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Hi everyone ive got a motorola surfboard sb5100e modem which has a usb and a ethernet connection on it, the mdem is used for my internet connection , for this i use the ethernet connection on the modem, can i use the usb connection on the modem to connect my wii to the internet???
 

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I dont get it because u can buy a usb to ethernet adapter for the wii, this also uses the usb exit from the wii.
 

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I mean you can't just get a USB - USB cable to connect your modem to the wii
You can use the device you said to convert ethernet to USB, so you can connect it to the wii
 

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So i bought a ethernet to usb adapter from konig and connected it but it just says failed and shows me the error 51421. I tried differetn things with it but it dont connect
 

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I got a wifi usb stick
it's maybe not as good as a router, but it works fine
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So youre telling me there is no other solution, so i still got to buy a rrouter or a wifi adapter... Ok guys thanks for the info and lets close this thread...
 

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for my wii its quite enough to have limited speeds, but will it work and how does it work???
 

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I'm not sure, I'd go to the Nintendo site and lookup what can be used for internet on the Wii. I know theres USB to ethernet adapters that they sell and USB Wifi sticks, but I never saw anything for USB internet cables.
 

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Ok. Here are the actual facts: Yes, you can connect the modem to the wii via usb 'electrically'. The cables are available, they will connect. Nothing more than a simple usb a male to usb b male cable which is used by a wide number of devices out there.

The problem is that the usb interface the modem uses is not compatible with the limited 'device drivers' that the Wii contains to utilize usb ethernet adapters. And before anyone asks, it is WAY too difficult to add in the required drivers for a wide number of reasons to the point it is much cheaper and simpler to either get a wireless router or a compatible usb ethernet adapter.

To give a valid analog, it's the same as if you tried to hook a usb device up to a windows machine but didn't have the drivers for it and there is no given way, shape, or form to get working drivers on the system. It'll connect, yes. It'll even see a connected usb device. But that is as far as it'll go. No further.

As for the usb ethernet adapter problem given by the OP: If you are using it on the same modem and switched the connection from your pc to the Wii, make absolute certain that you unplug the modem, wait about a minute, then plug it back in. Should fix it.
 

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I understand the problem now, there are no drivers to connect this perticular modem that i have to my wii. I think im gonna buy a wifi adapter or get a cheap router anywhere..

Thanks for all the advice and making it UNDERSTANDABLE
 

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