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Wii LAN Adapter

by Datel
Nintendo Wii
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • High speed USB 2.0 cable supports Wii connection at full speed-even faster than a WiFi connection.
  • Connect to the internet via your existing PC connection/DSL modem.
  • Includes 6 foot patch cable.

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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MXDT80
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.9 x 2 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: October 1, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,442 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Wii LAN Adapter creates a high speed LAN-internet connection for the Wii with a supplied USB cable. No wireless network required, use your existing LAN wired connection to the internet.


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should have been included onboard! January 7, 2008
By Miech
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After first setting up my wii and then spending about 4 hours trying to connect it to my wireless router, I gave up and purchased this adapter.

The Wii internal wireless was incompatible with my DLink 802.11g router. In order to even get the Wii to partially connect to the Internet, I had to disable wireless encryption and force channel 11 (which is very overused in my apartment complex and was pretty much required by Nintendo support).

After researching why my Wii refused to connect on Nintendo's site I found a page that stated my particular version of my router for some reason unknown to me is incompatible with the Wii even though every other wireless gadget I own even down to a pocket PC works perfectly fine even with security at its maximum.

Deciding that the Nintendo wireless is pretty much useless I purchased this adapter. In 1 minute I was online and working fine ever since. Its also much nicer being wired since I pretty much totally dislike wireless connections.

Nintendo definitely should have included this onboard.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wii-Connected October 20, 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
When it comes to the Nintendo Wii, many gamers have wanted to fins the best ways of downloading games from the internet. Although you can definitely get it through a Wi-Fi router, some of them don't do the job, where you'd have to check with Nintendo. While there are also other ways besides router to get you to go online for your favorite downloads. This Lan adapter from Datel, the same company that developed the Action Replay is very simple and easy to install. You simply plug it into the back of your USB ports on the system, and connect it to your cable or DSL modem. Although it is simple to operate. it does a few problems when the system overheats. nevertheless, it is a good buy for anyone who has a broadband connection, and wants to play hard online with the Wii.

Price: B 1/2-

Convience: B-

Overall: B-
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well with Wii and other computers April 14, 2008
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This adapter worked well out of the box. I went to the network config and set up the Wii to use the wired connection and it connected without any issues. Never had an issue with the adapter.

I also found that it works well for connecting computers to the network when an ethernet port is not available. I used it to connect my OLPC to the network and it worked great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Broken in less than 30 days May 24, 2010
By Lemissa
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
First -- the negative review is because the unit stopped working -- I received exactly what I ordered and it worked well with my wii -- I purchased the unit to watch Netflix on my TV through the wii.

I don't know if you can only use the Nintendo created LAN adaptor with the wii as they say or if this was a poorly made unit. However, it simply stopped working after 30 days. I stopped using the unit one night and went to use it again two nights later and it was completely broken -- no power, no light, nothing. There were no visible defects with the unit, I hadn't misused it, I am the only person who uses it and have no pets who could have chewed the wire or anything.

Either way I wanted to insure that anyone else thinking about purchasing this item knew about my experience -- I may just be bad luck on my part -- but just in case.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars works well, no problems yet December 20, 2007
By parricc
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This does exactly what it says it will do, and even comes with a 6 foot ethernet cable. If that isn't long enough, the adapter has a wire on itself a few feet long as well. Overall, it gets the job done just as would be expected.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works for me... December 5, 2007
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Picked this up since I'm on a college campus and not allowed to run a wireless router in my dorm. Just felt the need to explain why anybody would even need this thing, with the Wii having 802.11G built-in.

Anyway, there's not much to say. Opened it up, hooked it to the back of the Wii, ran the included cable to my network port, then switched my connection to "Wired" from "Wireless" int he Wii Internet options. Done. WiiConnect24 works fine, online games have been working fine, no issues.

The only thing I noticed is that I wasn't able to find the MAC address for the adapter in the menu (I could still find the wireless one). Didn't search too hard, because I just turned off my filter to get it then turned filtering back on with this device added. I'd wager it's probably in there somewhere. I just don't remember it being anywhere that I'd think to look.

Oh, and the ugly beige cord included. I mean, obviously it's just a cheap pack-in, but you'd think they try to find some white or something to match the adapter/Wii. Not a big deal, though, and really I'm just glad they threw in a cord at all.

If, for whatever reason, you need to hook your Wii up the old-fashioned way, this should fit your need perfectly.
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works great for Wii, but leaves DS cold November 29, 2007
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The Intec LAN Adapter for the Wii is the straightforward way to get your Nintendo online. It is simple: just plug one end of the adapter into one of the USB slots on your Wii, plug the other end into your DSL or cable modem, and you're set!

The big advantage of the Intec LAN adapter over Nintendo's Wi-Fi USB connector is that Intec's adapter is computer independent (because it doesn't go through your computer); Nintendo's Wi-Fi connector, on the other hand, doesn't work with many firewalls, and is Windows-specific (XP and, with an update, possibly Vista). If you're using a Mac or the wrong firewall (such as ZoneAlarm), the Intec adapter or an 802.11g-compliant wireless Wi-Fi router are your two best bets for connecting your Wii to the internet in areas without free Wi-Fi coverage.

The disadvantage of this product over the wireless options mentioned above is that it only connects your Wii to the internet - your Nintendo DS, if you have one, will have to fend for itself when it comes to finding a connection. For some people, this will be fine; for others (especially Pokemon players), this will be unacceptable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to ste up!
It was very easy to connect. It does come with a manual, but you really don't need it to connect the cables. Choose wire connection option on the wii.
Published 10 days ago by Carolyn T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great!
Really didn't know exactly what I was doing but I followed the directions on Your Tube and I am now streaming on my Wii.
Published 15 months ago by Barbara W. Sharpe
3.0 out of 5 stars yet again another product let down
it really just didnt help at all, the connection was slow i mean terrible slow the fights online had so much lag it made me angry i wish i could of wrote something positive but
Published on November 30, 2011 by jamarr27
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great!
The internet adapter arrived quickly and works great. Now we can watch netflix movies any time we want. I would definitely order from this site again.
Published on October 7, 2011 by deb2tm
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice 2 be hooked up
Came as described and sooner than it was supposed ! Most def will buy from this seller again ;)
Published on October 18, 2010 by Must Buy from Amazon
4.0 out of 5 stars Lad Adapter Review
I use this Lan Adapter to hook my Wii up to the internet. It works perfectly. The cord is sort of short but does the job.
Published on May 15, 2010 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars No miracle cure for me...
Purchased this b/c my FIFA 2009 online game playing is so incredibly bad that I began to wonder if perhaps the WIFI connection was just too slow to support the graphics (even... Read more
Published on October 16, 2009 by Makelegs
5.0 out of 5 stars This rocks...
This product gives you a fast, reliable wired connection. Wireless is good but often not so for a videogame console unless it's the only option available or you'd prefer wireless. Read more
Published on October 9, 2009 by Technohead
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii LAN Adapter
I bought one of these used - but still in the box. It worked great. If you can change a light bulb, you can handle this. Read more
Published on July 6, 2009 by Not that hard 2 please
4.0 out of 5 stars LAN Adapter
Very handy tool for the Wii if you have trouble connecting it to wireless internet. If you don't have a router, just plug it directly into your modem (you might have to reset it)... Read more
Published on June 11, 2009 by Michael A. Plenzler
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