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Thread: Will a USB hub work with a Wii?

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    Will a USB hub work with a Wii?

    I tried searching but no luck.

    Can I use a powered USB hub for both my USB to ethernet adapter and external hard drive? I ask because my hard drive has a cable for additional power to come from USB and i'd rather draw all power from that unit instead.

    thanks!

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    upjeeper, from what I know, from the community, an external HDD USB MUST be plugged into the port closest to the edge (port 0) or the Wii can't find it. I had a cheep hub, non-powered, jacked into the other plug (port 1). Works perfect for ethernet and microphone. I switched them one once for giggles. The HDD could not be found. Hopes this helps, BUT be careful about trying it with a powered USB hub. Best bet is keep searching.

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    If I get a 500gb external hard drive do I need to get one with upnp to enable streaming video through my wii? many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirfris View Post
    If I get a 500gb external hard drive do I need to get one with upnp to enable streaming video through my wii? many thanks.
    two points mate you shouldn't hijack threads and you should post in the intro section first

    ^^^^^^^^pimpness from the mighty bmarlo ^^^^^^^^

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    Sorry I didnt mean any harm I don't want to buy the wrong drive which will then not work

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    you should start by posting in the intro section you will get a reply with lots of info then do a search for what you are after the if you dont find an answer make you own thread

    ^^^^^^^^pimpness from the mighty bmarlo ^^^^^^^^

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