I'm not sure if I got a defective Wii U or if there's something else to blame here. Just to clarify, I am NOT just talking about NUS/eShop. It does this for Netflix too, and on the web browser. I opened up http://speedof.me from the gamepad, and it reported that I was only getting 500kb/sec down. I have Comcast's 50mbps plan, and it goes pretty darn close to that speed on my desktop computer. On my laptop, which is using the exact same Wi-Fi router, I get 20mbps down. (I believe the speed is limited by the fact that I'm using WEP, not WPA... blame the DS for that) I ordered one of those Wii Ethernet adapters and hopefully that'll get me proper speeds. But I'm wondering why the Wi-Fi is so incredibly slow at the same time.