Wireless router for Wii?

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  1. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

    psycoswimmer

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    I'm going to need a wireless router to get internet access when I get a Wii, so what should I get? After x-mas I'm getting an iMac, which would be in the other corner of the room from the Wii. Should I plug my cable line into the router, and then my iMac and the Wii will get reception? Sorry if these are stupid questions, I've never used a router before. :)

    So,

    What should I buy? & Is what I think I do correct?
     
  2. afornander macrumors 6502

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    you should be able to share the connection with the wii by sharing the connection from the imac through airport.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Linksys wireless G router should be good for your wii and imac...enjoy:)



    Bless
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    airport express.

    works wonderfully with all our macs, my DS Lite and my 360. I'm sure it'll work just as well with my wii and ps3 ;) :D
     
  5. psycoswimmer thread starter macrumors 65816

    psycoswimmer

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    Thanks for the responses. :)

    I think I'll go with the Airport Express.

    One more question:

    How much stuff can the Express handle? Could it handle an iMac, a MB, a DS, and a Wii?
     
  6. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    It can easily handle all of that. Unless you have a lot of network traffic (read copying files over the network, not internet) then you can have a good number of wireless devices on even the cheapest of wireless routers. If you can wire them then do though. I try to make sure my desktops are always wired (i.e. that's where the router is).
     
  7. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The Express can handle 10 clients at once.

    I do have a question though: can the Wii handle WPA/WPA2? Or is it WEP-only like the DS?
     
  8. psycoswimmer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the quick reply. :D

    I think that's about it.
     

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