Cheapest/Best Place too buy DS USB WIFI adapter?

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    Can anyone tell me a cheap but good/reliable place to buy a ds usb wifi adapter (preferably a uk site)
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    maybe it's just me, but all of the places that do sell them have seemed to raise their prices. bestbuy, here in the states, had them initially for 35usd, but now their 42usd.

    if I were you, I'd just order one from nintendo's store site on the web.
     
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    At that price, I'd just buy a wireless router...

    Be sure to check through major chain store websites in the UK. You could also take a look at the 3rd party ones, like Datel's. (Not sure how well it works.)
     
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    Few things to consider... Nintendo's WiFi connector only works for Nintendo DS's. And only allows 5 DS's connected at one time. Datels WiFi connector acts as a true WiFi hotspot, allows PSP and DS connections, as well as PC, and likely holds far more clients at a time.

    I however, don't own either, so i cant claim how well they work
     
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    Depends where you are really... If you're in the UK, Datel's Wi-Fi Max is the cheapest right now at £18 free delivery from DVD.co.uk or Play.com.

    You can see my review of it here:

    http://xcomp.gamebrink.com/?p=240

    I haven't used the Nintendo's official Buffalo Wi-Fi adapter but, as Downward says, it only works with DSes and not other devices like laptops... Until you find some hacked drivers for it. Even so, the adapter costs £25 right now, £7 more than the Datel.

    Or if you can spend a bit more, you could go for a wireless router which would be a better investment. You'll have to know exactly what you're looking for though because there are many types such as ones with built-in ADSL modems, ones without, ones that seem to not work with the DS at all etc.
     
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    Why?
    Do I need a "Official Nintendo DS WiFi Adapter"?

    Can't I just use any WiFi Usb adapter and play it on internet?
     
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    Do you plan on owning a Wii?? If you do, you may be better off buying a wireless router to handle both when the time comes.
     
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    if you have a wireless router, then you have no need for nintendo's usb wireless adapter.

    the only reason I could see purchasing one is if you had a cable/dsl connection that went directly into your computer or laptop and have not no inclination of purchasing a wireless router or if your current router isn't supported (but as others have already pointed out, the cost of a wireless router isn't that much more than the nintendo usb adapter and allows you to hook up other devices (secured) in addition to a ds system.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, im thinking of going with a wireless router now, any suggestions on a DS working one lol sorry i know im hopeless :S

    EDIT: by the way i have cable broadband connection tht goes directly to my pc
     
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    Add a little more and you'll get a good wireless router for the same price. I would defenilty go with the router.
     
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    Well, I'm using a combined solution - ADSL Modem/Wireless Router/Switch/Firewall all in one and works nicely with my DS. It's a Netgear DG834G model but it doesn't support cable. You probably want to try the WGR614 model but I'm not sure.
     

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