I was evaluating a Wii and was getting all excited about the new system (boxing is a real workout — I think they should have called it “unboxing”) until I ran into this little detail:
The Wii console can communicate with the Internet even when the power is turned off. The WiiConnect24 service delivers a new surprise or game update, even if the system is idle.
Another case where power-down means that your screen goes dark, but the system keeps its links alive and might send/receive data or updates without your approval or knowledge. Wonder how much testing they did through filters. Is your network ready for controlling these Wii packets? And that’s not to mention the future VoIP plans rumored for the Wii.