If you have a Nintendo Wii video game system, chances are you will want to connect online to talk to friends, check emails, or download the classic video games from the virtual console. But before you do, you must figure out how to connect the Wii to the internet? How can you get online?
How to Connect to the Internet with the Nintendo Wii
There are a couple of ways you can connecty our Wii to the internet. The first way, is by using a simple adapter called a Wii Lan adapter (or Ethernet to USB adapter). This is best if you have DSL high speed connection. You simply buy an adapter that converts the ethernet cable into a USB plug. These are not too expensive, and will be the best option for those that don’t have a wifi connection.
All you have to do, is plug the Ethernet cable (DSL Cable) coming from your wall, modem, or router into the adapter. Then plug the other side of the adapter (a USB plug) into one of the USB ports on the back of the Nintendo Wii console. And BAM, you can get online and buy games and shoot emails.
The other way you can connect is by using the WIFI wireless connectivity available on the Nintendo Wii. To do this, you will need a wireless router that sends a signal within your house. You can find a list of compatible wireless routers and ISP services by viewing your manual or by going to Nintendo.com.
To set up your wireless connection, Turn on your Wii and then log into your computer to make sure your wireless settings will allow another connection.
Then go to the options section from the main Wii menu. From the options, select “internet” and then connection settings. Choose an open connection by selecting the “Connection 3: None” option, then the “Wireless Connection” option, and the “Search for an Access Point Option.” Click okay when you are finished, and you should be able to connect to the wifi wireless internet online.
If it doesn’t work, check your settings on your wireless router or your wii in the main menu.