USB Ethernet and 2.0

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Jan 4, 2011

USB Ethernet and 2.0 by boondoklife at 4:00 PM (1,017 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. boondoklife
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    I have an old USB ethernet adapter, a 10mbps model, that I use with my Wii. I am wondering since USB2.0 is possible with HDDs, is it possible to use a faster ethernet adapter and get better speeds with applications like WiiMC and Network transfers.

    Can anyone test this or care to comment about its possibility?
     
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    I would hazard a guess at no.
    Nobody will be streamlining any code for LAN as hardly anybody uses it. Plus, ethernet has been 10/100 for DONKEYS YEARS, only recently gone gigabit, so the wii will most likely already be 10/100 for wired. Thats good for anything you'll need really. If your using wifi currently and its too slow, you could get a wii lan adapter, that should make it quicker since its wired. I'd imagine that a usb ethernet adapter will not work since no drivers will be available on the wii to handle it.
     
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    Actually, the adapter works fine. I found another one in my tool box and it is a 10/100 adapter, but the odd thing is I don't get any better speed through it than wifi!?!

    That just does not make sense to me. It is plugged into a 10/100 switch, which in turn is hooked into a gigabit router. I would think if anything the wii could get better speed with that adapter but it seems to top out at 4mbps regardless to what connection type I make, this includes LAN transfers.
     
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    it all depends on the standard router
    Example IEEE 802.11g - max 54mb \ s
     
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    The wii always uses USB1.1 mode for the ethernet adapter. Suck it up.
     
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    Yea, that is the conclusion I came to as well. O well.
     

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