Airport Extreme to Wii U

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kloda, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. kloda macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Trying to connect my new Wii U to the ABSE's 5GHz but it's not connecting. Nintendo says 802.11n is supported on the Wii U.

    My iPad (3rd Gen) works just fine with 802.11n 5Ghz.

    Any suggestions?
  2. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
  3. PerformaGuy macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2012
  4. lixuelai, Nov 20, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012

    lixuelai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    There is a lot of confusion because of the 5GHz radio used to communicate with the Gamepad. However that is handled by a different Broadcom chip. Ifixit did a teardown of the Wii U and the WiFi chip is BCM4336 which is 2.4GHz only. It is also pretty obvious from the specs as the Wii U is advertised as BGN which is nearly always 2.4GHz only.
  5. majordude, Nov 24, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012

    majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    So, how do I get it to connect?!

    EDIT: After an hour, I called Nintendo. They solved it.

    It's really close to

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