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Sep 12, 2010 11:11 AM

Wii on 5 GHz Band

I have two wireless networks: a 2.4 GHz data network and 5 GHz video network. My Wii will only recognize the 2.4 band (whether I broadcast the SSID or use manual setup). Does anyone know if the Wii's internal wireless adapter can support the 5 Ghz band? It seems odd that it wouldn't given that both are ideal for streaming HD videos.

 

Thanks, RD

_TANIS_ 1,720 posts since
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Sep 12, 2010 11:40 AM in response to: REHAB_DUDE
Re: Wii on 5 GHz Band

The Wii does not support the 5GHz band.

 

The Wii can only operate using the 802.11b and 802.11g standards, which both use the 2.4GHz band. The 802.11n standard is the one that can operate on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

_TANIS_ 1,720 posts since
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Sep 12, 2010 12:15 PM in response to: REHAB_DUDE
Re: Wii on 5 GHz Band

Can't say for certain, but I wouldn't expect an upgraded wireless chip until Nintendo releases a second-generation Wii because upgrading to 802.11n would require a whole new wireless card and thus a whole new system for consumers. There has been no word on a 2nd gen Wii yet.

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