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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Razoola, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Razoola

    Razoola The Number Cruncher

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    I just wonder what sort of speeds you guys are getting updates and browsing with your Wii's via the wifi connection. I seem to be having some troubles. For example the updates to the console took like 7 minutes each (is that normal?). When I do a speed test through the browser Im being reported a speed the is equal to about ISDN even though the wii is next to the router (for testing) and I have a 8/1 ADSL line. It seems when I load a large picture into the browser from some webpage that the starts loading fast but instantly slows for some reason I dont understand. Using a laptop with wireless (not on at the same time as I test the wii) I get full bandwidth over the wireless connection (on the same speed test) so I know its not the router acting up.

    Some feedback on this could be helpfull as to the speeds people are getting with the Wii's wifi connection using the internet browser to some speed test site.

    Raz
     
  2. domkstaa

    domkstaa WiiChat Member

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    I believe the speed should be pretty equal to what we get from our laptops. Since the wireless chip in the WII is a 54g chip. So we should be getting around 22mbps.
     
  3. iplaywii

    iplaywii Nintendo Wii

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    Nah, it's slower for some reason. Must just be the nature of the best or the browser or something. Downloads do great for me, but the web browser seems slow. I don't plan on sitting around and browsing the net for hours on my Wii anyways, kinda pointless.
     
  4. Razoola

    Razoola The Number Cruncher

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    How long did it take for a single firmware update?

    Raz
     
  5. JKarp

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    The Wii is 802.11b, not g.
     
  6. 333Wii333

    333Wii333 wii will play

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    how much is the adapter?
     
  7. ericlewis91

    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    34.99 canadian!
     
  8. SuperH

    SuperH WiiChat Member

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    Make sure you are using a clear channel on your WiFi router. My Wii gets updates relatively quickly.

    Some channels which bear noise will appear to have high signal strength but your performance will still suck because of error correction.
     
  9. Razoola

    Razoola The Number Cruncher

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    What I need is some sort of time scale.... Maybe some people can try the following url in the opera browser and report back the speed result. The actual speedtest is the yellow link half way down the page (Its in Sweden btw).

    http://speedtest.raketforskning.com

    From what I see happening on mine, the test starts quickly but slows quite much as the blue progress bar reaches the end for some reason.

    Raz
     
  10. Razoola

    Razoola The Number Cruncher

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    huh, are you sure about that?
     
  11. JKarp

    JKarp Rabbid Hunter

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    Yes. Quite positive. Go check out one of the disassembly sites. It's been confirmed several times.
     
  12. Razoola

    Razoola The Number Cruncher

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    I have seen one video of a teardown of the Wii. They say 'broadcom BCM4318' is the chip and its a 'b' standard. However looking up that chip with google its clear its actually a 'g' standard so to be honest I dont have much trust in the teardowns I have seen. Can you give me a link to one that you are sure is correct that states is 'b' and not both or 'g'?

    Raz
     
  13. AbsoluteZero

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    i've just ran an online speed test one on my server and one on the wii through the wireless the results were

    Server:
    Down / 6769kbps
    Up / 364kbps

    Wii
    Down / 1696kbps
    Up / 225kbps

    judging by the results i would say that the download speed on the wii was too fast for it to be a wireless B connection, although if im wrong am sure someone will let me kno :lol:

    Coincidently the page i used was speedtest.net the front end of the applet was flash and ran REALLY badly on the Opera beta hope they have it fixed in the release version :wtf:
     
  14. Mr.Herron

    Mr.Herron Do work

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    Sorry to go off topic

    But where can i find the nintendo usb wifi?
     
  15. JKarp

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    Correct. The Mitsumi DWM-W004 is really a copy of the Broadcom BCM4318. While the Broadcom device is b/g, they haven't developed g drivers for linux yet. It is possible a future Wii update will enable 802.11g once Broadcom gets off their ass (the entire Linux community has been frustrated wit their slow progress on drivers), but for now it's just b which is why Nintendo says you've got to enable mixed-mode on your AP.
     
  16. ivandb

    ivandb wii are you doing this

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    stop the bullshit wii is B and G

    GRRRR wII IS B and G i use hercules 802,11GGGGGGGGG wifi transmitter from my laptop works fine al you B user have errors
     
  17. ivandb

    ivandb wii are you doing this

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    wii is G

    b works to but slower
     
  18. JKarp

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    ivandb: You're a wiitard. Come back when you know something about networking.
     
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    ivandb wii are you doing this

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    ivandb wii are you doing this

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ovQtJt5MP4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ovQtJt5MP4
     

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