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Nintendo Wii Lan Adapter

by Datel
Platform : Nintendo Wii
Rated: Everyone
4 customer reviews

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  • For the Nintendo Wii

Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone Everyone
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: B000MXDT80
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 15 x 5 cm ; 159 g
  • Release Date: April 15 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,670 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Wii LAN Adapter [Nintendo Wii] For the Nintendo Wii

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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Hicks on June 28 2007
Well this product works fine, but you can find cheaper 3rd party lan adapters for the wii.
I was duped into thinking this was an offical Nintendo Lan adapter. After recieving it in the mail, I see that is a 3rd party (Intec incorporated) device.

It works fine, but like I said, I feel ripped off. I chose this product because it appeared to be an official Nintendo product. If I wanted to go 3rd party I could have for cheaper elsewhere. Amazon shamlessly does not mention that this is 3rd party.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Will on Sept. 16 2007
I wish I would've seen the last review before purchasing this 3rd party adapter. So far it does work, but was I disapointed to tear into the packaging only to have this cheap thing fall out of the box. Like previously said I thought I was getting the official thing here as Amazon doesn't note the maker only brackets: Nintendo Wii, in their description. I blame Amazon for this wrong doing and thus they're going to hear about it.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By el_realisator on Dec 16 2007
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So what if this is a 3rd party adapter. Intec has been in this bussiness forever and has always been a quality reference! Since the Playstation 1 and N64 you can find every Intec product for half the price of official products with a very comparable quality! The important thing is that you can connect to internet easily, it's reliable and working! I have a bunch of Intec products, they never let me down, even if I have been using them for years!

By the way I don't work for Intec at all... I just find embarassing to read critics saying that the product is crap just for not being Nintendo-sealed.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mark nh on Dec 21 2007
Like everyone else has said it is just a cheap peice of plastic and the sad thing is for me it did not even work with my router. which is a lysks (not sure im spelling that right) but it is the most common one sold at future shop. i have now purchased three cords to try to get my wii on line and failed every time/ i finally broke down and bought a wireless system just to download some games, the games were worth it but this cord is not....
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Should have been included onboard! Jan. 7 2008
By Miech - Published on
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.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Wii-Connected Oct. 20 2007
By Michael Kerner - Published on
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-
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Broken in less than 30 days May 24 2010
By Lemissa - Published on
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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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Works for me... Dec 5 2007
By C. Converse - Published on
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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.
21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Works great for Wii, but leaves DS cold Nov. 29 2007
By Ron Cole - Published on
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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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