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Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector

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  Picky and outdated, but works a treat.

| | See all Arconix's reviews (1)

Having WPA to WPA-PK2 security means that a DS can't access a router. WEP or open security is the only way to go, so naturally, people with a firewall and half a brain (or a decent ISP provider) will need one of these unfortunately.

First of all, the thing acts the maggot for anyone who believes in staying modern. It's totally incompatible with Windows 7, so if you have this operating system only, you're relatively screwed. Sorry. Installation is fast but in my case, it had errors twice before succeeding. And you have to uninstall the whole thing before reinstalling or you end up with it being rather buggy. Make sure windows has auto-play turned off otherwise it'll take over and the installation will fail. It'll be nasty and specific about your IP settings, so be prepared to visit nintendo's website a lot if you're not sure what you're doing.

Essentially, setting it up can be as short as two minutes if your PC is already set up the way nintendo likes it, or as long as several hours trying to figure out the one detail that's stopping you from connecting to it. Patience will be required. As for once it's set up and working, it's fine. You'll rarely need to think about it again, just keep it plugged in and have the software on your PC open when using the DS's wifi will work as normal. If you're desperate for Wifi, it's a must but don't be too desperate. Setup may leave you hanging for a few hours. If you're not too pushed, you may consider trying to abstain from the wonders of online play unless you like playing around with PCs enough to merit making this thing work.


| | See all gman666's reviews (1)

Does this wi-fi adapter work with the nintendo Dsi aswell as the ds ??
I to cant connect to my internet as my home hub is to old for it to be recongnised and this seems like a easier solution to me and pretty handy.

  good, but...

| | See all MatthewsFamily's reviews (1)

bit much??? i tried round a friends and it's really good, easy to install etc, but it's a lot for wi-fi... whereas wireless routers get for free. it's a bit unfair.

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  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.

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  The Comment Below...

| | See all XxDaRkRaI13xX's reviews (1)

The person below doesn't know what he is talking about, my nintendo wifi usb connector works fine! And for the guy who commented below, you are not supposed to buy this product if you have a router! You can connect your ds easily to the router without buying the usb!

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  router check

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I got this as a gift for my son for xmas as we have 3 ds's and a wii in the house. I thought that it would be easier than changing all the settings on my wireless router and keep my connection safe. However loaded all the software on (which was easy as pie) and were ready to go and were unable to connect. This is not compatible with my belkin router! I am sure that the product is good but please check with the nintendo website that your router is compatible before purchasing.

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  lovev it!

| | See all poketmon's reviews (1)

This little peace of of plastic and metal is a miracle i was really getting board of fighting my friends on pokemon and thought i need a challenge and this thing has gave me the challenge woohoo

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| | See all egan706's reviews (2)

Plugged it, downloaded the latest driver from the Nintendo site, and we're away! The missus is playing on Mario Kart as we speak against people from USA, Canada, France EVERYWHERE! Genuis piece of kit. Going to try add our DS' to it now...

  Don't bother with the CD

| | See all callan94's reviews (32)

The CD that comes with the package is useless, download the newer and Vista compatible verson on the official Nintendo website. Works great overall and has not died out on me since. I'd strongly reccomend you to buy it if your one of those people who can't be bothered to setup routers.

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