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wifi USB not working for me

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by johnny_rocket2210, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. johnny_rocket2210

    johnny_rocket2210 WiiChat Member

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    I just got my new wii and love it but I would really love to download some of the old games from the wii shopping channel. I bought the wifi USB connector and I cant get it to work. any suggestions?
     
  2. domkstaa

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    Why do you need to use a USB wifi? Your WII comes with build in wifi.
     
  3. infernocs

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    Did you plug the USB dongle into your computer and have it running to use the Wii online?
     
  4. intekmdma

    intekmdma Add me and i'll add you!

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    that way the wii can get a wifi connection via usb through PC
     
  5. nizmoboy98

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    did you install the software if any that came with the usb wifi ? how old is your computer some new usb devices require usb2.0 i think thats the number not sure need to check on that..have you tried putting it in another usb port? also check to see if all usb ports are enabled go to start , then control panel, then administrative tools , and computer management and then click on device manager , and on the bottom of the list is universal serial bus controller click on the little positive and should show all your usb ports right click on each one and go to properties and look to see if the port is enabled if its not enabled enable it and try it out. hold up you mean a usb wifi for your pc right not the wii as someone has stated wii already has a built in wifi..?
     
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    Wii17 26 sets of flat batteries

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    OMG you put the dongle in the wii didnt you.......... ffs :wtf: the wii has built in wifi you put the usb connector in you computer and install drivers then the wii sees you cpu as a router and connects if you set it up right and dont have a wireless router in which case you wouldnt need the usb connector also you need broadband so if you have got dialup or isdn it wont work

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/onlineUSBpurchase.jsp

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/connectingOnline.jsp


    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/connectingOnline.jsp?entryId=usbInstall

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/onlineUSB.jsp

    Troubleshooting Wired Routers
    The Wii LAN Adapter is required to connect the Wii console to a wired router. The Wii LAN Adapter will be available the first week of January, 2007. Non-Nintendo LAN Adapters are not compatible with the Wii console. You can still connect with the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector, or by purchasing a wireless router.
     
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  7. Stevo

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    After installing the software, my computer freezes and I constantly have to reboot, I did a search on google, but all I could find was a few people who encountered the same problem, but couldn't find a solution.

    I'm just glad I finally figured out why my computer was being so crappy.
     
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    Wii17 26 sets of flat batteries

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    call nintendo and tell them your problem oh do u have xp?
     
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    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    macs dont work!
     
  10. Wii17

    Wii17 26 sets of flat batteries

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    if i have been help please leave good rep
    unlike some people who leave bad rep for no reason:mad2: :mad5:
     
  11. Okinuza

    Okinuza Almost Wii

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    if you put it in your wii then that was the mistake you did, if you put it in your PC then i have no idea and it's best to contact nintendo
     
  12. domkstaa

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    Yea..i know. From his post it sounds like he stuck it in the WII usb ports.
     
  13. Wiiplay88

    Wiiplay88 Twilight Wii Player

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    Also remember that having an active firewall (yes Windows one too) the Wifi dongle won't work for you. im sorry to also say that the imfamous Zone Alarm is the worst against Nintendo. you have to completely shut it down in order for it to act on impulse. i didnt know that and was trying to configure this for 18 hours:mad2: . finally i managed to figure it out and this is the only real problem i faced. problem now being that ive just moved house and so i cant have the internet until january! WHY..WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?:(
     
  14. macmee

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    You must disable all firewalls, then enable sharing internet connecting with your default active connection, If it still fails then you must enable internet sharing with the device, If the device isn't detectable as a network connection in Network Connections in Control Panel, uninstall the device and reinstall it.

    I've used both a WI-FI max and a WIFI connecter

    -----IF YOU HAVE A ROUTER-------
    Give your self a Static ip on your computer(To see how to do this on your router go to the manufacturers website)

    Then enable DMZ for your computer on the router(see manufacturers website)
     
  15. tomqman

    tomqman The Evil Of Nintendo

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    i have my zone alarm running and wifi workng 100% or you need to do is config it right..... when i get home onto my pc i give images/walkthrougth for zone alarm with wifi adpter
     
  16. nizmoboy98

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    computer freezes after installing software...hmmm are you doing other things while it installs like multi tasking? if you dont have atleast gig of ram in your computer or a decent cpu it will freeze. close all other programs and reinstall software..if still freezes go to the website of the company that made the device and look for some kind of patch that prabably came out ..if it still freezes then i dont know maybe malware spyware or a virus im just guessing here ..is your windows update up to date? sometimes that can freeze y our comp after youinstall a software my other pc froze on me wen i installing service pack 2 because i didnt have all the updates for service pack 1 or you can go to a computer forum there some geeks out there that knows every thing lol as they helped me out alot..oh another thing disable windows firewall if you have another one as windows firewall sometimes causes some conflict with software trying to connect to the net zonealarm is a good and free all you need to do is configure it
     
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    Wii17 26 sets of flat batteries

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    ok someone gave me bad rep for being "cocky" when all i have tried to do is help in previous posts which is why i asked for good rep so why give me bad rep for this post, everyone asks for rep so people know your helpful ffs you get some c*ckheads on this site a couple people gave me good rep after i asked coz i was helpful so why do some people have to be tards god d*mn*t :mad5:
     
  18. johnny_rocket2210

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    My software was the problem it kept freezing up on me. So I just went out and bought a WLAN it is working perfect now! Plus I can now use my PSP to surf the net. Anyone know when more vitual games will be available for the wii?
     
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    Heh heh, I meant it freezes at apparently random intervals... well I mean it did... I was uninstalling it as per the instructions on nintendo's wifi connection website to install updated drivers, but the uninstall was taking forever, so I went to bed, and when I woke up the computer was off and it won't turn on.us (I reckon coincidentally the power supply went poof)

    Installed the wifi drivers on the computer in the other room, and so far it's only froze on rare occasions.
     

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