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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Kazz, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Kazz

    Kazz Hardware Modding Freak

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    is there anyway to make my wired router into a wireless one for my wii? is there like a little adapter i can plug into my router that will broadcast the signal?
     
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    You can do the following

    -Buy the Nintendo USB WiFi Adapter
    -Get the USB Ethernet adapter for the wii when the adapter is released

    The adapter means you would have to take an ethernet wire from the router to the wii

    So the USB adapter is a much better choice if you have a PC
     
  3. Kazz

    Kazz Hardware Modding Freak

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    i dont understand how the USB adapter works. is it jst like an receiver antenna that takes the Wii's signal and pipes it into my router?
     
  4. Ranathis

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    It creates a small wireless network that only supports the Nintendo hardware. It works for DS as well.
     
  5. Kazz

    Kazz Hardware Modding Freak

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    oh sweet. its out correct?
     
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    thoughtcrimnal84 WiiChat Member

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    unless you have a crappy computer with windows ME like me
     
  7. micster

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    It has been out for quite some time
     
  8. Kazz

    Kazz Hardware Modding Freak

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    lol ic. does the adapter plug into my computer then broadcast to the wii i take it? cuz my wii is going to be in another room (family room) which is behind a wall where the wii is going to be (on my 56" tv :) )
     
  9. nkbswe5

    nkbswe5 nkbswe5. RLY!

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    Well Its meant to go through walls, and you should be OK, I play on getting one myself. Yar!
     
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    It plugs into a USB port on your computer, and comes with a little cord that can extend it a short distance.
     
  11. ronin89

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    I have one, and would recommend you get one aswell. My computer is downstairs, and my wii is upstairs, and i still get a strong signal. It is also really easy to set up.
     
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    Kazz Hardware Modding Freak

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    i'll probably get one. cheaper than getting a whole new router right? :)
     
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    Im getting the wire kit but can I add my own ethernet cable into the adaptor sicne my wii is like 60 feet from the computer.
     
  14. Ranathis

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    The Wifi Connector is retailed at around 39.99 Canada, probably around 35ish dollars in America. As opposed to a router which is somewhere in the hundreds for a decent one.
     
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    Its $80AUS here and router wireless is about $250AUS. For a good one. So yeah, usb = best way
     
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    Just get a new router

    Just get a new router they really aren't that expensive. Or if you really don't want a new router a wireless access point will expand on your preexisting network. With 802.11n coming out now 802.11g routers have really come down in price some even go for free after rebate, like my own D-link.

    The only problem is that you'll want to make sure that whatever router you get is sufficient for Nintendo's wifi connect the list of routers is on Nintendo's website. I'm currently using a D-link Extreme G wifi router with no issues, but I prefer linksys or netgear. Check out Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! or search Froogle for better prices and selection.:cornut:
     
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    honestly you should get a router. my linksys g router only cost 40$ thats 5 more than the usb dongle but you don't need to worry about bogging your computer down with excessive software or about your computer crashing and losing your wifi. it should not matter what router you buy as long as it is standard 802.11b/g compliant.
     
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    You mean Wired < Wireless, the arrow always points to the lesser value. :) Anyway, the Nintendo USB adaptor works like ****, and I suggest this one as I've had no problems with this and it's quite easy to install.

    Linksys - 802.11g Wireless Router - WRT54G

    Currently it is on sale, unfortunately, I didn't get it for 50 bucks, rather I got it for 70.
     
  19. nkbswe5

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    Well your the first user ot say the Wii USB is bad. Have you had one in the past?
     
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    If you use the USB adaptor won't you need to leave your P.C. on all the time to take full advantage of the connect 24? I'd prefer a router so my Wii is connected to the net 24/7, it would probably be faster to, not having to go through your P.C. first then your modem.
     

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