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Datel Wii Lan Adapter (Nintendo Wii)

by Datel Direct Ltd
Nintendo Wii
 Ages 3 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Create a high speed LAN-internet connection via USB
  • No wireless newtwork required
  • Includes 5ft patch cable
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000MXDT80
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 15 x 5 cm ; 159 g
  • Release Date: 16 Mar 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,611 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Box Contains

  • High speed USB 2.0 to ethernet adapter
  • Bonus 5ft high speed RJ45 patch cable
  • Product Description

    LAN Adapter is a USB 2.0 adapter for Wii that allows you to create an Internet connection via cable. This product is ideal for those Wii owners who do not have or can not have a wireless network to connect your Wii to the Internet or for those users who prefer stability and transfer speed provided by the cable.

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    Customer Reviews

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    51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up, works perfectly 3 April 2007
    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    I don't have wi-fi, but I still wanted to get my Wii online so that I could download Virtual Console games and use the various internet channels. I was a bit reluctant to buy this because there were no previous reviews, and because it is not an official Nintendo product. I've read on some forums that using this adapter causes error codes which Nintendo Customer Service cannot help you with. There is an official adapter, but it is not available in Europe yet (with no confirmed date for when it will be available).

    I have had absolutely no problems with this one however. It is extremely easy to set up (just plug it into the USB port at back of your Wii, connect the supplied ethernet patch cable and then connect this to your router). It even comes with a clear instructions booklet should you encounter any problems.

    The one complaint I might have is that the supplied ethernet patch cable is not long enough for my needs, so I have to physically move my router away from my computer and towards my Wii whenever I want to use it. However, I can't really complain about this because a) the ethernet patch cable is a freebie; b) longer patch cables are cheap to buy; c) if I really wanted to, I could move my computer permanently nearer to my Wii!

    Buy this without fear of malfunction. You can get your Wii online within minutes. I have already been on the shopping channel and downloaded the (so far) two free channels - Everybody Votes and Opera Internet Browser. They work fine. Using your Wii for surfing the internet isn't as good as I'd hoped for however, as even with a big TV the screen is quite small. But as for this adapter, it does the job perfectly.
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a gem 27 Dec 2007
    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    This lan adapter is a masterpiece, i was struggling getting my wii online due to the weak wireless connection i had in my househould but i recently purchased the lan adapter to see if it would make my console go online and it did. Soon as i connected the ethernet cable(you can use any ethernet cable not only the one you get with the lan adapter) it worked straight away and i was playing online. This is fantastic is you are having troubles connecting your wii online and i would recommend it.
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    17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Using Ethernet adapter 14 Dec 2009
    By Mal
    I gave this one star on the hope that people will read this and ignore the 'doesn't work' post, or at least consider what sort of installation they have. Any USB-Ethernet connector should work fine, just get one from a reputable supplied like Amazon or a shop.

    There is a misunderstanding and conflict of comments regarding internet connecions.

    If you have a DSL modem and plug your PC directly into it, and it, in turn, connects to the internet without any setup, you may be prompted to enter your username and password if you have what is known as a PP0E connection. As the Wii does not have this option, these type of connections cannot work whereas a PC does have the ability to enter a username and password.

    I suspect most people have an ADSL/Router of one make or another. These usually have a number of ports in the back (all mine have 4) to allow multiple devices to connect to the internet at the same time from your devices. The ADSL/Router needs to be set up correctly and your ISP should have given you instructions, it's usually in the documentation of the router and the ISP specifies any specifics that you need. ADSL/Routers have a way of getting a PC to configure using a web browser.

    So, as long as you have an ADSL Router then the Wii will not know (nor care) how the ADSL/Router is configured. If you don't have one and then I would suggest buying one that works for your ISP and has multiple ports. Wireless ADSL/ROuters are pretty cheap and with 4 ports you can leave the PC connected and connect the Wii (have a look at Homeplug if things are in different rooms and you want to avoid wireless for some reason).

    I hope the above explains why someone said it doesn't work (they either don;t know how to set up a ADSL/Router, or don;t have one) and the attached comment said they their works fine (they will have an ADSL /Router like I do.
    Good Luck
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    27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars This work better than WiFi 24 May 2007
    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    I had a WiFi connection to my Wii but there were some interference problems. So I bought this and it works a treat and seems to be faster than the WiFi connection I had before.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wii Wins - but not reliable for long term use 14 Dec 2010
    By GB
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    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    You need this product to allow you to connect your Wii to the internet - this allows you to do software updates and link your online Wii account with your Wii and thus download games direct to your Wii. I know some people that have used a non-Nintendo Lan adapter and cannot get connected to the internet - this adapter is compatible and works. Once the hardware is set up you have to make a few tweaks to your Wii settings but just follow the instructions and everything is straight forward. Well worth the effort.

    NB - just remember you will need some Cat5 cable with an RJ45 connector to connect to your Lan adapter and your internet connection.

    UPDATE: 2012 - I also used this in my laptop USB port and it was used practically everyday, unfortunately it eventually died a death and does not work anymore. It did get used many hours each day and for the price I originally paid was worth it - but if you are looking for something similar for your laptop to use every day then maybe look for something more reliable long term. It is fine to use it for the occasional Wii updates though but I would be concerned about using it for anything more strenuous on a daily basis. I opened it up to have a look inside after it stopped working and the quality of the wire connection was very poor. The wires had been bent so much inside the unit that the plastic covering had come away from some wires leaving the bare wire visible - NOT GOOD!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Datel Wii Lan Adapter (Nintendo Wii)
    Datel Wii Lan Adapter (Nintendo Wii)
    Just worked. Easy to fit and just worked. Well worth buying this item. And cheap as chips too!
    Published 12 months ago by S. Hooper
    5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says
    Nintendo fell over on allowing the wii to connect wirelessly with my router. Useless!!! Thank goodness for this product, that allows you to 'hard-wire' your wii to your router... Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Apollyon
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great for people without wireless
    This item is okay in my opinion for those that don't have wireless internet, as you can plug phone line into it and access the net that way using this Lan Adapter. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by br1stolboy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Easy
    Just plug it in to the wii, set the connection to wired in the wii, connect the other end to the router and off you go. simple as that.
    Published on 3 April 2011 by A. Martin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Plug-in and play
    Wanted to play games online and after reading a few mixed reviews on wireless adapters i decided this was the one for me.
    I have a poor line speed (54. Read more
    Published on 20 Nov 2010 by Roadrunner
    5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a dream!
    - It works
    - Free TP-cable
    - Nothing
    Published on 18 Oct 2010 by GlennNorway
    1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get it to work
    I have just emerged from a massively frustrating week, trying to get my wii to connect to the internet. Read more
    Published on 1 Oct 2010 by Blueinsmoke
    5.0 out of 5 stars All I Needed. Thanks
    Brilliant it was all i needed to plug my nintendo into my Virgin cable modem. Thanks
    Published on 30 Sep 2010 by London Mum
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fulfills its purpose as a lan adapter
    Well, its a lan adapter for the Wii and it works, those who can't get it to work most likely don't have their network's setup correctly.
    Published on 17 Sep 2010 by M. MacPherson
    5.0 out of 5 stars easy tofit, daughter happy but iv lost use of tv now she can surf on...
    Well ok my daughters computer was in the sick bay caught a virus....
    so she wanted to stay in touch and this little device did the job linking the tv to the modem. Read more
    Published on 4 Sep 2010 by Mr. P. Farrell
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