The Nintendo Wii can access the Internet just as if it was a PC using the owner's home network. The Wii can connect to a PC through the Internet to display what is on the PC's screen, providing that an online computer connecting website is used by both the PC and the game console. There is no cost involved in connecting the PC to the Wii, and the operating systems of both are not altered in any way.
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Things you need
- Home network
- Internet access
Go to an online computer connecting website, like the free-to-use LogMeIn (see the link in Resources, and create a free account with a user name and password). Log into the computer connecting website using the account.
Click on "MY COMPUTERS" and then on "ADD A COMPUTER" on the web pages that appear. Follow the prompts to name your PC on the online computer connecting website and to create a password.
Wait as the online computer connecting website downloads and installs software into the PC's operating system. Restart the PC once this is done.
Go to the online computer connecting website and log into your account. Click on "My Computers" and enter the PC's name. Enter the password when prompted for it.
Click on "Preferences" on the web page and select "REMOTE CONTROL." Change "Default Remote Control" to "HTML" and click on "APPLY." Click on "DISCONNNECT."
Go to "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," Accessibility," "On Screen Keyboard." Repeat this step every time you will be connecting the PC to the Wii.
Setting Up The PC
Turn on the Nintendo Wii and wait for the Home menu to appear. Select the "Internet Channel" trial version using the Wii remote. Select the "type a web address" screen and enter the web address of the online computer connecting website, like "logmein.com."
Log into the online computer connecting website using the same user name and password you used on the PC. Go to "My Computers" and click on the name of the PC in the list that is presented.
Wait as the online computer connecting website connects the PC to the Wii. Enter in the password when the prompt appears on the Wii's screen.
Click on "GO" on the "Remote Control" web page when it appears. Click on "Connect" when a new web page appears.
Wait as a picture of the PC's screen now appears on the Wii. The PC has now been connected to the Wii and will display what the PC is doing on the Wii until you exit the online computer connecting website and return to the Wii's Home menu screen.
Setting Up The Nintendo Wii
Tips and warnings
- Make sure the Wii and the PC are both accessing the home network the same way (i.e., both wireless or both using a wired connection).
- The online connection won't work unless both the PC and the Nintendo Wii can access the Internet.
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