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Wii Ethernet Kit Revealed

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Wii_Rulez, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    Source Here
     
  2. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    summarise please. i0n has said this already. thanks tho.
     
  3. teqguy

    teqguy WiiChat Member

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    It's just a USB to Ethernet adapter, commonly available at any computer store for about $10.

    Nintendo's might be proprietary, but I doubt it.
     
  4. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    There is not much to summerize, it's pretty straight forword. It's not as long to read either like my other one.
     
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    Scream President of NO MA'AM

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    Damn... My wireless router doesn't work very good.

    Wonder why they just didn't put a port on the back?
     
  6. GreyKirby

    GreyKirby Fo-Weva Pink!

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    this was posted twice :p This is the third time posted lol
     
  7. teqguy

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    Well, they figured that most people don't have their internet connection in the same room as their TV, so it would be easier to have a wireless connection available.

    Second, USB is a universal solution(hence the "U" in USB), thus allowing you to connect any device to it. As I mentioned above, any electronics store carries an adapter that plugs into your USB port and replicates an ethernet port.

    So, from Nintendo's standpoint, it is cheaper to include two USB ports in which you can connect anything you'd like to, instead of having to include another controller on the board to handle wired ethernet.
     
  8. Protius

    Protius Fanboy for life!

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    Would you be able to connect your DS to the net through the Wii?
     
  9. teqguy

    teqguy WiiChat Member

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    Yes, the Wii acts as an ad-hoc router, enabling you to connect anything with a WiFi connection to it.

    However, if you already have a wireless router, I don't see the point of going this route.
     
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    I don't have a router :p Hence why I asked. So you can connect anything? So you can basically use that Wii as a gateway?
     
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    i was just about to post about this but i realised the source seems very weak it is a not really well known cideo games site and the just say it to them and they just say they annonced to them and i havent read about it any except here
     

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