Wed 9 May 2007
The most practical question any Nintendo Wii gamer has in mind is how to basically set up the whole system.
If you purchase a box of Nintendo Wii, you’ll notice that every device you might need are all grouped together for you. With the package, you must get the following:
(1) Wii console;
(2) wireless controller, called a Wii Remote (Wiimote);
(3) a nunchuk adapter;
(4) a sensor bar;
(5) power adapter;
(6) cradle (if you want to mount your console in vertical position);
(7) and a complete set of A/V cables. Classic controllers, meanwhile, are sold separately at Wii Shop Channel.
Once you’ve got all the parts removed from the box, then you’re ready to start setting up your Nintendo Wii.
Setting up a Nintendo Wii
Unlike other gaming consoles, the overall design of Nintendo Wii is very simple, making everything easy to connect and install. If you look at the console’s black panel, you’ll see that there are only 5 ports for, namely, the A/V cable, sensor bar, power adapter, and USB ports (these are for accessories you may want to attach to your console later). All you need to do is to place the sensor bar either under or above your television set, plug into your TV the video cable, and put the power cable into a socket. When everything’s in place, you’re good to go.
After the initial setup, you press the “on” button of Nintendo Wii to come into the software setup. With the Wii Remote as your pointing device, you can customize the username and the time into the software. The software itself is user friendly; its menu process simply walks through users into the entire setup. The only complicated procedure would then be the overall network connection. Nevertheless, since Wi-Fi connection of Wii works perfectly with Wi-Fi networks encrypted in secured WPA and WEP, there’s no need to make the network connection more complex just to play online games. If Wi-Fi’s not available or you’re not too keen in using it, Nintendo is presenting into the market an Ethernet adapter you can attach to any of the USB ports.
Nintendo Wii consoles are supposed to be continuously online with the WiiConnect24 service of Nintendo. This is, however, after you’ve performed the hardware and network settings. With the service, Wii can immediately download more game contents, news, weather updates, as well as system maintenance updates and tools.
Other Forms of Setup
What you’ve read above is the general set up. However, for your gaming pleasure and needs, you can actually set up your Nintendo Wii consoles to your own liking.
To place the console in a vertical position, you need to attach the stand plate into the bottom by making the prongs slide into the slots. If you manage to hear a clicking sound, you’re guaranteed they were inserted properly. After that, the console stand should then be placed in a flat smooth surface, attaching the Wii console into it.
To position the console horizontally, you gently press the cover until you hear a moderately audible click. Afterwards, you take away the cover by straightly pulling up the console. You can put back the cover by reinserting it into the console.
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