Does the WIi have an ethernet port?

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#1 YourExpert
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  I don't like wi-fi and often find issues with connectivity and lag.  Can you hook directly to an ethernet cable?
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what a radical idea
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#3 web966
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You have to buy an ethernet adapter
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#4 Mass_Effect
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With an adapter, yes
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There are no ethernet ports on the Wii. I don't know why, frankly it doesn't make much sense. Maybe space issues? However, if you have a USB-to-Ethernet adapter you're good to go. Just plug it in, set the internet settings for a wired connection, and you're online.
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You have to buy an ethernet adapterweb966
What he said.
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It does not really matter since online play is non-existant and nintendo has said nothing about expecting it anytime soon.  I was just curious.
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#8 Mass_Effect
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There are no ethernet ports on the Wii. I don't know why, frankly it doesn't make much sense. Maybe space issues? However, if you have a USB-to-Ethernet adapter you're good to go. Just plug it in, set the internet settings for a wired connection, and you're online.Hoffgod

There you go, you answered your own question.

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[QUOTE="Hoffgod"]There are no ethernet ports on the Wii. I don't know why, frankly it doesn't make much sense. Maybe space issues? However, if you have a USB-to-Ethernet adapter you're good to go. Just plug it in, set the internet settings for a wired connection, and you're online.Mass_Effect

There you go, you answered your own question.

I was asking why Nintendo didn't just put an ethernet port directly into the Wii. I love my Wii but that's one thing that just confuses me.
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It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOL
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It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLYourExpert
Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.
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It does not really matter since online play is non-existant and nintendo has said nothing about expecting it anytime soon. I was just curious.YourExpert


So Pokemon Battle Revolution is not an online game that has been out since the middle of December in Japan?

And last time I checked, people want Wifi with the 360 and PS3 as well.
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#13 YourExpert
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I agree blu-ray sucks.

Who cares about Japan?  I don't live there and dont' benefit from them having online play.  I want online play where I live, not a half a world away.  Xbox Live is king and Nintendo can atleast try to emulate it.
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#14 SolidTy
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  I don't like wi-fi and often find issues with connectivity and lag.  Can you hook directly to an ethernet cable?YourExpert

You should work for Nintendo.

Anyways, it's not like there is much to do online, other than buy VC games.

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Wireless is fine, if you have a problem with it, you suck.
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[QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLNicktehImperial
Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

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#18 DSgamer64
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[QUOTE="Mass_Effect"]

[QUOTE="Hoffgod"]There are no ethernet ports on the Wii. I don't know why, frankly it doesn't make much sense. Maybe space issues? However, if you have a USB-to-Ethernet adapter you're good to go. Just plug it in, set the internet settings for a wired connection, and you're online.Hoffgod

There you go, you answered your own question.

I was asking why Nintendo didn't just put an ethernet port directly into the Wii. I love my Wii but that's one thing that just confuses me.

Hardly anyone uses wired networking anymore with wireless getting up to 300 Mbps transfer speeds and they will eventually be faster then Gigabit LAN.

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[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLDSgamer64

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?
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I agree blu-ray sucks.

Who cares about Japan?  I don't live there and dont' benefit from them having online play.  I want online play where I live, not a half a world away.  Xbox Live is king and Nintendo can atleast try to emulate it.
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anyway else get the Oasis song reference?
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#21 wavebrid
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[QUOTE="DSgamer64"]

[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLNicktehImperial

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?

why pay extra for gimmick items

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#22 Ontain
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It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLYourExpert
they put in wifi instead which costs more. I personally prefer wifi.
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#23 wavebrid
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double post

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I don't like wi-fi and often find issues with connectivity and lag. Can you hook directly to an ethernet cable?YourExpert
What in the heck does this have to do with system wars? This belongs in the Wii forum. Geez people learn how to fricken read.
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#25 NicktehImperial
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[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="DSgamer64"]

[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLwavebrid

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?

why pay extra for gimmick items

Why pa... wait, are you fighting against me o with me?
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[QUOTE="YourExpert"] I don't like wi-fi and often find issues with connectivity and lag. Can you hook directly to an ethernet cable?aft_lizard01
What in the heck does this have to do with system wars? This belongs in the Wii forum. Geez people learn how to fricken read.

READ is name he is a troll

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[QUOTE="DSgamer64"]

[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLNicktehImperial

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?

:lol: Enjoy your craptastic demos then while us real gamers get a whole slew of great old titles from several different consoles.

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#28 YourExpert
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You mean a gimmick item like the "nintendo lan ethernet adaptor" selling for 29.99

LOL OWNED
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#29 wavebrid
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You mean a gimmick item like the "nintendo lan ethernet adaptor" selling for 29.99

LOL OWNED
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wifi = free

Owned

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[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="DSgamer64"]

[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLDSgamer64

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?

:lol: Enjoy your craptastic demos then while us real gamers get a whole slew of great old titles from several different consoles.

Yeah, the same ones you can get for Free off the internet, and play on your computer or PSP. Yeah, I know. Still, I own every single VC game I payed for so now I have doubles.

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You mean a gimmick item like the "nintendo lan ethernet adaptor" selling for 29.99

LOL OWNED
YourExpert
to get wifi for the 360 you play more than that. and for the ps3 you'd have to get the version that's 100 more. wifi is in more demand i'd bet too.
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[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="DSgamer64"]

[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLDSgamer64

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?

:lol: Enjoy your craptastic demos then while us real gamers get a whole slew of great old titles from several different consoles.

I'm playing Oblivion and Gears of war while you Cows are waiting for good games.
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[QUOTE="DSgamer64"][QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="DSgamer64"]

[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLNicktehImperial

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?

:lol: Enjoy your craptastic demos then while us real gamers get a whole slew of great old titles from several different consoles.

I'm playing Oblivion and Gears of war while you Cows are waiting for good games.

He isn't a Cow, he is a sheep. Even his name shows he likes DS.

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You mean a gimmick item like the "nintendo lan ethernet adaptor" selling for 29.99

LOL OWNED
YourExpert

you know your a gimmick

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I dont' need or care less for wi=fi.  Thats just dillusional NIntendo fanboy talk trying to convince yourself that you didn't get ripped off and pay too much for a machine that could of been made 6 years ago.   I'm playing great games now on my 360 while you guys have zelda and nothing but 3rd party port trash.
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[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="DSgamer64"][QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="DSgamer64"]

[QUOTE="NicktehImperial"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It would of costed an extra $1.49 so nintendo tried to "cut cost" LOLSolidTy

Its better than a 200$ Blueray add on.

Oh yes so what about that buggy poor quality HD-DVD add on for the 360 that sucks for video quality and DVD playback.

Why have HD DVD's when I can have HD movies from XBL stored in my hard drive?

:lol: Enjoy your craptastic demos then while us real gamers get a whole slew of great old titles from several different consoles.

I'm playing Oblivion and Gears of war while you Cows are waiting for good games.

He isn't a Cow, he is a sheep. Even his name shows he likes DS.

I'm confused.
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#37 wavebrid
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I dont' need or care less for wi=fi.  Thats just dillusional NIntendo fanboy talk trying to convince yourself that you didn't get ripped off and pay too much for a machine that could of been made 6 years ago.   I'm playing great games now on my 360 while you guys have zelda and nothing but 3rd party port trash.YourExpert

so ps3 and 360 could be made 6 years your point?

red steel trash alright....

madden ..... yup

go away lemming

go pay extra for things you not going bother using

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#38 Hoffgod
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You mean a gimmick item like the "nintendo lan ethernet adaptor" selling for 29.99

LOL OWNED
YourExpert
Or a gimmick like an Xbox 360 Wi-Fi adapter selling for $99.99?
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#39 zero9167
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It does not really matter since online play is non-existant and nintendo has said nothing about expecting it anytime soon. I was just curious.YourExpert
I think a pokemon game is coming out soon with online :lol: but thats the only one for a long time, and you can only play with people who's friend code you have. wii's online is doomed
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#40 wavebrid
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[QUOTE="YourExpert"]It does not really matter since online play is non-existant and nintendo has said nothing about expecting it anytime soon. I was just curious.zero9167
I think a pokemon game is coming out soon with online :lol: but thats the only one for a long time, and you can only play with people who's friend code you have. wii's online is doomed

thats why ds online had more users last than a year than xbl had :|

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Nope it would have raised the price.......LOL
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[QUOTE="YourExpert"]It does not really matter since online play is non-existant and nintendo has said nothing about expecting it anytime soon. I was just curious.zero9167
I think a pokemon game is coming out soon with online :lol: but thats the only one for a long time, and you can only play with people who's friend code you have. wii's online is doomed

Could you be more wrong? If it's like the DS system you can play against anyone, friend codes or not. Do you know how much effort it takes me to play a game on Tetris DS once I log onto Nintendo WiFi? Two button presses. A. A. [QUOTE="Nintendo WiFi"]Searching for competitors... Competitor found!

Oh noes! Teh complicated.
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[QUOTE="zero9167"][QUOTE="YourExpert"]It does not really matter since online play is non-existant and nintendo has said nothing about expecting it anytime soon. I was just curious.Hoffgod
I think a pokemon game is coming out soon with online :lol: but thats the only one for a long time, and you can only play with people who's friend code you have. wii's online is doomed

Could you be more wrong? If it's like the DS system you can play against anyone, friend codes or not. Do you know how much effort it takes me to play a game on Tetris DS once I log onto Nintendo WiFi? Two button presses. A. A. [QUOTE="Nintendo WiFi"]Searching for competitors... Competitor found!

Oh noes! Teh complicated.

Cool!
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Don't answer to this guy. He's just flamebaiting