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will the wii have an ethernet cable port?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by I_Dont_Know859, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. I_Dont_Know859

    I_Dont_Know859 Hoo-ah!

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    i was just wondering...
     
  2. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    It will come with a USB to Ethernet cable - the USB side intending to be pluged into the back of the Wii.
     
  3. The_Mitch

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    source?
    if it is gonna come with it for free then why wouldnt they of jsut built it in? i think your gonna have to buy it but they wont charge more than $20 for it im sure
     
  4. Relentless

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    I was wondering about this also, afew months back. But then I just decided to buy a Router recently.

    Never had a Router before, never really wanted one. But I have to be prepared for the Wii. :)
     
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    if your gonna buy a router so you can play the wii online, get a wireless one because the wii has wireless built in so as soon as you turn it on, it sould connect to your internet if you have a wireless router (unless you have the router MAC filtered like me, then you gotta get the mac address of the Wii and put it in the trusted list)
     
  6. Sovieto

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    yah i recently bought a wireless router and modem in 1 pack thingy, wii online right out of the box!
     
  7. Relentless

    Relentless WiiChat Member

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    The one I bought is Wireless, I probably should have mentioned that. :sick:

    I still have yet to set it up though, I'm not going to until I actually get a Wii.
     
  8. JCpackers05

    JCpackers05 NiNtEnDoFrEakJMC

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    i would figure it would....Nintendo cant figure everyone have wireless routers...
     
  9. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    No, the USB adapter does not connect to the Wii. The USB adapter connects to your internet-connected computer, which transmits wirelessly to the Wii. This same adapter is already on the market for the DS.
     
  10. Supermariomp3

    Supermariomp3 WiiChat Member

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    Why don't you guys just get the PSP Wifi MAX
    Its just like Nintendo's USB Wifi Connector but it also works for the psp, laptops, mobile devices that use internet, game consoles (ex. Wii), it even works for the ds. Plus its only 40 dollars and its a good alternative if you dont have a router. But the catch is that the thing you are using has to be like 40 feet in range.

    here is a picture of the PSP Wifi MAX:
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    here is the website to learn more about it:
    http://us.codejunkies.com/shop/product.asp?c=US&cr=USD&cs=$&r=0&l=1&ProdID=711
     
  11. NateTheGreat

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    He said:
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    Squall7 meant that if you don't have a wireless router, then you can use a USB-to-ethernet cable, which comes with most routers, wired or wireless, and one end plugs into the router while the other end is USB so it would plug into one of the two USB ports on the back of the Wii.

    However, I think what you're suggesting, the USB transmitter, is also a nice alternative as long as your computer's in range.

    As for whether Wii will come with a USB-to-ethernet cable and/or USB transmitter is really unlikely. The Xbox, which was really made for online gaming, didn't include an ethernet cable, so it probably won't happen for Wii.
     
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  12. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    I must say, I am a certified computer technician, and I have never seen (or heard of) such a cable. However, yes, the WiFi Max is also a very good alternative if you don't want to put the money into a router and have more devices than just the Wii/DS to connect.
     
  13. Moko

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    i think NateTheGreat mean something like this: usb_lan_10_100.jpg
     
  14. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    ^^
    the problem with adapters like that is that they require drivers to run, which can only be installed on a PC. If you were to plug that into a Wii, it may see a USB device, but it won't know what it is or how to use it (in layman's terms)
     
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    i had a USB-> Ethernet NIC card and it didnt require any drivers when i used it
     
  16. NeMeZyZ

    NeMeZyZ Chapter .1

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    i'm gonna use the same ethernet cable i use for my cable modem
     

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