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  1. phillepino

    phillepino SSBB Name = JAA!

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    Hmm... WHAT IS THE WII'S NETWORK ADAPTER'S MAXIMUM INTERNET SPEED?

    I'm lookin for the best and cheapest wireless router for the wii

    Im thinking about getting the Linksys WRT300N, however i think that this is too powerful and I'm worried that the wii doesnt even need this much speed.


    So my question is, up to how much internet speed can the wii's wi-fi use or in other words, What's the wii's maximum internet speed?


    P.S. If you know the best cheapest router that will give the wii the best possible speed, please leave the info :D
     
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    Prez Señor Prez

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    The WRT300N would be an especially bad choice. It uses the more new Wireless N technology, while the Wii uses Wireless B/G.
    It would be a complete waste.
    Stick to any decent wireless g router that can go on b/g mode.
    Can't really go to wrong just look for the any router made by Linksys, Dlink, motorola, belkin, etc..
     
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    soo do you know the maximum speed that the Wii can wield/use?

    coz there's different speeds like 54 Mbps

    i wonder if shud go any higher than 54 Mbps
     
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    I wouldn't worry about surpassing the speed of your Wii. Your internet speed is not dependent on your router so much, but more on your actual internet from your ISP.
     
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    I thot the router can only give so much speed?


    And that's why they have limits?
     
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    Prez Señor Prez

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    Different routers will not really differ in speed. As long as you get wireless G it'll be fine.
     
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    phillepino SSBB Name = JAA!

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    Are you sure?

    Let's say we have T1 internet connection

    My Belkin router can only send 54.0Mbps while WRT300N can send up to a lot more

    That's why I'm wondering how much speed can the wii take max?

    For example, if only I had 54.0 Mbps network adapter, I would get 54.0 Mbps max connection from my router even if it is the faster router in the world. If I had the 300n network adapter and WRT300N router I will get the fastest possible speed, higher than 54.0 mbps if that makes sense
     
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    I have the same router at home and in my condo (doorm). It is a linksys wrt54g, which is just a basic linksys router. When I do a system update, it takes about 5 minutes at my house, and about 4 hours here, which is not even an exageration, so basically what I am trying to say is that everyone above me is right. Just get a good router that you can afford, the biggest factor in internet speed is your service provider, and what service you have through them.

    Hope that helped.
     
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    phillepino SSBB Name = JAA!

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    Anyone played mario strikers?


    And does it lag with it?






    Can anyone answer this question?

    "What is the maximum speed that the Wii can take?"
     
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    Wireless N will not make the internet go faster because the Wii is not Wireless N. It wouldn't even be able to connect with wireless N.
     
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    I have no idea what the max speed is, but you coul dprobally find out from nintendo, or check their website for specs.
     
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    Sorry that I can not answer it. However it does not really matter right now because there is no way that you could surpass it.
    Do you happen to know what type of connection you have?
     
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    I have a verizon DSL connection XD

    but im planning to get comcast cable soon ^__^

    and hopefully I won't lag when SSBB comes out that's why im asking all these questions :D

    What connection do you have? What Router do you have? and... Do you lag in any of the games online?
     
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    I was looking for a more specific internet speed, but it's alright if you don't know it.
    I'm with Rogers on a 8.0mbps connection. Using a Wireless G router from Motorola. I can get the model number if you'd like.
    Have not tried any online Wii games yet, but my Wii's other internet functions run smoothly.
     
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    I have the same service at my house, and I get good conection with my router, but I have not done any online games, sory.

    as far as verizon with my laptop, it rocks.
     
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    Okay here's my speed connection:

    I got this from speedtest.net


    9/30/07 5.58 pm -
    Download Speed: 744 kbps (93KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 135 kbps (16.9 KB/sec transfer rate)


    that was my speed at one time...


    May I please get your router model?
     
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    It's the Motorola WR850G.
    It's nothing special but it supplies me with everything I need...
    Also, don't worry about any speed limits, as your speed is fairly slow. You might even lag a little when playing games with people far away so be cautious of that.
     
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    KrisKhaos Retro Gamer

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    You will find that more problems stem from interference than from actual wi-fi router speed. If you are concerned about your connection speed, I suggest following some simple tips to improve your overall wi-fi connection.

    1. Wi-Fi technology uses microwave transmissions that function best using "line of sight". This means that ANY object that blocks the visual distance between your connecting device (Wii) and Wireless Access Point (WAP) will greatly reduce signal strength. The lesser the objects between your connection the better, and the farther distance in which can be achieved. (Note: Denser objects will reflect more radio waves, so wood reflects less than steel.)

    2. Always "fine tune" the channel of your WAP to a channel that is commonly not in use within your area. If you are experiencing connection difficultly, it is always recommended to attempt using another channel then try again. In the U.S., channels 1 and 11 are generally the least most crowded, while channels within the middle (6 and 8 for instance) are often crowded with cordless telephones, pagers, and other microwave compatible devices. Your results will very, and experimentation is recommended for maximum performance. (Note: Fine tuning your performance can be done by simply using the channel and monitoring how well it functions for you. I still recommend attempting other channels to insure the best possible connection, even if one seems "good enough".)

    3. Attempt to keep all devices that generate radio interference from getting between or around your WAP and connecting device (Wii). Such things as microwave ovens, Civilian Band Radios (CB), cordless and cellular telephones, and even vacuum sweepers all examples of devices that will generate radio interference to some degree. It's almost impossible from avoiding at least some levels of interference however reducing them whenever possible is recommended. Cordless telephones of the 900mhz, 2.4ghz, and 5.8ghz range all function on the same sub-frequency and one of the worst for interference, and often are detected by some Wi-Fi routers as "Wi-Fi activity". Please note that your Wi-Fi does function on the 2.4ghz range.

    4. LAST but not LEAST! Google it. OR even better for those in the U.S. consider getting your Amateur Radio license. Part of Section 15 of the FCC regulations for Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi or microwave) communication is that licensed operators not only are given "right of way" to non-licensed operators, (which means you can legally prevent others from actually using there cordless telephone for example if it is preventing your communication between your connecting device (Wii) and your WAP who are not licensed), but also you are also granted a much greater power (milliwatts) rating as well as the ability to use custom antennae setups that are illegal without such license.

    While there is much more perks than that, however just enough to stay on topic here. :)

    That should be enough to keep ya going, however there is a TON of information on this topic and suggest digging into it. I've said more than enough for the time being.
     
  19. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    My recommendation is...

    I would recommend a Linksys WRT54G this router is the best one at a cheap affordable price. Trust me I own this router and the computers connect pretty fast except my dads is faster than mine because his computer is connected to the router and moden.
     
  20. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    i use linksys one as well...it's really fast in intenet opera and online battling with mario strikers!!! ;)

    especially if the router is placed near the wii.... ;)
     

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