Networking to a Wii?

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Colt
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Networking to a Wii?

Post by Colt » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:33 pm

So, I have this stupid setup right.

I have an NB5 modem connected to a PC running Vista 64bit. This PC has a wireless network card.

I'd like to have the PC "host" for the Wii and have the Wii able to access the net through the PC.

Is this possible?

Can't afford another modem right now.

JasonM

Re: Networking to a Wii?

Post by JasonM » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:37 pm

You would need to connect the Wii to the modem (otherwise you'd create a double NAT between your PC and the Wii).

You could try using a network switch instead...

Colt
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Re: Networking to a Wii?

Post by Colt » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:42 pm

Yeah, so the modem isn't wireless and I don't have the Wii ethernet cable adapter.

So I guess that's a no?

Could I at least network the Wii to my PC this way?

JasonM

Re: Networking to a Wii?

Post by JasonM » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:56 pm

It could be done - you'd need to have the PC configured correctly.

Windows XP Professional should be capable of this, you need to enable Internet Connection sharing on the connection to the modem, and specify the wireless adapter as the connection to the network.

That should allow access out to the modem, to work around the Double NAT issue - you could bridge the modem and make the PC login - this would expose your computer to the internet though, so there's a possibility of viruses, hack attempts, etc. - not a recommended configuration, but it 'can be done'.

SMA
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Re: Networking to a Wii?

Post by SMA » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:13 pm

I believe Nintendo actually make an adaptor for this type of connection.

Give them a call or google it.

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