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How To Set Up a VPN for Nintendo Wii


VPN for Nintendo Wii


Nintendo Wii:


Nintendo Wii is a popular gaming console that brings social and active entertainment for the whole family.  The Wii has something for everyone in the family. Some of its amazing features are all-time classic game downloads, gaming experiences for everyone, motion-controlled active play, access to Netflix and HuluPlus and fun for the entire family.

The Wii has several advanced features in comparison to older Nintendo consoles. The most advanced features is the wireless Wii remote that it can be used as a handheld device and can detect movement in three dimensions.

Nintendo Wii has inbuilt support for accessing Netflix and HuluPlus. However, the main problem is the Netflix and HuluPlus accounts have regional IP settings. If you visit another country you will not be able to access your Netflix or HuluPlus account.  The only way to get access to your Netflix and HuluPlus account is using VPN to overcome geographical location barriers set by these media portals.

A VPN service can also help you access BBC and other UK shows through iPlayer in Nintendo Wii even if you reside out of UK.  VPN service can provide you with UK IP address thus removing all geographical access restrictions and allow you to enjoy TV shows that are only accessible to residents of UK.

It is very easy to configure your Nintendo Wii to use VPN connection through your laptop or computer. All you need to do is set up VPN on your laptop and then connect your Nintendo Wii to your laptop to enjoy the benefits and security   offered by VPN.  To setup VPN connection on your Nintendo Wii you will need following things

  • VPN service
  • A laptop with wireless network adapter and RJ45 port
  • Wireless Internet connection(through a router or ISP provider)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable

Steps to setup VPN connection on Nintendo Wii:

  • Insert the Wi LAN adapter into the USB port of your Wii console.
  • Connect an Ethernet cable from your laptop to the Wi LAN adapter
  • Switch on the Nintendo Wii console.
  • Press the “A” button on your Wii controller.
  • Use your remote to move hand shaped cursor over the Wii button.
  • Press “A” button on the controller to select the Wii  options
  • Select the “Wii Settings” option on the right
  • Using the blue arrow on the left of the screen, scroll over to more options.
  • Select Internet from the list of options
  • Choose Connections Status- > Connection 3: none-> Wired Connection.


On tour laptop

  • On your laptop, click on Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center link
  • Click on Local Area Connection listed under View your Active Networks
  • Click on Properties
  • Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on radio button saying “Use the following address”
  • Enter the following IP address
  • Enter the subnet mask

(Note: Keep the Default Gateway, DNS Server, Alternate DNS Server fields blank)

  • Click on VPN connection you have created
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on Sharing Tab
  • Select “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection”
  • Under the Home Networking Connection, select Local Area Connection from the drop down menu.

Note: Ensure the options “Establish a dial up connection” and “Allow other network users to control” is unmarked

  • Make sure Establish a dial up connection is not marked and Allow other network users to control is unmarked

On your Nintendo Wii, check the connection by clicking on Start on Internet Channel screen.


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