Will the Wii U support ethernet cables?

#1Second_ChancesPosted 8/8/2012 9:58:51 AM
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?
#2DeathSoul2000Posted 8/8/2012 10:03:03 AM(edited)
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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#3P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 8/8/2012 10:03:33 AM
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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#4DeathSoul2000Posted 8/8/2012 10:06:54 AM
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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#5knightimexPosted 8/8/2012 10:57:00 AM
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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#6The_BonesPosted 8/8/2012 11:03:37 AM
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?
#7knightimexPosted 8/8/2012 11:06:04 AM
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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#8BeastLeeAdamsPosted 8/8/2012 11:08:00 AM
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.
#9The_BonesPosted 8/8/2012 11:09:41 AM
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.
#10link5003Posted 8/8/2012 11:21:43 AM
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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