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Update on Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Adapter

Update on Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Adapter

by Steve CullumSeptember 8, 2008

For those of you who were still having trouble believing it, the Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Adapter is for real.  However, do not expect it to come to Europe (or North America?).  For that article, click here.

It does, however, come with an AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) that will enable you to synch your Wii or DS (Lite only) without having to mess around with security keys.

Also, I have included the stats on this hardware as listed on Japan’s Nintendo website.  For those of you, like me, who do not speak/read Japanese, I have used Google Translate (I know it’s not the best, but you’ll get the idea).

Weight Approximately 135 g (body only)
Dimensions 21 (width) × 104 (height) × 100 (D) mm 
Standards compliance Wireless LAN standard protocol IEEE802.11g/IEEE802.11b
ARIB STD-T66 (low-power data communications standards)
Equipment can be connected Wii / Nintendo DS / Nintendo DS Lite      

※ PCs and information appliances, but may be connected, Wii, Nintendo DS (Lite Edition) is only guaranteed to work and support.
Wired LAN port 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T alternate ports × 1 
WAN port 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T alternate ports × 1 
Antenna DAIBASHITI system (internal)
Security AOSS, WPA-PSK (TKIP / AES), WEP (128/64bit), 
Reject ANY / SSID stealth capabilities, setting a password screen
AC adapter Type: AC100-120V 50/60Hz 12VA output: DC4.6V 900mA 
Code length: 200 cm
Power consumption About 4.1 W (maximum)
Operating temperature / humidity operation 0 ~ 40 ℃ / 10 ~ 85%

About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
  • Chad
    September 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    they need to make the DS support AES

  • Mrrix32
    September 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Great it supports WPA…… Now if only the DS could do that!

  • DarkWish
    September 8, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I don’t get why you said that now it looks like it’s real, hattrick. It was always real, there was no doubt about that lol.

  • dylan
    September 8, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    the people over at ign are freakin out about this, in a bad way

  • September 8, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    @ DarkWish – Before Famitsu confirmed it and Nintendo announced it, there were rumors. I’m having trouble finding them now, but they were out there. Also, even though Famitsu wrote about it, there were people out there still thinking it was other company and not Nintendo that was behind it (so, I guess it was more skepticism than rumor).

  • Surgical Precision
    September 9, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Well that’s a shame… Though i’m perfectly content with my own wi-fi router… I’d imagine I’d need to use it anyway whenever I’m able to get a computer again…

    On that note though something you said in the first article confused me greatly hattrick… Are you sure that wi-fi can only go to 100mbps?… I’m not 100% but I ready could have sworn that my router go’s up to the mid seven hundreds in mbps not kbps… I distinctively remember that being a major factor in my decision to buy it as opposed to just going with the LAN Adapter…

    I guess I’ll look up it’s model number & google it in a little bit just to be sure…

  • Robotron
    September 9, 2008 at 12:26 am

    So this is what they mean by “no more accessories”.

  • Surgical Precision
    September 9, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Yah… Huh… Well… I did the google thing & found out that mine only go’s as high as 54mbps…

    Needless to say I am thrown by this fact… I picked up the router at a local Target store not to long ago & am still quite sure I didn’t read the box wrong… (Thinking now that maybe it was communication speed between the router & connected device)

    Huh… Well… Not the first time I’ve been wrong & I’m sure I’m still a long LONG ways away from the last…

    Thanks for that link… An interesting read on the subject… Didn’t know several things that where talked about in there until now… o_@

    Anyawhooo…. The other thing I mentioned about the Wii only using USB 1.1 apparently has to do with the drivers in the systems fermware… According to my friend the Wii has the physical hardware for full USB 2.0 support but as of fermware ver. 3.3 the systems still only takes advantage of USB 1.1 drivers for whatever reason Nintendo deems fit…

    Sony has done the same kinda thing with the PSP’s CPU running at 300mhz instead of it’s full capacity at 333mhz so it’s not really all that strange… Just kinda pointless if you ask me…

  • September 9, 2008 at 8:10 am

    That is interesting, SP. That is the first time I’ve heard that about the firmware (with the Wii and PS3). I’m going to have to look into that.

  • Surgical Precision
    September 9, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Oh yah… I almost forgot… Yah the PS3 has one of it’s nine cores on it’s CPU locked as well…

    Though in the case of both the PSP & PS3 I believe it’s to help prevent overheating… Something Microsoft should have considered before making the Brickmaster 2000…

    As for the Wii I believe it was done to prevent online issues with the Wii’s LAN Adapter because it was still buggy even up to a few months after the Wii’s realise… (Up until firmware 2.0 I think)

    I highly doubt it’ll stay that way forever & even right now if you don’t mind gambling with the Homebrew Channel & some custom firmware you can take full advantage of them at 2.0 speeds… (As well as the DVD drive DVD Playback)

    Though I personally invested WAY to much in my VC Games to mess around with stuff like that myself…

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