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    Wii Wireless Internet Connection

    What do I require to gain an Internet connection on TV via the Wii?

    I have cable (Virgin media), PC and Linksys wired router is upstairs, Wii downstairs connected to TV.

    I have ordered a Buffalo wireless cable router with usb adapter (awaiting this), I should have asked this question prior to ordering, but I can still cancel.

    Apologies if this topic is in the incorrect section.

    EDIT: What other alternatives are available to buying a wireless router, maybe cheaper or better (or both)?
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    should set you up fine. make sure you set it up with WPA authentication and you should be golden

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    Suggest you also setup teh wireless base station to use Channel 1 as that works best with the Wii.

    You may experience intermittent connection problems when using other wireless channels when using it a day or two later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodrun View Post
    Suggest you also setup teh wireless base station to use Channel 1 as that works best with the Wii.

    You may experience intermittent connection problems when using other wireless channels when using it a day or two later.
    Thats bad advice tbh, you should set the channel to be as far away from all the other channels in your area - not specifically 1 or 8 or 11 etc.

    That router should be fine - sounds like the one we just bought to replace our crappy linksys. If it is then it also comes with AOSS technology, to make linking with your wii very easy (just press one button!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Thats bad advice tbh, you should set the channel to be as far away from all the other channels in your area - not specifically 1 or 8 or 11 etc.
    That is the right advice, also don't choose auto-select since not all devices use that and your signal will keep dropping.

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    Thanks for all the advice, as Spud1 said, press 1 button, AOSS sorts itself out.

    The router is on Auto atm and assigned itself to channel 11, using the WPA setting too.

    Nice speeds also, but the 28" CRT TV(?) is ok...ish to view webpages, having to magnify and scroll across (back and forth) to view fonts. I expect a better resolution TV would help alot.

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    Nah, better TV resolution doesn't help all that much disappointingly, as you still only get 480p from the Wii.

    Not brilliant but handy nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vowo View Post
    EDIT: What other alternatives are available to buying a wireless router, maybe cheaper or better (or both)?
    You could buy wired access points (cant remember the proper name for them). They plug into an electricity socket and provide a lan connection. Just buy two, plug one in at your PC and one next to the Wiii and theres no need to for wireless. It'll only cost ~£23 all in.

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