i am so confused someone needs to explain this to me
     
  10. motherbrainrulez

    motherbrainrulez WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    glass tank, zebes
    Wii Friend Code: 8024-1926-5495-8435
    8024-1926-5495-8435
    i hope that wi fi usb works on wii, it doesn't specify that it is just for ds so i guess it works :)
     
  11. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Missouri, United States
    I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!!!! :) Push battle is my fav :D
     
  12. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Missouri, United States
    You can replace your wired router with a wireless one, you don't need both, and often wireless routers have ethernet switches built in
     
  13. DRMARIO

    DRMARIO Controversial.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,870
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    England
    Wii Friend Code: 0000-0000-0000-0000
    0000-0000-0000-0000
    Is there any info syaing the wii will be able to connect through a server? Im gonna put one in my upstairs office, and connect to the internet via that, but will the wii?
     
  14. cwong5

    cwong5 WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    PM me your friend code if you wanna play!
    (Only if I know mine at the moment) ;P

    C :)
     
  15. cwong5

    cwong5 WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0

    I think I am not following you. What does a "server" as to do with internet connection. Is your server broadcasting wirelessly? (Then it's acting as a wireless router, so yes, your wii should work. If you mean via a wire, that will depend on Wii's accessories.

    C :)
     

Share This Page