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dmwaterhouse
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-27-2010

Connecting Wii to the Internet

I have internet, phone and cable through comcast and would like to hook up my internet to the Wii.  Do I require an adaptor from the wall?

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Joe
Posts: 7,130
Registered: ‎06-30-2003

Re: Connecting Wii to the Internet

Do you have a router

 

otherwise you need to buy a wii wireless network adapter or cable to hook up to computer USB port

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doombrother
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎12-28-2009

Re: Connecting Wii to the Internet

Actually the wii has built in wireless, so if you have a router you should be able to hook up.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-22-2009

Re: Connecting Wii to the Internet

i don't have wireless so to hook up internet to wii do i run a cable from wii to the modem or to computer usb?

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EG
Posts: 44,189
Registered: ‎12-24-2003

Re: Connecting Wii to the Internet

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If the Wii has a ethernet port you can run a cat5/6 ethernet cable from it to the modem. If it doesn't have ethernet then you need one of these USB adapters;

 

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/getOnline/wired.jsp

 

You will need to reset that eMTA/modem by using the recessed reset button on the rear each and every time you change between having a computer or the Wii directly connected to it. To avoid having to always do this and to be able to have both online at the same time you would need to use a router.

Visitor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-22-2009

Re: Connecting Wii to the Internet

thank you so much you've been very helpful

Visitor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-22-2009

Re: Connecting Wii to the Internet

how exactly

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kevj
Posts: 4,859
Registered: ‎10-03-2003

Re: Connecting Wii to the Internet

 


kerrieanddave wrote:

how exactly


what are you looking for help with here?

 

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