Should I get a Nintendo DS/Wii WiFi USB Adapter?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by KrAzY3, May 17, 2007.

  1. KrAzY3
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    KrAzY3 Member

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    Apr 16, 2007
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    I have a R4 and I don't really plan on using it to browse the internet or to play games online. Any other practical applications for this? Can I use it to do anything else? It won't function like a bluetooth dongle will it? I know there's a app to use the DS as a game controller and the like. Could I use this to move files on and off my R4?

    Thanks in advance, just trying to figure out if this is any use to me...
     
  2. cyklo

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    As far as I'm aware DS homebrew can't use the nintendo wifi adapter in its raw state to do communications (it can be a pain to use sometimes even with a proper static wireless access point).

    If it's a really good deal and you don't already have a wireless router, you may like to look at these instructions here. Looks like an incredible amount of effort to me, and requires a lot of configuration on the host machine, so it's not exactly plug-and-play. You're almost certainly better off getting a £50 router instead.
     
  3. HipN

    HipN GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Does that hack actually work?

    EDIT: For #2, it says install drivers, how do you do that?
     
  4. cyklo

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    I'm guessing the chipset inside the wireless adaptor is similar enough that alternative ASUS drivers can be used instead of whatever's built in to the adaptor. I remember doing the same thing when the EyeToy for the PS2 first came out, you could just change a single byte in a set of Labtec drivers and get it working as a suprisingly high-quality webcam.
     
  5. darksavior

    darksavior GBAtemp Regular

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    Those modified asus drivers works perfectly with homebrew but seems to be picky with WEP so i turn it off. I just setup MAC filtering [​IMG]
    It does take some sort of intelligence to set it up. Just follow the tutorial. Uninstall the nintendo drivers before starting.
     
  6. marth989

    marth989 GBAtemp Regular

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    it's fine if you don't want home brew internet aps,

    but if you do want it for home brew i would suggest

    you get a router, i would try and get one made by

    buffalo, there great [​IMG]
     
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