I was so thrilled to get this very inexpensive adapter because it can serve as a network adapter for any pc without a network card. In other words, I bought it to use with my WII and discovered later how easy it was to install onto my daughter's laptop. Windows discovered this adapter right away and I was online within moments without installing any drivers for it!
Was thrilled to find this for the price. Then was skeptical once I got it and saw that for me I would need a file downloaded but that was so easy! Then setup for my new Wii was a breeze. For the price and ease of use you can't beat the deal. Have already recommended it to some friends.
Disapointing product with even more disapointing c
The product is very nonuser friendly. To start there are no instructions in the unit or on the web for consumers to use to install it on a Wii. There is simply an address for the drivers. There are no troubleshooting procedures or options. In addition to little to no online support, there is no customer service contact number to call. I can't my unit to even work with a computer let alone the Wii it was purchase for. So now I am stuck with a new paperweight.
Please be aware, the Wii comes with a wireless internet connection capability out of the box. If you have wireless in your home, this product isn't necessary. I found this out after I bought the LAN adapter. It's my own fault for not reading, I'm not blaming anyone, just giving a warning to others!
After reading the previous reviews, I wanted to make a few comments. I didn't have to download anything. I plugged the adapter to the USB on the back of the wii, and plugged in the network cable from my wireless router. To go off another review said earlier, Why do wired when you have wireless? Simple fact you get higher speeds with a wired connection then wireless, plus no interference. I always recommend a wired connection if you don't need to comfort of wireless.
All and all, great product, worth the purchase.
Eliminate dropped or no signals from wireless networks. Features: Compliant with both USB 2.0 and USb 1.0 / 1.1 specifications. 10/100Mbps N-way auto negotiation operation. Internet access via cable network for your Wii / Plugs into DSL, Cable Modem or Router / Faster connection than WiFi. Color: Gray. Accessory ONLY. Wii not included. Compatible with: Nintendo Wii and all USB interface version 1.0 / 1.1 / 2.0/Wii U