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    Wii connection help (beginner's status!)

    This is a discussion on Wii connection help (beginner's status!) within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, I'm very new to this site but having spent some time last night and my lunch hour just now ...

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      Question Wii connection help (beginner's status!)

      Hi, I'm very new to this site but having spent some time last night and my lunch hour just now trying to find a solution to my problem amongst those already posted but without success I figure the best way is probably just to post my own thread.

      Firstly I am considering buying a new computer - the last one was bought in 2002. What I'm not sure of is whether to go wireless or not. I have a Wii which I would like to connect to the internet and currently have Sky Broadband (mid) and therefore understand that as the router supplied is wireless enabled that I should be able to connect the Wii in this way and not have to buy a wireless pc....right?

      In any event I tried last night to connect and on looking for a wireless internet connection it came up with what looked like a Sky code which I assumed was my access point. It started with "Sky" and had four or five numbers after it. On entering my normal Sky User password it saved my settings but gave me error code 51330 on running the connection test.

      I have read various articles about using mixed b/g and/or channels 1 and 11 on my router but I have no idea how to access the router settings to change anything. Sorry if I'm being a bit dense...I'm just feeling a bit out of my depth but am sure I can get my head round it with some help!

      I hope to hear from somebody with an "Idiot's Guide" please.

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      Re: Wii connection help (beginner's status!)

      You were very nearly there, when you recieved the Sky Router, you should have had a small card (just bigger than a stamp), with the same Sky code on it and the password. it may begin EU*V and iirc has 8 characters, if you type this in you'll be on your way. You don't need a wireless pc, indeed if your router is near the pc I'd stick with an ethernet connection, much more stable. The Wii however should work fine on wireless, my son spends much of his time on Mario Cart

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      Re: Wii connection help (beginner's status!)

      Quote Originally Posted by Julesg7 View Post
      What I'm not sure of is whether to go wireless or not.
      Wireless can be a bit hit and miss and can be especially bad with gaming due to the lag and connection drops.

      Quote Originally Posted by Julesg7 View Post
      I have a Wii which I would like to connect to the internet and currently have Sky Broadband (mid) and therefore understand that as the router supplied is wireless enabled that I should be able to connect the Wii in this way and not have to buy a wireless pc....right?
      Yes, you can connect the Wii wirelessly to the router to give it internet access.

      Quote Originally Posted by Julesg7 View Post
      I have read various articles about using mixed b/g and/or channels 1 and 11 on my router but I have no idea how to access the router settings to change anything. Sorry if I'm being a bit dense...I'm just feeling a bit out of my depth but am sure I can get my head round it with some help!
      You access the router by typing 192.168.0.1 in your browser address bar. When you click enter you'll get a prompt scree. Enter admin as the username and sky as the password. You'll now be in the router admin pages. It is trial and error to find the best channel but I'd start with 13 and use mixed.


      Quote Originally Posted by Julesg7 View Post
      In any event I tried last night to connect and on looking for a wireless internet connection it came up with what looked like a Sky code which I assumed was my access point. It started with "Sky" and had four or five numbers after it. On entering my normal Sky User password it saved my settings but gave me error code 51330 on running the connection test.
      If that was the router you were trying to connect to I'm baffled why you entered your SkyUser password

      First off log into your router and change the SSID to something you'll recognise (any word that takes your fancy). Then either use the existing encryption key in the router or change it (the Sky one isn't entirely secure).

      Now, when you try and connect your Wii you'll see the network name (SSID) that you've set and enter the encrytion key which will either be the default (on the sticker on the underneath of the router) or the new one you've set.

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      Re: Wii connection help (beginner's status!)

      you can also purchaser a lan adapter for the wii and connect it to the router via Ethernet cable. The wireless side works very well, ive been using mine to play folk from all over the world since july 2007

     

     

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