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Topic: So I ordered a Wii Lan adapter for Wii U, cause wireless is horrible.

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ocelot20

21. Posted:

PhoenixUltra wrote:

so any one know how to connect your wii u to eshop, i heard even a good router doesn't work or a lan cable, should i just wait for an update. don't want to buy a new router and find out it doesn't help.

I am afraid I can't help as I don't have a Wii U yet. But if no router will work then how is everyone else getting on the eShop? I think you heard wrong there. It might be your NAT settings. A few years ago I was having problems on Xbox Live where I could barely get onto the marketplace and not connect to some friends. It turned out my NAT settings where set to strict. I simply had to change it to open. Am sorry but I can't remember how I changed them now as it was a few years ago.

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PhoenixUltra

22. Posted:

maybe i need to change the router channel.

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PhoenixUltra

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is this router good for wii u http://www.amazon.com/Medialink-Wireless-Router-802-11n-Inter...

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mozie

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PhoenixUltra wrote:

I spend a whole night trying to tweak wireless but it was a hassle, so I just ordered a wii lan adapter for wii u, to play wired on wii u as it has way better speeds.

Definately sounds router related, although as posted here and elsewhere, wired lan is actually slower than wifi on wii u due to nintendo skimping on usb :( however at least you should have a stable connection.

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PhoenixUltra

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:)

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ocelot20

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If I where you I would go for someone like Netgear or D-Link. However it is most likely just a simple setting that needs changing on your router. Have your tried putting your Wii U as a DMZ.

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PhoenixUltra

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What is DMZ

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ocelot20

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What is DMZ

This is the guide I followed a few years ago. I know it says Xbox but its all the same.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Guide-to-Opening-NAT-Xbox-360-...

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SCAR392

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Ya, this isn't even close to Nintendo's fault. Your Wii U will connect to any router that is able to support it. Wired LAN is actually worse in some cases. I can top out at a slower than wireless connection speed, or just make it a problem/clutter w/ wires. Usually your internet company will have a recommended router for purchase using their service, and even then, you need to upgrade the firmware now and then. Updating my router has usually been the problem when connection is crappy on game consoles(Nintendo mainly, Xbox, (especially) Sony have more leway when connecting their console to internet). There should never be a time, where you need to mess with settings on your router besides wireless security or ability to do wireless in the first place.

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theWAITisOVER

30. Posted:

is the wii lan adapter the same of the wii u lan adapter?
some people speak about lan adapter 1.1 and 2.0...do u know something?

thanks in advance ;-)

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SuperWiiU

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How much is that LAN adapter? My wireless works fine, but I'd like to turn it off whenever I want and that's impossible. I have no desire to constantly see the Miiverse on the second screen (sometimes it even shows spoiler posts) whenever I'm in the Wii U menu.

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jariw

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theWAITisOVER wrote:

is the wii lan adapter the same of the wii u lan adapter?

Yes, it's the same.

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some people speak about lan adapter 1.1 and 2.0...do u know something?

Aren't they just talking about the standard USB connector size? 1.1/2.0 use the large/old USB connector size as the standard.

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jariw wrote:

theWAITisOVER wrote:

is the wii lan adapter the same of the wii u lan adapter?

Yes, it's the same.

theWAITisOVER wrote:

some people speak about lan adapter 1.1 and 2.0...do u know something?

Aren't they just talking about the standard USB connector size? 1.1/2.0 use the large/old USB connector size as the standard.

they speak about 2 versions of the lan adapter...so is the old wii lan adapter 2.0?

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jariw

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theWAITisOVER wrote:

they speak about 2 versions of the lan adapter...so is the old wii lan adapter 2.0?

Who speaks about that? Do you have any source?

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jariw wrote:

theWAITisOVER wrote:

they speak about 2 versions of the lan adapter...so is the old wii lan adapter 2.0?

Who speaks about that? Do you have any source?

http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/wii-u/wired_internet_speed...

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theWAITisOVER wrote:

jariw wrote:

theWAITisOVER wrote:

they speak about 2 versions of the lan adapter...so is the old wii lan adapter 2.0?

Who speaks about that? Do you have any source?

http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/wii-u/wired_internet_speed...

Yes, that was a confusing thread. :-) Seems like they try to explain some performance differences between wired and wifi. Or something. ;-) According to the tests @skywake did, it seems like the Nintendo Lan adapter indeed is 2.0.

The new Nintendo Wii Lan adapters that sells in Europe now has a Wii U symbol on it. And it seems to support the 2.0 USB spec and transfer speeds, but I haven't found a good product spec for it. Wii U supports 2.0 anyhow.

For online gaming however, high connection speed is not the only important thing. In games like MK8 or SSB U, it's the stability and full duplex of the wired connection that's most important. Online gaming consists of many tiny packages sent both ways at the same time, all the time. A medium-speed wired connection could easily be better than a high-speed WiFi connection for that. When downloading things from the eShop however, the connection speed becomes more important.

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jariw wrote:

theWAITisOVER wrote:

jariw wrote:

theWAITisOVER wrote:

they speak about 2 versions of the lan adapter...so is the old wii lan adapter 2.0?

Who speaks about that? Do you have any source?

http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/wii-u/wired_internet_speed...

Yes, that was a confusing thread. :-) Seems like they try to explain some performance differences between wired and wifi. Or something. ;-) According to the tests @skywake did, it seems like the Nintendo Lan adapter indeed is 2.0.

The new Nintendo Wii Lan adapters that sells in Europe now has a Wii U symbol on it. And it seems to support the 2.0 USB spec and transfer speeds, but I haven't found a good product spec for it. Wii U supports 2.0 anyhow.

For online gaming however, high connection speed is not the only important thing. In games like MK8 or SSB U, it's the stability and full duplex of the wired connection that's most important. Online gaming consists of many tiny packages sent both ways at the same time, all the time. A medium-speed wired connection could easily be better than a high-speed WiFi connection for that. When downloading things from the eShop however, the connection speed becomes more important.

thank u for ur answer ;-) so the difference is only the package...right? it would be nice if someone that use the old one share is experience. for ex in terms of speed, etc

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theWAITisOVER

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i think that maybe there's another way to know if they are definitely the same. The product code. The old has the code RVL-015, does anyone know the new code? Thanks :)

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SCAR392

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jariw wrote:

A medium-speed wired connection could easily be better than a high-speed WiFi connection for that. When downloading things from the eShop however, the connection speed becomes more important.

Not really. If your medium speed internet is still too slow for online, then high speed wifi is still going to be better. Besides, I've had better results from wireless, because that's the majority of what everyone is using online, anyway.

It depends on what type of screen you are using, too. If your HDTV is laggy by 10ms, internet speed isn't even the main subject anymore.

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SCAR392 wrote:

jariw wrote:

A medium-speed wired connection could easily be better than a high-speed WiFi connection for that. When downloading things from the eShop however, the connection speed becomes more important.

Not really. If your medium speed internet is still too slow for online, then high speed wifi is still going to be better. Besides, I've had better results from wireless, because that's the majority of what everyone is using online, anyway.

It depends on what type of screen you are using, too. If your HDTV is laggy by 10ms, internet speed isn't even the main subject anymore.

Why would the TV update latency be of any concern regarding the connection speed? The TV isn't serially connected to any console AFAIK.

Also, why would it be better if everyone are using half-duplex connections, specially in small-package situations like games? Do you mean that it's better that all get dropped packages during gaming rather than just some of the players?

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