WiiU was made with wifi in mind

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#1 Posted by KBFloYd (14598 posts) -

a couple days ago i hooked up my wiiU to a wired connection with my official ninty lan adaptor....i was hoping download speeds would improve...

but guess what? it's slower. i was trying to re-download tekken today (15GB)....wired connection was slow as hell 1% every 10 min then after awhile 3% in 1 hour!

so i went back to wifi....and bam...% started moving much faster.

maybe that's why there is no ethernet port....it was made for wifi.

#2 Posted by kungfool69 (2583 posts) -

15gb would take me a day or two to download, over wifi or cable. speedtest now gets me at 5.23mbps. 12 months ago it was 3.23mbps

#3 Posted by thetravman (3543 posts) -

I bought the adapter for my Wii years ago and I also noticed it was much slower. Never used it since.

#4 Posted by SolidTy (45719 posts) -
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#5 Posted by SolidTy (45719 posts) -

Have you read any literature on gigabit Ethernet vs. USB?

They aren't equal, and there are a lot of variables, but Ethernet usually comes out as the champion due to a variety of factors. Of course, there are a variety of Ethernet types as well as USB types. At first appearance, you would think they are equal, or in fact just look at the bus rates and assume USB has the advantage, but there is overhead protocol to consider as well as your actual internet speed. It's messy, the best thing to do is conduct proper tests repeadedly which we can't do entirely.

We'll never know, because our Wii U's have no ethernet port for us to conduct proper complete tests :

WiFi vs. USB 2.0 vs. Ethernet.

#6 Posted by KBFloYd (14598 posts) -

Have you read any literature on gigabit Ethernet vs. USB?

They aren't equal, and there are a lot of variables, but Ethernet usually comes out as the champion due to a variety of factors. Of course, there are a variety of Ethernet types as well as USB types. At first appearance, you would think they are equal, or in fact just look at the bus rates and assume USB has the advantage, but there is overhead protocol to consider as well as your actual internet speed. It's messy, the best thing to do is conduct proper tests repeadedly which we can't do entirely.

We'll never know, because our Wii U's have no ethernet port for us to conduct proper complete tests :

WiFi vs. USB 2.0 vs. Ethernet.

SolidTy

oh i see... the fact that it connects using usb means its not a true ethernet wired connection..

but..

ethernet transports 125MB/s of data...and usb 2.0 is only 60MB/s....but my internet is only 2MB/s download speed anyway...so it shouldn't matter?

well...wifi works better for me than the lan adpator...the other poster had the same expeirence. so just connect wifi people..

thnx for that bit of clarification solidty..

#7 Posted by SolidTy (45719 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidTy"]

Have you read any literature on gigabit Ethernet vs. USB?

They aren't equal, and there are a lot of variables, but Ethernet usually comes out as the champion due to a variety of factors. Of course, there are a variety of Ethernet types as well as USB types. At first appearance, you would think they are equal, or in fact just look at the bus rates and assume USB has the advantage, but there is overhead protocol to consider as well as your actual internet speed. It's messy, the best thing to do is conduct proper tests repeadedly which we can't do entirely.

We'll never know, because our Wii U's have no ethernet port for us to conduct proper complete tests :

WiFi vs. USB 2.0 vs. Ethernet.

KBFloYd

oh i see... the fact that it connects using usb means its not a true ethernet wired connection..

but..

ethernet transports 125MB/s of data...and usb 2.0 is only 60MB/s....but my internet is only 2MB/s download speed anyway...so it shouldn't matter?

well...wifi works better for me than the lan adpator...the other poster had the same expeirence. so just connect wifi people..

thnx for that bit of clarification solidty..

Hey, no problem. :)