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Connecting Wii to Verizon wireless broadband ?

by fairykiss127 / April 15, 2009 12:48 AM PDT

I have Verizon wireless broadband, using a USB modem supplied by Verizon. Is there any way to connect my Wii to the internet??

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Terminology . . .
by Coryphaeus / April 16, 2009 10:43 AM PDT

Wireless broadband does not use a modem. Wireless broadband uses a wireless NIC plugged into the PC.

What ports does the Wii have?

Does your laptop have an Ethernet port (NIC)? If it has an Ethernet port and the Wii also, look up ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). Be prepared for problems, trouble shooting, crossover cables, general headaches, more trouble shooting.

For a trouble free setup, get a real cable or FIoS connection, a modem, and a wireless router. Connect the Wii to the router.

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still not working
by fairykiss127 / May 1, 2009 3:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Terminology . . .

The Wii has USB ports. my laptop does have an ethernet port. I bought the Wii LAN adapter which plugs directly into the wii in a USB port. You then attach an ethernet cable from the adapter to the modem or router you use. I have neither, so I plugged it into the laptop. Am not able to get a connection.

Oh, and I would get REAL cable or FIOS if I lived in an area that supported such coverage!! And, the Geek Squad at Best Buy informed me that there is no way to use the VERIZON NIC on a router.

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I no longer write about it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2009 9:33 PM PDT

I'll share how but will not write any tutorial or answer further questions (this area is a tar pit of issues that I leave to others to get swallowed up in.)

1. Install ICS (see google.)
2. Look at 3G routers like you see at


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here is the link for ICS
by AlSwerengen / July 23, 2009 2:53 AM PDT

basically you enable ICS and add a router into the mix - this makes your computer the broadcasting source instead of VZW.

So you get the signal from verizon into your computer, ICS allows you to share that signal through a wireless router and transmit it to your Wii.

You will most likely find that even if you are a short distance away from your wireless signals base you will still get all kinds of lag during online gaming.

the connection will be adequate for browsing the wii marketplace etc but gaming will slow down for sure.

If Verizon is not compatible for some reason you might want to check out some others here:
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if you have an apple macbook and verizon wireless broadband
by galaxiegirl / October 25, 2009 12:34 PM PDT

Here's the solution that worked for me. Apple doesn't have to have that ics stuff - it's already in there. Just open up internet connections and the airport so the wii can connect to your apple while it's online.

Here is where I found the answer...

Hope that helps some Mac people! Gotta love Apple! :0)

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WII connection
by 45FOG / December 26, 2009 6:53 AM PST

I was told by he tech who installed my wireless modem that I could connect to games and IPODs with it but I don't know how to do it. Can you help?


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