How to Connect a PC to a TV Using the Wii

By Amy Lyn

Updated September 22, 2017

Sometimes a PC screen just isn't big enough to see the full picture.
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The Nintendo Wii gaming system has multiple applications in addition to multiplayer gaming with family and friends. When connected to the Internet, the console allows you to play games and make new friends across the world. The Internet connectivity of the Wii also is useful for viewing missed television shows on sites like If you have a smaller PC screen, connecting online through your larger TV screen will allow for better viewing of websites.

Determine if your Internet connection is compatible with the Wii’s online console features. If you are using a dial-up connection you will not be able to connect to the Internet through the Wii console. The best connectivity is with a cable, DSL or fiber-optic connection.

Start up your Wii. Go to the main menu. Click on the Wii icon button on the bottom left side of the screen.

Select the “Wii Settings” button with a wrench icon. Go to the “Wii System Settings” menu.

Click on the arrow on the right side of the screen to scroll to page two of the settings. Click on the “Internet” tab.

Select “Connection Settings” from the menu that appears. Your screen should show three connection slots all saying “none” next to them. Select “Connection 1.”

Choose “Wireless Connection” from the pop-up screen. A new screen will appear that reads “Search for an Access Point,” “Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector,” and “Manual Setup.” The easiest way to set up the Wii online is to select “Search for an Access Point.”

Wait a moment for your Wii to find an access point. When the words “Choose the access point you want to connect to” appear on your screen, click "OK."

Pick your access point. Choose the point that is listed with a green signal strength icon.

Save the settings by clicking "OK." Your Wii console will perform a test. A window will pop up asking you to perform a Wii system update.

Complete the system update. Read and agree to the “User Agreements.” You should be able to view movies, TV shows, websites, news and games from your PC on your TV.