If you play Splatoon or Smash, then this is a must have!

For those who are like me, that play Splatoon, you’ll understand what I’m talking about when I talk about the “A Communication Error Has Occurred.” error.

It was a HUGE pain on my side when it comes to playing a very competitive game and to get zero points from it, that’s a double whammy. Why does this happen? Typically, wireless isn’t very good for anything that requires a lot of transfer of data.

This includes Twitch Streaming, watching videos on YouTube/NetFlix/Hulu, and playing online multiplayer games. Will Wifi work well most of the time, absolutely! BUT! if you get a little bitter for the minor blip of a communication error or lag, then wireless is not for you.

With the suggestions of my chat, I got a USB ethernet adaptor:

Get it from Amazon ($10)

It’s a plug and play process. If you need instructions, you can have them here: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1668/~/how-to-connect-a-wii-lan-adapter-to-the-wii-u

After playing Splatoon with this thing installed made a world a difference. If the Wii U embraces more online game play, then having a stable Internet connection via wired connection become more important to be competitive, but also keeping you from being really salty.

This isn’t the best adaptor, but for $10, this is a good value for getting a stable Internet connection to your Wii U. If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask me in the Twitch live stream or on Twitter.