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Can i plug my wireless internet card directly into the usb port in the back of the wii for a connection

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You dont need a wireless card, the Wii already is ready for Wi-Fi.
As long as you have a wireless router, you should be good to go.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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Where is the place you can put the internet connector in to ? is it on the back of the console or is it on the top i cant find it please help me


The wii does not come with an ethernet port (or place to connect to wired internet) built in. It's primary internet connection is through wifi or wireless internet. A USB adapter can be bought (like these) Those plug into the back of the console in the usb port.

Jun 01, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How do I hook my wii to my internet


Hello,

You can hook-up your wii to the internet through any of the below method;

Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a Wireless Router

* 1 Turn on your Nintendo Wii by plugging it into a power source and pressing the power button.
* 2 Press the "A" button on your Wii controller to continue from the warning screen.
* 3 Select "Wii" button in the left hand corner of the main menu, by using your Wii remote to
move the hand shaped cursor over the "Wii" button and pressing the "A" button on the
controller to select the Wii options.
* 4 Click the "Wii Settings" box on the right.
* 5 Select the left arrow to scroll over to more options. Then select "Internet" from the list and
"Connection Settings."
* 6 Choose an open connection by selecting the "Connection 3: None" option, then the "Wireless
Connection" option, and the "Search for an Access Point Option."
* 7 Choose the access point you want to use from the list that will be displayed. Save the
settings by clicking "OK." Then click "OK" to start a connection test. When the test is
complete you are connected.

Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet with a Wii LAN Adapter

* 1 Insert the Wii LAN Adapter into the USB port on the back of the console.
* 2 Connect an Ethernet cable from your modem or router to the adapter.
* 3 Turn on the Wii console.
* 4 Click the "Wii" options button in the lower left hand corner. Select the "Wii Settings" option by
clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the blue arrow to the left
of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
* 5 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wired Connection."
* 6 Click "OK" to initiate the connection test. When the test is done you should be connected.

Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a PC

* 1 Insert the CD that came with the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector into a PC running Windows
XP that is connected to high speed internet. When the setup window appears click "OK" to
start the installation.
* 2 Choose your language and click "OK".
* 3 Insert the connector into a USB port on the PC when prompted. Hook the connector directly
to the PC as ports on the monitor and keyboard will not work.
* 4 Click on the registration tool on the Windows task bar.
* 5 Turn on the Wii console. Click the "Wii" options button in the lower-left corner. Select the "Wii
Settings" option by clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the
blue arrow to the left of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
* 6 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wireless Connection." Choose
"Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector" from the options list, then "Next" to continue.
* 7 Return to your PC and you will find your Wii listed in the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
Registration Tool window. Click on your Wii's name and select "Grant Permission to
Connect."
* 8 Return to your Wii and click "Next" for the setup completion window, and then click "OK" to
run the connection test.

Good luck.

Apr 19, 2011 | Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games

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Describe your Nintendo Probleml logitech wireless keyboard lx310 does not link to wii system?


Wireless keyboards will only work with Wii of it has a 'USB Wireless Receiver' (also called a dongle) which plugs into the back of the Wii. So make sure that is plugged into the Wii USB port at the back.
Although the Wii uses bluetooth for the Wii Remotes, you cannot use bluetooth for keyboards.

ALSO... the Wii USB ports are only USB1 (Not USB2). Therefore some fancier keyboards may not work if they require USB2.

Mar 13, 2011 | Nintendo Computers & Internet

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How do you connect wii to internet through t.v.


Hey. This is a common question for people who own a Wii since it doesn't have a built in ethernet port to connect to through your router or modem.
There are two possible options for you to connect your Wii to the internet:
1.] You can buy a $10 USB adapter here that will allow you to connect it just like you would any other computer in your home: http://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-LAN-Adapter-Nintendo-Wii-Port/dp/B003C3WYOM
2.] You can use its built-in WiFi card to connect to wireless internet in your home. If you don't have a wireless router or wireless access points then this probably is not a viable option.
Good luck!

Mar 12, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I am finding difficulties connecting my wii too the internet


Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a Wireless Router
  • 1 Turn on your Nintendo Wii by plugging it into a power source and pressing the power button.
  • 2 Press the "A" button on your Wii controller to continue from the warning screen.
  • 3 Select "Wii" button in the left hand corner of the main menu, by using your Wii remote to move the hand shaped cursor over the "Wii" button and pressing the "A" button on the controller to select the Wii options.
  • 4 Click the "Wii Settings" box on the right.
  • 5 Select the left arrow to scroll over to more options. Then select "Internet" from the list and "Connection Settings."
  • 6 Choose an open connection by selecting the "Connection 3: None" option, then the "Wireless Connection" option, and the "Search for an Access Point Option."
  • 7 Choose the access point you want to use from the list that will be displayed. Save the settings by clicking "OK." Then click "OK" to start a connection test. When the test is complete you are connected.
Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet with a Wii LAN Adapter
  • 1 Insert the Wii LAN Adapter into the USB port on the back of the console.
  • 2 Connect an Ethernet cable from your modem or router to the adapter.
  • 3 Turn on the Wii console.
  • 4 Click the "Wii" options button in the lower left hand corner. Select the "Wii Settings" option by clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
  • 5 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wired Connection."
  • 6 Click "OK" to initiate the connection test. When the test is done you should be connected.
Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a PC
  • 1 Insert the CD that came with the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector into a PC running Windows XP that is connected to high speed internet. When the setup window appears click "OK" to start the installation.
  • 2 Choose your language and click "OK".
  • 3 Insert the connector into a USB port on the PC when prompted. Hook the connector directly to the PC as ports on the monitor and keyboard will not work.
  • 4 Click on the registration tool on the Windows task bar.
  • 5 Turn on the Wii console. Click the "Wii" options button in the lower-left corner. Select the "Wii Settings" option by clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
  • 6 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wireless Connection." Choose "Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector" from the options list, then "Next" to continue.
  • 7 Return to your PC and you will find your Wii listed in the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Registration Tool window. Click on your Wii's name and select "Grant Permission to Connect."
  • 8 Return to your Wii and click "Next" for the setup completion window, and then click "OK" to run the connection test.

Mar 03, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How to connect to the net it keeps saying error


First you must have an active internet connection, second you must have a router (if you are trying to connect multiple items to the internet I.E. your computer AND the Wii), Third you have to determine whether your router is a wireless one or not, if it is then all is great, click on the Wii button in the bottom left corner, click on Wii settings, click on the right pointing arrow to go to page 2 of the settings, click on internet, click on connection settings, click on connection 1 (should say [none] next to it if it doesn't then you might want to clear the settings) click on wireless connection, click on manual setup, enter the SSID, enter the encryption key when asked for it then you should be good to go unless your router's security settings need changing. If you are trying to connect through a wired connection, then you need some other equipment... my Wii doesn't have an ethernet port, just an sd card port, memory card ports, and a couple USB ports, so I assume you need either a usb-ethernet adaptor or a router with a usb port. I've never connected a Wii over anything but a wireless connection so I could be wrong with regard to a wired connection.

Nov 01, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I cant get on to the internet


o.k I to at first did not know how to get on the internet but it is not too hard.

first there is only two ways to get on the internet using the Nintendo Wii.

(1) you can easily connect to internet if you have a wireless connection in your home.

(2) you must purchase a USB Ethernet adapter. this adapter plugs into the USB port on the back of the Wii. You then must have a router with a port available. Run the Ethernet cable from the Wii connector to your available port on your router.

For either connection you then go into your Wii options ang continue into settings on your Wii. make sure you then chose the arrow to go to the next page. Click internet, connection settings, click connection 1 to set up. chose wired or wireless connection, It will then initiate a test and if all is good you will now have internet connection.

if you still have problems visit the wii website

here is a demo :

Click here

or heres the link:http://us.wii.com/connect/

this should help you!


Mar 25, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Can i put my alltel usb card in the usb port in back of the wii to connect to the internet


No. The Wii has it's own wireless network card but it unfortunately won't work with a satellite network like that.

Dec 18, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How can I connect my alltel internet card to my wii system


Unfortunately you cannot insert your USB modem into your Wii and have it recognized. Your Wii does not have the ability to operate plug and play devices in the way that your lap top does. The Wii needs to be hooked up to a LAN (local area network) via a wireless G connection from a wireless router or wireless capable modem, or hard wired to a modem or router with an ethernet cable (looks like a big phone wire).

There is a way to share your lap tops internet connection using an ethernet switch (depending on your operating system). If this is an option that you wish to explore and you have the necessary hardware, re-post asking how to set up a shared internet connection using a computer as a residential gateway. Depending on your operating system this can be done quite easily. You will need a computer with an internet connection (which you have), a 10/100 Ethernet switch, and two Ethernet cables. A switch is relatively inexpensive and the wires are as well.

I hope that this helps you with your problem.

Good Luck!

Jul 28, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Connecting my wii to the internet


to connect your wii to the internet connect to the following link or read the following instructions
http://systemsetup.nintendo.com.au/Connecting_Online

to connect your wii to the internet you will need to provide a wireless internet access point for it to find. you will need:

a computer connected to broadband internet
a wireless router OR Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector OR Wii LAN Adapter
your wii console to be nearby all of the above

If you are using the LAN Adapter you must plug the USB connection into the back of your wii console and the other end to your internet modems ethernet port. (follow steps below)

if you are using a wireless connection follow steps below.

Turn on your wii and on the main menu select 'wii' in the bottom left hand corner
On the next screen, select 'wii settings'
In the 'Wii System Settings', click on the blue arrow on the right to reach the second screen of options. On this screen, click the 'Internet' button.
Select 'connection settings'
select an open connection indicated by 'none'
select the corresponding option, Wired or Wireless connection

Wired:
(follow steps below)

Wireless:
Select the corresponding option, Search for an access point or Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
the wii will search for an access point, select the access point you wish to connect to, and save the settings

The wii will now do a test connection and do a system update, the wii will now use that connection point to acces the online services

hope i helped!!

Sep 19, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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