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What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby pokerplaya » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:32 pm

I have wireless, but it doesn't work very well. I'd rather just connect via a hard wire.

My computer is in the same room as the Wii, what is the easiest way to connect via a wired setup and what accessories would I need to buy?
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:47 pm

If the computer is in the same room then I would just get a router. You plug the modem into the internet slot, plug a wire from the computer into a slot, and the Wii into another slot. All you should need is the router and a few ethernet cables.

If you already have a wireless network though, then you probably already have a wireless router, in which case you just need to plug the Wii into the router.

If you don't already have a router, they're pretty cheap if you get one without a wireless antenna.
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby pokerplaya » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:06 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:If the computer is in the same room then I would just get a router. You plug the modem into the internet slot, plug a wire from the computer into a slot, and the Wii into another slot. All you should need is the router and a few ethernet cables.

If you already have a wireless network though, then you probably already have a wireless router, in which case you just need to plug the Wii into the router.

If you don't already have a router, they're pretty cheap if you get one without a wireless antenna.


We do have a wireless network, but I have my computer hard wired because our wireless connection sucks. Constantly going in and out.

The other issue is if I plug the Wii into the router, I have to run a really long cord around the house and down the stairs. But if I was to try and go that route (my only reason to hook up to the internet is to try and download some Virtual Console titles) I'd have to buy a seperate cord, correct?
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby Yoda » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:06 pm

Buy a new wireless router.
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:52 pm

Yoda wrote:Buy a new wireless router.

That's what I'm thinking, too. If the wireless connection is so bad, why not just get a new router?
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:51 am

StlSluggers wrote:
Yoda wrote:Buy a new wireless router.

That's what I'm thinking, too. If the wireless connection is so bad, why not just get a new router?


The router is new. Connection still sucks. Dunno why. :-?
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby JTWood » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:04 am

But you don't have any problems with the same service through a land line?
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:22 pm

JTWood wrote:But you don't have any problems with the same service through a land line?


Correct.
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby Yoda » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:28 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
JTWood wrote:But you don't have any problems with the same service through a land line?


Correct.


Then it is the router that is the problem. I would look to invest in one as more and more things will become wireless. Plus wireless has gotten so fast now that you really do not need a line.
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Re: What is the easiest way to hook up the Wii to the internet?

Postby acsguitar » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:41 pm

Yoda wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
JTWood wrote:But you don't have any problems with the same service through a land line?


Correct.


Then it is the router that is the problem. I would look to invest in one as more and more things will become wireless. Plus wireless has gotten so fast now that you really do not need a line.



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