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Connecting the Wii through Vista

  1. #1


    GeekUnit Guest

    Connecting the Wii through Vista

    Because Nintendo has yet to release a Vista driver for the Nintendo USB
    Wi-Fi Connector (a simple Wi-Fi dongle), I took advantage of the identical
    chipset buffallo drivers that users of many other unsupported operating
    systems use to create wireless access points. According to Vista, the
    driver install went well.

    What I am having trouble figuring out though is how to create a wireless
    access point out of my new-found wireless network adapter (LAN2) with
    Vista.
    I have only one other network connection, LAN1 which connects to our router
    via Ethernet. Here's what I've done so far to share the Internet
    connection:

    - Opened Control Panel\Manage Wireless Networks
    - Clicked "Create An Ad Hoc Network"
    - Give the Network the Name wiinet (must be SSID)
    - Set Security Type to Open While Testing

    - Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    - Opened Properties for LAN2
    - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's Internet
    Connection"

    The Wii sees the Access Point just fine, but always fails the connection
    test. Is there something I'm missing?

    Thanks,

    GeekUnit



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  3. #2


    David Hettel Guest

    Re: Connecting the Wii through Vista

    Try this;
    Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    - Opened Properties for LAN1 Note one the Ethernet connection.
    - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's Internet
    Connection"


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    "GeekUnit" <yeah@like.id.tell.you> wrote in message
    news:umOJm4wJHHA.4992@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Because Nintendo has yet to release a Vista driver for the Nintendo USB
    > Wi-Fi Connector (a simple Wi-Fi dongle), I took advantage of the identical
    > chipset buffallo drivers that users of many other unsupported operating
    > systems use to create wireless access points. According to Vista, the
    > driver install went well.
    >
    > What I am having trouble figuring out though is how to create a wireless
    > access point out of my new-found wireless network adapter (LAN2) with
    > Vista.
    > I have only one other network connection, LAN1 which connects to our
    > router
    > via Ethernet. Here's what I've done so far to share the Internet
    > connection:
    >
    > - Opened Control Panel\Manage Wireless Networks
    > - Clicked "Create An Ad Hoc Network"
    > - Give the Network the Name wiinet (must be SSID)
    > - Set Security Type to Open While Testing
    >
    > - Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    > - Opened Properties for LAN2
    > - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    > - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's
    > Internet Connection"
    >
    > The Wii sees the Access Point just fine, but always fails the connection
    > test. Is there something I'm missing?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > GeekUnit
    >
    >



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  4. #3


    GeekUnit Guest

    Re: Connecting the Wii through Vista

    I've never been able to turn on ICS through my LAN1 connection before, I
    always get errors. Are you sure this is right? It's my understanding that
    when you have only 2 network connections clicking "Allow Other Computers.."
    in the sharing tab of one assumes that the Internet connection is the other.
    So if I was able to enable sharing on LAN1, it'd set LAN2's IP address to
    192.168.0.1?

    Thanks
    - GeekUnit

    "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e3YXh8xJHHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Try this;
    > Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    > - Opened Properties for LAN1 Note one the Ethernet connection.
    > - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    > - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's
    > Internet
    > Connection"
    >
    >
    > --
    > David Hettel



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  5. #4


    David Hettel Guest

    Re: Connecting the Wii through Vista

    Yes when you enable sharing you'll get warning messages, and it will set the
    other network adapter to 192.168.0.1 and a mask of 255.255.255.0, note that
    if you look at the network properties for the adapter that it will appear to
    not be fully configured, only the IP address and Subnet Mask are listed. No
    Default Gateway or DNS are listed, and adding these values will break ICS.

    ICS should work as long as LAN1 is not using 192.168.0.xxx space (IP
    address) This page may help;
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...02april08.mspx

    It's old in that it was written for Windows XP but the principles remain the
    same.

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    "GeekUnit" <yeah@like.id.tell.you> wrote in message
    news:3AEC6D8F-8379-45EB-B27F-4FC801F2FBC9@microsoft.com...
    > I've never been able to turn on ICS through my LAN1 connection before, I
    > always get errors. Are you sure this is right? It's my understanding
    > that when you have only 2 network connections clicking "Allow Other
    > Computers.." in the sharing tab of one assumes that the Internet
    > connection is the other. So if I was able to enable sharing on LAN1, it'd
    > set LAN2's IP address to 192.168.0.1?
    >
    > Thanks
    > - GeekUnit
    >
    > "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:e3YXh8xJHHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Try this;
    >> Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    >> - Opened Properties for LAN1 Note one the Ethernet connection.
    >> - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    >> - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's
    >> Internet
    >> Connection"
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> David Hettel

    >



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  6. #5


    GeekUnit Guest

    Re: Connecting the Wii through Vista

    On second thought, I think you're right. I'm still having the same issue,
    but I'm now wondering if these could be the cause:

    Router IP: 192.168.0.10
    LAN1 IP: 192.168.0.11
    LAN2 IP: 192.168.0.1

    Is it OK if they're all on the same subnet? Also, is there anything I need
    to set in Vista differently b/c the device connecting isn't another Windows
    PC?

    Thanks!

    "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e3YXh8xJHHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Try this;
    > Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    > - Opened Properties for LAN1 Note one the Ethernet connection.
    > - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    > - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's
    > Internet
    > Connection"
    >
    >
    > --
    > David Hettel
    >
    > Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    > everyone
    > to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me
    > in
    > E-mail or news groups.
    >
    > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
    > DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
    > either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
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    > indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
    > or
    > inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    > confers
    > no rights.





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  7. #6


    David Hettel Guest

    Re: Connecting the Wii through Vista

    Yes as I said in my other post, you'll need to move the IP address of the
    LAN on the router to something other than 192.168.0.xxx, I'd suggest that
    you try 192.168.1.xxx or for the router 192.168.1.1 and LAN1 of 192.168.1.2.
    Nothing should really need be set different in the PC, because you are
    connecting to a Wii.

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    "GeekUnit" <yeah@like.id.tell.you> wrote in message
    news:0C93DB38-8D88-4969-A6BE-554A563F865A@microsoft.com...
    > On second thought, I think you're right. I'm still having the same issue,
    > but I'm now wondering if these could be the cause:
    >
    > Router IP: 192.168.0.10
    > LAN1 IP: 192.168.0.11
    > LAN2 IP: 192.168.0.1
    >
    > Is it OK if they're all on the same subnet? Also, is there anything I
    > need to set in Vista differently b/c the device connecting isn't another
    > Windows PC?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:e3YXh8xJHHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Try this;
    >> Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    >> - Opened Properties for LAN1 Note one the Ethernet connection.
    >> - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    >> - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's
    >> Internet
    >> Connection"
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> David Hettel
    >>
    >> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    >> everyone
    >> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me
    >> in
    >> E-mail or news groups.
    >>
    >> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >>
    >> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
    >> kind,
    >> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
    >> reliability
    >> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    >> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
    >> or
    >> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    >> confers
    >> no rights.

    >
    >
    >



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  8. #7


    GeekUnit Guest

    Re: Connecting the Wii through Vista

    First of all, thank you for your many replies! Here's what I've done since
    your last post:
    - Changed my router's IP to 192.168.1.10
    - Re-installed Vista (destructive)
    - Installed the Hacked Wi-Fi Driver for the Nintendo USB Dongle
    - Enabled Sharing on the properties of my Ethernet connection
    - Set up an Unsecured Ad-Hoc Wireless Network with the Wizard

    Unfortunately, though I can see it, I still can't connect to the network
    with the Wii. My sister is coming over later today with her laptop and
    hopefully I'll be able to gain more information from trying to connect with
    it. My only guess now is that there may be a problem with the drivers
    linked to from Wikipedia.

    Should I ever get this working, I'll post one hell of a tutorial

    "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23J%23s$p3JHHA.3268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Yes as I said in my other post, you'll need to move the IP address of the
    > LAN on the router to something other than 192.168.0.xxx, I'd suggest that
    > you try 192.168.1.xxx or for the router 192.168.1.1 and LAN1 of
    > 192.168.1.2. Nothing should really need be set different in the PC,
    > because you are connecting to a Wii.
    >
    > --
    > David Hettel
    >
    > Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    > everyone
    > to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me
    > in
    > E-mail or news groups.
    >
    > Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >
    > DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
    > either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
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    > indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
    > or
    > inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    > confers
    > no rights.
    >
    >
    >
    > "GeekUnit" <yeah@like.id.tell.you> wrote in message
    > news:0C93DB38-8D88-4969-A6BE-554A563F865A@microsoft.com...
    >> On second thought, I think you're right. I'm still having the same
    >> issue, but I'm now wondering if these could be the cause:
    >>
    >> Router IP: 192.168.0.10
    >> LAN1 IP: 192.168.0.11
    >> LAN2 IP: 192.168.0.1
    >>
    >> Is it OK if they're all on the same subnet? Also, is there anything I
    >> need to set in Vista differently b/c the device connecting isn't another
    >> Windows PC?
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >>
    >> "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:e3YXh8xJHHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> Try this;
    >>> Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    >>> - Opened Properties for LAN1 Note one the Ethernet connection.
    >>> - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    >>> - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's
    >>> Internet
    >>> Connection"
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> David Hettel
    >>>
    >>> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    >>> everyone
    >>> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to
    >>> me in
    >>> E-mail or news groups.
    >>>
    >>> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    >>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >>>
    >>> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
    >>> kind,
    >>> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
    >>> reliability
    >>> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    >>> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
    >>> or
    >>> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    >>> confers
    >>> no rights.

    >>
    >>
    >>

    >



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  9. #8


    David Hettel Guest

    Re: Connecting the Wii through Vista

    Hmm I did some searching and found this page,
    http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/news/article.php/3605311 it suggest to me that it
    will not work with your system. That you need an access point or router for
    this to work. As I understand what you are trying to do, you are attempting
    to connect in Ad-Hoc mode, this page suggest that the Wii does not support
    this mode to me, only infrastructure mode, or access point connections.

    These pages also suggest that you need a router
    http://neil-christie.com/dump/wii1.jpg
    http://neil-christie.com/dump/wii2.jpg
    http://www.forums.wiinintendo.net/viewforum.php?f=12

    OK so you have the USB connector and you downloaded buffalo drivers for it,
    and set it up as an Ad-hoc network, and that's the problem I believe. You
    need to run the SoftAP to put this into infrastructure mode, but SoftAP will
    not install in vista. Best bet would be to pick up a cheap access point, or
    a wireless router you can turn into an access point.


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    "GeekUnit" <mrnull@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:0710C616-A1BD-436D-BECA-772EBA5A83E4@microsoft.com...
    > First of all, thank you for your many replies! Here's what I've done
    > since your last post:
    > - Changed my router's IP to 192.168.1.10
    > - Re-installed Vista (destructive)
    > - Installed the Hacked Wi-Fi Driver for the Nintendo USB Dongle
    > - Enabled Sharing on the properties of my Ethernet connection
    > - Set up an Unsecured Ad-Hoc Wireless Network with the Wizard
    >
    > Unfortunately, though I can see it, I still can't connect to the network
    > with the Wii. My sister is coming over later today with her laptop and
    > hopefully I'll be able to gain more information from trying to connect
    > with it. My only guess now is that there may be a problem with the
    > drivers linked to from Wikipedia.
    >
    > Should I ever get this working, I'll post one hell of a tutorial
    >
    > "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23J%23s$p3JHHA.3268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Yes as I said in my other post, you'll need to move the IP address of the
    >> LAN on the router to something other than 192.168.0.xxx, I'd suggest that
    >> you try 192.168.1.xxx or for the router 192.168.1.1 and LAN1 of
    >> 192.168.1.2. Nothing should really need be set different in the PC,
    >> because you are connecting to a Wii.
    >>
    >> --
    >> David Hettel
    >>
    >> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    >> everyone
    >> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me
    >> in
    >> E-mail or news groups.
    >>
    >> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >>
    >> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
    >> kind,
    >> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
    >> reliability
    >> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    >> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
    >> or
    >> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    >> confers
    >> no rights.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "GeekUnit" <yeah@like.id.tell.you> wrote in message
    >> news:0C93DB38-8D88-4969-A6BE-554A563F865A@microsoft.com...
    >>> On second thought, I think you're right. I'm still having the same
    >>> issue, but I'm now wondering if these could be the cause:
    >>>
    >>> Router IP: 192.168.0.10
    >>> LAN1 IP: 192.168.0.11
    >>> LAN2 IP: 192.168.0.1
    >>>
    >>> Is it OK if they're all on the same subnet? Also, is there anything I
    >>> need to set in Vista differently b/c the device connecting isn't another
    >>> Windows PC?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>>
    >>> "David Hettel" <dah618@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:e3YXh8xJHHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Try this;
    >>>> Opened Control Panel\Network Connections
    >>>> - Opened Properties for LAN1 Note one the Ethernet connection.
    >>>> - Clicked on Sharing Tab
    >>>> - Enabled "Allow Other Computers to Connect Through This Computer's
    >>>> Internet
    >>>> Connection"
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> David Hettel
    >>>>
    >>>> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
    >>>> everyone
    >>>> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to
    >>>> me in
    >>>> E-mail or news groups.
    >>>>
    >>>> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    >>>>
    >>>> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
    >>>> kind,
    >>>> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
    >>>> reliability
    >>>> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
    >>>> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use
    >>>> of, or
    >>>> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
    >>>> confers
    >>>> no rights.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >



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