How far away from the Wii U can you take the gamepad?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Tomato Hentai, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Tomato Hentai

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    Oct 30, 2014
    This is kinda just to find out whether I'll be able to bring the gamepad with me upstairs when I don't feel like sitting on our shitty couches while playing a game that displays the same thing on the gamepad as the TV.
    I would test this myself by walking outside and seeing how far I can go before it disconnects, but I don't have a Wii U.

  2. RevPokemon

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    Aug 24, 2014
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    Think 60 feet is max without ANY things interfering or in between but realistically is about 25 to 30 feet
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  3. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
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    I can keep a connection between about 20 ft up from stairs around 1 corner with doors open before the connection waivers.
  4. pes.vboude

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    Mar 14, 2009
    It A LOT depends on material the construction of your house is made of. Should it be reinforced concrete for instance, the range is minimal.
  5. laudern

    laudern GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 14, 2010
    Queensland, Australia
    A good distance away would be in the dumpster in the alley behind the local 7/11. But unfortunately nintendo see that it is vital that the wii u system settings can only be shown on the game pad.
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  6. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 19, 2013
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    It can be for some but as soon as you pass a wall or a door you're done. It's too much for the Wii U to handle.

    If you'd to play Wii U games on the shitter then you'd have to play with the door open or bring the console closer.
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  7. gamesquest1

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    yeah its not that far it will go through a wall ok, never really measured the distance or anything, but keeping doors etc open when your going walkies with the pad helps
  8. jefffisher

    jefffisher GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 17, 2006
    United States
    for me it works exactly one room over, i can go into the next room or the room directly above where the console is but no diagonal rooms.
  9. The Real Jdbye

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    Not far enough, that much is for sure.
    I live in a relatively small apartment (just under 70 square meters I think) and the toilet and my bedroom are the furthest away from the living room where the Wii U is. The signal ALMOST reaches to my bed and the toilet, but start cutting out and being laggy as soon as I get in bed or sit down to take a dump :P
    Basically the only other place I spend time is in the living room, so the range is too short to be any useful to me.

    Your mileage may (and will) vary though. Depends on how much interference there is around you (Wi-Fi networks, microwaves, bluetooth devices, other wireless devices, and more), the material your walls are made of (concrete is bad) and other things. Around here there are quite a few WiFi networks, and often the range of my various wireless devices varies from day to day, I guess depending on how many people are downloading pr0n/using their microwave at the same time. :P
    So it's really impossible to say for sure, it might work fine if there isn't much interference.
  10. Slartibartfast42

    Slartibartfast42 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 6, 2013
    United States
    The gamepad is great. You know games like Mario Chase would be impossible without a gamepad. We need more asynchronous gameplay games. A lot of the games my visitors like to play the most are gamepad-only games.
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