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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Elixir, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    What does everyone think of the Wifi MAX? I've tried the Wifi Link from play-asia, and it was absolute garbage. I'd ike to get another one, but I don't particularly want to pay the extra for an original, or a router which will be more expensive on my end.
     
  2. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    what are you talking about?
     
  4. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    I'm talking about this:

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    I've been told it works with the Wii, from different people, so I'm seriously considering buying it. (google couldn't have hurt you, either.)
     
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    Linksys is better, end of story.
     
  6. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    That's great, it really is, but I'd like to know about this product.
     
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    Shitty range, and a shitty price. I'm telling you for a good 15 bucks more you can get something that has incredible range, **** my neighbor from across the street can even go WiFi because of my Linksys.
     
  8. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    If I could use a wireless router, I probably would. But I don't want to pay $80 for a wireless router, when I can get something that does the same job for $30.

    I'd still like to know about the Wifi MAX though, which has yet to be addressed in this thread. I've heard people have had problems with it, but others are claiming that it's perfectly fine. I remember awhile ago someone was talking about it here, but since there's no search feature, I can't find out.
     
  9. Method of Rhythm

    Method of Rhythm I Got Mad Hax!

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  10. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    My bad, man. I'm used to traditional vBB boards. I'll check it out now.

    (Although I'm not sure whether just saying there's a search on the middle right, instead of uploading a 2.1 mb .bmp, would've been easier.)

    Edit: The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search: max

    Great, now I get every search result with "wifi" in it. Which is EVERY SINGLE THREAD TO EVER EXIST ON THESE FORUMS. ;_;
     
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    just get something that has a good range just enough for your house . you dont want neighbors sharing your bandwidth and slowing your connection . playing online games while someone is tapping in your wireless = lagg lagg= you get killed in a game your playing lol
     
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    The Wireless router I have is 50. And if you don't want anyone on your router, all you have to do is lock it and make it for your own personal use. This router is way faster than the WiFi Max, as my buddy has had that and mines goes at least 3-4 times faster than his. Paying 20 extra dollars for something that is just about the same to install with faster speed and longer range, what more can you ask for?
     
  13. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    This is true, but I'm not american and I don't have anywhere to get a wireless router from. There's some available here, such as the US ROBOTICS ADSL Router 9106 and Netgear 54Mbps Wireless Router WGR614 for $61 US dollars, and then the price jumps to $82 for the D-Link 54Mbps Wireless Router DI-524.

    So you see, I'm rather torn between the significant price differences and the limited availability I'm shown with here. I don't know what you have against the Wifi MAX, but I'm just trying to find out information about it.
     
  14. Maleko

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    Personally I wouldn't touch that with a 10 ft pole. Why? Simple, the range and signal quality. The range on these isn't all that bad, however the signal quality and penetration on those is weak. (I do WLAN installs/support for a living and we tested these heavily)

    For home use I would recommened the wrt54g Linksys series. Relatively reliable (although you do have to restart them more than you should) cheap, and excellent signal quality (signal strength and quality are too different things). There is very little that goes wrong with them (IMHO) that a reboot doesn't fix.
     
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    Netgear > Linksys
     
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    hey how do all these wifi usb things stack up against the ninendo brand usb wifi connector??????????????????????????
     
  17. quadracer111

    quadracer111 Im Equiped With A Wii

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    works good

    I have a 3 story house and i have mine downstiars and it works with my labtop and psp upstairs with a 80% signal! i dont know if it will work for wii.... i hope it does cuz im getting a wii soon... and i dont want to spend 70 dollers on a wifi router!
     
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    i got one for real cheap and it works fine for me. But then again my computer is in the room right next to the living room. and its in the corner closest to the TV through the wall. If the wall wasnt there, id say the distance between my computer and the wii is like 3 ft max.
     
  19. Elixir

    Elixir WiiChat Member

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    Not according to Nintendo's website regarding the different recommended wireless routers.

    My Wii's on the other side of this wall, so I don't think I would have any connection issues with the USB dongle. I mean, I highly doubt the range could be that poor when it's so close.
     
  20. quadracer111

    quadracer111 Im Equiped With A Wii

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    u should get 100 percent connectivity if not 95... i use mine upstairs and mine is in the basement and like i said i have a 3 story house.... and i get 85% connectivity... GET IT!
     

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