How to connecting a Wii U

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Nintendo WiiU ConsoleLearn how to connect a Wii U to your TV or to the Internet. Nintendo's Wii U console gaming system can be connected to your Shaw Internet to play games online, download additional content and even to update the Wii U software. 
 

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How to connect the Wii U to a TV

Follow the steps in the diagram below to connect your Wii U to your television. Please note this information was taken directly from the Wii U Quick Start Guide. For advanced setup instructions, please refer to the Instruction Manual included with your Nintendo Wii U system.

 

WiiU Connecting to a TV

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Basic wireless setup

To set up your Wii U with a wireless internet connection, please follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
  2. Using the Left Stick on the controller, select the Internet WiiU Basic Wireless Setup
  3. Using the Left Stick, select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  4. Then select Connect to the Internet.
  5. The Wii U will search for available wireless networks in your area.
  6. Once the search has completed, use the Right Stick to scroll up and down through the list of networks and select the name of the network provided by your Shaw wireless modem or the name of the network provided by your own wireless router. Note: If you are using a Shaw wireless modem, the network name (SSID) and password (Pre-shared Key or Passphrase) are listed on a sticker on your modem. For more details, please see Wireless Device Quick Setup Guide
  7. If prompted, use the on-screen keyboard to enter your wireless network's security key (Pre-shared Key or Passphrase) and select OK when finished.
  8. The Wii U will now perform a connection test.Wii U Connection Test
  9. If the connection test is successful, select OK to continue.Wii U Connection Test Successful
  10. When asked if you would like to make this your default connection, select Set if you wish this to be your default connection or No if you do not.
  11. The Wii U will now ask you to perform a software update, select Update to perform the system update, or select Cancel to skip this process.

 

Wii U System Update

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Setting up a wired connection
To connect your Wii U to a wired network connection, please follow these steps.

 

  1. Install the Wii LAN Adapter by connecting it to the USB port on the back of the systemWiiU Wired Connector
  2. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
  3. Using the Left Stick, select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  4. Select Connect to the Internet.
  5. Press the Y Button or tap Connection Types located in the top-left corner.
  6. Select Wired Connection.
  7. When prompted to connect the Wii LAN Adapter, tap OK.
  8. The Wii U will perform a connection test.
  9. If the test is successful, tap OK.WiiU Connection Test Results
  10. When asked if you would like to make this your default connection, select Set if you wish this to be your default connection or No if you do not.
  11. The Wii U will now ask you to perform a system update, select Update to perform an update, or select Cancel to skip this process.

 

WiiU Update

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Advanced Setup

If basic setup fails, you can proceed with these Advanced setup steps.

 

  1. Open System Settings, then Internet and then Connect to the Internet
  2. Press Y to go to Connection types and then select Manual Configuration
  3. Touch SSID on the Gamepad and then type in your SSID (wireless network name), select OK to finish
  4. Select Security and choose your type – this should be labeled on your router
  5. Type in your Security Key (If you have a Shaw router, this will be listed on the white sticker on top of the device)
  6. Scroll right and select IP address, select Do not auto obtain
  7. On a Windows computer (must be connected to the same network), open Start menu and search CMD and then open the program
  8. In the black CMD box, type ipconfig and press enter
  9. Write down the first IP address, add 10 to the last digit. (For example, If your IP is 192.168.0.25 on your router, enter 192.168.0.35 on the Wii U)
  10. Select the IP Address field on the Wii U and type in the IP address you wrote down
  11. Enter the Subnet Mask and Gateway as they appear in the CMD window on your PC
  12. Select Confirm
  13. Select DNS then select Don’t auto obtain
  14. Fill in DNS info as follows: Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8 Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4. You can also enter Shaw DNS servers specific to your region, as found here
  15. Select Confirm
  16. Scroll across and ensure Proxy is set to Don’t Configure
  17. Leave MTU Value at default (usually 1300, 1400 or 1500)

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