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Modem for Wii and computer?

By Gamree ยท 4 replies
Mar 6, 2008
  1. Okay, so I use a wired modem in order to connect to the Internet with DSL on both my computer and my Wii system. Problem is, I have to switch out the ethernet cord on my modem each time I want to switch from gaming online with my Wii to accessing the Internet on my computer, and vice versa, which is a hassle each time and confusing with a lot of cords hanging around my computer desk.

    So I'm asking are there modems out there I can buy with which I can connect both my Wii and computer to it at the same time (two ethernet slots?) without having to switch out the ethernet cords everytime (I switch them constantly), or am I going to have to buy something else in order to do this? (Yes, I know it would be easier going down the wireless route, but the parents don't want me setting one up in the household, so wired is the way to go for me). I'm sure this is a simple question to answer, but I know next to nothing about modems, routers, and networking, so I need help on this.

    I'm also looking for a new modem, since my other one is beginning to show its age, so if anyone has any good suggestions for a nice $50 or less, wii-compatible modem, any help would be appreciated.

    (P.S. If someone could delete my other topic I messed up on, https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100542.html , I would be thankful, and sorry about that)
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You will need to purchase a router. This takes an incoming internet connection and allows it to be split between multiple computers (or in your case your Wii) at the same time.

    Here is an example of a router. It is wireless, if you plan on using this with a laptop later on.


    You just plug the cable out of your modem into the incoming WAN port of the router, then plug 2 more cables into your Wii and computer.

    Pretty easy. Feel free to ask more questions.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    If wireless is forbidden I'm sure you can find a non wireless router somewhere, but its probably cheaper now to just get a wireless and disable the wireless if you must.
  4. Gamree

    Gamree TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Hey, guys, thanks for the help! Now I just need to find a good modem and I'll be set to go...
  5. Gamree

    Gamree TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Sorry for the double post, but would one of these modems:

    Actiontec GT701A- http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5703840
    Actiontec GEU003AD3A-01- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825109001

    Along with the router posted above be okay for what I want? Or would maybe one of these work by themselves?

    Actiontec GT704A- http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5703841
    Actiontec GS503AD3A-01- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833109018
    Actiontec GS583AD3A-01- http://www.provantage.com/actiontec-gs583ad3a-01~7ACTI03T.htm

    Also, if anyone knows if the above routers are compatible with the Wii/XBox 360, then I would appreciate it if you let me know.
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