Connecting Wii console to tinternet – should I shouldn't I?

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  • Premier Icon snowslave
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    Just wondering, what's the pro's and cons of hooking it up to tinternet as a new Wii owner person?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Pros:
    Wii System Updates
    BBC iPlayer channel
    Wii Shop (for old console games)
    Multiplayer games with Wii owning friends

    Cons:
    Erm… I dunno. bit of a faff maybe?

    Jimbo
    Member

    Online gaming, store to D/L games and software, system updates, Opera and BBC iPlayer etc, etc…

    EDIT: Faff? Turn on, enter wireless key, go. Easy!

    Pieface
    Member

    Can you get C4oD through the Wii as well?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Cons:

    You'd wish your bought a console.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Faff? Turn on, enter wireless key, go. Easy!

    Well I was struggling for a "Con". I'm a little more locked down than that, so in my case I had to find the MAC address of the Wii, log into router to allow that MAC, assign it an IP address then type my loooong network key into the Wii. But yeah, still only 5 minutes work.

    Premier Icon cove123
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    just watched Outnumbered on the iplayer of the wii, nice to watch something on the big screen not the pc.

    as a new user what are wii points and how much are they going to cost me once the kids discover them?????

    WTF
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    Wii points are £7 for a 1000.
    Good for the odd old Nintendo game.Sonic etc. but not really worth it.
    Internet browser cost also 500 points iirc.
    OK if you didn`t have any other internet access but again not worth it.
    Iplayer is good addition.
    But biggest downside of update is it kills the homebrew that some have to softmod the consoles so latest update is really Nintendo cracking down on piracy tbh.
    AFAIK it doesnt affect chipped versions.

    worth it just for iplayer.

    st
    Member

    The internet browser is now free. Just discovered the iplayer which has been great as we don't have any way of recording programmes.

    Can't see any security worries unless you start doing shopping and that.

    clubber
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    My f1 game needed an update to actually be able to play it (or at least so it said) so on that basis, you really do need an Internet connection. Fwiw, I did have wireless problems with a new router. Fixed by I stalling the latest firmware on the router.

    Premier Icon snowslave
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    Ta for this, much appreciated.

    Is there any security concern in terms of kids and who they're playing games with etc?

    clubber
    Member

    No, at least all the games I have that can be played online are designed so you can't really give out any personal info other than your name I guess.

    Have just connected wii to the net for the first time, following a previous thread on here. The kids bought it and wired it up, so didn't even realise you could connect until I saw previous thread and read instructions – duhhh.
    So…. How do you load up iplayer onto it?
    ta
    Q

    carlos
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    Christowkid it's easy when you know how.
    Wii main menu, Shopping channel, start, sart shopping, Wii channels and click on BBC iplayer to download.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    ive got a wii and got a wireless router how the heck do i connect it ? im poo with this sort of thing mind lol

    carlos
    Member

    Not to sure as the Mrs did it while I got the beers in, but I know she read out the wireless router code to me and I had to input it using the wii remote. Maybe this link will help http://www.wiichat.com/nintendo-wii-online/5820-official-wii-wireless-internet-connection-guide.html

    Sorry I can't help more

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    carlos i seem to be now working just on with system update many thanks for the pointer 😉

    carlos
    Member

    No worries

    carlos:
    cheers mate. I'll try that…..
    when I can get the kids off the damn thing!
    Q

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