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Can i connect my wii to the internet using my laptop and an ATT air card?

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I have a wii, a laptop, and an AT&T air card. Is there a way that i can hook my wii up to the internet with these at my disposal? I also have an AT&T tilt with modem functionality. Does anyone have any adivce on how to get my wii online?

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by:garycase
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The best way to do this is with an EVDO router --- this is an excellent one:
http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?PROD=TXRTR10000&gclid=CJfU2Nzl4JACFTgrOAodiUvBXw

An EVDO router is just like any other router, except it is designed to work with an EVDO modem (such as your air card). You simply plug your card (or connect it via USB if you have a USB version) into the router, and all of your other devices will work through the router ... either wirelessly (via WiFi) or with a hard wired connection.

The EVDO router I suggested even comes with a car power connector ... so you can use it in a car, truck, boat, RV, etc. to share the signal to multiple PC's while you're on the road :-)
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by:casper114
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Is there a way that i can do it without buying any additional equipment? I also have an 8925 Tilt that can be used as a modem...
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".... Is there a way that i can do it without buying any additional equipment? " ==>

... I don't have a Wii ... but unless it has a menu that allows you to set it for internet access through a proxy, the answer is No.

... IF the Wii allows the use of a proxy, you can set your laptop for internet connection sharing; and then access the internet through the laptop.    But it's MUCH easier with the EVDO router :-)
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It does let you connect using a proxy. It has the option, i'm just not sure the proper way to configure my computer to allow the wii to connect to the internet....
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As I noted originally, the best way is to simply use a router ... in this case an EVDO router.   But if you want to do it without a router, just run the ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) wizard on your laptop; and set your Wi to use the laptop as a proxy server.
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