Wii U: So, I got that ethernet usb dongle thing...
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Posted 6/14/13

So, I got that ethernet usb dongle thing, and I am still far less than satisfied with how it runs.

My Wii U is on a different floor on the other side of the house far from the Wifi router. I wired ethernet cable all the way downstairs and straight to the PS3 that sits next to it. The PS3 using speed test is showing about 60 Mbps speeds.

The Wii U was super flaky on wifi, sometimes fast, sometimes, slow, random drops. I have see about 15-16 Mbps on the wifi, and as low as 1 Mbps.

So, I got the ethernet usb dongle thingy, that I spent about $17 on. By spent, I mean wasted.

First thing first, the Wii U is showing about a stead 9 Mbps down and 2-3 Mbps up.

The bad: It still randomly drops!!!


I wish I took the $17 and put it towards either a repeater, or a wifi router that I could have hooked up right there next to the Wii.


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Posted 6/14/13
I've got a Wii U and I haven't had this problem at all. My router is on the opposite side of my house and so far I have waited maybe five minutes at a max when I download just about anything on it. It may be your internet. I also own an xbox which is hooked in vie ethernet and it runs painfully slow (1Gb per hour).
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Posted 6/14/13 , edited 6/14/13
It's a bad wifi spot, the PS3, Roku, Wii, and Cell phone all choke in this spot. I am probably going to install a wifi extender. The USB dongle was a waste of money.
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Posted 6/14/13 , edited 6/14/13
I might pick up one of the Securifi Almond after I get back from Vegas:




That should help. I will turn it into a wireless router, and maybe wire the PS3 directly to it. Wii U, Roku, iPhone, and laptop all connecting to this wirelessly.

Hopefully the improves the horrible wifi issues I am having.
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Posted 6/14/13
Filled out the return on Amazon for the Nyko Net Connect for Wii. I am shipping this back. The wired connection with it is far less reliable than the poor wireless reception.
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