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Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector

Released on 25 November 2005

4.0 out of 5 (40 customer reviews) | Write a review

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There's always someone ready to play! Now you can take on your friends wherever, whenever! By connecting to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you can match yourself against friends, recent rivals, or even others in your skill level, both domestic and worldwide. Compatible with Nintendo DS and Wii.
  • Connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection using a PC with an Internet connection
  • No need for a wireless router
  • Compatible with Nintendo DS and Wii

customer Reviews

 Average rating (40 reviews)

 ignore negative review

| | See all jordh1's reviews (1)

Firstly, the wireless adapter will need to be compatible with the router that you are using so please do check before purchasing. Secondly, you can use this in conjunction with your existing wireless network and it designed with that in mind. (It says this on the official Nintendo website so please ignore comments in the review below (again!) this is not what it is for. It is.) This is so you do not have to change your existing security settings. I believe the DS will only work with WEP security settings so people with WPA settings will have to either change them or buy this. I would advise that if you don't know how to change your wireless security settings, (which can be fiddly) or if you want to keep a more secure network (WPA is more secure than WEP), buying one of these is the way forward. I have my house fully connected wirelessly with PC, laptop, wii, Xbox360 and with this, I now have the DS! Without this, I could not have the DS connected as I will not downgrade security to WEP. I would recommend it.

 This is also Wii Compatable!!!

| | See all grahamb's reviews (10)

This product is probably the easyest way to connect your Nintendo console to the internet. It is Compatable with the NINTENDO WII along with DS so you can take full advantage of the internet on your console. With the nintendo ds, it allows users to play against other users with the same game through the internet. To do this you need to have a Wi-Fi compatable game, these include mario kart along with others. This is also compatable with the nintendo wii, letting you take advantage of all the features the wii has online, such as purchasing games o download, or by linking you wii to your friends wii etc. Its all great stuff and i would recomend this if your looking for an easy way to set up either console for internet gaming...

 Wi-Fi made possible, courtesy of Nintendo

| | See all Adam2712's reviews (7)

Those chaps at Nintendo really do think about the gamers needs, don't they. They designed the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection so that any one with a DS can play online games for free, but they also knew that some people out there don't have a wireless connection, so they talked to their buddies at Buffalo and created this, the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector.

It's simple to set up, just pop the Installation disc into your computer, load the software and you're ready to go. However, those of you who have an AOL connection will be having a difficult time to get this working.
You see, AOL's connection is so secure that it won't allow you to play online using the Wi-Fi USB Connector. Instead, you have to create another network which by-passes the AOL software but still allows you access to the internet and will allow your Wi-Fi USB Connector to work.

This is a great product for those who don't have a wireless connection and who want to play some online games on their Nintendo DS. And, best of all, it's compatible with your Nintendo Wii too! But if you've got AOL then you should really think about getting a wireless router, because it's going to be a lot less hassle for you.

 Top stuff from Nintendo !

| | See all Knobus's reviews (2)

I have had my Wii for some time and wanted to get it online, mainly because of Mario kart !
And i thought i would give this a try, and it works ! 1st time every time, i cannot recommend this highly enough.
If you want to get your wii online quickly and easily, get this !
It works !!!!

 Awesome lil thing (works with Vista) great for DS & the Wii

| | See all JapanMan2's reviews (67)

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For some reason my router just did not want to connect to my DS or Wii. so i decided to get one of these despite the reviews saying it doesn't work with vista.

Well guess what? it does work with vista, very nicely in fact.

if you have a firewall, you''ll need to toggle with it, and if you have Zone Alarm, just put it on Sharing Mode, and it will work.

Also to keep it running you will need to go to the options of your pc and make sure it doesn't put itself to sleep after a certain amount of time, as this will stop the connectivity between your device and the wifi connection. (so just put a screen saver on if you want to save alil power)

as for setting this thing up is simple:
1) put in the disk, click install.
2) when it tells you to, plug it into the USB port.
3) restart PC

Connecting to Wii or DS:
1) go to Wifi Settings, and click on "Nintendo wifi"
2) go to your pc and click grant permission
3) your online.

In my opinion:
Quality - 5*
Price - 3*
User Friendly - 5*

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