1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Come and join our gamer community by registering for free here

Wifi usb or just wireless router

Discussion in 'Wii Hardware' started by s1l3ntdeath, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. s1l3ntdeath

    s1l3ntdeath New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I only got 1 computer at home and i don't noe wut to get since the price for a the usb thing and a wireless router is about the same price, and i want to surf the web with my wii. What do u guys recommend that i buy?
     
  2. laiscallonis

    laiscallonis New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Definately buy the router first..:big_boss:

    Because this is the first item of hardware that you need to make a wireless network.

    The router gets connected to the Phone line and then it communicates with the "usb thing" wich is connected to the PC..
    But if your PC has wireless incorporated you do not need the "usb thing" :bomb_phone:

    What happens is that your router after being installed and configured on your PC gives access to all wireless PCs or other "Wifi" compatibale devices to the internet service of your ISP you have signed for..

    Once the router has been connected you need to configure your Wii as well..:friends:

    Mind you you may need to buy for 500 points the Opera web-browser from Nintendo to have a decent browsing experience whit your Wii:dance2:

    Enjoy..it :D
     
  3. s1l3ntdeath

    s1l3ntdeath New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thxs for the info
     
  4. Jailbreak

    Jailbreak New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,269
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i thought it would be a good idea to buy the router, it broke! but thats more likely casue everything to do with me fails lol. So now i use the USB thingy which is cheaper.
     
  5. Ryano

    Ryano New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd definetly agree with laiscallonis, but you might not want to bother with the internet channel since it costs 500 points now.
     
  6. Squiddy

    Squiddy New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have a NETGEAR router, they're great. :D
     
  7. sad

    sad New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    GEt a router so you can configure any device that has a wifi card to the router wifi usb only connect the wii products to. simply: router>wifi usb
     
  8. supersujay

    supersujay New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i got 2 wireless routers one upstairs and one downstairs
     
  9. EngWii

    EngWii New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    495
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So do i, NETGEAR ftw :)
    I'd definitely use a router, it's so simple, i don't know what the other method is like.
     
  10. Squiddy

    Squiddy New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You only need one in the house y'know, a Wi-fi signal can go through 3 floors of a house. You're just making it worse with signal interference.
     
  11. laiscallonis

    laiscallonis New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    There is another method to share a internet connection wirelessly..
    you need a wireless enabled pc connected to the internet even via normal cable..... it be either a analog modem or Adsl modem..

    you need to create one private Network technically called "ad hoch"

    you need to configure each Pc or device to the shared Network..
    (Not a very secure Network tough)

    So stick with a router configuration if you want to follow my modest advice..;)


    Ps..

    Whant to thank publicly "Ryano" for having given me a positive vote going to do the same with you...Thanks. :)
     
  12. Jailbreak

    Jailbreak New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,269
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    the only problem with routers is if your thick like me you'll find it hard to set up and if like me you can constant bad luck it will break. other than that theyre great.
     
  13. austin_mini75

    austin_mini75 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    definitely a router... can be a pain to setup i got a dlink with 2 PCs a laptop my ds lite and the wii no probs what so ever. Range can be improved by adding a larger antenna to the router.
     
  14. Becky

    Becky New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I use a wireless router too - Linksys to be exact. I have three computers and now the Wii that connect to the internet through it.

    Be careful which router you buy - some are meant specifically for ADSL internet and others for Cable.

    Routers can be tricky to setup if you're new to them, especially when it comes to getting your head around security settings. And trust me, you really should have some kind of encryption enabled or you're inviting anyone to help themselves to your connection.

    Do a google search for "Wireless networking guide" and you'll find loads of detailed stuff. Make sure you follow an article that's fairly recent though, as standards and equipment updates are frequent.

    Good luck!
     
  15. kaitora

    kaitora New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i think i'm going for the wireless router... i want the ability to set up the security myself as i know there are wifi thieves operating around me cos they don't like to pay for their internet...
     

Share This Page