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    Wireless HDD connected to Wii via USB. Anyone tried this?

    I've recently come across several brands of 2.5" HDD enclosures that allow wireless and USB access to the contents of the drive.

    It got me thinking that this would be perfect for my Wii. I'd connect the drive to the Wii through the USB port, and then I could add/remove files to the HHD via wireless. No more fiddling with cables.

    However, before I go and buy everything I wanted to ask if anyone else as a similar setup or have tried to get one to work.

    Thanks.

    P.S. If anyone is interested the main enclosure I'm looking at is called: Gauntlet Node - Portable Wireless Enclosure by Patriot.

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    I'd think if it were possible, it'd have been mentioned here on wiihacks. Don't get me wrong, feel free to experiment - but you better check the return policy where ever you get it from. And don't forget, not every controller works on the Wii.

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    Even if it did work, I think it would be so slow with network overhead it may not be very playable.

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    @nightstah: Thanks, I was just wondering if anyone else had tried it.

    @llaffer: My idea was to connect the drive directly to the Wii via USB, and then use the drives WiFi functions to update the files while the Wii is off. That way I don't have to mess with changing cables.

    It's a nice enclosure, so even if it doesn't work I'll probably keep it.

    Thanks.

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    Now that isn't a bad idea. I currently do something similar using FTP server software on the Wii to allow me to remotely send files, but it's a pretty crummy FTP server and run at about a quarter of it's potential network speed.

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    Your set up sounds a little above my computer skills, which is why I'm looking into this type of enclosure. Only down side I've read in the reviews is that connecting to it means you have to drop connection to wireless internet.

    Thanks for your observations.

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    @nogare: Understood, just was saying. Let us know your findings should you make the attempt.

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    @nightstah: Will do!

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