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I bought a Netgear router and had problems installing it,I could not get
an internet connection through the router but I am ready to give up
 trying to make it work. I have been through the install 5 times and
 still have issues. I think I am going to take it back and get an
adapter instead.
      what I am attempting is to do is connect my Nintendo Wii to the
 internet.my question is,can an adapter allow my Wii to use the
 internet connection of the desktop through the adapter or
does an adapter only allow the computer it is connected to
 to join a network?



Re: wireless USB adapter?


On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:04:55 -0500, "TNKev"

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An adapter can either connect to a host wireless access point
(infrastructure mode, recommended) or to another adapter (ad hoc mode,
not recommended).

You can use a computer as a gateway by means of Internet Connection
Sharing and two (2) network connections, one for the Internet, and one
for the Wii.

See wikis below for lots more info.

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Best regards,   FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com
John Navas      FAQ for Wi-Fi:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi
           Wi-Fi How To:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes

Re: wireless USB adapter?


John Navas wrote:
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using your links I found basically what I would like to create.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_point

a WAP for my home. will an adapter provide this functionality for me?



Re: wireless USB adapter?


On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 16:40:50 -0500, "TNKev"

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A WAP is a *host*, and adapter is a *client*, so no, it won't do what
you want.  You were on the right track with a wireless router (host),
but you'll also need a wireless Ethernet (client) bridge for the Wii.

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Best regards,   FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com
John Navas      FAQ for Wi-Fi:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi
           Wi-Fi How To:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo
Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems:  <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes

Re: wireless USB adapter?


John Navas wrote:
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thank you *very* much.

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thank you again,you have answered my question. I think my router
I bought is broken. I think the best route is to trade it in for
another and try again.

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once I have the gateway connecting the Wii will be a breeze.




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