First let me say this: I am very very VERY new at this. Background: Purchased a used Wii. I had some brief experience with a roomate's Wii a few years back and I liked some of the features, which prompted me to buy my first video game console in nearly 15 years. In other words - I'm not a gamer. But my kid likes games so I thought it might be a good starter. One of the features I wanted it for was for Netflix streaming. Here's the thing. I know to get the Netflix app I need to be able to connect to the internet and the Wii shop. In order for me to connect properly to my building's wifi (included in rent) I need the Wii to be able to use an internet browser to enter the passcode once a week. (Yes, I know how stupid that is.) *Edited to add: The Wii currently does not have the internet browser installed. According to my many google searches I can add it on via the Wii Shop, which brings us to the point below.* The thing is, the Wii Shop won't run without an update. I attempted using my phone's wifi hotspot, and while the Wii will connect, it won't STAY connected - it keeps giving an error every time I try to download this update. So I'm hoping there is a way around this that I can attempt from home in the next few days. I have no clue what update the Wii is at not having done this before, so I don't know if the option I came across in one google search about a new game will even work (and if it did, what my options as to games with the update are.) Is there a way to get the update via a laptop and either a burned disk, or a flash card or usb drive? One other thing - I came across ways to do this that require some kind of modding. Not knowing how to do the Mod - or should I say, not being comfortable attempting it lest I turn the Wii into a brick - I did realize that the Wii is unmodded, so that's not exactly an option. Thank you anyone who can shed light on this.