“I heard that you can have the Internet on the Wii and browse the web, how do you connect a wii to the internet?”
Before you can get online and browse the web on the Wii here are some things you will need to do first.
1. You will need broadband Internet connection which can be Cable, DSL, or Fiber Optic.
2. A wireless router to connect the Wii to the Network to get online wirelessly. If you can’t go the wireless route you can connect the Wii directly to a router or modem with the Wii LAN Adapter which connects to your router/modem on one end and connects to the back of one of the USB ports on the back of the Wii. The Wii LAN Adapter can only be purchased through Nintendo. Another possible way to connect the Wii to the Internet is by using the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector which has been discontinued but you may still be able to get it used somewhere. For more information on that and how to use it go here.
3. Once you have the Internet connection figured out you will need to configure the settings on the Wii which can be done by clicking the “Wii” button on the lower left hand side of the Main Menu screen. Then click on Wii Settings -> Internet -> Connection Settings. Now choose a Connection from 1, 2, or 3 so now depending on how you’re connecting to your network follow the directions as it fits your connection.
4. So now you figured out how to successfully connect the Wii and get it online but now you need a browser to see web pages via the Wii onto your TV and for that you will need to get some Wii Points. Wii Points costs about 20 bucks for 2000 points and can be bought at most retail stores that sells the Wii or Wii games. Or you can do it online through the Wii using your credit card to purchase Wii Points.
5. Now you need to buy the browser which is called “Internet Channel” which costs 500 Wii Points and can be found in the Wii Shop Channel.
These steps are pretty basic and I probably glazed over some details so if you need more detailed information check out Nintendo’s Wii Support website.
How to use the Wii Internet Channel.