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Wii wireless router headed to Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Sep 2008 13:18 User comments (7)

Wii wireless router headed to Japan Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing the Nintendo WiFi Network Adapter, a wireless router for the Wii and DS consoles, in Japan later this month.
The adapter was created to "streamline the process of getting your console online", and will hit Japan on September 18th with a 5,800 yen price tag, about $50 USD.

According to the pictures over at Famitsu, the router is very small and will work with the Wii, DS, PCs and most likely other consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PS3. The adapter also has three switch options, "Router", "Bridge" and "Auto".

Although this news may be exciting to some we are still waiting on Nintendo's solution to its Wii memory problem. Hard drive coming anytime soon?

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7 user comments

19.9.2008 15:07

Dose it cost 100?

Can we get a HDD add on that has a HDMI out put and upconverter on it too please?

29.9.2008 15:28
Dragula96
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Dose it cost 100?

Can we get a HDD add on that has a HDMI out put and upconverter on it too please?

Yea, just like the Microsoft's add on eh? I wonder if there will be a shortage of these things as well.

Customer: Do you have any Wii WiFi network adapters in stock?

Best Buy Associate: No, we are currently out of stock.


Quote:
The adapter was created to "streamline the process of getting your console online"
I thought the Wii already had a wireless card built into it - obviously people are already online?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Sep 2008 @ 15:31

39.9.2008 15:40

Is this the same one that's already out in the US? It's basically a USB WiFi access point.

49.9.2008 15:51
Dragula96
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Originally posted by SProdigy:
Is this the same one that's already out in the US? It's basically a USB WiFi access point.
http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1217892_1124.html

59.9.2008 22:35
susieqbbb
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Yes and no!!!

The new router from what i have heard is a wireless g router where the nintendo wifi adapter was a wireless b device.

I have a wireless g router and my wii has never run faster it is like having a wii on crack.

610.9.2008 9:47
Dragula96
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Originally posted by susieqbbb:
Yes and no!!!

The new router from what i have heard is a wireless g router where the nintendo wifi adapter was a wireless b device.

I have a wireless g router and my wii has never run faster it is like having a wii on crack.
You smoke crack?

711.9.2008 20:30

If its supports Wireless N and works for the 360, I will definately get this, the one made by microsoft for the 360 is just horribly slow.

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