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    Two Wifi connections at the SAME TIME

    Hi All,

    The Wii seems to have the ability to setup up the 3 Wifi connections. Question, I have two wifi networks in our home, one for the tenant and one for us (the landlord) and would like to use BOTH at the same time (default internet/Netflix on one, WiiMC via SMB on the other).

    I would like to configure our Tenant's Wii to get the internet for Netflix via the tenants Wifi (first Wifi connection) but also look at videos via WiiMC on SMB on our landlord Wifi connection (second Wifi connection). Both Wifi connections will have quite different internal IP's so they do not conflict.

    Is this possible ? I guess I could just set it up and see what happens, but I thought I would ask the team first. I DO NOT want our tenant using our Wifi connection for Netflix as... it's slow due to tonnes of torrenting.

    any ideas

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    1. You can set up each network with the different credentials... but for them to see the video's they have to go to the wii settings and change from using connection 1 to 2 or vice verse...

    2. You can not have them run at the same time though... you would have to switch between them...


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    Drat emuhack,

    What about having one connection on that usb nic dongle and the other connection via Wifi ? Could I still connect to both at the same time in that style of setup ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twtwitter View Post
    Drat emuhack,

    What about having one connection on that usb nic dongle and the other connection via Wifi ? Could I still connect to both at the same time in that style of setup ?
    NO! you would still need to switch the settings on the wii each time...

    EDIT:
    get a roku for netflix

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    I guess I could BOND the two Wifi routers together so you could ping ip's on each side (resources) but they would keep there some old gateway settings (for internet access per Wifi router). I think the Buffalo's with OEM DD-WRT code might do this well, as well the 24/7 free North American tech support could probably assist me well in setting that up. I would probably need to run a cat5 cable between the two routers (pain). Hum...

    If the user switches between Wifi connections manually, at some point they will hit YES to update, then the Wii will be hosed. Each Wii does have OS update blocking setup but... I have not tested that.

    BRAIN WAVE, is there a way to TURN OFF the request to update your Wii OS when you switch Wifi networks ?

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    ok listen...

    the best solution for your problem right now is the following...

    1. Use the wii for WiiMC (via Wifi)
    2. Get the tenant a ROKU for the netflix and hook that up to the other wireless network...

    That is the best solution!

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    Name both the same same password then just switch the netfix one on and off

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    Quote Originally Posted by bristoljay View Post
    Name both the same same password then just switch the netfix one on and off

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    No... that would not work either!! as they both need to be on... what i said in the post above is the BEST solution for this issue...

    /me shakes his head

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    HI Emuhack,

    What's the quality of Netflix on the Wii ? Does it suck ? I haven't set it up before. What about buffering / studders with Netflix on the Wii ?

    Please note, I have a number of Wii's in the field so I am kind of looking for a Wii only solution, not at all adverse to extra hardware, just kind of like the "one solution for all my Wii's" rational. The Roku looks like it has sweet 720p, but this user is just 480p. They also have a Mac to torrent from.

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    im having an internet connection problem i have 3 soft modded wiis all do the samething sometimes they connect to the internet sometimes they dont i go to settings it will see my router but wont connect to it but i have a laptop that is connected to it so i know the internet and router are fine my kids like to watch netflix on the wii and this problem keeps occuring as i have said all 3 do it i can switch wiis and that will work for a day or 2 but then ill have to switch wiis again i have searched and searched and searched and i cant seem to find a solution any help would be appreciated thanks

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