With the Wii and the virtual console, it’s going to be the first console after the dreamcast that I’m going to connect to the internet. I have no intention of getting a router because I’m just using it for downloads. I’m planning on hooking it up in my room which is closest to the cable modem to do the downloads then move it down to my den. Someone told me the easy way to do this is to take the cord that connects from the modem to my computer, and put that in the Wii instead. Is that all I need to do, and it won’t mess up anything with computer if I leave it off while doing it?
Problem is that from the computer to where I can hook up the wii is about a seven-9 foot walk. That same person said I could just buy a type of extention cable to connect, does it matter which one, or is there a brand that’s better?
Wii is wireless, right? There’s got to be a $19.99 after rebate wireless router you can get-- and it’ll make your computer more secure. Skipping the router and shuffling your Wii around in this situation is pointless.
In that case I have one dumb question. Once it’s installed, can I unplug it from my machine when I’m not using it without any negative effects on the computer or it? I already have the two spots filled with my printer and webcam.
Get a wireless router with a few ethernet jacks. Cable modem connects to wireless router. Computer connects to ethernet. Printer connects to ethernet. Webcam (is is a ethernet webcam?) connect to router.