should be a wired connection ALWAYS the better choice?

Discussion in 'Wii - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by myuuji, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. myuuji
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    Newcomer myuuji Advanced Member

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    hey,
    my nintendo wii stays right beside my wireless router so i don't see a reason to buy a lan adapter anyway.
    nevertheless i'm thinking about buying this adapter if the connection speed and stability really would improve in my case.
    do you know whether it is worth or not?
     
  2. Elritha

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    It's not worth it if you use your wireless router for other things. The speed should be fine using the Wii wirelessly.

    If you're having stability problems you should try changing the wireless channel on your router. Also having any device connecting wirelessly to the router right next to it is a bad idea and can cause connection issues. Put a small bit of distance between them.
     
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    thanks for your reply. okay too bad...
    so there's still no solution in my position to get smash bros online lagfree (there's a little lag.. I would say its a half second.. too much for brawling [​IMG] ). .. yeah the ports are free...
    i think it's just my slow dsl connection. i hate living outside from the city =/
     
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    As a general rule, I always state that a wired connection is better than Wi-Fi... The exception being the Wii. The compatability isn't 100% for the Lan Adaptor, particularily with Homebrew Apps. Follow some of the suggestions above, you should not have any problems getting your wii online if indeed the router is right next to it.
     
  5. Neouni

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    too close range Wi-Fi may also give slight problems.

    and don't forget each system (above 2) actively tuned in to the same networkname (SSID) halves the max speed

    and packetloss caused by bad Wi-Fi connection,
    by for example neighbours on the same channel doesn't help either
     

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