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03-22-2012, 03:03 PM #1
Is there a certain Program or Tool for this?
I bought a LAN adapter, but I guess it isn't compatible with the Wii, but it did come with a driver CD. Is there anyway I can take the linux files from the driver CD and put them onto the Wii so the LAN adapter starts working? The CD comes with various files, but I am guessing it is the Linux ones I need.
The LAN adapter I bought:
How can I get it working?
What I tried:
1. Plugged adapter into Wii
2. Plugged LAN cable into adapter
3. Set connection to wired
4. Tested connection but I got an error and didn't work
03-22-2012, 09:46 PM #2
No, for a number of reasons.
First off Wii OS is Linux, but its heavily modified and doesn't share much with today's mainstream distros.
Secondly, you could run linux off of an SD card and install the drivers, but it wouldn't work for wii games, only for linux and programs running on Linux.
Thirdly, you could probably port the drivers and install them into an ios or the homebrew channel somehow, but its hardly worth anybody's time unless a bunch of people all have the same hardware.
And four, if you tested it and it didn't work via plug and play, then there may be other reasons for its incompatibility beyond the fact that the drivers aren't there. I've worked with Ubisoft to make third party hardware fo Wii, and it wasn't easy, I remember the hardware techs pulling their hair our ying to get a camera to do simple things a camera is supposed to do, like take a video, lol. The way the Wii's OS is laid out and the way the hardware communicates is different from a regular pc, so your adapter may just not be compatible with the wii's processor and other hardware.
edit: and five: cut your losses and but this http://www.amazon.com/Wii-LAN-Adapte...sr=1-1-catcorr
Last edited by RogerWilco; 03-23-2012 at 11:49 AM.