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Using the Nintendo Usb key as a wireless adapter?

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Hi

Can I use the Nintento Wi-Fi Usb key as a wireless adapter for any pc?

Thanks alot.
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If you can find drivers for it I don't see why not. See what chipset it uses and try to find drivers from its manufacturer
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If you can find drivers for it I don't see why not. See what chipset it uses and try to find drivers from its manufacturer
what he said ...^^
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what he said ...^^
How, really I dont know how?Its suppose to only work for the Nintendo DS.
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For the record, the manufacturer is Buffalo.

But it will not work for anything else. Only the Wii and DS.
Guaranteed.
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How, really I dont know how?Its suppose to only work for the Nintendo DS.
If its a normal USB one , it should be a problem. First, just try plugging it in and see if it works...

Can you post a link to the exact one please .

Edit : saxahonker seems to be pretty confident it wont, he may have experience with it already.... in that case, sorry about the misinformation.
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For the record, the manufacturer is Buffalo.

But it will not work for anything else. Only the Wii and DS.
Guaranteed.
Do you think there are hacked drivers or somthing similar?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintend..._USB_Connector

Wow i read something on this page : While not officially supported by Nintendo, the USB Connector can function as a standard wireless adapter by using modified Ralink or Buffalo Technology drivers. In addition, these drivers also provide support for Windows 9x and 2000. Detailed instructions on how to install these modified drivers can be found in Section 4.4.2.1 of the (Unofficial) DS Wireless Networking
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Well, I have used one before. And it definitely is not recognized by anything else. And nothing I have read anywhere has shown somebody using it.

And! Even if it were able to be used by other peripherals, the connection is spotty at best. My gf had her Wii hooked up to one of those...every 5 minutes the connections disconnects and reconnects again...MOST of the time it is reliable for the Wii Shop.
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Well, I have used one before. And it definitely is not recognized by anything else. And nothing I have read anywhere has shown somebody using it.

And! Even if it were able to be used by other peripherals, the connection is spotty at best. My gf had her Wii hooked up to one of those...every 5 minutes the connections disconnects and reconnects again...MOST of the time it is reliable for the Wii Shop.
why would you need to use it for a Wii ??
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