The Wii LAN Adapter is a solution to a common problem. People with Ethernet (Wired Internet), can use this product to connect their wii to the Internet or Wi-Fi, without using Wireless internet. Despite the wired functionality, this product still allows the gamer to connect to Wi-Fi via the LAN adapter.
There is a slot in the back of the adapter to connect your Ethernet cable to, which then runs throught the adapter and has a final USB cable which connects to one of the USB ports on the back of the Wii console.
The product was received well (although overpricing was the common complaint). The reception was received well because of it's function, to allow non-Wireless broadband users to still connect their Wii to the internet.