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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by cheeseman, Nov 7, 2006.

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  1. cheeseman

    cheeseman WiiChat Member

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    Hi Wii fans,

    I can't find any mention of a wii keyboard?
    Will the wii recognise any usb keyboard or will i need a wii one? (if one exists?)
    I don't fancy typing emails on the opera browser with just a directional pad

    cheeseman
     
  2. Icetrash

    Icetrash King K.Rool

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    Lol, yeh youve got a good question going there. Too bad I cant answer it for you... but my reason for postinbg is so I can subscribe to the thread :)
     
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    ABC Banned

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    I am all most certain that the Wii will recognize any USB keyboard.
     
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    I'm not so sure... it takes more than just a USB port to hook up things like a keyboard... the software involved would have to be there and I haven't heard/seen anything that points to it being there...
     
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    Jenksie Wii pre-order hopeful

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    The DS can be used as a keyboard for the web browser
     
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    infernocs WiiChat Member

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    Actually unlike LAN adapters and other complicated USB devices, keyboards, mouses and USB storage devices might work.

    If I have understood things right these are "legacy USB devices" that should work in some primitive way in most PC:s without an OS or drivers.

    I think this is some standard communications protocol used on these that might (and that's a BIG MIGHT) work with the Wii but I would'nt start buying keybs and usb memorys just yet.
     
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    tuned 11.19.06

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    Yeah... kb's and mice should be able to connect. And although (not yet at least) I don't think the Wii will be my primary access to the net (I just don't think it'll ever be as fast as a puter for browsing the net) I'd still no doubt try a basic keyboard when I get the system.
     
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    Wycky WiiChat Member

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    I think it should work, any USB keyboard and mouse will work in DOS (on a PC). (as long as it is switched on in your BIOS)
    And DOS doesn't load up any USB drivers, just the drivers you need to run the computer.
    So if the Wii has keyboard functions there i don't see why it shouldn't work.
     
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    macmee WiiChat Member

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    hey, If a PS2 can do it im sure the Wii can ;)
     
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    Almighty Wii-wii of DOOM WiiChat Member

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    where would i plug it in?
    thanks
     
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    well im guessing that u'd plug it into the gamecube controller slot?
     
  14. ericlewis91

    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    never heard of a gamecube keyboard?
     
  15. IronSlayer

    IronSlayer WiiChat Member

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    I think it would be better if Nintendo made a wireless keyboard :p
     
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    MaxCapacitor WiiChat Member

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    what about wireless keyboards? the sensor bar is bluetooth, why wouldn't a wireless bluetooth kb work?
     
  18. Steel-Froggy

    Steel-Froggy Banned, or am I?

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    Has anyone TRIED hooking up a keyboard?
    Here, give me a second.
    Nevermind, Don't HAVE a USB keyboard. Lol
     
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    I was going to say the same thing, "Somebody just try to plug one in and see what happens!". I only have USB mice.
     
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    no it dosnt work, apparently the wii dosnt have the proper drivers...but nintendo is making their own keyboard that will work on the wii...i just think you should type from your computer for now if u dont want the hassle of typing with the wii-mote
     
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