Possible Fix for Netflix [Wii] Buffering Issues

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  1. knuxyl
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    I have found a very certain problem with my Nintendo Wii 4.3U. It is softmodded, so I am not sure if this applies to everyone.
    I installed the latest Netflix from the Wii Shop Channel.
    Occasionally I noticed that when I'm watching something, after a little bit it'll start buffering for like 15+ seconds and only play for like 10. Worked fine on my computer, so I thought about, what have I done different with the Wii?
    Well I started playing gamecube games recently and had my GC memory card and controller plugged in. I kept the controller plugged in and took the memory card out and everything has been fine since.
    Just now my videos kept buffering again and I thought maybe I was having wifi issues and I noticed I had my GC memory card in. I took it out and instantly the video started playing and hasn't buffered since.

    So to fix Netflix buffering problems, take out all Gamecube memory cards. Controllers don't cause a problem, but the memory cards do.

    I recorded proof of this problem. I am absolutely 100% sure this is what was causing my buffering issues. I don't know about yours, but I would suggest taking out the gamecube memory card.

     
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  2. MissingNO123

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    Why would you use a Wii?
     
  3. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Not very helpful...

    @OP: Try changing your Wifi channel maybe?
     
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    No it is most certainly the gamecube memory card causing the problem. I can record a video to prove it if you like but I'd rather not.
     
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    Connection of the memory card interfering with the WiFi module?
    Also, is it an official GC memory card by Nintendo?
     
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    No it is a Datel ActionReplay memory card. The card is not corrupt or has any problems, I use it all the time. And I think there might be some confusion in the Netflix code searching for cache or memory or something. I have no idea.
     
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    Added a video to the first post proving it. It's still encoding on youtube and is going to take a while, but it's there.
     
  8. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I believe you, but I have a Nintendo 1019 in my Wii all the time and I don't have issues with Netflix or other Wifi. :)

    Maybe the AR is not shielded/RF-compliant.
     
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    lol sure.
     
  10. GreyWolf

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    Sure what? I don't understand.