This article will show you how to connect your Wii console to your TV and how to set it up. The Wii U setup process is slightly different, so make sure you have a Wii or Wii mini.
Part 1 of 5: How to set up your hardware
Step 1. Place the Wii near the TV
Keep the cables close enough to the TV and power outlet.
If you are using a vertical stand, first assemble it - to do this, insert the vertical stand into the round plastic part so that you hear a click
Step 2. Connect the Wii to a power source
Plug the power cable that came with the Wii into an electrical outlet, and then plug the other end of the cable into the port on the left of the back of the Wii.
Step 3. Connect the Sensor Bar to the Wii
Insert the thin black / gray cable from this bracket into the red port on the back of the console, then place the bracket under and in front of the TV. Remove the covers from the sticky pads on the bottom of the plank to secure it in place.
Also, the sensor bar can be placed above the TV
Step 4. Connect Wii to TV
Most Wii models come with a dedicated red, white and yellow RCA cable; Plug the unpainted end of the cable into the flat wide port on the back of the Wii, and then insert the red, white, and yellow plugs into the red, white, and yellow ports labeled “Video In” on the back or side of the TV.
- A dedicated cable is required to connect the Wii to a TV; a standard RCA cable will not work.
- To connect the dedicated RCA cable that came with the Wii to your computer monitor, you need an adapter.
Step 5. Insert batteries into the Wii controller
Remove the back cover from the controller and insert two AA batteries. They are included with the console (if you bought a new Wii). When inserting the batteries, remember that their poles ("+" and "-") must match the poles that are marked inside the battery compartment.
If your Wii controller is protected by a rubber boot, remove it first to gain access to the battery cover
Step 6. Test your Wii controller
Press "A" on the controller to make sure the batteries are working. If the indicators at the bottom of the controller light up or flash (and then stay on), the controller is working.
If the indicators do not light at all, install other batteries
Step 7. Attach the wrist strap to the controller
You will need such a strap if you play games in which you need to actively move your hand. Attach the strap to the part at the bottom of the controller - wear the strap around your wrist while playing.
Step 8. Turn on your TV
To do this, press the TV's power button.
Step 9. Switch to Wii signal
Press the Input or Video button on the TV or on the TV's remote controller until you tune in the signal from the console. The Wii connects to an RCA port, which is usually labeled with the numbers "1", "2" or "3".
To find the RCA port number, look at the number next to the yellow, white and red connectors on the back or side of the TV
Step 10. Turn on the Wii
Press the power button on the front of the Wii. After a few seconds, the Wii picture will be displayed on the TV screen.
- If there is no picture, make sure the TV is tuned to the signal from the console, or check if the dedicated RCA cable is properly connected.
- Switch to different input signals to find the signal from the console.
Step 11. Synchronize the controller with the console
When this happens, a red indicator will light up at the bottom of the controller. To sync controller and console:
- Open the SD card slot on the front of the console.
- Remove the battery compartment cover on the controller.
- Press the “Sync” button under the battery compartment.
- Wait for the lights on the bottom of the controller to flash.
- Press the red “Sync” button inside the SD card slot on the console.
Part 2 of 5: How to set up the software
Step 1. Press the A button
It's at the top of the controller.
If you (or someone else) have already set up your console, the home screen will appear. In this case, go to the next section
Step 2. Select your language and press A
This will select the menu language.
Step 3. Select Continue (Continue) and click A.
It's in the lower-right corner of your screen.
Step 4. Specify the position of the Sensor Bar
Select “Above TV” or “Below TV”, press “A” and then select “Continue”.
Step 5. Set the date
Select the up or down arrows above or below the month, day, and year, and then press A to change them. Select “Continue” when done.
Step 6. Enter the time
Do it in the same way as you changed the date. Select “Continue” when done.
Keep in mind that times are in 24-hour format, meaning 11:00 AM will be 11:00 AM and 11:00 PM will be 11:00 PM
Step 7. Select widescreen mode
Select “4: 3” for a regular TV or “16: 9” for a widescreen TV, and then select “Continue”.
Step 8. Enter a name for the console
Do this using the onscreen keyboard and then select “Continue”.
Step 9. Select the country in which you are located
Then press "A" and select "Continue".
Step 10. Select No (No) and press A.
This will close the Parental Control warning.
Step 11. Press A
This will confirm that you have read about the screen burn-in reduction feature. You will be taken to the Wii home screen, meaning the setup is complete.
Depending on the Wii model, a video on how to use the Wii may start playing
Part 3 of 5: How to customize your Sensor Bar
Step 1. Select Wii and press A.
It's in the lower-left corner of your screen. A pop-up menu will appear.
Step 2. Select Wii Options (Wii Settings) and click A.
It's in the pop-up menu. The Wii Settings page will open.
Step 3. Scroll right, select Sensor Bar (Sensor Bar) and press A.
When you scroll to the right, you'll be taken to the second page of the Wii Settings, and the "Sensor Bar" option will open the Sensor Bar Settings.
Step 4. Select Position (Location) and click A.
A menu will open.
Skip this step if you don't want to change the position of the bar that you set during Wii software setup
Step 5. Select a position
Select “Above TV” or “Below TV” and press “A”.
Step 6. Select Confirm (Confirm) and press A.
It's at the bottom of the screen. The Sensor Bar will be adjusted according to its location.
Step 7. Adjust the Sensitivity of the Sensor Bar
Select "Sensitivity", press "A" and then press "+" or "-" on the controller to increase or decrease the sensitivity of the bar.
Step 8. Press A
The changes made will be saved, and you will return to the sensor strip settings page.
Part 4 of 5: How to Connect to the Internet
Step 1. Exit the touch panel settings page
Select "Back" and press "A" to return to the second page of console settings.
If you have a Nintendo USB to Ethernet adapter, plug it into the port on the back of your console, then plug the Ethernet cable into your router and into the adapter
Step 2. Select Internet (Internet) and press A.
Internet connection settings will open.
Step 3. Select Connection Settings (Connection settings) and click A.
A list of three connections is displayed.
If the Wii has never connected to the Internet, the connection number will be set to “No” for all parameters
Step 4. Select an unused connection and press A
Step 5. Select Wireless (Wireless LAN) and press A.
You will be taken to the wireless settings page.
If you are using an Ethernet connection, select Wired> OK
Step 6. Select Search for an Access Point (Search for an access point) and press A.
A list of available networks will be displayed.
Step 7. Select a network and press A
The connection page will open.
If you select an unsecured network, the console will automatically connect to it
Step 8. Enter the network password
If the network is password protected, enter the password and press "A".
Step 9. Update Wii
When you connect your console to a wired or wireless network, you will be prompted to update your system. This update will improve the functionality of the system; Moreover, be sure to install updates if you play online.
Do not update the system if you have modified it or do not have access to your Homebrew channel
Step 10. Add games and channels
When you update your system, the console will automatically connect to the internet every time you turn it on. Now add games and channels from the Wii Store. Games need to be purchased, but most channels are free to download (some require a subscription to use).
You can access the store on the Wii Channels page
Part 5 of 5: How to Play
Step 1. Insert the disc with the desired game into the console
A game channel will open, which can be started by pressing a button on the screen.
- Insert the disc with the label side up.
- Games can also be downloaded from the Wii Store; they will appear as channels in the channel menu.
Step 2. Use a controller
Depending on the game, you may be asked to rotate the controller to start the game. Make sure there is enough space around you so that you do not bump into anyone or anything while driving.
Step 3. Play GameCube Games
To play a GameCube game on the RVL-001 Wii, you need a GameCube controller, which must be connected to one of the ports on the top (vertical) or left (horizontal) panel of the Wii. Open the cover to access the ports.
Insert the GameCube disc as a regular game disc, although GameCube discs are smaller than standard discs
Place the sensor bar in the optimal position. If the controller does not interact well with the bar, move it
- The console is easy to break if dropped.
- Do not bring the controller too close to the sensor bar to prevent the cursor from flickering or moving.
- If you have placed the console upright, make sure it does not fall over. In this position, it is easy to drop it (for example, a cat can do it). Therefore, it is best to place the Wii horizontally.
- Make sure the strap is securely attached to your controller and fits snugly around your wrist.