wii usb antenna??

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by xGRUMPYx, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. xGRUMPYx

    xGRUMPYx Advanced Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    United States
    Huntington Park, CALIFORNIA
    my neighbor has a wii so do i, well he doesnt have wifi internet so im lettin him use mine lol.. i mean do this usb antennas work? i saw a few of them on eBay..
  2. PsyBlade

    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

    Jul 30, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Sol III
    if you talk about usb wifi dongles - no they dont work in a wii
    but the wii has builtin wifi so thats no prob
  3. Gabelvampir

    Gabelvampir Free Mars!

    Mar 17, 2009
    Gambia, The
    If his Wii can't find your WiFi router because the signal is too faint you could make a simple antenna upgrade with some styrofoam and some wire. Unfortunately I can only find german instructions to build that (here). But there is another solution here for building a parabolic dish that slides over a routers antenna.
    Of course your neighbour could try to get another antenna on his Wii, but he will have to open the Wii as it has no external antenna connector.
    Or you could purchase a WiFi extender/repeater, but I don't know how good these work.
  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    There are also "Ricoré" or Pringles antenna.

    The "Ricoré" (French coffee box brand) is the best one for directional (15°) Wifi signal amplification from 8 to 11dBi
    here you can find few video tutorial (2nd is in French and 3rd in English).
    I'm sure you can find many better instruction on the net if you are really interested.
    You can find a calculator here
  5. x_r3ap3r_x

    x_r3ap3r_x GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 14, 2010