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skywake

I'm fairly certain that any old USB -> Ethernet adapter will work. I've plugged the official adapter I have into random machines and it just works. So I don't think it's doing anything particularly fancy. Also as a general rule Nintendo's accessories aren't region locked, only their games.

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WiiUseeker2

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skywake wrote:

Nicolai wrote:

The Wii LAN Adapter (Ethernet) allows players to connect theirWii U™ or Wii™ console to a wired high-speed localarea network (LAN). The Wii LAN Adapter is compatible with ADSL, CATVinternet, and FTTH (optical) connections and conforms to 10BASE-T and100BASE-TX standards. When using Wii software (disc software, WiiWare,Wii Channels) with 100BASE-TX network devices, the connection will bethe same speed as with 10BASE-T devices.

BECAUSE THIS IS SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND

WiiUseeker2

WiiUseeker2

skywake wrote:

WiiUseeker2 wrote:

You don't like my ideas or agree with me, and as a result you think I'm stupid. Seems like I'm not the only one with a logic problem... people who expect others to think the way they do and get surprised when people don't go with the flow of their arrogance and pride often find disappointment and are kept away from interaction especially in places where many different people like to go and share complex and diverse ideas. Like an internet forum. You may be one of those perfect examples of the type of people who enjoy to ignorantly warn someone of the feather on their hat when they themselves have a pelican sitting on their heads. I like to call out people who don't realize how wrong they are... Of course, I can't educate everyone.

Don't take the "you should just google it" thing as an insult. Stop playing the victim and pretending that people who do know more than you are being arrogant. They're not. What I'm saying is that you have the tools, the ability and the knowledge to be able to find this information out for yourself. You asked for confirmation of something you already knew the answer to. OP even handed it on a silver platter for you with two links to similar such products which both included reasonably detailed product descriptions.

Stop selling yourself short. Think more highly of your ability to work things out for yourself.

I'm Not sorry that you have an attitude when someone asks a question they don't know the answer to.

WiiUseeker2

WiiUseeker2

skywake wrote:

Nicolai wrote:

Well, I didn't (and still don't) see that on the search engine I'm using (Bing happens to be default on my computer).

As some advice, which is apparently forbidden now, Bing is crap. Also searches are generally geared to give you more relevant results. I happen to live in an area where there are about 4 or so JBHiFis within 20mins or so of a drive away. They're an Australian retailer, obviously you're not going to get the same results. I'm sure however that whoever searches that will be able to find their answer in the first few links. Hell, OP put two such links on the top of this page!

Nicolai wrote:

Maybe not, but it certainly is easier, and doesn't waste any of your time. You don't see people in real life conversation asking a question, with the reply "Go look it up on your phone! It takes two seconds!" Why make people search for it when you can speak for yourself much more easily, and actually be helpful? It's like, instead of holding doors open for people, yelling at them "you have arms, do it yourself!"

It's different and you know it. When you're asking someone face to face the person is literally right there. If anyone involved knows the answer then clearly that's the most efficient way. Online however it's easier for all involved if you just search for your answer or at least read the thread. It's a lot quicker and often the people who answer on forums are wrong anyway. Rather than posting a question they know the answer to, derailing the thread, going back to the thread at a latter time and then getting snarky when they realised that someone asked them to look it up.

Nicolai wrote:

What about any of that is common sense? Isn't it much easier to make sure that everyone in the conversation is on the same page, instead of pulling from different sources before formulating your own, secluded-ly composed answer, at the risk of mixing up information and misinterpretation?

Well sorry if I decided to go all pedantic. All I was showing was that even if it was a waste of everyone's time involved and derailed the thread the question was actually kinda interesting. Because in actual fact "LAN Adapter" doesn't necessarily imply that it's "Ethernet". The only reason it should be obvious for all involved is that in the context of the Wii U it could only be one thing.

Nicolai wrote:

I am sure as heck not asking any questions on this forum after seeing this reaction.

If the question is so easily answerable by google and you are just asking for confirmation of something you know? Or if you're creating another thread for a topic that has surely been done before? Or if you know you're going to get snarky when people don't respond in exactly the way you want them to? Then sure, please don't bother

what is mind blowingly amazing is how far some people will go, how much effort and time they will put into having an attitude and unhelpful and trying to justify why they were, when you could have just said "yea that's ethernet" and I would have been like "oh thanks okay"

WiiUseeker2

WiiUseeker2

skywake wrote:

I'm fairly certain that any old USB -> Ethernet adapter will work. I've plugged the official adapter I have into random machines and it just works. So I don't think it's doing anything particularly fancy. Also as a general rule Nintendo's accessories aren't region locked, only their games.

isn't the gamepad region locked though?

besides all that other stuff, I think its very cool that Nintendo offers people the option to use an ethernet cable (if that is really what's going on here). gives people more options, and that's cool..

WiiUseeker2

SuperWiiU

skywake wrote:

I'm fairly certain that any old USB -> Ethernet adapter will work. I've plugged the official adapter I have into random machines and it just works. So I don't think it's doing anything particularly fancy. Also as a general rule Nintendo's accessories aren't region locked, only their games.

No. You can't just randomly buy a USB Ethernet adapter and use it with Wii U. I've tried and they don't work. I do believe some work(at least, that's what I read), but you can't rely on it. There's at least a 50% chance that a non-Nintendo adapter doesn't work on the Wii U.

skywake

@WiiUseeker2
You asked a question, it was answered by a person and shown to be easily answerable. The fact that one of the first links I found by searching that literally said "The Wii LAN Adapter (Ethernet) allows players to connect their Wii U™ or Wii™ console to a wired high-speed local area network (LAN)" is proof of that. If you think that's complex? Well I don't know what to say, again, thing said "The Wii LAN Adapter is for connecting the Wii or Wii U to the interblags via Wired LAN". Also the thread has moved on so maybe instead of quoting the entire thread again you should have just let it go.....

@SuperWiiU
I did not know that and am a little bit surprised. I kinda just assumed that because the official LAN adapter is just a standard LAN adapter that any old one would work. A lot of the time with this sort of thing there are only actually one or maybe two different options just with different packages. I would have assumed that the Wii U would have supported all of them so they could swap manufacturers if they wanted..... I guess not! Learn something new every day.

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"Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"

WiiUseeker2

skywake wrote:

@WiiUseeker2
You asked a question, it was answered by a person and shown to be easily answerable. The fact that one of the first links I found by searching that literally said "The Wii LAN Adapter (Ethernet) allows players to connect their Wii U™ or Wii™ console to a wired high-speed local area network (LAN)" is proof of that. If you think that's complex? Well I don't know what to say, again, thing said "The Wii LAN Adapter is for connecting the Wii or Wii U to the interblags via Wired LAN". Also the thread has moved on so maybe instead of quoting the entire thread again you should have just let it go.....

@SuperWiiU
I did not know that and am a little bit surprised. I kinda just assumed that because the official LAN adapter is just a standard LAN adapter that any old one would work. A lot of the time with this sort of thing there are only actually one or maybe two different options just with different packages. I would have assumed that the Wii U would have supported all of them so they could swap manufacturers if they wanted..... I guess not! Learn something new every day.

It didn't sound clear enough. I wanted to make sure since it didn't seem solid.

WiiUseeker2

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SCRAPPER392

I wouldn't even bother if you're playing against random people online. Most people are going to be using WiFi, and connections are weird between wired and wireless, from my experience.

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