How to Turn a Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector to AP

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The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB connector is a unique piece of hardware developed by Nintendo for Wii users attempting to access specific types of wireless networks. When configured correctly, the Wi-Fi USB connecter serves as an access point for the Wii device, allowing users to play games online or access the Wii’s online stores and content. Configuring the USB connector takes a few minutes but is fairly straightforward.

  • Insert the installation CD included with the Wi-Fi connecter into your PC. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete software installation.

  • Connect the Wi-Fi USB connector to an empty USB port on your computer when instructed by the installation software.

  • Double-click the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB connector icon on your system tray.

  • Insert a WFC-compatible game into your Wii console or Nintendo DS handheld.

  • Touch the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup Utility and touch “Connect to your Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector” on the “Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Settings” screen.

  • Click the name of your Nintendo system on the registration tool on your PC. Click “Grant permission to connect.”

  • Click “OK” to run the connection test. If successful, the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB connector will now serve as your device’s wireless access point.

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