Will the Wii U support ethernet cables?

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User Info: Second_Chances

Second_Chances
4 years ago#1
Long story short, I've had really bad luck with Wi-Fi connections of late, and I'd like to be able to just wire a hypothetical Wii U into my modem instead of having to deal with my outrageous wireless internet situation.

So, does the Wii U have any ethernet ports like the PS3 and 360 do, and unlike the normal Wii?

User Info: DeathSoul2000

DeathSoul2000
4 years ago#2
lolno. they want you to buy an adapter to use cables. they've done this for both gamecube and wii, and they're doing it again.
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P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N
4 years ago#3
You can by a USB 2.0 LAN adapter for $12 online, but it doesn't come with one. it has built in WiFi
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User Info: DeathSoul2000

DeathSoul2000
4 years ago#4
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
You can by a USB 2.0 LAN adapter for $12 online, but it doesn't come with one. it has built in WiFi


we already know it has built in wifi.
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User Info: knightimex

knightimex
4 years ago#5
DeathSoul2000 posted...
lolno. they want you to buy an adapter to use cables. they've done this for both gamecube and wii, and they're doing it again.


and your point?

Xbox 360 expects you to buy an adapter if you want wifi.
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User Info: The_Bones

The_Bones
4 years ago#6
knightimex posted...
DeathSoul2000 posted...
lolno. they want you to buy an adapter to use cables. they've done this for both gamecube and wii, and they're doing it again.


and your point?

Xbox 360 expects you to buy an adapter if you want wifi.


Don't the newer models have built in wi-fi though?

User Info: knightimex

knightimex
4 years ago#7
The_Bones posted...
knightimex posted...
DeathSoul2000 posted...
lolno. they want you to buy an adapter to use cables. they've done this for both gamecube and wii, and they're doing it again.


and your point?

Xbox 360 expects you to buy an adapter if you want wifi.


Don't the newer models have built in wi-fi though?


And how many years did it take for THAT to happen?
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User Info: BeastLeeAdams

BeastLeeAdams
4 years ago#8
The_Bones posted...
knightimex posted...
DeathSoul2000 posted...
lolno. they want you to buy an adapter to use cables. they've done this for both gamecube and wii, and they're doing it again.


and your point?

Xbox 360 expects you to buy an adapter if you want wifi.


Don't the newer models have built in wi-fi though?


Yes, but you can still use ethernet cables.

User Info: The_Bones

The_Bones
4 years ago#9
knightimex posted...
The_Bones posted...
knightimex posted...
DeathSoul2000 posted...
lolno. they want you to buy an adapter to use cables. they've done this for both gamecube and wii, and they're doing it again.


and your point?

Xbox 360 expects you to buy an adapter if you want wifi.


Don't the newer models have built in wi-fi though?


And how many years did it take for THAT to happen?


Just saying. It'd be nice if Nintendo eventually released a model with a built in ethernet port but they don't really like to revise their consoles so I'm not expecting it to happen.

User Info: link5003

link5003
4 years ago#10
As far as I'm concerned, almost all consoles have been guilty of some form of proprietary cable, or in this case adapters, it took them forever to get to use HDMI without getting proprietary video cables, be thankful for this alone. Yes I'm sure they could have but in a dirt cheap ethernet port in the back, but whatever reason they decided against it. Purchasing a $10-15 adapter, that's widely available by the way, to work with your ethernet cable isn't going to kill you.
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