Wii dumper wi-fi: does it use downloads/uploads??

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  1. awsome8
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    i want to dump a wii game via wi-fi but i dont know if it will use downloads/uploads or not eg. if i would dump a game, it would use 4.37 GB of data usage. does anyone know?
     


  2. UrkeytaY

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    Are you asking if it would eat up bandwidth then? of course it's going to use up some of your bandwidth, but because it's all done over the LAN, it shouldn't effect your other online activities.

    and yes, it will eat up 4.37 when dumping it to your HD.
     
  3. awsome8
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    o well. ill just keep dumping to sd card which takes till 5 oclock if i start at 8:45am
     
  4. bolex17

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    Err, no it won't eat up any of your monthly internet quota.
     
  5. kedest

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    It's a local data transfer. It goes from your wii to your router directly to your computer.
    It doesn't even reach the internet. So it does not affect your download quota.
    and I guess it must really suck to still have a download quota in this 21st century [​IMG]
     
  6. OSW

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    Nope, zip, nothing. as Kedest said, it's all through the local network, unrelated to the internet and not monitored by your ISP.

    Indeed it does. Most of us Australians have to endure this.
     
  7. jacklaidlaw

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    download quota's and internet censorship feel sorry for you aussie's.
     
  8. awsome8
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    i have 20 GB per month :[ for example, if i have 4 GB left and i dump a game, will i stiil have 4 GB left? remembering my crap internet makes me pay for uploads aswell
     
  9. FenrirWolf

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    It's MUCH faster to dump a game to an external HDD using the USB Loader then extract it with a WBFS manager tool. It usually takes less than an hour that way.
     
  10. Richy Freeway

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    Yes, you'll still have 4gb left. It DOES NOT use the internet, it uses your local network.
     
  11. awsome8
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    i know that but could someone answer my question
     
  12. awsome8
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    thanks but when i turn off my modem (not router) it wont let me save it. also roughly how long does it take?
     
  13. Richy Freeway

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    Why turn off your router? Are you listening to a word anyone says?

    Let me put it in terms you might understand.

    IT WILL NOT USE ANY OF YOUR INTERNET QUOTA. YOU DO NOT NEED TO TURN OFF YOUR ROUTER. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INTERNET.
     
  14. awsome8
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    im not turning off the router. just turning off the modem which is connected to the router
     
  15. FenrirWolf

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    Well, don't do that.
     
  16. OSW

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    You can't take your router out of the equation, because it controls the whole transfer!!!

    If you really want empirical proof that it does not use the internet, pull out the cable that connects your router to your wall/phone line or whatever u have.
     
  17. awsome8
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    k ill try it a bit later. and how long does it roughly take? and i know it depends on the wifi speed
     
  18. higuys

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    just to make it clear:

    no, it doesn't use any of your bandwidth (none of your allocated 20gb a month allowance)

    to test this, yes you can unplug your modem from your router (if they are two seperate pieces of hardware in your case), or simply disconnect from the internet in your modem settings. transferring from your wii to your computer uses your LAN, local area network, which is just talking through the router, no need for the wide area of the internet. that's why your computers talk using 192.168.x.x and stuff, internal ip addresses rather than ones that computers on the other side of the world (outside of your local area) would see.

    and it can take 3.5 to 4 hours to transfer, usually at 500-600kbps.
     
  19. awsome8
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    thanks
     
  20. higuys

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    no worries.