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How to connect your Nintendo Wii to the internet.

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Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet with a wireless connection:

Turn on your Nintendo Wii. Then go to the settings menu.

Next select the left arrow to scroll over to more options. Then select "Internet" from the list and "Connection Settings."

Choose an open connection by selecting the "Connection 1: None" option, then select the "Wireless Connection" option, and the "Search for an Access Point Option."

Choose the access point you want to use from the list that will be displayed. Save the settings by clicking "OK." Then click "OK" to start a connection test. When the test is complete you are connected. (If you have a secure or passworded connection then you will need your password to connect.)


Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet with a Wii LAN Adapter:

Insert the Wii LAN Adapter into the USB port on the back of the console.

Connect an Ethernet cable from your modem or router to the adapter.

Turn on your Nintendo Wii. Then go to the settings menu.

Next select the left arrow to scroll over to more options. Then select "Internet" from the list and "Connection Settings."


Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 1: None" and "Wired Connection."

Click "OK" to initiate the connection test. When the test is done you should be connected. (If you have a secure or passworded connection then you will need your password to connect.)

Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a PC:

Insert the CD that came with the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector into a PC running Windows XP that is connected to high speed internet. When the setup window appears click "OK" to start the installation.

Choose your language and click "OK".

Insert the connector into a USB port on the PC when prompted. Hook the connector directly to the PC as ports on the monitor and keyboard will not work.

Click on the registration tool on the Windows task bar.

Turn on your Nintendo Wii. Then go to the settings menu.

Next select the left arrow to scroll over to more options. Then select "Internet" from the list and "Connection Settings."

Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 1: None" and "Wireless Connection." Choose "Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector" from the options list, then "Next" to continue.

Return to your PC and you will find your Wii listed in the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Registration Tool window. Click on your Wii's name and select "Grant Permission to Connect."

Return to your Wii and click "Next" for the setup completion window, and then click "OK" to run the connection test.

Now that you can connect your Nintendo Wii to the internet you may want to find your Wii's Console number or connection ambassador code (I think connection ambassador promotion is only in Europe).

How to Find Your Console number:

Turn on your Nintendo Wii. Next go to the messages in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

Select the second circle in from the bottom left hand side (it looks like a notepad and pen).

After this select your address book and here you will find your 16 digit console number or connection ambassador code.

If you wish to thank me for this post and are in Europe then why not add me as your the connection ambassador. Send me a private messege for details within 30days of first connecting your Wii to the internet.

If you cannot or don't want to make me a connection ambassador then I hope you enjoy this post and it helps. Have fun online with your Nintendo Wii!!
Rahulkochar3 years ago
i have a problem.
Every time i go to settings, i am told to check my internet settings, ad shows me this link for opera help.
what should i do
zazenergy3 years ago
Great! Very informative, though, what's a connection ambassador? I have a Wii and don't think I'm familiar with that...
sdunne1990 (author)  zazenergy3 years ago
If you are living in Europe Nintendo set up a connection ambassador reward scheme. The link below explains it.
http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/support/wii_support_5251_15017.html?id=15018

your wiii number is also used if you want to contact other wiis an send pics etc.