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    Wi-Fi USB Connector for connecting a wii, Any good?

    I am thinking about using my wii online and have seen this product which you just put into your usb slot and the wii can connect straight to the net through that no wires or routers needed(i have a wired broadband connection you see) Does anyone have any experience of this product? does it cost to use your wii online?

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    You need to rephrase that a little bit.

    You want to use your Wii (which has WiFi built in) to go online but you have a wired internet setup at the moment and you're looking to buy a dongle for your computer to allow the Wii access to the net?

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    depends what you connect your broadband with

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    abomination;3176162

    You need to rephrase that a little bit.You want to use your Wii (which … You need to rephrase that a little bit.You want to use your Wii (which has WiFi built in) to go online but you have a wired internet setup at the moment and you're looking to buy a dongle for your computer to allow the Wii access to the net?



    that's right i have a wired modem connected to my pc and a nintendo wii. sorry if i got confusing:oops:

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    you have to keep it simple you see as im not clued up on wireless networks:?

    That adapter will be fine. At that price though you would be a hell of a lot better off getting a router. It doesnt cost to play online. Your computer will have to be on if you use that. So a router would be better as thats what that device essentially turns your computer into.

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    deathtrap3000;3176212

    That adapter will be fine. At that price though you would be a hell of a … That adapter will be fine. At that price though you would be a hell of a lot better off getting a router. It doesnt cost to play online. Your computer will have to be on if you use that. So a router would be better as thats what that device essentially turns your computer into.



    That is a very helpful post, have some rep:thumbsup:
    Can you tell me exactly what a router is, what it connects to and what i would need to buy please:)

    Any wireless dongle would do the job if you used Windows ICS however I'm guessing that Wii dongle in the second post will be somewhat easier to setup.

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    abomination;3176233

    Any wireless dongle would do the job if you used Windows ICS however I'm … Any wireless dongle would do the job if you used Windows ICS however I'm guessing that Wii dongle in the second post will be somewhat easier to setup.



    so a wireless dongle sends out your existing broadband connection so your wii or other wireless devices can pick it up?

    A router splits the internet connection to different computers. It will sit either in between the modem and the computer or replace the modem altogether.

    What broadband provider have you got?

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    deathtrap3000;3176297

    A router splits the internet connection to different computers. It will … A router splits the internet connection to different computers. It will sit either in between the modem and the computer or replace the modem altogether. What broadband provider have you got?



    tiscali
    So you aren't required to use the modem you are given when you sign up to your broadband contract, as you say it can replace the modem altogether?

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    suely if he only has a wired modem this will not work? sorry im not up on techie stuff but when i had broadband before wireless i couldnt just add an apdapter to my lappy to make a wireless connection

    badgerrules;3176280

    so a wireless dongle sends out your existing broadband connection so your … so a wireless dongle sends out your existing broadband connection so your wii or other wireless devices can pick it up?



    A dongle simply provides the means for other equipment to connect to your computer or vice versa [OR] for your computer to connect to an access point (wireless router).

    Windows (or the software you receive) will handle the internet (broadband) aspect.

    sassie;3176308

    suely if he only has a wired modem this will not work? sorry im not up on … suely if he only has a wired modem this will not work? sorry im not up on techie stuff but when i had broadband before wireless i couldnt just add an apdapter to my lappy to make a wireless connection



    A computer running Windows is more than capable of sharing the internet connection available to it with other machines (be it wired or wireless) :).

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    abomination;3176330

    A dongle simply provides the means for other equipment to connect to your … A dongle simply provides the means for other equipment to connect to your computer or vice versa [OR] for your computer to connect to an access point (wireless router).Windows (or the software you receive) will handle the internet (broadband) aspect.A computer running Windows is more than capable of sharing the internet connection available to it with other machines (be it wired or wireless) :).



    yes, i understand that, i meant doesnt the modem have to be wireless enabled, before i had the livebx i had one you lugged in via a usb and could not add a dongle to make it wireless, sorry if im not making sense

    badgerrules;3176306

    tiscaliSo you aren't required to use the modem you are given when you … tiscaliSo you aren't required to use the modem you are given when you sign up to your broadband contract, as you say it can replace the modem altogether?



    Yeh thats right.

    This router is a bit more than the dongle but is worth it in my opinion.
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    deathtrap3000;3176348

    Yeh thats right.This router is a bit more than the dongle but is worth it … Yeh thats right.This router is a bit more than the dongle but is worth it in my opinion. http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/660/867/-/4977375/D-Link-DSL-2640B-ADSL2-2+-Modem-Wireless-Router/Product.html?searchtype=genre



    Does sound good as i wouldn't want the dongle to over heat. Would this router definately work with my wii then?

    sassie;3176347

    yes, i understand that, i meant doesnt the modem have to be wireless … yes, i understand that, i meant doesnt the modem have to be wireless enabled, before i had the livebx i had one you lugged in via a usb and could not add a dongle to make it wireless, sorry if im not making sense



    I understand what you're asking; the modem need not be wireless so long as the computer itself is wireless capable - it merely has to provide the internet connection to the computer (be it through USB or Ethernet).

    Some people use their wireless laptop to enable their Xbox 360 to get online which is wired to the laptop, which is itself connected to the wireless router.

    Yeh it will work.
    But before you buy it, look on the back of your computer and make sure it has a ethernet port.

    http://www.publicwebstations.com/howto/ethernet.jpg

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    abomination;3176392

    I understand what you're asking; the modem need not be wireless so long … I understand what you're asking; the modem need not be wireless so long as the computer itself is wireless capable - it merely has to provide the internet connection to the computer (be it through USB or Ethernet).Some people use their wireless laptop to enable their Xbox 360 to get online which is wired to the laptop, which is itself connected to the wireless router.



    oh right, i didnt know that, thanks very much :thumbsup:
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