NDS Wifi USB thingy?

Discussion in 'NDS - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by Sigma83, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Sigma83
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    Nintendo has that USB wifi thing that you plug into your USB slot if you don't have a wireless router. Does this usb plug actually generate a wifi signal/ access point? So I could use the DS browser or msn or irc at home where I do not have a wireless router?

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  2. Rayder

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    Yes, it does just that....creates a WiFi hotspot for your DS to connect with. But you must at least have broadband internet, dial-up won't work. ASnd you must have the PC on for it to continue working.
     
  3. Intruder

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    Do all usb wi-fi adapters are suitable for use with DS?
    I found this --->
    compex wireles g network adapter iwaveport wlu54g usb adapter
    and I don't know if it will do the job...
     
  4. wabo

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    Dial-up actually works for lower latency games like Animal Crsooing. I played with a friend who lives so up north that 56k is the only solution. And she was using a Official Nintendo usb dongle with her dial-up 56k. There was some lag when entering houses but it was perfectly playable.
     
  5. Little

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    im pretty sure the nintendo wifi will only work with wii/ds not standard wifi equpiment?
     
  6. sixb0nes

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    You can use pretty much any wireless router/wireless usb dongle.
     
  7. Little

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    ah i meant the nintendo dongle =)
     
  8. Golds

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    the nintendo dongle only works with xp
    and I think datel has one that works with the DS and PSP
     
  9. ps2.au

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    i got one that work for both NDS and PSP, but it doenlt have brand name.
    and it is about 35AUS
     
  10. chalupa

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    the wifi usb did not work on dial up for me. when i got broadband i gave mines to a friend. it works fine for his ds and wii but homebrew cant use it.
     
  11. Mortenga

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    I bought the nintendo dongle thingy the other week.
    Has a really good range on it.
    My PC is upstairs and I can sit on the sofa downstairs after closing all the doors before me and still have good signal.
     
  12. euqiddis

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    i was told that it cant go through walls, i might have to buy one now, f it works for Mortenga
     
  13. Arm73

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    I have the Nintendo dongle and it works, kind of..
    I have to say I bought it when the Wii came out primary to check the various channels and updates, but I never got it to work as it should.
    I found out later on that it works flawlessly with the DS, in fact my brother became addicted to Mario Kart once more after owning it for more then a year, however with the Wii I had problems to find the signal, I had to reinstall the drivers several times(there where 4 to choose from) and still every now and then my Wii can't establish a connection, even though PC and Wii are in the same room a few feet apart from each other.
    From my experience, I get an unstable unreliable connection with the Wii, but as I said before a rock solid DS experience.
    And I visited the Nintendo support site many times and I tried any possible trick, like disabling firewall or antivirus(heck, I don't have one) and manually configure access point.
    Anybody else experiencing this kind of problems ?
     
  14. wabo

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    I have the Nintendo USB dongle and it works just fine for me, be it with the DS or the Wii. But both are in the same room as the PC. I don't think it has a wide range but i never really tested outside of the said room.
     
  15. dice

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    so basically I could use any usb wifi dongle (e.g. from ebay for about £7) and I'll be able to play online?
     
  16. dice

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    so basically I could use any usb wifi dongle (e.g. from ebay for about £7) and I'll be able to play online?
     
  17. Knab

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    true it does normaly out of the box only support nintendo DS/Wii , but if you use the hacked drivers and set it up as a softAP you can have anything use it.
    Also some homebrew wifi apps dont seem to work unless its treated as a softAP not the NWFC.

    i found the hacked drivers and info on how to set it up at Tutorial - Make Your Nintendo Wifi USB Connector A SoftAP

    i havent had a problem with my nintendo usb wfc since i used the hacked drivers.

    the only down side is the range.
    the range sucks i cant go more then 10 feet away before it loses connection.

    i would have rather gotten a wifi router for the same amount lol.
     
  18. jim327

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    I have the Nintendo USB WiFi adapter and it works fine most of the time for the DS Lite, but since getting a Wii I have been leaving it on for long periods of time and it keeps overheating and switching itself off!?
    I am now thinking of replacing my wireless router (which is not compatible with DS or Wii) so I can have access to WiFi without leaving on my PC for the Nintendo dongle.
    Anybody know of any good ADSL Routers that are compatible that are still on sale in the UK?